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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
Aloha, Oregon
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102 reviews 102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Met friends for dinner and had a wonderful meal. Greeted by a lovely hostess who seated us right away. We were given a chance to look over the wine selection and the menu. Had a lovely dinner and drinks. Service was excellent. Loved the bread that came with a little dish of olive oil that was SO good. They have... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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93 reviews 93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Nicks has been around for 40 years, and now is run by his daughter and her husband. Entirely remodelled interior, first-class service, and an interesting Italian-based menu with local ingredients; an interesting choice of appetizers, home-made pasta courses and a choice of about four or five main courses. Exceptionally good wine list, very strong on Oregon wines. We went on... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The food, service and a quaint (small) table in 3rd St made it a wonderful experience! Some say its a bit pricy but it's all made from scratch real Italian! Worth every penny! YUM

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Corvallis, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We have enjoyed Nick's for years. The fresh house baked bread is not to be missed. We loved the excellent service. Fine Italian dining at its best.

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Daphne, Alabama
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69 reviews 69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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