DeNicola's Italian Restaurant

Food & Drink
3520 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, OR 97202 3520 SE Powell Blvd., Portland Directions
Today 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Closed All Hours
+15032395220
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89% of 1737 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Italian, Pizza, European, Pasta, Sandwiches
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun-Thu
    4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Fri-Sat
    4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Italian, Pizza, European, Pasta, Sandwiches
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Report | 2 days ago
Really great food and really great service.
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Report | 4 days ago
The food was good as always but I had a nat that was swarming me and my food but other than that they're very friendly...
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Report | 6 days ago
food was too cheesy , we ordered manicotti , it had nothing but sauce and cheese and table space was cramped with hardly any leg space
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Report | 9 days ago
My wife loves Italian food, and she has been looking for a local place that could replace her favorite Italian restaurant in Seattle since 2004. Well, she finally found it. She absolutely loves DeNicola's food. She had the gnocchi and tortellini combination plate. I had the Crab Fettuccini Alfredo. We both had to make sure we were not inhaling our food. Everything was so delicious. Our server was rather bland, but our busboy, the greeter, the person who walked us to our table, as well as the server who took our dessert order were all great. Despite the bland personality, our server still provided decent service. Do not expect to be impressed with the location or ambiance. Fortunately, parking was plentiful, but the ambiance inside the restaurant certainly did not provide a wow experience. Regardless, we loved the food so much that we did not care about the aesthetics of the place. We certainly plan on returning to DeNicola's as often as possible, despite the fact that it is not conveniently located for us. Also, we were not bothered that there is a Dancers establishment next to the restaurant, but some might need to take this into account.
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Report | 13 days ago
Food was great as usual, however, unlike most experiences at DeNicola's the waitress was not quite as attentive as in the past.
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Report | 15 days ago
Busy, loud atmosphere. Not private or remotely romantic. No music. Servers dressed in casual everyday clothes and messy hair. All very strange for an "Italian Restaurant". We were seated promptly at Saturday night dinner. Server took our order promptly too but once the food came we never saw him again. Food was almost ok, it tried hard but was just off. Very heavy main dish with minimal flavor. We left half finished grease and sauce laden plates. Since the server never returned the hostess settled our tab. I wish we could say better I really do. Can't imagine going back.
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Report | 17 days ago
make sure you know before ordering what food is okay with the coupon
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Report | 20 days ago
Best Italian food I've ever had. I found the ambiance to be a little cheesy but my girlfriend disagreed, finding it very authentic. Overall the food is really good. I'm lactose intolerant and was still able to find things on the menu that are spectacular. Additionally, they have a dairy free cheese option for their pizza that is quite tasty.
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Report | 23 days ago
Food was good, but service was just so-so. After taking our order and delivering the food, the waiter was never seen again at our table util he brought the bill. Also, the groupon was for $40, but the requirement to purchase 4 entrees to receive the deal was silly. We spent well over that amount and went home with an unwanted entree because of the requirement. Won't go again.
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Report | 24 days ago
Great food and friendly staff. DeNicola's lived up to what I had been told by friends.
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From Our Editors

DeNicola's Italian Restaurant sprung up more than 30 years ago and leverages culinary experience to piece together appetizing Neapolitan- and Little Italy–inspired platters engineered from authentic Italian recipes. Instead of using their expertise to help children cheat on quizzes about the international wheat market, DeNicola’s chefs revolutionize humdrum pastas such as linguine by inventing a Linguine by the Sea tossed with seven sautéed prawns and seasoned with garlic, romano cheese, and lemon pepper. On the dessert menu, chocolate seduction cakes lure tongues into a sultry tango with its three layers of malleable sweetness.

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Sun-Thu
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri-Sat
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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