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Nick's Italian Cafe

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521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
+1 503-434-4471
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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McMinnville, Oregon
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and were looking at the 20 something restaurant review site, and the comments were not so nice. It made us wonder. With friends from Mac, we went along for dinner mid week, and had an enjoyable evening. My wife and I had Caesar Salad and Pizza Marguerita for we just wanted to order conservative, and not be disappointed.... More 

Thank TellTruth2016
Plano, Texas
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412 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nick's was recommended to us by the tasting room manager in White Rose Winery. He said if we are willing to drive a bit, it's worth it. I agree with him. Nick's is in the quaint little town of McMinnville. The store front is non-descript but fits the charm of the town. Inside there are two aspects to the restaurant.... More 

Thank CraftBeers
Washington DC
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The food at Nicks was absolutely amazing. Homemade pasta and sauces made me want to eat ALL OF THE CARBS. If my travel buddies would have let me, I would have gone back here every night. You can sit in the beautiful but simple formal room or head to the back and enjoy a more casual atmosphere. We did the... More 

Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

My family is Sicilian and I grew up in and around New York, where the food is authentic. Nick's rates with the best. I had house-made spaghetti with roasted fresh tuna, olive oil and red pepper flakes. Reminded me of Grandma!

Thank Pepi25_11
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a small open plan Italian cafe but has a good menu. The food is very tasty. We found it very noisy though. The service was ok. I think because we weren't drinking wine just water the service staff were more interested in an adjoining table who were, so we were just left.

Thank emporerpenguin
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126 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We made reservations which is helpful. Tidy little restaurant with excellent service even though we came in at 8:30 on a Monday night. All the food was good. A friend recommended the homemade Minestrone and it was very good. The Dungeness crab lasagne was also top notch. However, my friend had the mussels and they were the best I ever... More 

Thank RMZR1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very cute little restaurant. Solid wine list and great little dishes. I went two days in a row just for the trip! They also have a lovely wine list and were very accommodating letting us bring some wines we were given by local wineries. Of course we shared!

Thank believeinbee
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Nick's was highly recommended at the wineries we visited and from our B&B hosts so we were looking forward to a nice meal. Unfortunately, our experience was not as portrayed. The Caesar salad had a lifeless no-anchovy dressing drizzled over the lettuce--it was not tossed--and it was sprinkled with diced tomatoes. I like tomatoes but this was supposed to be... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Quite good. Ravioli was exceptional. Very busy, we got the last table available without a reservation. Service was prompt considering how busy they were. Overall, a nice evening and more than acceptable food.

Thank Rhonda R
Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

There were six of us; if you have a special diet though, find another place; my daughter could settle only for a lettuce salad (good lettuce, good dressing but nothing else). The other five liked the food except my son-in-law eyed my pizza with envy when he saw his pasta dish (homemade but not much pasta). The service was slow,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?