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DeNicola's Restaurant

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3520 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202-1878
503-239-5220
Today
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 9
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Southern Italian Style Food

The restaurant has been serving Southern Italian Style food for nearly 38 years run by the same family. I had not dined there for nearly 30 years. A good friend was having his annual end of year friends dinner and I attended. Many in the group have been regulars and has a loyal following. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
Radon47
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

All you can eat spaghetti always brings us back but this evening was the worst service we've ever had. When we complained to the owner all she did was argue with us. She blamed it on the cooks and said its not the waitresses fault. Maybe this was her neice or something? Very disappointing, guess we won't be back.

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Yreka, California
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122 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What A rip oFf....OrdeRed tHe Honored citiZens sPagheTti aNd Italian saUsage aNd raVioli DINNERS..tHe siZe of tHe plAte wAs a cHilds pOrtion aNd it wAs $13.00 a plAte...wHen it wAs seRved it mOre resEmblEd a diShoNored citiZens plAte......tHe oNe saUsage on tHe spAgheTti wAs nOt eVen Italian it wAs Mexican choriZo...tHe so-calLed aNtipastO plAte aMountEd to 4 smAll cUbes of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The restaurant has been serving Southern Italian Style food for nearly 38 years run by the same family. I had not dined there for nearly 30 years. A good friend was having his annual end of year friends dinner and I attended. Many in the group have been regulars and has a loyal following. The group ordered a wide variety... More 

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Yreka, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Expected a much better pizza .....It was flavorless ...the cheese tasted as if it were an inferior quality. The crust was way to thick and not enough sauce...so the pizza was very dry.. The veggie toppings were added raw after the pizza had been cooked.. which I absolutely DID NOT LIKE.. Next time I will go to Amalfi's for a... More 

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Portland, OR
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10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
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19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3520 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202-1878
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-239-5220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?