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Nick's Italian Cafe

521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
+1 503-434-4471
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved my salad with peaches, goat cheese and nuts and my pasta was ambrosia. I don't usually rave about Italian, as it's not very special but Nick's was quite special. The flavors blended and complimented each other so well. Wished we had room for...More

Thank EmEs
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the food and enjoyed a bottle of Nicks Pinot Noir. The salad with Grilled Peaches and Arugula was delicious. I am from the east coast so when we ordered the Pizza Margarita I did not have high hopes that it would be NY...More

Thank Sharenlynn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good, professional service. The food was fine, but the portions were small and of average quality. The decor needs to be updated and it also needs a good cleaning (dirty mirrors, shims on the table legs, wobbly chairs). For a "high-end" eatery, they need to...More

Thank Ollie201550
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Chianti, very well made Minestrone. Apart from that a good standard italian dish. No waiting, they are efficient in the kitchen.

Thank 269jacob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience! We had other dinner plans cancelled because we could not get there due to the wildfires, so we walked into Nick's and are so glad we did! Gillian was amazing! We let her know that our 5 course dinner plan was...More

Thank SteveB5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner on a night when the temperature was boarderimg on 100. The air conditioning in the fine dining area was not working and the inside temperature was the same as outside. The staff made the wrong choice to keep the restaurant open. They...More

Thank UsUKFoodie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived without a reservation the night of the eclipse - Fully booked, but we were able to get a seat in the bar area at the back. Bartender took adequate, if underwhelming care of us, but given how busy it was we wouldn't pass judgment...More

Thank VanBC-Food-lover
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We ate here our first night in McMinnville. The food was very good. The seafood lasagna was wonderful. The wine list was well thought out. We would definitely eat there again.

Thank P3596FVpaulm
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Lovely selection of authentically prepared Italian dishes supported by a very good wine list focussing on Italian and local Willamette Valley selections.

Thank David C
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We sat at the bar and were able to see and smell everything coming out of the kitchen. Placing an order was almost impossible. We ate oysters, the meatballs, and a pizza. Each was marvelous. I simply do not possess the physical ability to eat...More

Thank Robert S
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Gulzar H
9 August 2015|
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Response from nancyhi | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion, I think you could find somewhere else that's better. There was other places around to check out. Nicks seems ok from the front sidewalk, and looks elegant and has a few food choices. But, when you order a... More
Frank M
23 July 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 28
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  McMinnville
  • Phone Number: +1 503-434-4471
Serving the Willamette Valley since 1977. A favorite among the locals and visitors from abroad. Nick's Italian Cafe serves traditional fare passed down generations, as well as original dishes, created by our Chef. Trained in classic Italian cuisine in Italy, Eric Ferguson & Carmen Peirano strive to make every plate a special and unique experience.
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