Nicola's Italian Restaurant

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 18 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pasta + 4 more
100% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

5704 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28409

(910) 798-2205
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    5 ratingSeptember 17, 2016

    I had a Gluten Free meal and Dessert 3 days ago. It was very good. I didn't get sick afterwards and the waitress was helpful.

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    3 ratingJuly 03, 2016

    This was average food at expensive prices. I'd give it $$$$ Not worth the cost

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    3 ratingMay 02, 2016

    My husband got a pizza and he liked it but I got sick from the Chicken Saltimboca. The wait staff was very nice and the restaurant was relaxing though.

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    5 ratingSeptember 27, 2015

    We had an awesome experience. Great GF options be sure to save room for dessert. Best Italian food since we moved from NY. Great for GF and non GF crowd. Claims in white wine were delicious, braised short ribs are a must try. We will definitely make this a regular stop when visiting Wilmington.

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    5 ratingJuly 26, 2015

    Excellent! If you are celiac and looking for somewhere to eat, this is it. They get it-in regards to celiac. Our server Melissa was awesome. We will be back.

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    5 ratingApril 20, 2015

    The building's exterior it's deceiving the restaurant is elegant with modern decor. The food is wonderful!!! The menu has GF next to the items that can be made gluten-free. My meal was excellent. Enjoy

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    5 ratingMarch 21, 2015

    Very friendly staff and lots of options!

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    4 ratingMarch 13, 2015

    Soooo good they even ask if you have celiac

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    5 ratingOctober 17, 2014

    This was one of the best experiences. They go above and beyond for people with celiac. service and food was more than excellent! Loved it! Oh yeah, they have super delicious gf cannolis!!!

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    5 ratingAugust 05, 2014

    Great Italian and very celiac friendly. Run don't walk there!

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    4 ratingApril 16, 2014

    Almost everything gluten free! There were so many choices we are going to go back tomorrow for the pizza. The owners wife and son are celiac so they are very knowledgable

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    5 ratingJanuary 11, 2013

    They can make nearly everything gluten free! There is a $3 upcharge for doing so. Chicken Alfredo was divine!! Waitstaff was fabulous!! Everyone raved about their meal and the chicken marsala was also delicious. They also are quite generous. They held an event to benefit Good Shepherd Center and it was a success!

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2012

    Since I have gluten intolerance and a dairy allergy, it is very hard for my husband and me to eat out together. But Nicola's was the perfect ticket for both of us! The food was outstanding with many mouthwatering choices, including an extensive choice list for someone with food sensitivities like me. The location was easy -only ten minutes from Wrightsville Beach where we are staying. The atmosphere was contemporary, warm and colorful. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful and accommodating to our needs. We are not from Wilmington , but visit this area often, and we both agree that NIcola's is our favorite Wilmington area restaurant! Thank you Nick and Krissie for a fine dining experience for us both! We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family!

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    5 ratingMay 03, 2012

    Very good food and options. If they added a GF bread, they would be amazing.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta


  • Dairy-Free
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly
5 pm - 10 pm
5 pm - 10 pm
5 pm - 10 pm
5 pm - 10 pm
5 pm - 10 pm
5 pm - 9 pm
Many of our dishes are able to be made Gluten Free.

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