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Nick's Italian Cafe

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521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
503-434-4471
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 125
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Pino

I had the crab Lisagna and it was pretty good although the portion was small. Everything comes ala carte so you pay extra for bread, salad, etc. Service was above average and their wine selection is quite good. Desserts were excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Dennis L
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Ocean Park, Washington
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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271 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kirkland, WA
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We had the ravioli with sage brown butter sauce and it was delicious. We also split the beet salad which was wonderful. Definitely enjoyed our visit.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The salad was crammed with beets and that made me very happy. My lamb and orechiette was spectacular, Steve's minestrone soup was some of the best he's had. The other couple split squash ravioli with brown butter and sage sauce and they all but licked the plate. I had the house red (cab and sangiovse) that was pumped from a... More 

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Ocean Park, Washington
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I had the crab Lisagna and it was pretty good although the portion was small. Everything comes ala carte so you pay extra for bread, salad, etc. Service was above average and their wine selection is quite good. Desserts were excellent.

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Everett, Washington
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Everything started out really well. Ordered a quality bottle of 12 year old Brunello. The fresh baked bread is wonderful. It comes with a small ramekin of olive oil. Would be a bit better if they provided some balsamic along with it. My wife had a green salad and I had the minestone soup. The soup was outstanding. For Course... More 

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oakland,california
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The charcuterie plate was wonderful- all made in-house. The crab lazagna was great. All of the dishes were well executed. The range of cuisine goes well beyond the typical traditional dishes. Service was impeccable.

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Calgary
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Stopped here for a late lunch after visiting the aerospace museuem. Almost walked by as the name Nicks Cafe is not appealing. We shared a tuna salad and had a pizza. Like being in Italy. Desert was a chocolate torte. Excellent. As we were driving back to Portland we did not have any wine but the wine list looked well... More 

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Portland, OR
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Maybe it was an off night, but between the sloooow (but friendly) service and the overly salty food (and I'm a girl who loves salty food!) we were disappointed - doubly so for the price. If you are a fan of the Olive Garden, though, you will *love* this place as it is much better, much more gourmet, great wine... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Took a friend for lunch here and loved it! Sunny, friendly staff, and the food was excellent! We can't wait to try it for dinner!

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healdsburg, CA
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were misled almost into passing on this fine restaurant by some of the recent negative reviews, which bear no resemblance to our wonderful experience. About to go to la Pura Vida based on reviews here, we went first to a wine tasting shop to taste and get a local recommendation. They did indeed suggest la Pura Vida and a... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is an incredible place to eat, fine dining. Expensive, but worth it. Reservations a must, but once there you can dine leisurely. Menu is trendy, try something new and exciting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  McMinnville
  • Phone Number: 503-434-4471

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?