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Nicola's Italian Kitchen

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4343 S Access Rd, Englewood, FL 34224-8647
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always busy. Good Italian food, but they really fall short on the pizza, skip it. Everything else, pretty good.

Thank MadandAsh
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I stopped in for a relaxing dinner on a Tuesday evening. We were not disappointed. Great atmosphere and good food.

Thank Carole H
Englewood, Florida
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Grew up in a majority Italian community and experienced many wonderful home-cooked meals. Nicola's come quite close. Fresh breads, fresh salads, good sauce (excuse me, 'gravy'), specials are not last night's leftovers. Not a huge place so some times a little noisy, sometimes a little crowded but food always tasty. Not home but kinda homelike. Never rushed out before last... More 

Thank The_Savvy-Diner
Oak Park
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good, the price was reasonable (but not a bargain) and the setting informal but not cozy. My biggest criticism is that this is a place with a lot of regulars. It was my first time being there and I was treated like the stranger I was. So no regrets, I got a decent meal, but I don't... More 

Thank Uiowaparent
Port Charlotte, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch. I have been there many times before. This was not typical. I ordered a calzone with peppers and onions . It came after my wife's food. No peppers and onions. Pepperoni only. I told the waitress to take it back and bring me a plate of any pasta. We didn't want to wait any longer. We didn't... More 

Rotonda West, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a pleasure to dine in at Nicola's Italian!!! The food is served hot and delicious and the prices are great. When we have guests we always take them to Nicola's!! And the staff is absolutely the best!! They treat you like family.

Thank vicjeannie
Pelham, New York
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As good as you might find outside of Italy. Small, intimate and comfortable. Wait staff knowledgeable and friendly. they seem to love their jobs!

Thank Peterw1128
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicola's dose not take reservations but they accept call ahead and put you on the list. We only waited about 10 minutes after arriving even though the patio was full. The menu is extensive Italian delights. The waitress first brought out garlic knots (small warm dough knots) When we ate them all they were quickly replaced by more. The dinners... More 

Thank Robert C
St. Petersburg, FL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good. Service was very good. Fast and friendly staff. They made us feel very welcome. Would definitely go back if i was in the area.

Thank Beaches58
Madison, Wi
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think it's as "homemade" as it used to be. The garlic knots used to be knots of dough. Now, they're garlic bread cut into small squares. The gnocchi isn't as tender as it used to be (heavy gnocchi is often a sign of commercial frozen pasta), and the portions seem to be smaller (we used to get a... More 

Thank madisonkathy
Rina R, Owner at Nicola's Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Hello MadisonKathy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit at Nicola's. We still take immense pride in the "homemade" goodness we serve. Yes, the Gnocchi is still homemade by my 71 year old mother. Same ingredients, and same hands for 27 years. At times, the potatoes very in texture perhaps that was the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4343 S Access Rd, Englewood, FL 34224-8647
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Englewood
  • Phone Number: 941-474-6195

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?