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All 94 McMinnville Restaurants

Nick's Italian Cafe

521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
503-434-4471
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Ranked #7 of 94 Restaurants in McMinnville
Price range: $21 - $40
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Daphne, Alabama
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

After reading about the fabulous salami we decided we could not leave this area without tasting it. With dinner arrangements already made, we decided to have a salami pizza for lunch and it was wonderful. Just what we needed on a rainy Saturday in December. Thanks John for taking care of us.

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Los Angeles, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

3.5 stars for this James Beard America's Classic. My experience was a lot different than that described by others (great food with bad service). I found both the service and food to be pretty good, and it was a much more upscale experience than I was expecting (white tablecloths to boot). The previous reviews appear to be mostly to be... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Boasting amazing wines from its list, the lovely large windows facing the street and trees, watching the people walk by, will catch your eye. Authentic food, fresh everything, caters to our local farms and wineries, your taste buds cannot go wrong. The meals are entree size, so prepare to have several items. Please note the food is hand prepared, so... More 

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Amity, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Nick's is one of the West Coasts best restaurants. Winner of the James Beard award among countless other honors, it is a standout in an area known as a Foodie Mecca. You are likely to encounter wine and food celebrities most days. Local produce, meats and fish are the stars of the daily seasonal menus. The wine list is one... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Best Tuna Panini. You will not be disappointed by this delicious lunchtime favorite. Pair it with a glass of wine or finish your meal with Cafe Umbria Coffee plus Budino for dessert. Always a good choice!

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

My first venture to Nick's was in 1989, when my uncle, who was a choreographer in NYC, told us of a restaurant he had read about in the NY Times located in our hometown. This was a place known for authentic Italian food. Being just a teenager then I hardly appreciated Nick's. Now, different story. I've been lucky enough to... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We had a local shop owner recommend Nick's so we decided to give them a try. It was about 1pm on a Saturday, and they were busy with only a couple of tables available. They sat us at a table for two and gave us menus. They were slow to take our order and when they did they said they... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Wonderful service and food is amazing. The homemade bread is so yummy. The atmosphere is friendly. Not pretenious.

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Port Townsend
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This restaurant serves authentic Italian food - a rich and interesting menu including uncommon items such as tripe in tomato sauce, several Italian regional home made pastas and other, more traditional dishes. One can taste the quality of the ingredients and careful preparation. Reasonably priced wine list includes local Willamette Valley wines and some Italian imports. One remark to my... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

To begin with, our server was excellent in recommending food and wine. We wanted to stay around $50 for a bottle and when you are that cheap it pays to ask for a recommend. She was right on suggesting an excellent wine from a winery that was so tiny we will probably never find it anyplace else. Our meals were... More 

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Additional Information about Nick's Italian Cafe

Address: 521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
Phone Number: 503-434-4471
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  McMinnville
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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