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Nicola's Trattoria

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51 Railroad St., Ste 120, Keene, NH 03431-3988
+1 603-355-5242
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Bellaire, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Shalem has yet to disappoint! Every time we get a chance to head back east we stop and see my wife's old friend Shalem and this time we finally got a chance to eat at Nicola's. We were impressed with the atmosphere when we first arrived. I really love the floor in the bar and had a chance to look... More 

Thank Davidjoseph T
Keene, New Hampshire
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

Nicola's has a great atmosphere but that is all I can say good. The food is underflavored and overpriced. I have eaten there twice, the second time hoping to see if the first experience was just a fluke. No. I ordered the gorgonzola salad for $12 and got a salad smaller than one I can get for $5 at local... More 

Thank Kate j
Wenonah, New Jersey
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115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Our hotel recommended this restaurant - we were so glad we went! It is down a side street so easy to miss - but well worth it! Portions are presented artistically and the food was wonderful. Ambiance is romantic/casual - service was very good.

1 Thank Nancy1092
Keene, New Hampshire
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

At the end of the week, this is a quiet place for a tasty pizza and piano listening in the bar area.

Thank Turckheim
Keene, New Hampshire
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

We've eaten here twice but never again. The food was actually good but the servers acted like they were doing us a big favor by waiting on us. The second drink orders came in the same old glass ware, old melted ice and old wilted garnish! What's up with that? They don't get it! Too lazy to make a fresh... More 

1 Thank David N
Keene, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

The best of the best. We go to Nicollas at least once a week. The food is excellent and the staff is great. Try the Pasta del Pescatorie. Sit in the dining room close to the kitchen and watch your meal being prepared. The Tuscan Room is awesome and a great way to relax....

Thank Pete S
New York
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

This restaurant is my favorite of all the places I have traveled! The food is outstanding! My husband usually has one of the specials. The wait staff is professional and attentive. The bread at the beginning of the meal is delicious.You want more, but you know what is coming.Great open kitchen so you get to watch the action! Kudos to... More 

Thank Parkslopemeg
Keene, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

Perhaps a little pricier than most places in keene but the food is very good, they have an open kitchen and if your lucky enough to get a table near it you can see them cooking and preparing the food. Most of the food is very good, thou certain things on the menu are tastier than others. Can't go wrong... More 

Thank angels7113
Walpole, NH
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

I've eaten at this restaurant several times. Nice variety of Italian favorites, but I can never resist the Cioppino. This tomato based fish stew with a peppery afterbite is just awesome. Loaded with fresh fish and shellfish. YUM. My dining companions all raved over their meals. Portions are generous, good value for the price.

Thank PepperWat
Norwalk, Connecticut
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199 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

We had a great meal at Nicola's. It's a very nice restaurant with a upscale, but casual feel. The kitchen is located right off of the dining room. You could watch as the kitchen staff prepare and plate your dish. The food was reasonably priced and the portions were generous. The food tasted great and we enjoyed every part of... More 

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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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?