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53 Dame Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 3062
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  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, European
$$ - $$$
53 Dame Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Was a regular here many years ago and so happy to have had an occasion to go back . recently for a pre-theatre dinner. We were 2 couples and went at 6pm. Great value dinner. Not a lot has changed in , and thats a...More

3  Thank Tony54
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

A group of 10 of us dined here and every single person enjoyed their meal. The food was beautifully presented and tasted even better. I love the food, the relaxed and discrete atmosphere and service and the location. It is a rare gem of a...More

1  Thank Audrey K
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Had the Minestrone, Chicken Siciliana and Creme Caramel. Excellent food. Great service. A Dublin institution with a pleasantly dated charm. ... so may not be to everyone’s liking.

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Dreadful! I've been wanting to try this place for a while because it's such an institution but would definitely never go back. I had a very bland Caprese salad with cheap tasteless mozzarella to start and a chicken parmigiana for main that was covered in...More

Thank Lisamc10
Reviewed 12 November 2017

My husband and I have been coming here for special nights since 1980...but we have not been there as long as its manager, there some years longer. Perhaps that is why the charming old-fashioned quintessentially Italian standards are upheld here so reliably; warmth (so welcome...More

Thank Orla F
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Nico's is a little restaurant with lots of character. It has the white table cloth's on every table and the service is extremely good. It caters for a more older clientele and my parents have been coming here since I was young and we still...More

Thank Asherthehasher
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Re visiting this restaurant was a huge disappointment. Staff were bored & arrogant. It was such an nuisance for them to take our orders. Especially when we ordered tap water! Room was clammy & smell of B. O. This restaurant has been here over 30...More

1  Thank cleverclogs11
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

My husband & I were not sure what we wanted for dinner, but decided to expire & walk around the area. We happened upon Nico's, and decided to eat Italian. What a great restaurant. It is a small restaurant, maybe seats 40, which is perfect...More

Thank CY4President
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We were going to the Olympia Theatre and was looking for something other than pub food - we stumbled into this gem - the service was excellent, nice atmosphere and the food was better than expected. I had the prawns in garlic and cream sauce...More

1  Thank Alyse G
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

From the outside it looks a little sketchy, but the inside is very formal and nice. There was live piano when I visited which was great. However, the service was below average. Our waiter was rude and unhelpful. We had to wait 20 minutes for...More

Thank Hannah J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Dame Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 3062
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