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Nick's Italian Cafe

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$$$
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
503-434-4471
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 35
    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
Reliably delicious!

Date night and we decided it was time for a visit to Nick's -- it had been a few months since our last meal there and we wanted something romantic, but casual with good food. While everything on the menu is worth trying, we keep returning to our top favorites: The fresh, yummy beet salad and their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
OregonJohn97338
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Dallas, Oregon
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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276 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Escondido
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful setting in a cute little town of McMinnville. This is a great place to eat for a,quiet authentic Italian restaurant. The staff is great and very friendly. Service was great and food came out in good time. They have a nice wine list and very good desserts.

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ASHEVILLE
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

What a gem of a place to find in McMinnville. They provide both elegant italian cuisine to the best wood fired pizza in town. Owners and staff make you feel like family.

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Jackson, Wyoming
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

From the mussels, some of the best I have ever had, and a very ample amount, to the beet salad the first courses were super. The main courses, crab lasagna and the salmon special were the best. One of the best pieces of salmon ever. Our server Dawn was great and the manager stopped by a couple times and was... More 

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Dallas, Oregon
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315 reviews 315 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Date night and we decided it was time for a visit to Nick's -- it had been a few months since our last meal there and we wanted something romantic, but casual with good food. While everything on the menu is worth trying, we keep returning to our top favorites: The fresh, yummy beet salad and their hand-crafted, rustic sausage... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My wife and I have enjoyed the food and service at Nick's over a period of many years. We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Nick's last evening (5/3/15) and ordered two Bloody Marys before dining. We should have taken the hint dropped by our server to order our Bloody Marys at a bar down the street. Then came the apology... More 

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Kirkland, WA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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
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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
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?