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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 93 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
  • French first
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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I love Nicks...whenever I'm in mcminville I eat here and never disappointed! Friendly servers and fresh food..had the antipasti platter, and clams! Sooo good, definitely would recommend..pizza is like no other, can't wait to go back!

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Nice atmosphere and obviously popular restaurant. My wife loved her pasta, my pizza was average. Service was friendly, but slow and not very attentive.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nick's was recommended to us and although no table was immediately available we did get one an hour later. Time for a another wander around the town. The lesson is that it is worth booking here even mid week. Service was good and the food of good quality with some interesting combinations on the menu. The pizza was large but... More

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Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

In the heart of wine country, downtown McMinville's three blocks or so is filled with cute restaurants. Nick's is small and intimate with a nice selection of Italian food. We had a very unusual minestrone soup and a Gorgonzola, pear and carmelized onion pizza that was the best I've had. Excellent place to spend a rainy afternoon.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After suffering through a few sub standard meals in the Willamette Valley our night at Nick's was a treat. We had great professional service. Meatball appetizer was perfect, pasta great and clams terrific. Wonderful mature woman server laughed with us about servers asking if "all the favors are to your liking?" We made an Open Table reservation- there are just... More

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Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Family took us here for dinner, service was top notch and the food was phenomenal. They really capture the palette with their dishes.

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Tucson, Arizona
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had a fantastic dinner here. Did not have a reservation on a Saturday night so they sat us at the single, outdoor table. What a blessing this was! We had a great time people watching and felt like we were in our own world. The service was attentive, staff made great recommendations and they had a nice wine list.... More

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Denver
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stopped here on a Friday night. It was early evening and the place had several open tables. Because we didn't have reservations, we were seated outside. This would have been fine, bit it was a small bistro table, no room for anything! The food was okay, nothing to rave about. By the time we were done, none of the tables... More

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Port Orchard, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had read good things about Nick's but the reviews didn't do it justice. We both had the Green Salad and Eggplant Tagliatelle. The salad was fresh with the dressing very light and refreshing while the eggplant dish would make any Italian cook proud to call it their own. The eggplant was actually infused into the tomatoes which when coupled... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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193 reviews 193 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were on a wine tour of the area and took our own wine to Nicks. They were very accommodating and we had a very nice evening there. Nicks is a very simple place and not fancy. It serves good food. Not the best Italian but very good. I enjoyed the evening and just a short walk from the McMennimins... More

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