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Nick's Spaghetti House

631 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 254-5633
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Ranked #1,290 of 2,795 restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- May 1, 2014
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English first
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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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Langley City, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This use to be our "go to place" for a great dinner, and almost always before a Canuck's or Lions game. I have been coming here for over 30 years, but in the last couple years, quality has really fallen off. Prices up, but quality down. Portions are still large, but the last time I was here, ribs tasted like... More

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Vancouver
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36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Had heard about Nick's for several years. Visited November 18th to understand the hype. The old school, original decor was as I had expected and was anxiously anticipating. The prices were certainly greater than expected, however, the volume of food is immense. The food did fall a little short in quality and taste. As the menu states " tastes better... More

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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We had not visited the restaurant for a number of years - nothing has changes except for the prices. Pasta was good however the marinara sauce was not as good as I remembered. Portions were large with enough to take home. Kids meals were large although the pasta choices were limited. The salad was fresh and tasty. House wine was... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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124 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This place is just OK . Food , service and price are all pretty ordinary . Quantities are huge . Price is very reasonable . I got the T-bone and although I liked the way they cooked it , it was pretty tough . Could only eat 1/2 . The decor hadn't changed in 50 years , which is OK... More

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I've been to Nick's many times over the last 20 years. They don't have a fancy , refined restaurant so if you're looking for white linen and waiters in tuxedos, go somewhere else. BUT if you want great italian food served by waitresses who are familiar with the menu and have been employed for many years this is the place... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Nick's has been a Vancouver favourite for more than fifty years. Located on Commercial Drive near Hastings Street it is a Taxi ride from the heart of downtown, but worth it. This is the place where the locals hang and the atmosphere and food are right from the past and to me, that's a good thing. A small intimate room... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

A true cosy mom and pop restaurant that makes you feel like your Italian even if you are not, I think the first time I was there I left with an accent! The steaks here are amazing, home cooked with enough garlic & butter to make any steak lover smile. The whole experience makes you smile. A must do experience,... More

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Orangeville, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I was taken to Nicks for a taste of old school Italian spaghetti house and was not disappointed. I ordered the cannelloni and it was very good. My friends and their kids had the spaghetti and meatballs and I was fortunate enough to sample some of the leftovers (fairly large portions). Great meatballs! The interior is old style (can't have... More

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British Columbia, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

I was very disappointed by the quality of my baked lasagna, billed as a very popular homemade item on the menu. Way too much beef, way too little pasta, very little flavour except for the greasy taste of the low-grade beef. Who uses "regular" ground beef anymore? There was a pool of ground beef grease at the bottom of my... More

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