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Nick's Italian Cafe

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521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
5:00 pm - 11:00 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We made reservations which is helpful. Tidy little restaurant with excellent service even though we came in at 8:30 on a Monday night. All the food was good. A friend recommended the homemade Minestrone and it was very good. The Dungeness crab lasagne was also top notch. However, my friend had the mussels and they were the best I ever... More 

Thank RMZR1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very cute little restaurant. Solid wine list and great little dishes. I went two days in a row just for the trip! They also have a lovely wine list and were very accommodating letting us bring some wines we were given by local wineries. Of course we shared!

Thank believeinbee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nick's was highly recommended at the wineries we visited and from our B&B hosts so we were looking forward to a nice meal. Unfortunately, our experience was not as portrayed. The Caesar salad had a lifeless no-anchovy dressing drizzled over the lettuce--it was not tossed--and it was sprinkled with diced tomatoes. I like tomatoes but this was supposed to be... More 

Thank TexasTraveler62
Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite good. Ravioli was exceptional. Very busy, we got the last table available without a reservation. Service was prompt considering how busy they were. Overall, a nice evening and more than acceptable food.

Thank Rhonda R
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were six of us; if you have a special diet though, find another place; my daughter could settle only for a lettuce salad (good lettuce, good dressing but nothing else). The other five liked the food except my son-in-law eyed my pizza with envy when he saw his pasta dish (homemade but not much pasta). The service was slow,... More 

Thank Arthur M
Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nick's is very popular and noisier than I would like. However, we'd go back for the food. All four at our table enjoyed our pasta, but the outstanding dish was the ravioli: delicate (melt in your mouth) thin pasta stuffed with a puree of spinach and pork in a simple subtle butter sauce. Although not cheap, food and wine are... More 

Thank 2calgrads
Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Nicks each time we come to McMinnville and it's always delicious! Sit in the bar area if you want to be more casual!

Thank Laura H
Bellevue, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I do not know why our meal took so long. There seemed to be plenty of servers. Maybe they had too many people there. The minestone soup was as good as anywhere. My wife's pasta with ragu sauce was tasty, but it was a pretty small portion for a meal. The salad dressing on the house salad was extremely good.

Thank rerBellevue
Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Great food the servers were very attentive to our group of 14. It was not a speedy dinner, but, the food although pricey, was worth it. Great way to cap off our wine touring.

Thank mms1957
McMinnville, Oregon
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105 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We've eaten in Nick's back room maybe 50 times. Yes, we're local regulars who like the place. The last few months we've noticed a decided downturn in service. Tonight we ordered pizza, and one hour twenty minutes later it arrived. Servers were walking by tables looking at the floor so they didn't have to take the time to remove empty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $28
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?