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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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Helena, Montana
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in the bar and my quick-footed wife was able to grab us a table. I had the crab lasagna which I loved, loved, loved. My wife had the ravioli with pork and spinach which she really liked but found a little too buttery. Good list of wine by the glass. The bar is a bar so don't expect linen... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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136 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate at Nick's the last night of our Oregon vacation. We tried to get a reservation earlier but they told us that the absolute earliest they could get us in was 8:30. We still came early and they had three empty tables. We were immediately seated by our waitress who had a big personality (in a good way). I... More 

Thank lplsally
Tualatin, Oregon
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have lived within driving distance of Nick's since 1984 & have heard of it and it's fabulous reputation since day one. We finally had an opportunity to go recently, with four others, for an early evening sitting. Neither of us could figure what all the fuss was about. The place is small, I counted about 16... More 

Thank HimeeG
North Carolina
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242 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting a seat is the trick! We put our name in for a 7:30 seating and our table wasn't ready. No problem, so we waited at the bar. Finally after another 15-20 minutes we felt forgotten and informed the hostess we decided to eat at the bar where the bartender was very attentive. Food was very good, especially the the... More 

Thank Condocat
San Diego
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133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Got shut out the nite I was going to eat there. Was told it is the best pizza in the world by multiple friends. Once of my husbands employees actually drives from Portland to McMinnville just to have Nick's pizza.

Thank TrippyLawyer
Olympia Washington
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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 of us had a late dinner here on a Monday night. The place was packed. We had really attentive and friendly service. My husband and I had the hangar steaks rare and medium rare and they were extremely tough, almost like beef jerky. We enjoyed some Italian wines, and a great creme brûlée. Don't get the steak, our friends... More 

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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810 reviews
599 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,413 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pizza is good, lamb was very good, service friendly and quick, comfortable nice decor. There isn't much else one can ask for and this place has it all.

Thank apalmero
McMinnville, Oregon
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Husband and I dropped in with no reservation and we were seating with a smile. The food is always top quality and they have a great wine selection. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable. The new look is such a great upgrade. I highly recommend the crab lasagna (famous).

Thank SundayCJ
southern illinois
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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

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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, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
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?