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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Angel Hair Pasta, Pomodoro
Brussels Sprout Bruschetta, Ricotta, Hazelnuts
Whole Grilled Branzino, Fennel, Tomato, Garlic
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Fri 3:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 3:30PM - 5:00PM
It is so different from prior to Covid
Smaller menu. Food just okay. No more sushi
Limited menu. Used to be much better I’m sorry to say
I think things are still getting over COVID transition. Rush Street was hopping all around it but restaurant was pretty subdued. Pace was pushed a bit and service was choppy. Food was good but nothing that really stood out. Would go back for some wine and appetizers.
Mark was great! Hope menu expands soon…
ate outside-tables spaced apart- waiter was excellent--food was excellent!
Food was very good but the service was poor- particularly poor for a nice restaurant. Drinks took nearly 20 minutes to arrive, waiter disappeared for awhile. I assume they were just understaffed, hopefully a one-off issue.
Everything we ordered tasted great - well prepared and plated nicely. The menu items weren’t anything special, mainly items you can get anywhere nowadays but still really good. Great service too, very attentive staff!
Menu was a touch more limited than we hoped for. Tuna crudo was not good. Rest of the meal was ok. Was expecting a little better
I’ve tried Nico’s for three evenings in the last week as they’ve moved forward in re-opening. Despite being short-staffed, each evening demonstrated a progressive increase in the quality of dinner. I look forward to returning. We’ve had amazing bottles of Sauvignon Blanc, delightful cocktails, the usual incredible Brussels sprouts bruschetta, chicken, rigatoni, tuna crudo, hamburger, and yummy pistachio gelato. I’m so glad they’re only a few blocks from my home.
Great food, great ambiance, great service. And great people.
Amazing food and our waiter was awesome. My only call out is we were seated at the back of the restaurant. Would have preferred to be seated outside.
Made a reservation for outside. Confirmed through Open Table the outside reservation. Got to restaurant on-time and told there was an hour wait for outside. No apologies, not even an ounce of empathy. Never again.
Excellent. Great service great food. The best coffee ever
Food definitely not as good as prepandemic.
Way to go on your reopen! We made a special trip from Cincinnati to dine w you, asap. My husband LOVES your rigatoni bolognese and it did not disappoint! The staff was happy and grateful to be open. The service was well done. Our evening timed out just as planned. Wishing you the very best reopening post covid closures. We will see you very soon.
So good! Decent wine prices, brussels were an amazing app, and pasta was delicious
I had a great experience at this restaurant! Wonderful staff and wonderful food with a lovely atmosphere.
The food was great. We sat outside and they had heaters to keep us warm. Great location to people watch. They had the proper COVID protocols. However, our waitress was a little odd she said: “I am going to come back as little as possible. I don’t want to be outside. I don’t want to get sick” ouch! She seemed to relax and be more pleasant as time went by but that intro was mega weird.
Overrated . Avoid at all costs.
We ate outside on the patio surrounded by 2 heaters. The staff did an excellent job of making us feel safe by taking all necessary Covid precautions. They advised us that when the staff was present at the table, we needed our masks on, and we appreciated their concern for their staff. Our food came out piping hot and was delicious!! Would definitely go back!
I love Nico, it’s on the pricier side but I typically find everything so delicious and the service so good that it’s worth it. However last night, I was served an entree dish of scallops for $27 and the plate came with... three scallops. Come on guys.
love nico! amazing wine selections, i’m italian and love a good italian wine menu! arancini is a must have!
Brunch - delish
The food was nothing to write home about. The dishes were very underwhelming except for the Brussels sprouts.
Literally never had a server come up to our table. We sat at a table inside for 10 minutes, where no one came to even set down waters. We then asked the hostess if we could be moved outside to the patio, where we then sat for another 10-15 minutes with no service. I would be very understanding if the restaurant was packed/busy but there were maybe 20 guests total.
I had a reservation at 8:15 for an outdoor table, and when we arrived the hospitable host let us they didn’t have a table ready outside so we went inside; not a big deal. Eventually we sat around 8:20 and the host brought us water. That’s it. We sat at the table until 8:40 for 20 minutes before leaving since during those 20 minutes not a single server or busser came to the table to even take a drink order. I work in the restaurant industry so I was patient since it was a busy Saturday night for them, but 20 minutes sitting without a single table touch is terrible communication between the staff.
The food and ambiance looked great, but sadly I wasn’t able to try anything. Hopefully next time they’ll be better prepared.
Unbelievably bad. I live downtown and love Chicago’s dining selections. Seldom do I find somewhere I dislike. Nico Osteria is not only bad, nothing about its menu is Italian and very few features are seafood. I cannot believe I spent the money I did and lost valuable time by sitting around for 3 hours — all because the service is absolutely horrendous.
Only had 1 appetizer, the bruschetta and mainly drinks. It was very good, rare to find Straticitella cheese!!!! Nice balance with peaches! Rose was very good, good selections non ITLALIAN as i don't like most italian wines
Went for Sunday brunch and sat outside. The brunch menu is wonderful - upscale breakfast items. It is hard to find a similar menu in the neighborhood. The French toast is FABULOUS. Great value! Will definitely go back!
Our waiter was so nice and accommodating! The brunch was small but so so enjoyable!
Terrible food, mediocre service!
Once in a lifetime expirience, never going back!
No flavor on the pastas, sent desserts back untouched and never got asked why by the manager or server
Noted that we were celebrating a birthday. My husband called prior to the reservation to be sure it was noted. No mention of birthday from server.
Poor service. Food quality was very low. Can’t believe you can mess a pasta w pomodoro sauce!!!!
Excellent Pasta Dishes, Pleasant Service. A low noise makes this a good place for conversation.
The newer menu items aren't as inviting as some of the things they used to have.
The service was great and the food was so good. Very modern and loved the restaurant decoration. Thank you for a wonderful meal.
Yummie brunch. Nico never disappoints! So lovely they are so welcoming to our sweet dog too.
Food was served cold, latte was terrible, service was extremely slow. Not worth the price.
Everyone is so welcoming and treats me so well when I come to the restaurant, I just keep going back. An especially big shout out to Eric who is fabulous - as is everyone.
Thank you for keeping quality, excellent service, delicious food, great drinks etc., etc., during this extremely stressful time.
Always a favorite! So thankful to spend our 18th anniversary here.
The staff is awesome! I felt like a frequent diner here. Unfortunately, I did not care for the menu options. I had the Italian Cobb Salad. It was very different from what I was used to. It wasn't bad but I left quite a bit behind.
My husband's Nico Burger was really tasty. I heard many other patrons rave about the burger. Maybe next time. Overall, it was nice outside dining.
Nico Osteria is rated 4.2 stars by 2456 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.