Nicola's

4 recent ratings
$$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Cocktails, Pasta, Salad
Safety Rating
4 ratings

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1420 Sycamore St
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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They almost got it right…but I was glutened here and was sick for several days. I attended a dinner work party and told the main server I needed gluten free options and was assured they had cross contamination protocols in place. For 3 of the 4 items I was served, the person serving me made a point to say it was the gluten free option. However when I was served my entree the server didn’t say my meal was gluten free, and when I asked to make sure I had the gluten free version, he said “uh…yeah this is the gluten free one”. It sadly was not gluten free. Disappointing because the rest of the meal was delicious, but I don’t plan on going back.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Delicious food and super knowledgable staff! Bread was delicious

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Nicola's has a gluten free menu, however the server did not know what could be also prepared dairy free. The server wilted by me asking the question and then avoided me as much as possible. Horrible experience and put a damper on the evening. Most meats have dairy and cannot be altered on site. GFDF narrows the menu dramatically to three entrees or pasta with vegetables. I expected better given the price and reputation of this restaurant. I do not recommend. There are much better options in Cincinnati.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Cocktails
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Salad

Categories

  • Fine Dining
  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Steakhouse
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

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Plenty of gluten free options and gfree bread. Make sure to specify you're celiac. Our server told us that the gluten free items were made in a separate area of the kitchen. Delicious Bolognese.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Food and service were fantastic. We live in the neighborhood and went for their Monday night special (salad and bolognese for 1/2 price). Definitely will be going back!

Update: We just found out that if you call the day before your reservation and tell the hosts to let the chef know you want a GF bread basket, the chef will make you a fresh loaf of gluten free bread.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing!!! They brought me gf bread before my meal and I would say 75% of the menu can be done gluten free. I had Bolognese with gf pasta! It was delicious and an added bonus is I didn’t get sick after I ate! We will be back

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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