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631 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 254-5633
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  • 7
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    Very good
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Nostalgia of a Small Family-Eatery - Nick's Spaghetti House

This small Italian family run restaurant has been around for over 40 years, mainly with a good reputation for its authentic home made dishes at reasonable prices. The last time I enjoyed a meal here was the late 1970's due to not being in the area during meal times. Attending a Friday evening... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
judykrar
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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Surrey, BC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We laugh at the negative reviews that come in for this place - come people just love to complain. The fact remains that Nick's continues to do it right and nothing has really changed since they started. Waitresses have been there forever and are like family. The meatballs are fantastic and it is the best lasagna anywhere. Ribs are cooked... More 

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Victoria BC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

First time at Nicks for both of us. Not impressed with the area, or the entrance .. furniture is also well past it's due date. BUT .. the food is as good as you can get. Our server explained the meals and was VERY knowledgeable only adding to our dining experience. I was well pleased with my baked lasagna and... More 

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Vancouver
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230 reviews 230 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This used to be a semi regular go to place for us over 20 years ago. We were always very satisfied with the food. Recently I was back in the area and thought it was long overdue for a visit. As other reviews have mentioned, the decor is dated . I doubt anything has changed in that respect. We have... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This small Italian family run restaurant has been around for over 40 years, mainly with a good reputation for its authentic home made dishes at reasonable prices. The last time I enjoyed a meal here was the late 1970's due to not being in the area during meal times. Attending a Friday evening performance at the York Theatre on Commercial... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

People need their heads examined for going here. Waitress acts like she's too busy to deal with you, when the place is practically empty. Her better-than-thou attitude alone deserves walking out. $15.00 minimum for pizza-joint quality entrees. Pasta soggy and dripping with water they were too busy (three customers total) to strain, sauce flavourless, as in from a can. Crazy... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Whenever I am in the area I will visit Nicks (since 1979) and enjoy the pork chops with spaghetti. The chop is very large and thick and cooked perfectly. Spaghettis are to the best of my knowledge homemade and are cooked the way only Italians can do. Service very friendly and professional. One can say this place has not changed... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

First off - you can't find places like this anymore - Family ownded & run - where You can get great Italian and great Steaks - the ambiance is worth the trip - 50+ years of patina that you can feel - let alone looking over the entrance wall photo's of Nick's horses through the years that have run at... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nothing is good from this place. Anywhere is better than here. Everything that comes out of the kitchen is reheated. Meatballs taste like it was a couple of days old. I'm telling you this because I regret wasting money on this disgusting food. The old fat looking waitress has a cranky pissed off tone when you ask to order things... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Do not waste your time or money. The food is so bad, the clams in white sauce was served with overcooked noodles in a salty soup and rubbery canned clams. The combo platter looks like a plate was moved down an assembly line and at each station a mound of flavourless overcooked food was unceremoniously slapped onto the plate. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I wouldn't waste any time or $$ to ever go back there. The service was rude - the waitress seemed like was like an effort to smile and the food wasn't any better. It's too bad some things have to change... it used to be the place to go - not anymore....

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 631 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: (604) 254-5633

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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