I have read the following reviews, I have to say I am very surprised. First of all, authentic? Yeah right! This is not Italian food. Surprising, considering they are Italian.
I visited Nick's a long time ago & will never return. I had the Veal Parmesan with Spaghetti. Yes, there portions are quite large but, what good is that if the food is terrible? I cut into my Veal only to have a substantial amount of oil spewed into my face (I am very serious, although I'm sure I am not the only one this has happened too). The Spaghetti was overcooked & my plate was swimming in pasta water.
The owners should be ashamed of themselves. Given the longevity of this establishment, I imagine the food was once good. It seems they have lost the love for preparing a good Italian meal. Could care less about the food they serve to non-Italians (seems they don't know the difference). The ambience is definately of Italian descent. Service, ok.
I know it's not easy to maintain a restaurant in Vancouver but, I would rather sell than serve bad food. Meanwhile, I will stay home and cook my own authentic Italian meals, since I have yet to find a decent Italian restaurant in Vancouver. I have been told by many, that Marcello's is the best pizza in Vancouver. Having tried, not even close. If their the best, I rather not go anywhere else only to be disappointed.
Find the love Nick or go home!