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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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    Very good
  • 36
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  • 20
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
"Not Quite There..."

I visited Nick's 12 years ago...much has changed, the decor, & owners, etc. the remodeling is nice, the wine list still impressive, but the food overall was too heavy on the flavoring/spices,etc. we had the king crab pasta, a pear Gorgonzola pizza, and the salmon special (I swear they used farm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Dean A
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Panama City, Florida, United States
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went there for dinner and sat in the back room. We ate at the Bar and our server Johnna was terrific . She made suggestions for us and everyone we had was great. The presentation was beautiful and the prices were reasonable. We will definitely Go back on a return trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visited Nick's 12 years ago...much has changed, the decor, & owners, etc. the remodeling is nice, the wine list still impressive, but the food overall was too heavy on the flavoring/spices,etc. we had the king crab pasta, a pear Gorgonzola pizza, and the salmon special (I swear they used farm raised salmon, I mean...this is Oregon!). We were not... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We actually ended up eating here twice in the three days we stayed in McMinnville. We love the chill back room with a bar and pool table rather than the more formal dining room in the front (which usually requires reservations anyways). Servers are friendly and attentive and the food is absolutely delicious- basic italian but beautifully done from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The last night of our 2 week stay of wine tasting the Willamette Valley we went to Nicks. We had some hit and miss dining experiences, but we had high hopes for the evening.Many people in the tasting rooms had urged us to try Nick's. The decor is updated and ambiance is a nice fresh vibe.They have an extensive wine... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We thought the food was good to very good but not great. We are foodies so we are pretty critical. The people we were traveling with are not foodies but shared our opinion.

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North Yarmouth, ME
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Homemade pasta with a wide variety of options. My partner & I both loved our meals. Bread came with a delicious olive oil for dipping. Wine list very extensive. Great waitstaff. Waitress knew the wines and suggested pairings. Overall, an excellent meal & wonderful dining experience.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Great place for an Italian fix! Good food, good service. A little pricey for lunch. The atmosphere is very nice.

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Lecanto, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Our dinner was excellent, but the dessert was 6 star worthy! Vanilla ice cream was home made and then doused with expresso [not hot] making it the BEST coffee ice cream ever. Excellent service, wonderful bread, and dinner, topped with a great dessert, it doesn't get any better!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had lunch and dinner at Nick's while visiting Oregon wine country with friends and had excellent meals both visits. The service was impeccable as well. I would highly recommend the meatball dish as well as the Gorgonzola pasta dish. We tried several dishes among the six of us and weren't disappointed with any of them!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Banner's Cafe -no glitz but excellent spaghetti - located near Shari's on 99W - much better than Nick's which got Beard award based on contacts with Beard. Quality of food is very lacking. No angel hair pasta. Overpriced. Snobby.

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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, Pizza, Pasta

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?