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Nick's Italian Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $28
CUISINES
Italian

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Menu

ANTIPASTI‎
2.00
Fresh Baked Bread
From our wood-fired oven with extra virgin olive oil
9.00
Fino in Fondo Salumi
Board a selection of fino in fondo salami
15.00
Razor Clam Crostini
Razor‎ clams and salsa verde on grilled crostini with cherry tomatoes and fennel
11.00
Chanterelle en Cartoccio
Chanterelles baked in parchment with butter sea salt and fresh thyme
9.00
Honeycomb Beef Tripe
Braised in tomato sauce served with a soft cooked egg and parm on top
9.00
Panzanella
Grilled bread arugula kalamata olive tapenade and housemade mozzarella
5.00
Marinated Olives
With‎ lemon thyme chili flake and olive oil
7.00
Sicilian Caponata
Eggplant zucchini peppers onions and tomatoes stewed in the wood oven
6.00
Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
From our wood fired oven, ask server for daily preparation
9.00
Meatballs
Served with tomato sauce, parmesan and extra virgin olive oil
WOOD FIRED PIZZA‎
14.00
Margherita
Tomato sauce with housemade mozzarella and fresh basil
15.00
Sausage
Housemade mozzarella sausage cippolini onions and parmesan
16.00
Gorgonzola and Pear
Gorgonzola cheese, sliced local pears and caramelized onion
15.00
Spinach and Pancetta
Béchamel sauce crispy pancetta shallots and goat cheese
16.00
Salami
House mozzarella fino in fondo salami tomato sauce chili flake and parmesan
INSALATE E ZUPPA‎
7.00
Minestrone
Nick’s classic recipe with parmesan and fresh pesto
7.00
Green Salad
Oakhill organics mixed greens with garlic rice wine vinaigrette
8.00
Caesar Salad
With garlic croutons and classic caesar dressing
10.00
Delicata Squash Salad
Arugula, shaved fennel pine nuts fried brussels sprouts and red wine vinaigrette
PASTA‎
15.00
Tonarelli E Polpette
Square spaghetti with meatballs tomato sauce and parmesan
14.00
Puttanesca
Spicy‎ sauce of tomatoes capers and kalamata olives over pasta
16.00
Pappardelle
With a beef ragu olive oil roasted peppernata and parmesan
14.00
Tagliatelle
Hand cut pasta with gorgonzola dolce cream
15.00
Ravioli
Filled with spinach and pork and served in a sage butter sauce
16.00
Lasagna
Oregon dungeness crab local mushrooms roasted garlic and pine nuts
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Takeout
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I arrived early Friday evening without reservations and the squeezed us in to the small front room with a smile. The corn custard appetizer was unique and fresh with grilled corn kernels, cherry tomatoes and a light vinaigrette. My wife had the...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nick's may have awards and a reputation but it was sadly disappointing. Thirteen of us were there for dinner and 6 or more were not happy with their meal. I had the Tortelli (?) which was so hot it burnt my entire mouth and throat...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank theonlymaryhoward
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was really looking forward to dinner given various reviews and the Atticus Hotel's recommendation of Nicks. We were seated and had to wait at least 20 minutes to order our wine (had to ask for a wine list) and food and flag down the water....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Linda F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant. Meatballs and pizza appetizers were delicious and the fusilli was a treat too! The ravioli were also very tasty and had a nice kick

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank jonadoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been eating at Nick’s since 1993. It just keeps getting better. Carmen has brought a cosmopolitan sophistication and modern feel while keeping the tradition alive by honoring her fathers signature dishes.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank amandamF51BL
Reviewed July 15, 2019

Service 0 (that is ZERO). Okay let's start with as usual if you don't book you may get a place in the Billiard room in the back. But why? Don't bother, go down the street. First waitress was new, okay no problem, but then the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Nvrlost
Reviewed July 6, 2019

A simple but comfortable place with creative food and excellent service. A number of pasta dishes and mains are available in addition to a lovely selection of appetizers and salads. Food is very fresh and locally sourced, and the menu changes frequently. I thought my...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank drkiki2015
Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

Very good experience for dinner here. Pasta was fresh and excellent. Definitely worth eating here when in McMinnville.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank frogbog
Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

Food is ok nothing great but the service just makes it not worth ever going to again. It took over thirty minutes to just get the bill paid and that was fast compared to the slow service.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank K4421DMscotth
Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

We were told to eat at Nicks. It was fine for us. Nothing over the top crazy. I ordered the ragout, and my previous entrees with ragout were made with a tomato sauce blend, Nick’s ragout was a brown gravy. My husband enjoyed his ravioli....More

Date of visit: June 2019
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In my opinion, I think you could find somewhere else that's better. There was other places around to check out. Nicks seems ok from the front sidewalk, and looks elegant and has a few food choices. But, when you order a... More
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