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San Nicola Restaurant

4 Manor Rd, Paoli, PA 19301-1708
+1 610-695-8990
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (25 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (6 reviews)
“branzino” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4 Manor Rd, Paoli, PA 19301-1708
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Four of us visited San Nicola to celebrate our granddaughters birthday. We reserved three weeks in advance and arrived just before our reservation time. Our first disappointment was being seated in a hallway next to the Service area. This lone table seemed to be in...More

Thank PeachieG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of parking in the back, but apparently they have issues with people parking at the business across the street. They have signs on the door and came to our table to ensure that we were not parking in the other lot. We weren't. Atmosphere...More

Thank Leo S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

San Nicola is consistently good and cost effective. What’s not to like in a neighborhood Italian restaurant?

Thank KimML
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We often visit the restaurant for special occasions and this time it was New Year’s Eve. The restaurant was extremely busy but we had excellent service, as usual, and our meals were beautifully prepared and delicious. The restaurant is decorated to resemble Tuscany and some...More

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 13 December 2017

We have been here several times over the past few years and have found the service to be great, but the food tastes frozen and processed. The owner’s wife even danced around the question when we asked if the food was frozen! I prefer Fellini’s...More

Thank handearl
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Used to be one of my favorite Italian places. Unfortunately my last few visits have crossed this place off of my list. My last visit the service was so poor I forgot what I actually ordered for my entree.Food used to be really good but...More

1  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Went out on a Saturday night with friends. we have been to this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. It was crowded but the food service and ambiance were as usual first class. We had chicken and pasta dishes. Prices were very reasonable...More

Thank Vince M
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Baramundi was delicious but our companions' scallops and shrimp were better! Everything is good here!

Thank cmo1061
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I've eaten here many times and it is my favorite place to go for Italian food. For lunch the Pasta fagioli is fantastic. One other note, they have a very nice and relaxing bar, if you want a place to relax.

Thank Raymond P
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Service was friendly and quick. The food was perfectly cooked. I had the rack of lamb. It was wonderfully seasoned, with a delicious sauce. I opted for the vegetables instead of the pasta, and was pleased that they were not overcooked. I was too full...More

Thank John R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Manor Rd, Paoli, PA 19301-1708
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Paoli
  • Phone Number: +1 610-695-8990
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