Our Chef

Nicolino Diodovich

Nicolino Diodovich was born in Barletta, in the Puglia region of south east Italy and has worked in the kitchen since the early age of 15 whilst living in Italy, initially producing and selling ice cream.

He then worked in Milan at the Trattoria Mamma Italia, before moving to the quiet resort of Lake Maggiore in Stresa where he continued to gain experience as a commis chef. During 1984, Nicolino arrived in the UK to learn English and found work at Giuliano Italian Restaurant in Chichester and then later, The White Horse at Chilgrove.

Following this, Nicolino started running his own business, when he took over the The Italian Job in Portsmouth before moving to Emsworth to open his well established restaurant Nicolino’s in February 1993.


Our Restaurant

Nicolino's restaurant has been delighting the people of Emsworth since 1993. Owner and Head Chef, Nicolino Diodovich, has a real passion & great taste of palette for good quality authentic Italian food - and he wants everyone to experience it. 

At Nicolino's, you will find a friendly, lively and buzzing atmosphere, with waiting staff whose customer satisfaction is our top priority, we ensure an outstanding & good-natured service.

This rustic restaurant not only offers traditional Italian favourites such as lasagne and pizza, but also offers unique dishes prepared with fresh, locally sourced seasonal ingredients


Our Staff

Our friendly staff are looking forward to welcoming you to Nicolino's.