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Nick's Italian Cafe

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521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
+1 503-434-4471
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Inverness, Illinois
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in after a good day of touring. Delicious salads, pasta. The minestrone was so rich and tasty. Server was attentive, and personable.

Thank msperrucci
Big Horn, Wyoming
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful little Italian restaurant in downtown McMinnville Oregon. Food was delicious, excellent wine choices, service could have been a little more attentive.

Thank WYRon61
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154 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great choice for Italian food in the wine country. Husband and I enjoyed salads and excellent pasta, perfectly cooked and sauced. Our friends ordered pizza, which was big enough for two to share. They have a good selection of wine and knowledgable wait staff.

Thank wego2places
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Italian food with fresh ingredients in the charming small town of McMinnville. Sit in the casual area in the back. So good!

Thank RegattaGal
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicks is located in the old downtown area of Mcminnville and is really a treasure. the wait staff was friendly and attentive. Decor is minimal and attractive without getting in the way. I had the dungeness crab lasagne, which was beyond words, What a treat. My wife had the steamed mussels which were the largest we had ever seen. All... More 

Thank wbsnider69
McMinnville, Oregon
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We took another couple here since none of us had been recently (in the last few years since the changes & Nick's daughter took over). We enjoyed our meals, the wait staff was attentive but not hovering, the wine list was great, and I have to say, the star of the show was the appetizers: loved my mussels in wine... More 

Thank LottieJean57
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Good service and reasonable prices. I had the minestrone which was good but despite all the lovely ingredients lacked very slightly in the flavor dept. The beet salad was absolutely perfect.

Thank Kimberly A
Omaha, Nebraska
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Stopped by at the back bar for a pizza late one night. The pizza was outstanding. Wait was a little longer than expected, but we were in no hurry. Good wine and beer selection. Worth a stop.

Thank Liketobegone
Portland, Oregon
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We have dined here before without a complain but our last meal was barely edible. My trio of pork was terrible and the Ragu was decent but not special. I was expecting a good meal but was disappointed.

Thank Doug O
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154 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Had eaten in the front of this restaurant over 20 years ago and it was an ok experience back then. Since then we have had dinner and drinks in the back and until a year ago it was always nice and quiet, when we were there, and we always enjoyed it. We are traveling with our son and thought it... More 

Thank oenothene64

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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?