4.2 rating over 3 reviews
Call 1420 Sycamore St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Neighborhoods: Over-The Rhine

Cuisine: Italian

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Nicola's Ristorante 4.0
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Good atmosphere and servers very knowledgeable....

Good atmosphere and servers very knowledgeable. They have several small dining rooms in the back which they use for general dining if available.

Crispy potato Gnocchi at Nicola's Ristorante

Crispy potato Gnocchi

Liked the fondue sauce it is in not an extremely large portion at first glance, but very filling.

Tagliatelle Bolongese at Nicola's Ristorante

Tagliatelle Bolongese

Their special sauce.

Carnaroli Risotto at Nicola's Ristorante

Carnaroli Risotto

Did not try personally, but our guest (Amy Coleman) raved about it.


Good dessert drink, but strong.

Nicola's Ristorante 5.0
October 26, 2009

Best Restaurant in Cincinnati

In my opinion, Nicola's is the best restaurant in Cincinnati, hand's down! Every time I've dined there the food has been excellent. The gnocchi with shaved truffle melts in your mouth. The bad part is the fact that I can't eat there…
Nicola's Ristorante 5.0
March 8, 2009

Fantastic Food!

I'm a Cincinnati native. A friend and I just got back from a week-long trip to San Francisco where we ate at all types and level's of restaurants, as well as went out to the Napa valley. We ate a lot of good food there, obviously. So when…

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Located just north of Downtown in Over the Rhine, Cincinnati’s hip and historic neighborhood, Nicola’s Ristorante Italiano has long been a fine dining staple of the city during its 18 years of operation. Owners Nicola and Maureen Pietoso pride their restaurant not only for its highly acclaimed contemporary Italian menu, extensive wine list, and variety of unique dining spaces, but most especially for their restaurant’s long-standing reputation for being warmly hospitable and accommodating.

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