Excellent food, extremely friendly and personable staff, and attentive and accommodating service. We had such a great pre-concert meal there!
The food and staff were fantastic. Great portion size and attentive service.
Pretty average: 4 of us dined here on a Friday night. Meals came out 2 at a time with 5 minute gap, inexplicable as it was not busy. My wife's fish special was tasty but WAY OVERCOOKED (dry halibut is no fun), and the "vegetable side" was literally 2 small carrot sticks (...is there a carrot shortage we're unaware of?). My eggplant parm was average, marinara sauce pretty salty. Otherwise acceptable, food and prices pretty average for Albany.
amy family and I love the food at Nicole’s and tonight’s meal was delicious! The noise level was a bit loud at times, but love to see such a packed crowd and this landmark eatery
The food was good. The service was really slow, but luckily we were not in a hurry.
I thought it was quite nice. Menu was a bit limited and was disappointed that the pumpkin ravioli special (on menu) was sold out. Otherwise very good and we’d go back.
We went back to Nicole’s for our anniversary (they catered our wedding) and everyone treated us wonderfully! They acknowledged our special day with champagne and talked to us about the day too. The staff was caring and extremely invested in making sure we were having a great time.
The meal and service was impeccable.
This restaurant has been a place of fond memories for years and will continue to be in future.
Delicious food. Spectacular service. Cannot wait to go back !
Enjoy this unique, small neighborhood restaurant serving excellent food and alcoholic beverages
Charming place with excellent food and service! Very friendly and attentive. Just a great, great place.
The atmosphere was lovely once the bartender generously turned off the television, and our house salads and entrées were outstanding. We both ordered pasta with white clam sauce - hers gluten-free penne, mine regular glutinous linguine - and both were delicious and bedecked with a generous quantity of very large and tasty clams. Really fantastic.
I ordered bread pudding for dessert which was dry - most bread puddings need a sauce, and this one was no exception, but there was no sauce. That was a disappointment after such an otherwise great meal. We’ll be back, and will just order something different for dessert.
The food was wonderful. Service a bit slow.
The food was good but service was slow. We waited quite a while between courses.
a Gem Continues to offer a wonderful dining experience
Great Italian dishes. Friendly and attentive waitress.
We have been 3 times recently. First time, out of an appetizer we wanted. NBD. 2nd time 30 minutes for bread, over an hour for dinner and forgot the appetizers completely. 3rd time started off much better but an hour for dinner and the dinner was cold meaning it was sitting in the kitchen waiting. The restaurant was not particularly busy any of these visits.
Guessing there won’t be a fourth visit any time soon...
We always enjoy eating out back on the patio in nice weather; it seems many people may not know it's there.
Excellent food. Interesting dishes. Great flavor. Make a reservation or go early. Much larger seating capacity than one would expect. One of my favorite restaurants in the Capital District.
We sat outside in rear covered deck. Very nice meal and great service
The food was very good, local Italian, with generous portions. Nice selection of wine & beer. Our waitress was attentive and helpful. We sat outside under the pergola. Nice space. Inside, the decor is outdated. If you want solid Italian, and don’t mind the ambiance, this is worth a try.
The food was excellent. The service was quick and efficient. It was an exceptional restaurant and we will be back there many times in the future.
We enjoyed the whole evening and thank you; especially the wait staff, food, and we felt the prices were reasonable.
Great food and good menu selections. First time there and will definitely be back!
Our dinner was wonderful, it definitely was a nice place to celebrate our 8 year anniversary. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a fabulous dinner experience!
I eat at Nicole’s 4 times a year for many years and I have never been disappointed. Now with my celiac issue, I have found Nicole’s to provide options for me. Just ask the server to note gluten-free and the result is a delicious meal. Their gluten-free bread is the best in the area and I challenge those to non-gluten-free patrons to try it. They are most accommodating and their service is always top shelf.
Nice mostly Italian restaurant with a community feel. Food was excellent and hot. Went to celebrate my wife's birthday and we had a lovely dinner.
Love Nicole's, had our small wedding in her private room a few yeas ago, we go back for our anniversary and special birthdays.
Always a treat... always delicious.
This is one of our favorite places to go in Albany, and their menu has some excellent choices. In addition, their daily specials also offer some nice surprises. We always try to get a special if we can when we go.
Me and my boyfriend went for our one year anniversary and it was fantastic! The food was great and the prices were amazing. We both got two drinks, a starter, 2 very delicious meals, and they served us an amazing personal anniversary dessert. It was only $75!! I was amazed and I will definitely be going again. The only thing I didn’t love was how brightly lit it was inside, and how quiet it was. The music was on and off and I would have loved more ambiance.
The wait staff and the food were amazing. This is one of our favorite places to go. In addition, the food was delicious
For no good reason, we hadn’t been to Nicole’s in years. It was really great.
We had the Brussels Sprouts and polenta fries, veal Theresa and penne vodka. Every was prepared perfectly.
As is obvious, I made reservations expecting a desirable seating arrangement. Instead a very talkative couple was placed at an adjacent table less than 18 inches away. Our own conversation was drowned out by the exuberant pair.
Great server, AWESOME food, intimate setting...Used open table for the first time and will use it again. Hostess had my name on the list and sat us in the back near the fireplace.
What a great spot! We highly recommend Nicole's for authentic home-made Italian food. Don't miss it if you're in the area. Impeccable food and service, a great find!
Food and service wonderful. I have allergies and they made my meal without garlic or onions. Very accommodating and I wasnt made to feel weird with my special requests.
Had to wait quite a while (25 minutes) but it was well worth the wait. Everyone loved their dinners
Father’s Day dinner. Enjoyed great food!
Great food! Nicole's never disappoints. Large portions. I love the leftovers the next day.
Patron twenty years ago. Moved away and came back to find everything even better. Bravo Margaret!
Love Nicole's, have picked them for my last 2 special occasion dinners. Brought my family and everyone loved it! All food is great. Would recommend short rib ragu! Enjoyn