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DeNicola's Restaurant

3520 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202-1878
503-239-5220
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Ranked #871 of 3,540 restaurants in Portland
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Portland, OR
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I really enjoy taking my family to DeNicola's. We have been many times: as a couple, with our kids and for big dinners with family. This isn't fancy italian food by any stretch, but it's good. My favorite thing about DeNicola's, though, is the atmosphere. It's a family restaurant- a great place to take kids and have big family dinners.... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Don't go to this place unless you bring your own waiter/ waitress because there to busy smoking / drinking in the back lot. The only way this business get customers is by snagging with the lame coupons. Food portions small / pricing is high and there discounts are lame. This is not a Goodfellows type of restrauant. If your wanting... More

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Mukilteo
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Tried this on a recent visit to Portland as I looked for a restaurant with veal parmagiana (or veal parmesean, if you prefer) and outside of downtown. These folks know how to make a tomato gravy, pound a veal, use sufficient mozzarella, and attend to diners. The setting is a touch rustic -- why are there rarely ceilings in Northwest... More

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Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Denicola's has some absolutely amazing entrees, chicken cacciatore is our favorite. Very friendly staff with a family-owned feel. The decor is a bit dated so I wouldn't give the highest marks to the atmosphere but the food more makes it well worth a visit. Plus, it is affordable and they often offer discounts like all-you-can-eat spaghetti night and online coupons.

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Portland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We went here because we had a groupon or living social, I don't recall which, but we had been meaning to try it so that reminded us to go. It is one of the few places I can go in PDX which has an authentic east coast feel to it. The food is great. We even went back and it... More

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Gresham, Oregon, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I took family from out of town here for a relaxing dinner, The place had an odd odor to it, though it was supposed to be a very good place, and it was for the most part everything but. Out of 6 people none of us could come up with something to eat off the large expensive menu that looked... More

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Albany, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Used a Living Social coupon and it made for a great value. Not very crowded but did have to wait what seemed like a long time for a not very friendly waitress to help us. Had two dinner salads, a large pizza, and a half a loaf of garlic bread. Thick crust on the pizza (normal crust for this restaurant... More

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

A discount coupon took us to this outstanding restaurant, but we'll be back, coupn or no. Terrific southern Italian food. If you grew up in Jersey, Phili or NY you would be very much at home in this restaurant. Food is ample, tastey and service was great. We paid to have the full dinners that included salad and antipasto. Everything... More

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We have visted this restaurant four times in the last four months. We've tried the veal parmesan, eggplant parmesan, meat manacotti, and one of the calzones. Additionally, as part of the meal, we've tasted the side spagetti, the side salad, bread offered with meals, the salami plate, and the spamonie (sp). Everything was absolutely delightful. Great taste and plentiful. Superb... More

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Clackamas, Oregon
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I went to DeNicola's today. Try to go a few times a year for the past 10-15 years. Today I learned that you don't get the antipasto plate or salad without paying extra. The food is good but the policy left me with a bad taste in my mouth. It will be a while b4 I return. Most other Italian... More

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