Permanently Closed - Nicola's Ristorante

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1447 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 4pm

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

Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday 4pm - 7pm
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Phone number
(972) 608-4455
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
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.
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Private party contact
Heatherton Cacciapaglia: (972) 608-4430
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bishop Rd.
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet or self-parking in nearby garages available.
Limited street parking also available.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, 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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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tried their Chicken Piccata & Ceasar Salas lunch special and it was delicious

DB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance and food on a first date. Service was also superb. Will return soon.

M
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This has been our go to place lately. Whether we have 4 people or a much larger group, Nicola's doesn't disappoint. The service is always excellent and the food is tasty.

MB
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Management and our server were superb.

DO
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my kids to celebrate a birthday and everything was wonderful. They even remembered we were celebrating a birthday from when I made the reservation and brought a birthday dessert without us mentioning anything.

G
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lunch special was delicious and with fish, salad, soup, and tiramisu, for only $11.95, a very good value! Also, Lexi was an OUTSTANDING server - give her a raise!

PA
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed a quiet Monday night at Nicola's. The food was fantastic. The service was very good. It was probably tempting to be overbearing on a quiet evening but the service was attentive and timed well. We will definitely be back.

BB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Staff was polite, decor was nice, but for an anniversary dinner during a non-rush time (on a weekday), with few patrons, we waited longer than we’d reasonably like for the food. The appetizer came out quickly and was good. I’m not sure if it’s a stylistic choice to serve the bread room temperature with the oil, but there is something more endearing about starting with warm bread.

My entree of gnocchi with pear was good, my wife didn’t care for the seafood spaghetti, it went almost entirely to waste. In general I would say the food was good but not great.

PM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salmon was wonderful....lunch special is a great value. It was quiet, not crowded, and easy for 6 of us to talk. Good service from Hope.

DS
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service !

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Very poor service. One waiter was new and didn’t have ability to take our order or answer questions. Other waiter who was helping the new guy was very inattentive. Love the food and the atmosphere.

F
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My comment is that I went with a Vegetarian person that could not eat cheese and all the feed we try to order even after mentioning my friend was vegetarian and could not eat cheese they could make a pasta for him that could be cheese free or dont have a tomato sauce with no meat...Normally Itailan restaurants are a good option for Vegetarian but that night did not workout that well...My fish was excellent and the eggplant as apetizer was very good too but it has cheese my friend could not eat..

l
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Nicola’s is always a treat. Food is cooked to our taste, plus our wait staff always remembers our little quirks. We have found Nicolas to be both the pre-movie and/or post-movie dining spot as well as the simple “lets go have a nice meal out” spot.

VB
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful evening at Nicola's! The ambience is lovely, the waitstaff attentive, and the food was superb. The seafood risotto was cooked perfectly as was the fettuccini Alfredo. The wine selection was great (nice selection of white and red) and all in all, it was a relaxing evening with excellent food.

AS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place, good food....go try Nicola's with friends

BB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service - even had happy birthday sung to my wife in Italian

l
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicola’s continues to be one of our most favored dining spots. For well over 5 years we have enjoyed our meals, service is outstanding from the moment we enter the doors till the time we leave. While we enjoy dining as acouple, we also never hesitate to invite guests to join us as we know they will be treated the same as we have always bee treated.

AM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good but small quantity for the price you pay. Pasta is cheap so why not give a little more.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere!

KJ
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very friendly and helpful the food was perfect and a great setting

ES
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great value in lunch special, large portions for all!
Excellent atmosphere, conducive to business lunch interview.

W
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Patio great, food good, service odd. Our server was flaky, forgot items etc, didn't know the risotto evening special and overshared info as well as seated herself at our table not once but twice as if she was a friend.

FK
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My husband’s brunch was wonderful, 2 eggs over medium, bacon and pancakes. I on the other hand ordered chicken parmigiana. The sauce was fine but the chicken had been way over cooked. Usually the chicken in this dish is very tender. I had to use a sharp knife to cut through the chicken breast. Will not order ever again from Nicola’s. Also, the bread they bring out to the table had zero taste. I did not bring home any leftovers and I ate very little.

TS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, wine and ambiance. Homemade pasta and seafood is delicious. Always a great place!

AB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent tasting meal prepared to perfection. Bolenese was served hot and the Angel Hair was fresh.
Great night spot for dinner out.

M
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Fine was fine not certainly not worth the price.
Ambience was good (it was a beautiful night and we sat outside).
Service was average at best.

M
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, the food, the drinks, and the ambiance were all excellent. We will be back!

l
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicola’s is one of our favorite dining spots because every time we eat there we are never let down. Food and service are always top notch consistently top shelf. Lent time fish specials are great. Long time diners who will always keep coming back

S
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall a good restaurant for a business dinner or lunch meeting. For an Italian restaurant I expected a larger Italian wine selection however. Too many California wines.

MC
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Authentic Italian in a great location, they also have Valet available as well. We enjoyed our dinners.

JS
Oklahoma City
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I bring friends and family for dinner at Nicola’s, we have a great experience! Tonight was fantastic! The staff always takes great care of my dinning parties. Our meals were amazing and the wine......
Thanks Max and Greg for always taking great care of me!

JK
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best of the best! Excellent food and the service from Max and his team of Reid, Azire, Mary, and many other associates is outstanding! A wonderful dining experience for any occasion.

JD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food at a reasonable price for "upscale". Parking is always a challenge at peak times, but its worth the effort.

RY
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicola's is a special restaurant; always accommodating, great food, and outstanding service. Our server (Reed) always goes out of his way to ensure service to perfection. We highly recommend Nicola's for special functions in addition to normal dining.

CI
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food not as good as in the past. Server needed a mentor. Disappointed in entire experience.

S
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was Excellent and authentic.
Waiter was very nice and professional

PS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Italian Food and very friendly server. The ambiance was somewhat on the noisy side but always loved the decoration. Can't wait to enjoy their romantic patio again!

g
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Short on help that night for our table. Waiter had two large tables he was working and took most of his time helping them. Most of our food was satisfactory. My Chicken Parm was mediocre though. The chicken pieces were warm but over cooked and dry and place on top of actual cold rigatoni. I used to come here a lot when I had business in the area and never had food of this of low quality. Hopefully this was just a bad day for the cooks.

TA
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every meals ordered was so good. I’ll recommend to my friends and famil. And love to go back.

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