Nicola's

AAA Inspector Rating
1420 Sycamore St
Cincinnati, OH 45202- Map It
(513) 721-6200
AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
4.2
Overall
Food4.4
Service4.1
Decor4.0
AAA Inspector Notes
Inspector Pick (Cuisine/Specialty): I believe this restaurant truly defines excellence in Italian cuisine. The seasonally-revised menu includes house-made pastas and fresh seafood.
Dinner here starts with a basket of the most delicious assorted breads such as little soft rolls topped with thin slices of tomato. The bread and a glass of wine make a fine meal but do not stop there. Save room for such tempting antipasti as foie gras with rhubarb, then progress to entrées including grilled branzino or potato gnocchi with four cheese fondue. Of course, one should not even think of leaving without sampling the delicious desserts such as tiramisu or caramel panna cotta. This restaurant is located in a brick structure that in the 19th century served as a car barn for the system of incline trolleys that were the transportation system for much of the city. Today, the building has been lovingly refurbished in a renovation that has preserved the original brick walls and adorned them with massive mirrors.
$24-$38
Italian
I-71 exit 2, just s on Reading Rd, just w on Liberty St, then just s. 1420 Sycamore St 45202
valet only.
Closed major holidays; also Sun.
Fine Dining. Dinner served. Full bar, patio dining.