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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” (47 reviews)
“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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank ajb6335
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nicks Italian has great ambience, great jazzy music & a relaxed comfortable setting. The menu is small with a few interesting choices. We ordered the bread to start which was lovely & served with EVOO. We requested balsamic & pepper to mix. Next up, the...More

Thank TKinSeattle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eat in the bar. Nick is an amazing mixologist. Eclectic Italian, including authentic crab lasagna. Ask for things, if they’re not on the menu - fab burger with an Italian flair.

Thank Ken K
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We had a really good meal at Nick’s. It’s not the best Italian food we’ve ever had, but it was really good. We had the sausage pizza which was great! We also ordered the crab lasagna since it had been a guest favorite for 40...More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Went in without a reservation on a Friday night and they were very helpful working us in. Waitress was great and the crab lasagna fantastic. Probably best to get a reservation o weekends.

Thank Creigh L
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I came here for dinner. It was recommended by the Atticus hotel. I can’t tell you how wonderful the food is, truly fantastic! Unique spin on classic Italian dishes. Don’t let the town or atmosphere fool you, these folks know how to...More

Thank Christopher K
Reviewed 31 March 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner here. Service was very friendly and attentive. Had the Rock Fish, and it was light and flaky. In a kind of lemon and butter sauce baked in a cooking bag. Roasted cauliflower was excellent as a side! Nice selection of...More

Thank Noleman
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited Nick's 23 years ago and decided to try it again on our anniversary. The Cafe decor has naturally changed over the years. We started with the mussel's and bread. The broth served with the mussel's was awesome and they were...More

Thank A7199PZdavidm
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

What a treat .... stopped in at Nicks mid week Very nice with crisp white tablecloths, classy but you can dress up or down ( its Oregon) , Service is prompt and attentive Varied Italian menu all looked great but I was in a pizza...More

Thank caminorey
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Lovely Italian restaurant with good wine selection and high quality food. Try the radicchio salad and mussels!

Thank fourjmoran
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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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