Nicola's Italian Restaurant

About Us
Nicola (Nick) Pittari was born in NY.  His mother and father being from Sicily, moved his family back to St. Alessio, Sicily when Nick was a young boy.  His family, as most Sicilians do, centered their life around family and food.  While taking after his mother, Nick has developed not just a love for eating fine foods, but a passion for cooking TRUELY authentic Italian cuisine as well.

Nick first moved to Wilmington in 1996, and with the help of his sister, he opened Pizza Bistro at the Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington.  They sold Pizza Bistro in the latter part of 1999, and in early 2000, Nick bought Incredible Gourmet Pizza on 17th Street Extension and at Plaza East Shopping Center.  He opened the New Center Drive location in 2004.  In October of 2006, Nick sold Incredible Pizza and three days later purchased and started his work on Nicola's ~ Italian with a Twist.

Nick's Vision
Nick envisioned an Italian eatery that was not the typical Italian restaurant.  He wanted color, boldness, and creativity.  Different! A warm and friendly atmosphere where every dish is made with love!

At last, an Italian restaurant that makes daily:
~FRESH PASTA 
~FRESH HOMEMADE SAUSAGE
~ FRESH BAKED BREAD
~FRESH MOZZARELLA
~GLUTEN FREE SPECIALTIES
and more....

Nicola's serves homemade pasta, homemade sauces, fresh vegetables, meat, shellfish, fish and more.

Nicola's offers an extensive Gluten Free menu.  By preparing each dish to order, Chef Nick cater to dietary needs and food sensitivities.  

Come check us out at  
5704 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403