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Nick's Italian Cafe

521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
+1 503-434-4471
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Made reservation a week in advance and specifically requested quiet table for special event. Arrived a few minutes early and was kept waiting 30 minutes, despite a number of open tables. Finally seated have a table in the noisiest thoroughfare of the restaurant. Didn’t state....More

Thank 254bobby
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a reservation here 1 week in advance, we showed up for our reservation and waited 15 minutes to be seated. We sat there for 15 more minutes without any water or a server to ask for our drink order? Then we ordered our food,...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Except for the appetizers, the experience was surprisingly ordinary. My husband chose to dine here for his seventieth birthday having eaten here ages ago. When making reservations, I asked if the restaurant did anything special for birthdays and was told, no, but to remind the...More

Thank AnnKirby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were doing some Eola Hills winery visiting on Labor Day and decided to stop for dinner in McMinnville. We chose Nick's at random, and we were most surprised. I rarely award "excellent" for a restaurant, but everything was just right. Other than our greeting...More

Thank dick_mary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside this place does not look very inviting but the reputation led us through the door. The wait staff made us feel right at home even though we were inside a very exquisite restaurant. It cost a little more than we were planning...More

1  Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Established in 1977 and nice Italian actual restaurant . Good food selection with courteous staff. We ordered and shared few dishes , halibut was delicious.

Thank thejetsetter01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not what it used to be. The staff is always great. But the food has gone down hill bit. Pizza crust not the same and I had to return my lamb chops because they were raw. They did re-grill them but still raw near the...More

Thank Vickinbobyo
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We were seated at a very comfortable table in this restaurant that was a pleasantly cool for the very hot evening it was outside. Our waitress was excellent. The food was outstanding...the best in town. Their special pizza appetizer was fabulous, but all the appetizers...More

Thank JMA1
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I would not recommend this restaurant- very disappointing experience. When we arrived we were told there were no tables available but we could sit in the bar. The restaurant was mostly empty at 5:15 pm. The hostess was very rude and acted as if we...More

Thank T385DWsusanm
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

The 4 of us arrived at 5:15 as a recommendation from a winery. There were 4 5 tables full. The rest empty. We were told they were full for the evening we would have to sit in the bar. Ok we did. 1 hr later...More

Thank maryjoanw2016
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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