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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” (40 reviews)
“salad” (49 reviews)
“bread” (43 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
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Reviewed 13 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 28 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
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Returned to Nick's looking for a hot meal on a cold Sunday night. We enjoyed their pasta on our last visit, so we ordered it again and were not disappointed. Service was spot on and friendly, the atmosphere lively, but we could hold a conversation....More

Thank wego2places
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We were vacationing in McMinnville, Oregon and wanted some exquisite Italian food. Nick's Italian Cafe came up among friends and locals quite frequently. We decided to go there for dinner one evening and were not disappointed. The food, wine, service were excellent! We will definitely...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017

This was our first night in wine country so we weren't sure what the food situation was going to be. We walked Old town McMinnville and then just stopped in at Nick's because it looked good. We later found out it was one of the...More

Thank DAB49
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We went to Nicks Italian Café based upon a recommendation from our B&B but unfortunately we were not impressed. The food was prepared in a genuine Italian forno oven - we have the same make at our house but ours is a smaller model. The...More

Thank stefanop54
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great Italian meal at this little Italian restaurant. They were very accommodating to customers without reservations. Menu was full of good items to choose from.

Thank trout42
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Super awesome food, atmosphere and service! The lasagna is to die for! Great wine list! Really cool historic downtown street.

Thank Phenomjet
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We had a delicious meal at Nick's and would recommend trying to get a seat at the counter so you get to see the chefs cook and prepare your food and also get to chat with the staff (when they're not busy of course)! The...More

Thank Trip-chick80
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Nick's was recommended to us by our innkeeper who told us how to go to "Nick's Back Door". We had an excellent meal of pasta and the service was very good even though they were busy.

Thank DivesUg
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Gulzar H
8 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
22 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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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