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Nicola's Italian Wine & Faire

#104 of 1,086 Restaurants in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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521 S 13th St, Omaha, NE 68102-2813
+1 402-345-8466
11:00 - 21:00
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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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Seattle, Washington
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163 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Located in the heart of Omaha downtown / Uptown, Nicola's is a great Italian restaurant. Nothing fancy from the outside, and it's very "cozy" inside, but it's worth it! Great food, service, attention, and wine selection. There is a very large dinner menu to choose from. Try the lobster bisque if it's available. Here are my 5x5 notes. Five stars... More 

Thank JC A
Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Stephanie and Kevin made my birthday dinner exceptionally special. What an authentic staff and meal. We were so fortunate to get into this restaurant without reservations. Staff was over the top fantastic. Food was fab. Tiramisu melted in our mouth.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Nicola's is always a good choice when in Omaha. The have to try the lasagna. It's amazing. It's a small restaurant. In the winter when the patio isn't open I would recommend calling for a reservation.

Thank J W
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Very, very picky when it comes to Italian cuisine and this restaurant nailed it. Didn't make reservation so we sat at the full service bar only to be served by a fabulous bar tender and enjoyed conversation with the entire staff. I had carbonara and it was spot on. Haven't had it anywhere near what I had in Italy until... More 

Thank Payhay
Omaha, Nebraska
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank SunshineKaren2016
Omaha, Nebraska
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 

Thank kgriger2
Omaha, Nebraska
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258 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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.

Thank ladyomaha
Austin, Texas
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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 

Thank Tha_Bearded_1
Prairie Village, Kansas
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127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 

Thank DTJB8000
Omaha, Nebraska
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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

Thank JHH52723

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?