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San Nicola Restaurant

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4 Manor Rd, Paoli, PA 19301-1708
+1 610-695-8990
17:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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New York
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136 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by one Friday night (without) a reservation but were lucky enough to get 2 spots at the bar. The bartender is very friendly, quick, attentive, and accommodating. Most of the crowd seemed to know him so I would suspect that this is a local hotspot. We ordered the eggplant appetizer to share and they ended up splitting it... More 

Thank gjkNY
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the San Nicola salad. Can get lunch or dinner size with great sea food. Before entre enjoy the fresh, warm crusty roll with olive oil and Parmesan cheese. A hidden lunch treasure is the tomato soup with crab. Beautifully served with tons of crab. Add the rolls and soup is now only $6.50. Nice atmosphere - tablecloths and cloth... More 

Thank Karen K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I frequently dine here. Two nights ago I ordered veal saltimbucca, the dinner special. The veal was so thin and dried out! It was just floating in juice with meat and mozarrella topping each piece, barely melted. When asked if I wanted to take my leftovers home- of which there was a lot, I told the waitress no, that I... More 

Thank pasimpson
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We had been here for lunch and liked it so came back for dinner with our daughter. Our experience was excellent. Extensive menu reasonably priced. Nice wine list with a wide selection of types and prices. Our server was prompt and pleasant. Everyone loved their entrees. We will definitely go back!!

Thank Dave H
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Business group of about 15 people came here for dinner. Good antipasto menu offers hot or cold items. Mains offer traditional pastas, meat and fish dishes. Should have no trouble finding something you like. I started with the white bean soup...it was OK but I have certainly had better...was a bit bland. For my main I had the whole wheat... More 

Thank Singidunum011
Owatonna, Minnesota
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132 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

3 of went here close to closing. We called ahead as we thought maybe was too late to come in. They said come on in. We were treated well. Food and service were good and large portions. I wish we would have split something. Overall I was happy with the experience.

Thank retiredguy2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is absolutely horrible. Our family was visiting from Indianapolis and we all wanted authentic Italian food. We got cold plastic for pasta and stale cold bread instead. To make our visit worse the service forgot about us. How do you forget about 6 people including 2 children On A very quiet evening?? This was our last visit!

Thank vasso1021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is a very nice restaurant, food is excellent, service is excellent, area not overwhelming, just enough tables to feel comfortable, no complaints from us.

Thank 797nurseblue
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This had been a regular destination for us but, on our last visit, we found pasta no better than that from a can, tiramisu no better than that from Costco, rack of lamb tasteless and mushy. The pasta replaces what used to be a nice melange of sauteed vegetables. The wait-staff does not know what's on the menu nor how... More 

Thank Poophiles
Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Visiting family in West Chester and this is one of their favorite restaurants, and I can understand why. The service was outstanding; attentive without being intrusive. The food was absolutely phenomenal. We were a party of seven; all of us loved our appetizers and entrees. I highly recommend San Nicola and would love to visit again.

Thank amtmahan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?