Houston >Gina's Italian Bistro
“The outdoor fountain and patio, combined with soft lighting creates a nice ambiance after dark.”
“A rich cream sauce over pistachio encrusted chicken, sun dried tomatoes, artichokes and button mushrooms (not porcini like the menu said but porcinis are out of season).”
“The service is great and so are the wines.”
“Quite tasty bread with a slightly upscale clientele”
“ventured to Nick's for lunch recently and was pleasantly surprised by the diverse menu and outstanding entrees.”
“What a great place!”
“" I have waited tables for five years and never would any manager be so rude to anyone - a correct response: "I'm so sorry for the trouble, but our policy with large parties is to keep the table together, so the kitchen can coordinate the large order.”
“For the same price we could have had an outstanding meal at the Grotto.”
stick with the Pistachio Chicken. We went on a Sat nite about 6. Casual but very nice atmosphere that accomodates families - a quiet evening for two may need to be later. Unimpressive garlic bread soaked with butter and garlic - would prefer ciabbata and olive oil considering the much better quality of the meal. The opening number could be a little more Italian traditional. I had the Pistachio chicken and it was wonderful (enough for two) . A rich cream sauce over pistachio encrusted chicken, sun dried tomatoes, artichokes and button mushrooms (not porcini like the menu said but porcinis are out of season). My side of spaghetti bolognese was fairly generic. Very reasonable prices. House salad with vinagrette was satisfactory. Other menu items observed at other tables looked very appetizing. So next time, I'll ask for dry bread and take my own olive oil. And go for the Pistachio Chicken.
Tastes like home. What a great place! I ventured to Nick's for lunch recently and was pleasantly surprised by the diverse menu and outstanding entrees. It reminds me of a restaurant my (Italian) family frequented often when I was a kid--took me back 15+ years!
Romantic. Sit outside (if applicable) for a romantic dinner! They have wonderful, authentic italian food and a large, beautiful garden patio. The service is great and so are the wines.
Restaurant Connoisseur. I agree with last reviewer, great place to take a date, great food, Pistachio Chicken is excellent. Try it out, never taken anyone there that didn't love it.
Impressive Cuisine. If you want the "regular" Italian food consisting of some type of pasta slopped over with some variety of red sauce and cheese then they have that, but if you really want something really outstanding, get the Pistachio Chicken. I have eaten at Nick's many times, and that chicken dish (it's huge) is by far one of the top 10 absolute best meals I have ever had at any Italian eatery including Carrabbas, Mickelangelo's, LaStrada and others. The shrimp and pasta are outstanding too, but they scrimp on the shrimp a little for my appetite. The outdoor fountain and patio, combined with soft lighting creates a nice ambiance after dark. Nick's is a really good place to impress a date without trying to be impressive - especially if they order the Pistachio Chicken.
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