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Nick's Italian Cafe

521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
503-434-4471
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Ranked #6 of 94 Restaurants in McMinnville
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Loved the bar area! Waiter was great! Antipasto Board was $18 for about $3 of food! My husband got ravioli and it was a side dish at best! It tasted great but not worth the money! We can afford it but we are also not stupid! Who wants to spend that kind of money only to leave and hit up... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

You won"t be disappointed in Nick's. Authentic Italian in the quant village of McMinnville. The poster for Farm to Table dining. It was a tad noisy, but the food will dazzle you. All homemade pasta, and we brought our wine for a $20 corkage. Make a reservation. You might not get seated if you're walking up.

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Henderson, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I have to say that the food at Nick's is very good. However, the noise level almost drove us out of the restaurant. This is definitely NOT a place to go for dinner if you want to carry on any conversation. If you have a group... I suggest you choose another venue. Our server literally had to SHOUT the nightly... More

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Oxford, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went to Nick's and sat outside which was fine except that the wait staff often forgot we were there. I ordered the radiatori with basil and got less than a side dish of it for an entree price! Had it been less expensive I would have ordered a secundi if I knew I was getting less than an appetizer.... More

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Encinitas, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were three couples on a four-day wine tasting trip in Willamette Valley. Nick's Cafe was on my list for lunch since we were staying in Newberg and didn't want to travel so far at night. We didn't have a reservation, but were seated immediately. What a great find! Reminds me of a New York style cafe. Good, but not... More

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Lacey, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I'm torn on my star rating. I think I went expecting way too much based on others reviews, magazine articles and travel sites. While it was good, I certainly wasn't blown away. Portions were a bit small, as my best friend ordered the lasagna and I'd venture to guess it was 3x4 in and 3 in high? My husband ordered... More

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Mechanicsburg, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This place has very good food, service and an outstanding wine list. All 4 of us liked our food (mostly pasta dishes) and loved the pinot noir selections, some of which we had not heard of before. Our waitress was terrific, recommending dishes, bringing us things we asked for that were not even on the menu, and recommending another very... More

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dallas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had an early dinner at Nick's and were seated quickly. The lasagna and Caesar salad were delicious, and the service was very good. Reservations are suggested. There were a number of people who could not be accommodated because the restaurant was fully booked that evening, and they did not have a reservation.

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Nick's is all about the skill of the chef making classic dishes. I had an entree with fresh-made pasta, zucchini, butter and a little cheese. The raw ingredients probably cost less than $2, but I will gladly pay much more than that because it was prepared so perfectly, served well, and enjoyed in a beautiful setting. While Nick's is not... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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117 reviews 117 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Bread was excellent. Lasagna was exceptional. Radiatori was very salty and the pesto or basil was too mature. Portion size was a little large. Minestrone soup was the highlight.

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