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About Nicola's Ristorante

Our opulent, theatrical design features a sophisticated bar, and al fresco dining on the patio, private dining room for sixteen, and a stunning mezzanine overlooking the main dining area for the best people watching in town.

5800 Legacy Drive, Suite C1
Plano, TX 75024
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday 4pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday 4pm - 11pm
Sunday 4pm - 9pm

Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday 4pm - 7pm

Cross Street:
Bishop Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(972) 608-4455

Website:
http://www.nicolaslegacy.com/

Entertainment:
Come enjoy our amazing Happy Hour with specialty cocktails, discounted wine, beer and spirits. As well as some of our amazing appetizers and not to mention some of the best people watching in town.

Catering:
-Our Nicola Privata is a glass enclosed room with a curtain which, seats up to 16 guests at a large wooden oval table in a luxuriously appointed private dining room.
-Our Center Mezzanine accommodates up to 16 guests, with two round tables each seating 8 guests.
-Our East Mezzanine is comfortable for up to 48 guests reception style
or for seated dinners.
-Our West Mezzanine is perfect for up to 35 guests reception style and 28 for seated dinners.
-All of the Mezzanine areas are semi-private on the second floor overlooking the main dining room.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet or self-parking in nearby garages available.
Limited street parking also available.

Executive Chef:
Chef Luigi Iannuario

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Thank you for considering Nicola's Ristorante Italiano for your special event. We offer both fully private and semi-private dining areas for your groups' comfort and convenience.

Nicola's Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Authentic (8)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
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Cozy (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Fun (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Romantic (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Had the rigatoni pasta dish which was excellent and good value. Our waitress was older and a little chatty but very sweet. A pretty place with good views of the Christmas lights outside. Bar is good too although when you order a glass of wine and bartender recommends “a good one” check the price first. We had a glass each and the bill with tip was more than dinner. My bad, not theirs...still a very nice place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, People Watching
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was not good. I’m surprised this restaurant is Zagat rated. The soup was liked canned soup. The bruschetta was good. The main meal Gnocchi was Not good at all. The presentation was also very poor. I’m not generally critical of restaurants but I’m making an exception in this case. This is my first and last time I will go to this place.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Went with a group of 8. Staff was very accommodating and our waiter James was excellent. Apps were ok, but dinner options were great. Would do again.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Fusilli was delightful with just the right blend of flavors, and the Lasagnette, with chicken and artichoke was outstanding. There is definitely a dish for everyone, and the location right across from the Angelika Theatre makes it a perfect dinner-and-a-movie location. Very personal service, and our waitress was quite attentive to details. Perfect night out!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

If you want to spend $12 for a glass of house wine , this is your place. Pizza was good, service was so-so. We will never return or recommend this place.. We were quite upset and it ruined our date night.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Evening was great. Had the fill special cook to perfection. Our waiter was his usual perfectionist who has learned our special changes to the menu. One of our rgular monthly stops

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The meal and service were exceptional but was a little disappointed there was nothing special done..Waiter didn't even ask if it was something special. It was our 44th wedding anniversary. Will not go there again for an anniversary dinner.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Service and food were awesome. Everyone made us feel at home and welcome. Highly recommend.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful ambiance and food, great early or late dinner dinning.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Special risotto was sticky. Not fresh. Drinks were weak. Server seems impaired. Will not return

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

What a great night to eat outside! Add great service and food and wine and it made for a great night out.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Nicola’s is one of my favorite restaurants and I always dine here when I visit Plano several times each year. I was so pleased that Veal Piccata has been returned to the menu! I had the carpaccio appetizer and really enjoyed its preparation. Our server was attentive and the manager checked on us as well. Great evening!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It was my wife's birthday and my son and his girlfriend joined us. We had the veal, charred octopus, and my son had a pasta dish and so did his girlfriend. We had drinks and shared a dessert.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing menu with many delicious appetizers. the food and service were amazing

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food and service was above and beyond this night. We are regulars diners who are accustom to great service and for some reason we both commented that tonight was really nice. Went home and immediately booked another reservation for following week

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I've had previous positive experiences, but not this time. I had a reservation, but was still seated at the worst table in the restaurant... they did move us after I asked... Overall, the server was nice, but the food was definitely not up to the quality it had been on prior visits. Overall, not the best experience I've ever had.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food and service was fabulous, unfortunately the ambiance if this part of Legacy is being ruined by the loud and obnoxious religious zealots playing loud music and having loud fire and brimstone preachers shouting at the top of their lungs, we won't be returning until The Legacy management sorts this out.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Quality of food was not that good for the price and location. Pasta was undercooked for ardente. Pizza was overcooked for a New York style pizza (unless you like bbq flavor crust).. Gnocchi was good. Pricy for the quality.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We always have great food and a good experience when we dine at Nicola's. It is one of our "go to" restaurants when we are celebrating a special occasion.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

I really enjoyed the food and our server, Dustin, was great! The only thing was the hostess staff. When my boyfriend and I arrived, I informed them that we had a reservation. I was completely blown off. Instead of checking the books, they sat us in the bar area at a tiny table in the corner. Now, I don't know if it was because we are young (20) or because she was new, but, I made a reservation for a reason. I will return, but next time I won't be so complacent. If we aren't honored our reservation, I will be talking to a manager next time.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We booked here for our anniversary dinner. We had a reservation for 2 at 7pm on Saturday night. We arrived at 6:50pm. Upon arrival, we were told that our table choices were either a high top in the bar or outside. I politely inquired if we could have a table in the air conditioned and fairly empty dining room (it was in the mid-80s with little breeze that night). We were told rather curtly that our choice were bar or patio. We chose the patio because my wife is short and high top tables bother her back (since her legs dangle through the whole meal). The patio is next to the main road through the Shops at Legacy so we were treated to loud cars, loud motorcycles, and an endless stream of pedestrians talking loudly. At one point, I was blinded by a car's high beam headlights that had pulled into the valet station while the valets finished whatever conversation they were having with each other.

The food was fine. Mostly unremarkable.

The service was slow and confused. There was an older gentlemen wandering aimlessly around the patio running food from the kitchen. He presented someone else's food to us on more than one occasion. At one point, our server seemed to be engaged with a hushed argument with this older gentleman. Then our server disappeared for about 20 minutes (between clearing the starter and bringing the entree).

Overall, there are better choices in the area.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very nice!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food & drinks are Great & we enjoyed the atmosphere!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

The food was satisfying. Authentic.

Service was slow. There were only 3 tables when we were there that night. Waiter and waitress stood there chatting, but rarely came over to ask what we need. Our waiter only showed up when he brought our order to the table. We have to wave at him several times to call him to come over. For the after meal dessert, we had to call him to come over and asked him for the menu.

The dessert were good and the coffee was super!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Overall good experience. The food was quite tasty and the atmosphere was calm and quiet.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Very disappointing experience. We arrived on time for our reservation and were told it would be 15-20 minutes for a table. After waiting in the bar for 25 minutes we were finally escorted to a table, only to find at least 5-8 tables available and open. When asked why we'd been asked to wait, the hostess said there was a shortage of servers. Our waiter was good, but the food very subpar, much declined since the last time we dined here. Looking around the place, it appears to be having trouble. They were clearly short servers, the entire mezzanine level of the restaurant was closed...not a good sign for a restaurant in Legacy on a hopping Saturday night. Overall very mediocre, would suggest going to one of the many other strong restaurants in the area.

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 (Toledo)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food and service were very good. We sat outside because the evening was beautiful for Texas in August. Little noisy with all of the passer byes...

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was excellent. Wine selection was mediocre and wine was poor.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Service was great; two had braised short ribs, good flavor, but one serving was tough, the other very tender.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This is one of our Friday night spots. Food was perfectly cooked and our regular waiter remembered our special likes and don't like and remember to ensure our food was cooked exactly as we like it. Special orders do not upset them. And as always the expresso and cappuccino made to perfection

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excellent Italian cuisine. Met friends for a Sunday evening dinner. We had the calamari for starters, and fusilli and rigatoni for main course. Delicious! Recommend the cannoli as a fine finish!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food was good but the service was below average.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner there, the food was well prepared and perfectly portioned.
Our waitress (Shelby)was awesome, she knows the menu and her recommended wine pairing were on point.

Tags: Quick Bite, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Service started out very slow. Took way too long to have waiter acknowledged us and take our drink order. Bread delivered to the table after nearly 15 minutes. Kitchen was well understaffed impacting service times... very poor speed of service.

Disappointed in the temperature of the red wine served - Pinot Noir at room temperature unacceptable for a $14 pour.

Casa Salad served without a key ingredient - sliced pear - and when asked to correct, we learned that kitchen ran out! Understandable in a Monday but not a Friday.

With so many open tables in the restaurant I would not expect below average service. Tonight was a real disappointment. Even though the food quality was good, this experience was not worth close to the price paid.

We won't be back anytime soon given the other options in the area.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

This was our first visit and we went as part of Resturant Week. It was a great experience for both of us and we will definately be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 11, 2017

nice location at Shops at Legacy with valet parking. happy hour drinks in the bar were good. server at dinner was excellent - friendly and helpful. Dinner was great - not rushed. Not too loud to visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Food was ok but not what we expected for an upscale italian restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 6, 2017

This place looked so cool from the outside. We received great service but the food was terrible! It was so gross. We tried multiple items on the menu and it just keep getting worse! Their pictures looked so good online but it really was a disaster. Will definitely not return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Had a great time out with friends! We got a table for 6 at a reasonable time through Open Table. The food was fantastic, the wait staff was very attentive and the drinks at the bar were amazing. Great night out with great friends!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We arrived early to try out the bar. Very warm and friendly greeting as soon as you step through the door. Nice set up in the bar with reasonable amount of table and stools on a Friday. They were pushing a favorite Italian wine in both the bar and at our table later, but I have to admit we had 2 bottles for dinner and it was excellent. We tried the restaurant week menu and the food was outstanding and more than enough. We were too full for desert. Our server, Dustin, was great. Small hiccup in timing as they brought our salads before we had finished our flat bread appetizers. Awkward in that no real place to put the salads but on top of the flat bread board. That was all that could have been improved. Salads were very good -much better than a normal side salad. Flatbread was ok. Branzino and chicken were both very good. Great roasted potatoes. We shall return.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating
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