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Nick's Italian Cafe

521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
+1 503-434-4471
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“lasagna” (39 reviews)
“salad” (48 reviews)
“bread” (42 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

Arrived without a reservation the night of the eclipse - Fully booked, but we were able to get a seat in the bar area at the back. Bartender took adequate, if underwhelming care of us, but given how busy it was we wouldn't pass judgment...More

Thank VanBC-Food-lover
Reviewed August 17, 2017

We ate here our first night in McMinnville. The food was very good. The seafood lasagna was wonderful. The wine list was well thought out. We would definitely eat there again.

Thank P3596FVpaulm
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Lovely selection of authentically prepared Italian dishes supported by a very good wine list focussing on Italian and local Willamette Valley selections.

Thank David C
Reviewed August 11, 2017

We sat at the bar and were able to see and smell everything coming out of the kitchen. Placing an order was almost impossible. We ate oysters, the meatballs, and a pizza. Each was marvelous. I simply do not possess the physical ability to eat...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Nicks is pretty famous in the area as one of the best in fine dining. They have a limited menu each day served in many courses, and the food is wonderful. It is a dinner that takes a couple of hours, so don't be in...More

Thank Jesse A
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

I have visited nicks on the previous visit to McMinnville and was happy to go back. I got a table which is fine and I got a six dollar bottle of Pellegrino. They asked me if I want to start with bread and olives instead...More

1  Thank Jack026
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Good food and very good service made several interesting dishes and my goddaughter loved her wood fired pizza

Thank PetesBar
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

We visit the Oregon wine country from time to time, and always try to work in a visit to Nick's Italian Cafe. This is one of those old fashioned Italian restaurants, with the bar in the back of the house. Always great.

Thank AngusDad
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Popped in without a reservation and we were promptly sat by a cheerful hostess. Fantastic focaccia made on the premises as well as the freshest pasta I've had since being in Italy. Once of the best Italian meals ever.

Thank Cwfarrell
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here while holidaying in McMinnville. Beautiful food, great service, really enjoyed ourselves

Thank Kay A
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August 8, 2015|
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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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July 22, 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $28
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
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: +1 503-434-4471
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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