This restaurant has been a staple in McMinnville for decades, although it has totally reinvented itself in the last couple of years--new chef, new look (note the wine barrel wall done by our barrel maker), and new menu. We enjoyed a lovely lunch outside in the sun. Mark had a roast beef, gorgonzola and caramelized onion Panini, and of course, a glass of wine (also, coincidentally, made by our barrel maker). I tried the house-made pasta with a smoked eggplant and tomato sauce. Both were amazing. The staff is doing great things there with their wood-fired oven.
Nick's Italian Cafe
521 Northeast 3rd St, McMinnville, OR, 97128