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53 Dame Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 3062
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, European
$$ - $$$
53 Dame Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Myself and a group of 4 dined here. Food was well cooked but not excellent and most definitely overpriced. Service very slow when restaurant not even half full. The experience was sullied by the attitude of service staff who had a very superior attitude to...More

Thank rennicksarah31
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Classy, great food, wine and the service was fantastic. Piano playing in the back ground. I would recommend this restaurant a 100 %

Thank katzdoll
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I had a lovely meal here as a student before the Trinity Ball in or about 1983. I returned recently, and I do not think much had changed. Wonderful!

1  Thank justleavingfeedback
Reviewed 25 February 2017

At this bastion of Italian cooking in Dublin. The only slight grumble, though the service was indeed fine, was the perception of a longer than usual wait for the courses to appear but no harm done as we were not in a hurry.

Thank 977mike
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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
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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