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For 2
Date
Tue, 1/23
Time
10:30 PM
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Nicola's Ristorante

4.1
1289 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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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What 1289 People Are Saying
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4.2
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 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 7, 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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

Excellent food and service. Reid is the best server!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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 31, 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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dragonlady (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

While we have had uneven food and service in the past, this visit everything was great!!

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HeidiandAlan (Dallas)
5.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

My friend and I had a very delicious and enjoyable long lunch catching up. We shared a wonderful bottle of wine and each got the lunch special which comes with salad, soup, entree and dessert. We had a wonderful waiter named Benjamin. Perfect lunch before our movie next door at the Angelika.

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Lisap1 (Dallas)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

We went on Christmas Eve, Mary our server was fantastic.. we usually love to sit outside when we dine at Nicola’s however it was of course too cold that night, the inside atmosphere was very nice!!

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viproadwarrior (Dallas)
2.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

I made the Christmas Eve reservation based on great Open Table reviews. We arrived 30 minutes early and were able to be seated, which was great. They put us upstairs by an exit door and the restrooms. We were the only people in the area and, at that time (5:20 pm), the restaurant was basically empty. We asked to be moved downstairs as it was very cold by the exit door and under the air vent. We were told all tables downstairs were reserved. They did move us to the other side upstairs which was great.
We ordered the eggplant appetizer which was delicious but completely cold. We sent it back and as we were served a second, hot appetizer, our entrees arrived. My husband’s chicken parm was ok and my veal Marsala was tough and tasteless. The roasted potatoes and asparagus were the best part of the dinner. Service upstairs was VERY slow. Our server was working hard but still it took forever to get drinks, lemon for water, bread....everything except our entrees that came out with the appetizer! The party of 4 next to us left because it took so long to get their drinks. Interesting enough, when we left after being there 2 hours, downstairs had at least 10 unoccupied tables. Not at all sure why they could not have honored our initial request to move downstairs. There are so many amazing restaurants in Dallas. We won’t be returning to Nicola’s as it was a total disappointment!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Bishop Rd.
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(972) 608-4455
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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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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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Parking details
Complimentary Valet or self-parking in nearby garages available.
Limited street parking also available.
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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
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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