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Nick's Italian Cafe

521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
+1 503-434-4471
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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521 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our table wasn't quite ready so we were seated in the bar area..our waiter was so helpful... said we could eat there.. it was quieter than the dining room ... so we stayed.. dinner was excellent and they were very accommodating.. split a salad .....More

Thank Savannahswimmer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved my salad with peaches, goat cheese and nuts and my pasta was ambrosia. I don't usually rave about Italian, as it's not very special but Nick's was quite special. The flavors blended and complimented each other so well. Wished we had room for...More

Thank EmEs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the food and enjoyed a bottle of Nicks Pinot Noir. The salad with Grilled Peaches and Arugula was delicious. I am from the east coast so when we ordered the Pizza Margarita I did not have high hopes that it would be NY...More

Thank Sharenlynn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good, professional service. The food was fine, but the portions were small and of average quality. The decor needs to be updated and it also needs a good cleaning (dirty mirrors, shims on the table legs, wobbly chairs). For a "high-end" eatery, they need to...More

Thank Ollie201550
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Excellent Chianti, very well made Minestrone. Apart from that a good standard italian dish. No waiting, they are efficient in the kitchen.

Thank 269jacob
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

What a great experience! We had other dinner plans cancelled because we could not get there due to the wildfires, so we walked into Nick's and are so glad we did! Gillian was amazing! We let her know that our 5 course dinner plan was...More

Thank SteveB5
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had dinner on a night when the temperature was boarderimg on 100. The air conditioning in the fine dining area was not working and the inside temperature was the same as outside. The staff made the wrong choice to keep the restaurant open. They...More

Thank UsUKFoodie
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Arrived without a reservation the night of the eclipse - Fully booked, but we were able to get a seat in the bar area at the back. Bartender took adequate, if underwhelming care of us, but given how busy it was we wouldn't pass judgment...More

Thank VanBC-Food-lover
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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