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Nicola's Ristorante

1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7356
+1 513-721-6200
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread basket” (47 reviews)
“gnocchi” (46 reviews)
“breadbasket” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7356
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice high end gourmet restaurant with lovely ambiance and top notch attentive service. The bread basket was phenomenal, all made in house (except the ciabatta). The salads were tasty, but not necessarily what you expect after reading the descriptions. The menu is...More

Thank fz15fq
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of the key to maintaining my interest over like a decade of great meals is the ever changing menu. Still fantastic. Still interesting. The breadbasket remains the best in the City! We all loved our meals. Not a weak part of the menu (the...More

Thank Jabrd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always looking forward to our next visit. Flavors are always spot on, never overpowering, Started with the grilled pair salad followed by the bolognese then the chicken with wild mushrooms. Sorry, but left no room for dessert. Great wine list and excellent wait staff.

Thank RobertJR53
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

This was a special treat! We wish we were locals so we could go here all the time. Food was great. Menu was small which made our choices easy. If you are looking for Olive Garden this is not it.

Thank bep19
Reviewed 28 April 2018

I came with several girlfriends to celebrate a birthday. We had reservation at 6:15. After ordering a full meal with drinks, dessert and coffee, it was 8:30 and the hostess came to our table and informed us that they needed our table now for a...More

1  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

The waitstaff was amazing. Always made sure we had full glasses of water and tended to everything we could need. Steven waited on us and gave us a great wine suggestion. The pasta was fresh and delicious, the gnocchi was phenomenal. The lamb was falling...More

Thank lginter
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Food, Service and Ambiance; don't forget a great selection of liquor at the bar, Bravo. Highly recommend visiting the exquisite restaurant in Cincy.

Thank Nicholas S
Reviewed 25 February 2018

We went there with another couple who had not been here in many years. I had never been here. It is on the edge of over the Rhine and has been located here since before OTR became popular. The menu is pretty limited. There are...More

1  Thank TripPhotographer52
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

I love, love, love Nicola’s! The gnocchi isa must have, as are the salads. And say yes to the bread basket, you will not be disappointed!!!

Thank luckyno39
Reviewed 5 February 2018

The waiter actually tried to explain what tagliatelle was, he told me it was a flat spaghetti. I asked a little while later why he did that, omitting that he was incorrect with his explanation. He was sloppy to pour the $165 bottle of wine,...More

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Tim F
21 January 2016|
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Response from Pinot09 | Reviewed this property |
Yeast not really the experience you want at this place
Joan l
25 December 2015|
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Response from Abrinthaupt | Reviewed this property |
When I called before dining I was told to just avoid pasta dishes. I should have talked to someone else because this person wasn't educated in gluten free at all.
20 October 2015|
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Response from LindaKayC | Reviewed this property |
They have no dress code. You will be fine. Enjoy!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1420 Sycamore St, Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7356
    (Liberty Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-721-6200
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Nicola's is located on the corner of East Liberty and Sycamore Street
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