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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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“bread” (47 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The three pork dish served on radicchio was superbly prepared and served. The crab lasagna with a bechamel sauce was just slightly overdone but nonetheless delicious. Caesar salad was fresh and served in a reasonable portion. The croutons were a bit small and crunchy for...More

Thank JuanDiego1949
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a real culinary treasure. Everyone should experience at least once. Located in McMinnville, Oregon this place is a must.

Thank black9999
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had reservations, arrived on time and told we would have to wait for our table. Then 4 people arrived with no reservations and they were seated right away! I was not happy! The hostess finally seated us after I pointed this out to her....More

Thank Marie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nick's Italian Café is authentic and the food is outstanding. We had an amazing experience on Sunday evening with our friends. Having travelled frequently to Italy I feel qualified to rate Nick's for freshness of their pasta and quality of their food. Their salads were...More

Thank gblumenthal1958
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time. Food took a little while, but they gave us a free salad. played pool. my rigatoni was surprisingly watery, but was still fine. My wife's tortelli was unbelievable. Seriously

Thank tomgeris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in on a Sunday evening with no reservation. Dining room was half full. There is a back room but that’s more suitable for a drink. Extensive wine list with a variety of prices. Ended up with a local Pinot Noir for $60. We shared...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were skeptical, given we live half the year in Italy. Winemakers told us to go and we weren't disappointed. Nicely focused menu, good execution. Knowledgeable service if you get the right person. Good atmosphere. Lot's of choices on the wine list both local and...More

Thank Miniamo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Nick’s with friends while in Mcminnville on a nice wine tasting weekend. The food was delicious. I ordered the mushroom tortelli (basically tortellini) and my husband got the pizza. Both were tasty and fresh, authentic Italian. Dishes were on the pricey side with...More

Thank HappyTrippinMamma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wine list is really extensive but the by-the glass options are limited. The food was well prepared and tasty but nothing that special. We were there for memorial day weekend and it was crowded and very loud. Service was a little slow. Perhaps on...More

1  Thank kingfishersc
Reviewed 12 May 2018

We loved our meal – pasta and pizza! Everything we tasted was outstanding. The olive oil that comes with the lovely bread was excellent. It’s high end food that is reasonably priced. They have BYOB with corkage for $20. The one thing we found was...More

1  Thank ajb6335
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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
US$10 - US$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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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