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Nick's Italian Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner


US$10 - US$28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Fresh Baked Bread
From our wood-fired oven with extra virgin olive oil
Fino in Fondo Salumi
Board a selection of fino in fondo salami
Razor Clam Crostini
Razor‎ clams and salsa verde on grilled crostini with cherry tomatoes and fennel
Chanterelle en Cartoccio
Chanterelles baked in parchment with butter sea salt and fresh thyme
Honeycomb Beef Tripe
Braised in tomato sauce served with a soft cooked egg and parm on top
Grilled bread arugula kalamata olive tapenade and housemade mozzarella
Marinated Olives
With‎ lemon thyme chili flake and olive oil
Sicilian Caponata
Eggplant zucchini peppers onions and tomatoes stewed in the wood oven
Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
From our wood fired oven, ask server for daily preparation
Served with tomato sauce, parmesan and extra virgin olive oil
Tomato sauce with housemade mozzarella and fresh basil
Housemade mozzarella sausage cippolini onions and parmesan
Gorgonzola and Pear
Gorgonzola cheese, sliced local pears and caramelized onion
Spinach and Pancetta
Béchamel sauce crispy pancetta shallots and goat cheese
House mozzarella fino in fondo salami tomato sauce chili flake and parmesan
Nick’s classic recipe with parmesan and fresh pesto
Green Salad
Oakhill organics mixed greens with garlic rice wine vinaigrette
Caesar Salad
With garlic croutons and classic caesar dressing
Delicata Squash Salad
Arugula, shaved fennel pine nuts fried brussels sprouts and red wine vinaigrette
Tonarelli E Polpette
Square spaghetti with meatballs tomato sauce and parmesan
Spicy‎ sauce of tomatoes capers and kalamata olives over pasta
With a beef ragu olive oil roasted peppernata and parmesan
Hand cut pasta with gorgonzola dolce cream
Filled with spinach and pork and served in a sage butter sauce
Oregon dungeness crab local mushrooms roasted garlic and pine nuts
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant been in my home town since I was a teenager. It's very high dollar but worth every penny....

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank lbluvjc911
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The home made pasta dishes were delicate, nuanced and quite delicious. And, as is common in Italy, the portion sizes were not so gigantic that you have to either stuff yourself or leave food behind. We had the meatball appetizer, and after finishing the meatballs...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rick H
Reviewed December 4, 2018

A great restaurant that has been there for ages. Their Bread and Pasta are divine. I only gave 4 stars because my pesto was excessively oily-but very tasty. Everyone else at our table enjoyed their meal. This is not a location for those who don't...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jcatPDX
Reviewed November 30, 2018

I'm thinking they must have had a change in management and/or chef because I had heard great things and it was TERRIBLE. Terrible service, terrible food, terrible experience. After we were sat it took forever for the waitress to take our order, we then waited...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Reginadsitt
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

We were starving after a day of tasting and came here. It gets busy so make a reservation. We all had pizzas which were huge and delicious.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ChrisGrayFaust
Reviewed November 24, 2018

I made the reservation well in advance by phone. Would prefer to reserve via opentable but that's not a big deal. I'd heard about Nick's for twenty some years through a friend whose son went to college at Linfield. My expectations were high but everything...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank seattlesez
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Our family had a reservation for 10 made a week in advance, at the time it was made no mention that they would seat only 8 together. The day prior to the reservation I called them and added 2 more to the reservation (again no...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank fishergirl2
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Well....... where to start! My nephew's wife called the week before arriving in town and made a reservation for 10 (no problem). The day before we arrived a call was made to add 2 additional to our party. The restaurant said no problem. That was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lorraine G
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Had to arrive early on a weekend because the reservations were long gone, but we tried a couple apps and a couple pastas and everything was outstanding!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Seaside19579019666
Reviewed October 28, 2018

This is our 4th visit to Nick’s in our travels toMcMinnville. The best item on the menu is the crab lasagna. It is a dish I haven’t found at other resturants that is so well prepared. I feel that the menu is limited, and on...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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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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