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“Understand why it is always packed!”

Nick's Italian Cafe
Ranked #8 of 102 Restaurants in McMinnville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $28
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Nicks has a great reputation in the area and after visiting you cam tell why. Its a quaint, small location in the historic downtown area. The pizza is true pizza! This was my first time in the area and when I asked around, this place was recommend by 3 of the 5 people I asked. If looking for a great place to eat Italian - try Nicks!

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Thank M W
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We had lunch here and the food was wonderful. Two of has sandwiches. They were delicious. One of us had a pizza and the other had the crabmeat lasagna. Everyone was happy with their choice. The minestrone soup was the best I have ever tasted. Service was excellent, also.

Thank emmalea3
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is a very "Clubby" Restuarant. If you aren't one of the "chosen", you only get adequate service. Food was good, with adequate portions.

2  Thank szsand
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Had tried to eat at this place for 20 years, it was either closed when we wanted or full when we drove by. It is a long drive for us and our timing never seemed to work out. We finally got to eat here but only in the bar. The small piazza's were good along with the micro brew on tap. As others have pointed out the portions are small but good. Will still try and make a reservation to eat here for a special occasion.

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Thank CascadeHeadJack
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

We had always heard raving reviews about Nicks. It's a considerable distance from where we live but when we found ourselves in McMinnville on a recent Saturday evening we took advantage of stopping in. We didn't have reservations which may have made our visit go downhill but, nevertheless, the restaurant was almost empty when we arrived. Waitress said they couldn't fit us in but we were welcome to eat in the bar area in the back, which we opted to do. Football game was on and it was obvious the bartender was much more interested in the game than serving us. Food was good but portions were miniscule; we had to ask for bread, ask for water & my husband even had to go up to the bar and get waiters attention for a 2nd glass of wine and it's not like there were a lot of customers competing for her time. Price was high for very small alacarte portions - nothing extra at all. When we left, we exited back out of the restaurant area & tables were still empty so not sure what happened that they couldn't fit us in to begin with. Truly, I think our experience may have been much diffeent had we been in the restaurant area to begin with. Lastly, the menu in the bar area was different than offered in the restaurant; when we had been directed to the bar in the first place we assumed we could order as if in the restaurant which was not the case. Disappointed!

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