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Nicolinis Restaurant

4.3
4.3
49 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian

At Nicolinis in Surfers Paradise, you’ll find some of the most authentic Italian cuisine on the Gold Coast. This is the perfect spot for pizza, pasta or seafood made using time-honoured recipes and the freshest produce. No matter the occasion, the staff at Nicolinis on Surfers Paradise Boulevard will treat you like an old friend. Choose one of their delicious pizzas – we like the Aussie topped with ham, egg and Mozzarella – or go for one of their risotti or pasta dishes. And, there’s no need to leave the little ones at home! Nicolinis offers a sophisticated children’s menu for all the little diners out there. Book your table now

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, European, Pizza Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Lunch
    Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 5539 0884

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Alison Tanti

  • Area

    Surfers Paradise

  • Cross Street

    Alison street

  • Parking Details

    Bruce Bishop Carpark behind restaurant

  • Public Transit

    Tram stop nearby

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 49 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Gold Coast

    Child Friendly

  • Gold Coast

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Gold Coast

    Outdoor Eating

  • Central Gold Coast

    Child Friendly

  • Central Gold Coast

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Central Gold Coast

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. BM

    BronwynM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food … great wine … superb service & magnificent entertainment … couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Mothers Day ❤️❤️❤️

  2. M

    Mango

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for pizza for lunch. On arrival found out about mothers day banqent. They had entertainment who were fabulous.

  3. JP

    JeanneP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, service and overall great value. What a gem!

  4. LB

    LindaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything tasted delicious. Definitely worth going back. Not your ordinary Italian pub grub. Just beautiful

  5. FB

    FranB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great food ... very authentic! Excellent customer service! Will definitely be back...

  6. JL

    JenniferL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Great meal and served nice and hot which was a blessing as too often this type of meal is cold by the time you get it. Wait staff attentive on what was a very busy night. I am local so we will definitely be going back again .

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The food was not very good quality and was overpriced. We were disappointed with the taste. It was overall a very bad experience.

  8. AE

    AnnabelE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, lovely fast and friendly service. Family business. Authentic Italian flavours.

  9. RH

    RaineH

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2

    Fabulous entertainment & nice set menu. Very expensive bill which we should have queried at the time… still trying to work out why it was $404 when the set menu was $49 each for 3 people.

  10. SO

    SueO

    New South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    This wS our first time at Nicolinis and we throughly enjoyed it. The food was amazing and it was awesome to have David Divito singing. Excellent value for money.

  11. B

    Barb

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was great, as usual and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend Nicolinis to everyone.

  12. P

    Pajworth

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ate at Nicolinis on night one of a four night stay on the Gold Coast. Honestly, I could cut the trip short, head home tomorrow and still think the trip was worth it after eating here. My first impression of the menu was "wow, the pizzas are a little overpriced". After our meal, I now believe they are worth EVERY cent. The entree order of garlic focaccia was superb. Then my meatlovers pizza came out and was next level again. Probably the best pizza I've had. Kids loved their spaghetti Bolognese too. Waitresses were very attentive and prompt. One bloke who I assumed was an owner was engaging and made us feel welcome. Will return again next time I can get up from Melbourne.

  13. ND

    NiDo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    My ravioli was not tasty nor a main meal helping. Luckily it ordered garlic bread for sides. Though my colleagues all enjoyed the other pasta dishes n pizza offerings. Service was attentive.

  14. DH

    DennisH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We choose Nicolina for happy celebrations, good food, & happy hosts.

  15. DR

    DebraR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2

    Service was sporadic, not nearly enough staff, what staff there were seemed very flustered, but trying their best. Food was average and no dessert avatar all. Very expensive for a poor experience. Overall, a disappointing meal.

  16. SW

    SharynW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, service and the entertainment was outstanding.

  17. MS

    MurrayS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Purchased with Groupon but not really gracefully accepted. We were entitled to entree, 2 glasses of wine and two mains. Told that we would be have to of pay more for seafood which we understood but were charged double the difference. Have used Groupon previously and never had had this problem.

  18. AD

    AbbieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    hands down the best italian food i’ve ever had! garlic bread and pastas were so good! would definitely come back again and recommend to our friends.

  19. N

    Nina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing. The lovely staff are beautiful and my partner and I were well looked after. Will be back again 100%

  20. H

    Haydn

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant with great food and friendly service

  21. s

    sonjad

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    We really like it here. We will be back when we next visit GC.

  22. CK

    ChristineK

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    It was a lovely evening so we were seated outside. The service was quick and friendly. The food homemade and delicious. The prices were reasonable. It was a very enjoyable dinner.

  23. VB

    VirginiaB

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Took our visitors for some traditional home made Italian. Being European themselves, they were very impressed with the quality and flavor of the food. Booking online was easy, menu and specials had a great variety to choose from. Staff were very friendly. Would definitely go back.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Terrible service and food. Wouldn’t recommend. They lost most of our order and when the food eventually arrived 1.5 hours later. Mum couldn’t eat the super dry boiled chicken in the chicken Caesar salad and the garlic bread and bruschetta was soggy. They didn’t even offer a free meal to make up for all stuff ups and causing a stressful night out

  25. MP

    MichelleP

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic night. Great food, fast service, friendly staff. Will definitely be back

  26. LE

    LanceE

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, excellent food and great service, will be back!!!

  27. RP

    RhyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We’ve been going to Nicolinis for over 30 years . A few years back we went along and it’s was terrible. Maybe it changed hands. This week decided to give it another go , it’s back to great again! Great food and service.

  28. J

    Joelle

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Wait staff service is 5 star. Seems family run business, staff are passionate about food and customer service. Nice experience on holiday

  29. AB

    AmandaB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Four of us ate at Nicolinis based on good reviews and proximity to our hotel. The reviews were good. The reality was not. We had pre-booked, and were seated at a table at the front on the street, happy to people watch. Menu looked great and was what you would expect from an Italian pizza pasta place. We ordered 4 pasta entrees and 2 pizzas to share. Our entrees were tasteless, small and unappealing. I ordered the Boscaiola, to start, it was very small, it tasted like fettuccini and milk, there was absolutely no flavour at all. It was dreadful. We hoped to be pleasantly surprised by our pizzas. I mean how can a classic family Italian restaurant get pizza wrong. We were not surprised, we were disappointed. Again, tasteless. All four of us agreed there was no flavour, the Capricciosa pizza was smothered in ham and very dry, hardly any tomato sauce on the base. It was like eating shredded ham on a thick piece of dense bread. When asked how our meal was, I very politely said we were not impressed as the food had no flavour and were met with blank stares. We were so disappointed and will never return to Nicolinis.

  30. LZ

    LeanneZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly staff, lovely food and great atmosphere. Would highly recommend !!

  31. E

    Emily

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Food overpriced lovely staff but food wasn’t the best. I’ve had better. I went because I used to go years ago. Its not the same anymore.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Night out with the family, the food was awesome and the service great. The place was packed an a queue building so you know it is good. Would recommend.

  33. AT

    AnnieT

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Loved dinner at Nicolini's this NYE! We were looking for a good old school Italian place that was low-key and very relaxed, and Nicolini's was perfect. I had spaghetti bolognese which was perfect, and my friends had a mushroom tortellini ("amazing") and a chicken parma ("great"). We also shared salad and garlic bread and it was just what we needed to prep for a night of partying. Will definitely visit again next time we're in Surfers. Oh, and we also had some great cocktails!

  34. H

    Hungryhippo

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    The food was really really average. The tables and chairs were sticky

  35. CB

    CathyB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and excellent service. We had a lovely time thank you

  36. TB

    TaraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow what amazing food they have here! Can not wait to dine again and bring our friends! Just amazing

  37. AB

    AnaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    People arrived after us and their food was served before ours, we waited about 1 hr for ours, I think waitress forgot to put our through lots of apologies and a couple of free drinks

  38. ND

    NicoleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful friendly staff, amazing food. We love it here, best Italian on the Gold Coast 10/10

  39. RS

    RuthS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We had a fantastic dining experience at Nicolinis. They went above and beyone in service even runninga cross the road to get marshmallows for my fussy daughter. A very large group arrived just as we were finishing up so the noise level did increase and there was a problem with one dish being spicy when that diner requested non-spicy. Otherwise, a great experience, would definitely recommend and dine here again.

  40. MO

    MikeO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Excellent as always. Its a shame that there are not more visitors around to make the place buzz a bit more with atmosphere.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Nicolinis Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 5539 0884.

Nicolinis Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Nicolinis Restaurant

3106 Surfers Paradise Blvd Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Alison street

  • Area

    Surfers Paradise

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Lunch
    Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, European, Pizza Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Bruce Bishop Carpark behind restaurant

  • Public Transit

    Tram stop nearby

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Alison Tanti

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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