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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
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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 138
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    Very good
  • 38
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  • 20
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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
Lunch at Nick's Italian Cafe

My husband and I celebrated my birthday with lunch at Nick's today. This was our first visit to Nick's but definitely won't be our last. The food was fresh and wonderful, wait staff courteous and the service was nicely paced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Pat R
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My husband and I celebrated my birthday with lunch at Nick's today. This was our first visit to Nick's but definitely won't be our last. The food was fresh and wonderful, wait staff courteous and the service was nicely paced.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The atmosphere is excellent for fine dining or just a place for lunch. All sandwiches are sufficient size for sharing and the food is very consistent and tasty. Nick's is an institution in Oregon's wine country and the service is always excellent with waiters who actually seem to enjoy what they are doing.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This place came highly recommended, and now I see why. It's fabulous. My wife and I started with the Wood Fired Margherita Pizza. It was smallish, but we also ordered proper meals, so we had some of this and took the rest home for later. This was, no kidding, one of the best pizzas I've ever had. We both went... More 

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Rye, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Good Italian food for the west coast. Had to pay separately for bread but that might be a west coast thing. Good wine selection friendly helpful attentive staff. Exceptional for Oregon being from NY.

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North Tustin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great place in a beautiful small town of McMinnville OR. Clams are awesome and they have a very nice wine list. Pizza is good, pasta dishes are really good! Take the whole family.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have visited Nick's a number of times over the past decade and have seen many changes but this restaurant never stops trying to please patrons. There are some inconsistencies in the kitchen which can produce brilliant, pick up the phone and call someone food and at other times, just so-so and average. My best advice is to chat with... More 

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Polk City, Florida
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We arrived late (restaurants in the area seem to all close at 9), but were greeted at the door and promptly seated. Possibly the noisiest restaurant I've ever been in The mostly-younger crowd, open layout, and poor choice of wall and ceiling materials all contribute to the din. But it's obviously very popular, and the service and food were very... More 

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had reservation that the snarky fellow couldn't find. After some discussion about a table, he decided we could be seated. This is not a good way to start the evening and sets you up for disappointment. Well,disappointed we were - the service was abrupt and not very friendly and two dishes had too much horseradish. The ambiance was very... More 

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Panama City, Florida, United States
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 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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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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