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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
11:30 PM
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Booked 6 times today

Nicola's Ristorante

4.2
1303 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 11am - 4pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday 4pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday 4pm - 11pm
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
Will Trammell: (972) 608-4455
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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.
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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
What 1303 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Betsy 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Nicola's was super cozy! I loved the dark lighting and quaint bar. The service was impeccable - from the bar staff to the wait staff. There were multiple items on the menu I wanted to try, so I will definitely be back! We went with the Carpaccio appetizer and split the Fusili, which was recommended. All was fantastic!

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vipVicCruz (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Delicio food and warm service. Dishes are creative and flavorful; no boring Italian food here!!!

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Hunter (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I booked this Valentine's Day reservation almost a month in advance and when we walked in and were greeted by the hostess I mentioned I had a reservation but the odd thing is it looked like the hostess/manager were looking for an open table on their seating chart. I noticed the pointed at one near the corner of the restaurant and I immediately became suspicious as to why this wasn't already designated. The hostess walks us over to a very cramped corner of the restaurant and sat us at a small bar tool table that had very little surface area. This made sitting with my girlfriend extremely awkward. The table was extremely wobbly and would shake back and forth when either person would rest their arms on it.

We ordered a couple glasses of wine per the servers recommendation which my girlfriend and I enjoyed. We ordered the calamari as an app but it had little flavor. The breaded peppers had better taste, in my opinion. We each ordered a couple of pasta dishes that were decent but nothing to write home about and could have easily been matched by my home cooking. The server was nice and explained the dishes well but lacked enthusiasm and did not re-fill our waters in a timely manner. This was probably due to the awkwardness of the table location as I am sure he was busy with other tables.

The experience would have been MUCH better if we were sat at an appropriate table per request in the reservation notes and I 100% regret not saying something at the time so for 100+ bucks I expected A LOT more than what was provided. It is safe to say I will not be going back to Nicola's or recommending this place to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This was the worst experience I’ve ever had at Nicola’s! I was very disappointed that even though I reserved a table for 4 literally weeks ahead of Valentine’s Day on open table, we were shuffled upstairs to a round table large enough for 8! It was terrible! We couldn’t share our appetizers or even talk over dinner because we were so far away from the other couple. To make things even worse, our dessert order took over 30 minutes to arrive. Longer than our dinner! Total disappointment. I have liked this restaurant in the past but not sure I will return.

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vipGoodTimes (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We've dined here in the past and have always been pleased with both meal and service. We made our reservations weeks in advance as this was valentines date. Our reservation was at 6:30. We arrived a few minutes prior. We were seated right away, however waited waited over 15 minutes before we were attended. Waiters walked by us and filled glasses for the tables they were tending, however ; not one attempted to look over to see if we were attended to. I had to go to the hostess and ask for a manager. Once the manager was made aware he made sure we were attended to right away. Oz was amazing. When you work in customer service (especially in the restaurant fine dining industry) you do expect great service. The meal was ok. The waiter who attended us was awesome. Just wish we hadn't waited sooo long, look for a manager on a special occasion night.

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MichelleM (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We enjoyed our Valentine's dinner with the family. The food was very good! Appetizer, dinner and dessert! Great service too!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food and service were great. Made the reservation for birthday celebration, restaurant did not acknowledge.

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vipborisfig (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We haven't been here in awhile, due to all of the new venues in the area. It was a pleasant reminder of what we like in a dining experience. The food and service could not be better. The bar service was professional and attentive, also. We will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Father-Daughter dinner annual event

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent birthday dinner and excellent service!

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vipFF2E (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Long-time favorite since opening in Legacy years ago, continues turning out good, if not inventive, food. Perfect place for a date, date night, or tuesday-just a good neighborhood spot that turns out consistently good fare with a nod to both Italian and stateside like. Beautiful interior, unlike so many of the new, cold boxes in Legacy West, there are several different dining areas and alcoves, plus a romantic second level. Not to be forgotten, is the small lounge, with personal bar personnel. Flatbread Nicola, squash flowers, and zucchini apps, plus angel-light gnocchi (Two ways), house-made caserecci Bolognese were perfectly sauced, not overloaded and hit the mark with that little ingredient lacking in most stores today - Heart. Manzo (long cooked short rib) was both unctuous and large with a well paired mushroom risotto. Enjoyed with Italian red, and finished with zeppole and coffee, this foursome had a fantastic Friday friends night out. If you want some really good food from well-trained, professionals (front to back), Nicola's is not to be missed. Ciao

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Not the same place ☹️.

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Maamsi (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

The food was fantastic, well prepared and very tasty. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. We were there on a Tuesday night for a business dinner and we all loved it.

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StacieONeal (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

This was my second visit and it did not disappoint. However, it did take about 10 minutes before we were waited on but everything else was awesome. Once we got out waitress the whole dining experience went up from there!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Overall, we had a good time, the food and service were good. It took a while to get our drinks though. The parking situation at the Legacy shops is a different story, it is very challenging .

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

The minestrone soup had almost no taste. They were out of Sauvignon Blanc wine of any kind by the glass. The waiter did not check back on us more than once during the entire meal. We have had good meals there in the past but this was quite a disappointment.

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planojoe (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve about 7 pm. The food was great as usual. The only negative was that although the wait staff was very friendly, she appeared not to be knowledgeable about the details on some items-- Italian beans, how the lamb is typically cooked. The lamb chops were somewhat undercooked, but didn't want to take the time to send back. She disappeared for prolonged period and had to flag down someone else to get dessert and ticket. This is NOT usually the case, however. Best guess, combination of new hire who had limited training and understaffed even though there were empty tables. But really don't know. Usually at the door in upscale table cloth restaurants, someone inquires as to how your meal was, I haven't seen this done in the past or present. Not sure, why the effort isn't made. Best I can tell is that this is not in the job description of the staff. The only other time service was an issue was when there was a large private party. In that case, they should have closed the restaurant to other customers, if they couldn't handle others rather than offering extremely slow service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and service. Reid is the best server!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food tasted like it was from a Chef-Boyardee can, and was not appetizing looking either. Service was awful. Our waitress didn’t look at us, the table, or anything she should be tending. She walked fast and was hard to catch, and was not looking around to see if anyone needed anything. Manager dropped by at one point, but really just as a formality. He sped off too fast to speak with as well. Wouldn’t recommend

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Be ready for a gourmet Italian meal. Prompt service. Wise, clean servers. Menu was delightful and very Italian. Beautiful Italian wine list. Our group was 8, from 13-77. Everybody enjoyed their meals. Didn’t see dessert menu, but birthday girl got a Tiramisu to take home. Be sure to order at least one piece.

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