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Nicola's Trattoria

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51 Railroad St., Ste 120, Keene, NH 03431-3988
+1 603-355-5242
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New Hampshire
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even tho this is not really a take out pizza type place the pizza we took next door to our room in the Marriot was excellent! Thin crisp crust, flavorful topping and cry fresh! If it had not been such a long drive in a snow storm we would eaten in for sure! Next time! 4 Stars only due to... More 

Thank coronacorona2000
Providence, Rhode Island
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Nicola's with friends and sat in lounge area. My friends had pizza and salad with shrimp and really enjoyed them. I got the lamb shank over risotto and asparagus. The lamb melted in my mouth and the flavors melded together perfectly. My other friend got the cod and said it was cooked perfectly delicious! The atmosphere is just... More 

Thank JillDD1234
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nicola and Cheryl Bencivenga provide excellent food and service. Dining here is not cheap, but you will not be disappointed. If you want a light meal, including individually prepared pizzas, go to the bar where there are tables or join the regulars at the bar. You can also order from the full menu if you wish. If you want a... More 

Thank Richard F
Jacksonville, Florida
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139 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was a nice place to eat locally in Keene. The crostini was a very good appetizer to start and paired well with the primavera.

Thank Sig05
Walpole, New Hampshire
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We dined at Nicolas for my wife's birthday. We had a party of 10 and were treated to a wonderful experience. The food was superb and the service was excellent. We will definitely be going back, probably just me and my wife next time for a little more intimate experience. Parking is available nearby.

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My wife and I were travelling throughout New England looking at the beautiful fall colors when we stopped for lunch in Woodstock, VT. We met a wonderful couple who ran an Italian restaurant. You could tell that they were very passionate about providing an excellent experience. It so happened that we were travelling to the Keene area the next day... More 

Thank colanddave
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Everything was perfect. My wife started with the Insalata con gorgonzola, a beautiful salad. I had crab cakes (an appetizer special) and we shared a bowl of the Soup of the Day – a butternut squash bisque; all were delicious. For entrees we had the two specials of the day, one a Veal porterhouse chop and the other a Cod... More 

Thank SeashoreTraveler
Keene, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Always great food (still have not eaten off regular menu, always specials), great staff, never rushed, good wine selection. A nice dining experience every time.

Thank Luvtobikeacadia
Nanuet, New York
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Soup of the day was clam chowder packed with potatoes and clams. I had the Ciappino, cooked to perfection with a terrific broth. My wife couldn't stop raving about the Gaberi Scampi. Cocktails hit the spot. The custard dessert topped the meal off. Would eat here again.

Thank John A
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had a party of 4 with reservations to celebrate my B-day last winter. The table was ready when we arrived on time. We spent a leisurely evening with very attentive service and wait staff that enhanced our time. Knowledgeable and with a sense of humor. The food was delicious as expected and desserts not to be overlooked.

Thank 08Trixie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$29
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Railroad St., Ste 120, Keene, NH 03431-3988
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Keene
  • Phone Number: +1 603-355-5242

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