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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 good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit the Oregon wine country from time to time, and always try to work in a visit to Nick's Italian Cafe. This is one of those old fashioned Italian restaurants, with the bar in the back of the house. Always great.

Thank AngusDad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in without a reservation and we were promptly sat by a cheerful hostess. Fantastic focaccia made on the premises as well as the freshest pasta I've had since being in Italy. Once of the best Italian meals ever.

Thank Cwfarrell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here while holidaying in McMinnville. Beautiful food, great service, really enjoyed ourselves

Thank Kay A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just arrived in Wine country and stopped at Nick's. The place was empty and at first we thought it was closed. Glad we stayed. Our server Carise told us that the crowd varies, and welcomed us with a list of the daily specials....More

Thank Bergbahnn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Our group of four sampled the fresh salad with tuna and mandarin oranges, as well as three different pasta dishes, all seemingly inspired by Northern Italian cuisine. The house specialty--crab lasagna--was rich and deliciously creamy. The tortelli pasta filled with ricotta, and served with...More

Thank WAOM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant. Highly recommended by the locals. ( known as a local spot for winemakers and people in the industry) great wine and spirit list. Great pastas, especially the seafood pastas. Friendly service. Will definitely come back the next time we are in town

Thank jimmurphysd
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We attempted to get a table in the back of the restaurant which is more casual but too full so we sat in the main dining area which is more formal. The wait staff were very nice but drink and food service was extremely slow....More

1  Thank todd934
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a back rear seating area where the bar is located and a front seating area that is a little more formal. After being seated and a drink order placed in the front area, we waited nearly 15 minutes for our drinks to...More

Thank RRH01
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I have been several times. I most recently shared an Italian sausage pizza with my wife. Delicious. We also had the olive plate and a salad. Good wine pairing as well. Service was excellent. Friendly and attentive. I would come more often, but the it...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I wasn't sure about this place when we first arrived, but the stick-to- your ribs Italian faire was very enjoyable.

Thank TazzOC_CA
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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
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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