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Nicolino Ristorante Italiano - 12 Reviews - 317 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (425) 391-8077

Nicolino Ristorante Italiano

317 NW Gilman Blvd
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 391-8077
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This place has a very nice menu that is executed well. We have been here a few times, tried many pastas and meat dishes and have been pleased every time. They have a nice wine lis...


We made it pretty clear at the start that we didn't want to wait around (we had a small child in our party). Not only did the appetizer take a while, but the mains took forever. O...

Good food, a little pricey, slow service 8/27/2009

We made it pretty clear at the start that we didn't want to wait around (we had a small child in our party). Not only did the appetizer take a while, but the mains took forever. Other tables, who had arrived after us, were served before we were. Only when the food finally arrived did the owner(?) bother to come to talk to us about it. By this time, I was not interested in any reason why. Too late. Did he offer some wine? No. When clearing the table, the waitress offered a free dessert, but we were in no mood. And no, the owner did not take anything off our bill. Amateur. Pros: Fairly authentic Italian food Cons: A bit pricey and our meal took FOREVER more

Will Not Return - Not Recommended 4/4/2009

Very disappointed with this restaurant. Promised twenty minute wait, after thirty minutes I asked for update, and was told our table (for five) was being set - finally seated ten minutes later. Small, busy restaurant, and number of staff seemed easily sufficient to provide high level of service, but was very slow at every step. When you can look around the room at ten full tables at one point, and only one of them has dinner plates, it seems the place has a problem. We were also appalled that for a party of five, they could not provide separate checks, offering the very lame excuse that the checks were hand-written - c'mon, are you kidding me? The dining room was so loud, it was very difficult to have a conversation with my dining partners sitting right next to me, and impossible to have one with anyone else at the table with nearly shouting. Our party of five could only get the bread six small, appetizer slices at a time, though the infused olive oil was very good. Our appetizer of vine-ripe tomatoes with mozzarella, anchovies and olives with balsamic vinegar was also very good, but again - the deal with the bread was very frustrating. When our entrees finally arrived, they were very good as well, and fairly priced. Because of the frustrating policies, snail's pace service, and horribly loud dining room though - I would advise potential patrons to look elsewhere. Pros: Quality of food was good Cons: very loud, snail's pace service more

Nice menu, above average service, a bit cramped 9/19/2008

This place has a very nice menu that is executed well. We have been here a few times, tried many pastas and meat dishes and have been pleased every time. They have a nice wine list. There can be a wait so make reservations as they only have a few tabloes. Is it worth waiting for a table? I would have to say yes. The staff is very friendly and the experience has always been pleasant. Well priced delivers great value. Pros: nice menu, friendly staff more

Exceptional food, nice wine list, friendly service 7/21/2008

This is a very charming neighborhood restaurant. It resonates with character. The menu offers great variety and the wine list complements the fare nicely. The staff is meticulous and friendly. All in all this is a very nice dining experience and we recommend you give them a try. Pros: variety and quality of fare, exceptional staff Cons: a bit crowded but not overly so more

Very Loud 10/6/2007

Nicolio's was recommended to me by several people as being great. I went and found that the staff was charming and quite friendly. However, the service was slow and it was so loud that I found myself yelling to my other dining companions. We ordered the mussels and they were horrible, inedible after returning home that evening I was ill and my guess is that it was from the mussels. I ordered the Chicken e risotto is was good. My husband ordered the lasagna and thought it was fine. We ordered desert and coffee and again had to wait over 20 minutes to receive it. Although the two main courses were fine the mussels for appetizers, loud atmosphere and slow service left a lot to be desired. I would not recommend this place and do not plan on returning there myself. Pros: Espresso Cons: Loud, slow service more

Great service, great food 2/11/2007

We've been to Nicolino's quite a few times and have always left planning our next visit. The atmosphere is cozy, the service is great, and the food is the best part! The specials are always something you want to give serious consideration to. From the regular menu try the Fettucine con Salmone - fettucine in a creamy sauce with smoked salmon pieces, lots of them. Yum! For dessert, the sorbet of the day is always a good bet. Pros: great food, great service, great atmosphere Cons: the wait can be long, but you get to have a bottle of wine at a little table outside the door more

Fantastic Italian - if you don't mind waiting 9/30/2006

LOVE this place. We tried it for the first time a couple months ago and just went back for the second time yesterday. Pros: Food, service, ambience Cons: Wait times, lack of seating room more

The Place to go for Italian in Issaquah 8/22/2006

Typical of Italian food in the puget sound area; good food at a reasonable price but nothing that's going... more

Authentic and loving it! 7/12/2006

Ive been to Nicolinos several times, and each time has been excellent. Pros: I think I said it all above Cons: Small more

There is no Better 9/23/2004

Incredible food. Just like Little Italy in NYC. If you think the food is bad then you don't know good food. Or , it was a bad night. I have been 13 times and have yet to be disappointed. Everyone has a bad day.. Ambiance is that of a small Mom and Pop Restaurant in Brooklyn. Decent selection of Wines at all times. You wont be disappointed if you go.. It's a small place as it should be. Manga! Enjoy! Pros: Great taste, Cozy Feel, great tarimisu Cons: , no reservations more

Authentic Italian on Eastside 7/18/2002

The specials are always great! Quaint restaurant where the focus is on the food. Nice outside seating available. The desserts are delicious and very large! The only thing I wish they would improve is the bread. Pros: Authentic, Homemade, Great selection more

The Best Italian Food on the Eastside 6/20/2002

Romantic Quaint Atmosphere, with waitresses and waiters who remember your name. The food is always consistently excellent. The specials are always unique and exquisite with an original flair. My favorite is the Gorganzola Chicken, sometimes not on the menu but they will always fix it for me on request and is ALWAYS mouthwatering. By far my favorite Italian restaurant on the Eastside. Pros: Consistent, Delicious, Quality Ingrediants Cons: Hard to find, no website more
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  • Italian bistro in Issaquah serving antipasti, salads, soups, pasta and appetizers.

  • 11/7/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Sat: 5pm-10pm, Sun: 5pm-9pm, Mon-Thu: 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-9pm, Fri: 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-10pm
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