We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


53 Dame Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 3062
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (16 reviews)
“cassata” (12 reviews)
“scampi” (13 reviews)
Closed Now
Italian, European
$$ - $$$
53 Dame Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (157)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 22 December 2017

Was a regular here many years ago and so happy to have had an occasion to go back . recently for a pre-theatre dinner. We were 2 couples and went at 6pm. Great value dinner. Not a lot has changed in , and thats a...More

3  Thank Tony54
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

A group of 10 of us dined here and every single person enjoyed their meal. The food was beautifully presented and tasted even better. I love the food, the relaxed and discrete atmosphere and service and the location. It is a rare gem of a...More

1  Thank Audrey K
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Had the Minestrone, Chicken Siciliana and Creme Caramel. Excellent food. Great service. A Dublin institution with a pleasantly dated charm. ... so may not be to everyone’s liking.

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Dreadful! I've been wanting to try this place for a while because it's such an institution but would definitely never go back. I had a very bland Caprese salad with cheap tasteless mozzarella to start and a chicken parmigiana for main that was covered in...More

Thank Lisamc10
Reviewed 11 November 2017

My husband and I have been coming here for special nights since 1980...but we have not been there as long as its manager, there some years longer. Perhaps that is why the charming old-fashioned quintessentially Italian standards are upheld here so reliably; warmth (so welcome...More

Thank Orla F
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Nico's is a little restaurant with lots of character. It has the white table cloth's on every table and the service is extremely good. It caters for a more older clientele and my parents have been coming here since I was young and we still...More

Thank Asherthehasher
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Re visiting this restaurant was a huge disappointment. Staff were bored & arrogant. It was such an nuisance for them to take our orders. Especially when we ordered tap water! Room was clammy & smell of B. O. This restaurant has been here over 30...More

1  Thank cleverclogs11
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

My husband & I were not sure what we wanted for dinner, but decided to expire & walk around the area. We happened upon Nico's, and decided to eat Italian. What a great restaurant. It is a small restaurant, maybe seats 40, which is perfect...More

Thank CY4President
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We were going to the Olympia Theatre and was looking for something other than pub food - we stumbled into this gem - the service was excellent, nice atmosphere and the food was better than expected. I had the prawns in garlic and cream sauce...More

1  Thank Alyse G
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

From the outside it looks a little sketchy, but the inside is very formal and nice. There was live piano when I visited which was great. However, the service was below average. Our waiter was rude and unhelpful. We had to wait 20 minutes for...More

Thank Hannah J
Nearby HotelsSee all 151 hotels in Dublin
Adams Trinity Hotel
112 reviews
.01 km away
Mercantile Hotel
434 reviews
.01 km away
Trinity College Campus
529 reviews
.04 km away
Dublin Citi Hotel
1,108 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Restaurants
F.X. Buckley
2,530 reviews
.05 km away
Stag's Head
387 reviews
.05 km away
Monty's of Kathmandu
579 reviews
.05 km away
Kathmandu Kitchen Nepalese & Indian Restaurant
752 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience
450 reviews
.08 km away
Dublin Castle
4,081 reviews
.04 km away
Dubh Linn Gardens
29 reviews
.04 km away
Garda Siochana Memorial Garden
13 reviews
.04 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
castro r
27 December 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Fairwind22 | Reviewed this property |
+353 (1) 677 3062
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Dame Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 3062
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing
Save your favourites!
Keep track of your top restaurant finds.
Save now