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Nick's Italian Cafe

521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
+1 503-434-4471
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“lasagna” (47 reviews)
“salad” (51 reviews)
“bread” (45 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our dinner here. Service was very friendly and attentive. Had the Rock Fish, and it was light and flaky. In a kind of lemon and butter sauce baked in a cooking bag. Roasted cauliflower was excellent as a side! Nice selection of...More

Thank Noleman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Nick's 23 years ago and decided to try it again on our anniversary. The Cafe decor has naturally changed over the years. We started with the mussel's and bread. The broth served with the mussel's was awesome and they were...More

Thank A7199PZdavidm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat .... stopped in at Nicks mid week Very nice with crisp white tablecloths, classy but you can dress up or down ( its Oregon) , Service is prompt and attentive Varied Italian menu all looked great but I was in a pizza...More

Thank caminorey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely Italian restaurant with good wine selection and high quality food. Try the radicchio salad and mussels!

Thank fourjmoran
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nick's has been one of my all-time favorite restaurants for years. Starting with its opening under the helm of Nick Peirano and continuing with his daughter Carmen. Ravioli to die for, superb lasagne and excellent main courses. And don't miss having pizza in the back...More

Thank rhondaf480
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

That was the best lasagna I have had in a long time. If you like crab meat, you have to try it. Service started a little slow, but was really good once we asked for it. May have been some confusion there.

Thank Peteb37
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Best local environment in wine country! Where else can you sit in the "Backroom" next to Nick and not know he is "NIck". Kind, attentive, enthusiastic staff who truly want to give you the hospitality they know we all appreciate. Leaving Nick's feeling like you...More

Thank Snowpixie17
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

This is a 5 star gourmet dining experience and there is not a close 2nd in all of Yamhill county! Pasta and salads are awesome with lasagna and ravioli being my favorites! Great wine list!

Thank Phenomjet
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Great meal on short notice. we opted out of another restaurant due to the delayed wait. they sat us immediately and we ordered both a special and off the menu. Lovely, simple accommodations and we were sated!

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Pizza was good and I must admit the pasta was over the top delicious. Portion sizes are border line small as no extras such as salad or bread are included. The wait for our food was unexceptionably long which put a damper on the experience.

Thank Luann D
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Gulzar H
9 August 2015|
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Response from nancyhi | Reviewed this property |
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
Frank M
23 July 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 28
Dinner, After-hours
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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: +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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