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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
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Des Moines, Iowa
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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183 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in late without a reservation and selected a table in the bar where thel locals frequent. We wanted to share an entrée and salad and there was no problem. The wine list is extensive as would be expected for a wine producing region. But, there were mostly bottles available, very few by glass selections. Beer selections center around... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat in the bar area in the back. The front is reservations only. Their Mushroom ravioli was great, light and flavorful. They werent very helpful with the wine selections, but overall, good place, good food.

Thank swapnarajagopal
Helena, Montana
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank David S
Dallas, Texas
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139 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Tualatin, Oregon
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 

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North Carolina
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242 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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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136 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

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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121 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 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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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, Romantic, Local cuisine
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?