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Nick's Italian Cafe

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521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate there the night before a half marathon. I had the pear and gorgonzola pizza. It was delicious. The olive tray was good too.

Thank stl2570
Harlingen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner here on a Sunday evening, enjoyed the 15" stone fired pizza. Very thin crust which was great, I never had any pizza with such a thin crust. Very good service and restaurant had white table clothes and white cloth napkins, good wine choice. Nice restaurant. Well worth the visit.

Thank dgfaust
Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was delicious, the wine list is extensive, and our server Jeshua was wonderful! We LOVE going to Nick's and try to do so every time we are in town!

Thank Fay T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good food. Very comfortable. Surroundings . Drinks are awesome. Wine list good. Staff takes good care of you. Good place to go if you want time with your guests!!!!

Thank Peggy M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoy the fine dining Nick's has to offer, the have delicious food and an excellent (albeit expensive wine selection). Backs backroom is ideal for a more casual gatherings with brighter lighting and a pool table.

Thank Jessica P
McMinnville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like authentic Italian food you need to try Nick's. The crab lasagna is to die for. If you want a comfortable atmosphere try the back room

1 Thank Henrik V
Andover, Massachusetts
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74 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband came here years ago on business trips and it didn't live up to his memories or the recommendations of local people at wineries we visited. We thought it too expensive for what we had. The crab lasagna was a specialty, but I couldn't find any layers - seemed like more of a casserole. The bread and olive oil... More 

Thank JKS55
Orlando Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portions are small, service was just ok, nothing special about this place. Took a very long time for my pizza to come out, either the first was was burnt or server forgot to order it.

Thank Michelle68Orlando
Madison, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tasty food. I asked if they could make me a traditional spaghetti and meatballs and the waitress said, "if that's what you want, that's what you'll get!" They were very busy but the service was still solid. My date ordered the Rigatoni in ragu sauce and was a little disappointed that the sauce was sparse. It's not your typical ragu.... More 

Thank MadisonJerry
Westfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Italian ever... Melt in your mouth pasta. I had ravioli which was awesome. Husband had lasagna with crab and mushrooms, amazing. All pasta homemade. Only wish I lived closer to be able to experience all of the menu.

Thank Backroady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $28
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  McMinnville
  • Phone Number: 15034344471
Serving the Willamette Valley since 1977. A favorite among the locals and visitors from abroad. Nick's Italian Cafe serves traditional fare passed down generations, as well as original dishes, created by our Chef. Trained in classic Italian cuisine in Italy, Eric Ferguson & Carmen Peirano strive to make every plate a special and unique experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?