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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” (49 reviews)
“bread” (48 reviews)
“salad” (52 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 4 days ago via mobile

The hotel we were staying at recommended this place and luckily even made reservations for us. The place was busy on a Wednesday night which was a good indicator of what was to come. I had the crab lasagna and it was good to the...More

Thank sookiez
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicks Italian Cafe is an icon restaurant in Oregon's Willamette Valley. The food and service at Nicks Italian Cafe are 5 stars. Chef Carmen took over her Father's restaurant some years ago and continues his legacy while building her own resume. The backroom has a...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been hearing about Nick's for years and decided to take our daughter (who has been to Italy) there for her birthday. First, I have NEVER been to an Italian restaurant that charges for bread! Do not expect to get a 3 course meal...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pizza was awesome, but the pasta was just so so. We sat at a table by the window, and enjoyed watching the towns people stroll by.

Thank 994stanc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was happy to find a place in town that served manicotti (canneloni with cheese). I felt it was a little on the pricey side, but I might be back.

Thank MaryO7715
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All I can say is get the crab lasagna! It was amazing! Great wine selection too! The atmosphere is perfect for a romantic setting as well.

Thank tmhoule
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the crab lasagna and halibut along with the roasted beet salad. PERFECT! The flavor and fresh ingredients never disappoint. We are food lovers from Seattle and come to visit our fav place in Oregon.

Thank christine o
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at Nick's with a group of 10 one week ago. The restaurant smells delicious, and has a nice atmosphere. Long story made short, service was extremely slow, we had to request to have our water glasses refilled. Meals arrived a few at a...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Nick's on a Tuesday night at the last minute and glad we did! Sat at the bar because they were supposed to be full (a large party did not show as it turned out) and had a great meal. My hanger steak was...More

Thank Randall P
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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Gulzar H
August 8, 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
July 22, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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