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Nicola's Italian Wine & Faire

#99 of 1,075 Restaurants in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Wine Bar
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521 S 13th St, Omaha, NE 68102-2813
+1 402-345-8466
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Thank goodness we had the day off, lunch was 2.5 hours. And all we ordered was basic lunch entrees. Perhaps it was because our waiter was the bartender, but there were not so many customers that he couldn't have done better. It is always discouraging when people who come in well after you get their food first.

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Thank SunshineKaren2016
Omaha, Nebraska
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is an excellent place to go for a couple. The seating area outside is first come first served, but on a nice evening is certainly the place to sit. We had a wine recommend and tried a couple before we settled on one that was great. The lobster ravioli and the lasagna are wonderful. The staff and food are... More 

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Thank kgriger2
Omaha, Nebraska
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250 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great Italian food and wine. Love the lasagna. Great appetizers too. Service is a little slow, but worth the wait. The best part is sitting out on the patio dining or just sharing a bottle of wine. Parking is street/meter parking. Parking garage 2-3 blocks away.

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Thank ladyomaha
Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I am in town for business and I walked to this restaurant after reading the reviews. I had excellent service from Brendan and the recommendations that he chose for dinner where awesome. He recommended the Spaghetti Aglio & Olio and adding salmon to the dish. It was very good and will definitely return to this spot in the future. Thank... More 

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Thank Tha_Bearded_1
Prairie Village, Kansas
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116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Took our parents to this place after a day at the zoo. Just four people. We were able to get a table out on the patio (the inside is very small!!) and there was a nice breeze. The waiter was very nice and moved things along as quickly as he could. Food does take a little longer to get out,... More 

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Thank DTJB8000
Omaha, Nebraska
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

A delightful, small Italian restaurant where you are treated like family. Try the Lasagna, it is really good!

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Thank JHH52723
Grinnell, United States
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I was doing a Triathlon the next day and wanted to Carbo Load. We were in the Old Market area in Omaha. We had heard good reviews of another place in the area, but they were way too busy. So we checked out Nicola's was only going to be a 15 minute wait. We put our name in and it... More 

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Thank F Austin J
Council Bluffs
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Last night we decided to celebrate my wife's birthday with a nice Italian dinner. We chose Nicola's based upon recommendations from others. In a town where Olive Garden ranks among the best Italian restaurants, I should have been more careful. As we entered the restaurant it was a near Seinfeld episode explaining that we had made a reservation for 7:45PM... More 

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Thank Gerry C
Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Nothing exciting. Could have got the same meal at the Olive Garden and saved money. The service was ok. Probably the best thing was the bruschetta. I had the mushroom ravioli and the pasta was chewy.

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Thank Kimberly K
Nebraska City, Nebraska
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174 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

My husband and I had heard rave reviews of Nicola's. Many of these remarks were from people who have had the privilege of traveling to Italy several times. We have had the wonderful experience of visiting Italy once and welcome any opportunity to relive that incredible vacation! I am disappointed to say Nicola's failed in the wish fulfillment department. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 S 13th St, Omaha, NE 68102-2813
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: +1 402-345-8466
Description
Tiny, rustic indoor seating, with seating in a big beautiful outdoor garden. A very special way to enjoy an evening with friends or family. The homemade desserts are the perfect way to end a delightful meal. We want you to enjoy your evening and enjoy freshly made entrees, so they do take a little more time to prepare when ordering. We also cater business lunches and dinner parties. The red sauce has a little kick to it and I love our lasagna!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?