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Nick's Italian Cafe

521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
503-434-4471
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Ranked #9 of 90 restaurants in McMinnville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You would never know that I ordered a Gluten Free option. It was divine. I had the nettle pesto pasta and it was beyond amazing. The accompanying wine was perfect. We even had some dessert. Such a gem and we were delighted that we received the recommendation from Liz at A' Tuscan Estate.

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Issaquah, WA.
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168 reviews 168 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a nice evening. the food was good, but I went away hungry. it was on the pricey side. right downtown.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was very pleased with the service and the food was excellent! Had the mussel app and was enough. for a main and was delicious. Highly recommended!

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Nick's restaurant is a staple on the main street in downtown McMinnville. We went as a group of 5 after attending The Sip, wine tasting fundraiser. A very popular Oregon event. Nick's dining area is small with a lively bar in the rear. We arrived for a late seating at 9:30, but had excellent service and good recommendations from the... More

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McMinnville, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

NICK'S has been a staple of the McMinnville restaurant scene since forever. Consistently great food, wine and service have been the foundations of their legacy. If you haven't been in yet, join them for a great fine dining experience in the front room. Or for something a little more casual, walk in the back room for some cocktails and maybe... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We were two couples who went here for dinner. We all ordered pasta and all was great. The pasta is house made and is delicious. The atmosphere was pretty lively and it had a nicely redecorated bar and restaurant. The bar in the back is awesome. The wine selection was HUGE. The wine we picked was gone so the waitress... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We entered Nick's Italian Cafe for lunch to a warm, steamy atmosphere. The front windows were obscured with steam. We were the only ones in the restaurant, giving us pause….But our panini sandwiches were excellent and very generous. We were offered sparkling water at the table as well. We had dinner here many years ago, and remembered a different atmosphere... More

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Dallas, Oregon, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Not impressed. Heard 'Back of Nic's' was great. Well, we came through the back and took awhile for service. Then our nice waitress/bartender asked about food and drinks. Drinks started at $10 but ok. That is all we had then left for dinner at 411, why, because we noticed that the menu was different 'in the back room' then the... More

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McMinnville, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We enjoyed drinks in the BackRoom (the Ginger Cosmo was amazing!) and wine with dinner. Our party ordered several pastas, pizza, and I had seared scallops that were the best ever! Also, we had several veggie side dishes that were mouth-watering-wonderful and fresh. Nick's has always accommodated my gluten-free, dairy-free diet, and it is the only restaurant where I feel... More

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Hinesville, Georgia
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Just had dinner at Nick's. The service was by far the best I had during my two week visit to this area. The food was excellent, too. My company had the crab lasagna, I had the lamb. Wish I had come here sooner.

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