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Nick's Italian Cafe

521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
503-434-4471
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Ranked #8 of 94 Restaurants in McMinnville
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Dallas, Oregon
Top Contributor
270 reviews 270 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We brought some new TA friends to Nick's for a taste of Oregon Wine Country cuisine before embarking on an afternoon of winetasting. Our friends shared a pizza topped with prosciutto and artichoke hearts and a specialty spaghetti with meatballs -- they said it was one of the best pasta dishes they'd ever had. Loved the pizza, too. Mrs. OJ... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wonderful location downtown. Neighborhood place but upscale and good value. Buzzing. Feels like the real deal. But the star of the show is...the food! I had eggplant pasta. My wife had lasagna. I honestly cannot recall a better pasta dish...ever!

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Garrettsville, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had the opportunity to be in McMinnville and stopped into Nick's for dinner early one evening. We didn't have a reservation and they offered us a table, but also told us the table was reserved for a later time. Rather than watch the time while we ate, we opted for a table in the bar area.... More

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Reno, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Nick's was a great spot for fabulous Italian food in McMinnville. The restaurant was buzzing with people enjoying their dinners and there was a room in the back where people we watching the football game - happily and enthusiastically, but I didn't even know they were there until I used the restroom. The warm peach salad was amazing, and the... More

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Boise, Idaho
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were a fairly large group with a variety of tastes from the very plain to rip-roarin' whatever! All the meals - pizza, ravioli, carbonara, child's pasta with meatball, bread (amazing)were excellent as was our service. Those who enjoyed the vino were very complimentary of the wine list and liked their choices. Casual (because you are in Oregon after all)... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Have heard about this place for years, but we were not that impressed. Nothing special about the ambiance. Service was polite and friendly, but servers did not bring bread and forgot to bring drink we ordered until asked a second time. Food was good, but not memorable. Portions on the small side.

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

To say this Umbrian Italian Iconic restaurant is delicious, is to under estimate the meaning of the word. Nicks travels to a culinary high. The crab lasagne is a family heritage gem. The wood fired pizzas take a classic with added layers of flavor that arous the culinary senses. Front room for casual dining and the back room for the... More

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Salem, Oregon, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This had a great ambiance, think cross between wine country and a NY eatery. Very friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff and the food was AMAZING! Both me and my husband are vegetarians with a strong preference for vegan food. We're used to only having 1 or 2 items on the menu to choose from, not here! We had 4-5 and it... More

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San Ramon, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Ate on Labor Day evening. Place is very noisey. Had the pizza. Took quite a while to get. Crust was thin crust but little soggy. Probably would not return.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped in Nick's around 6:30 on a Wednesday night. The place was not full but the waitress said they had reservations for the empty seats. She did offer us 2 seats outside however which was great. The food was good italian food. Not the best I've had ever but certainly a solid meal from an American classic restaurant. I... More

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