Uncle Nicky’s

Lily Thorpe

Experience the taste of authentic Italian food and the feel of a cafe in Northern Italy all in Austin, Texas! Uncle Nicky’s brings relaxed dining to two locations in Austin, serving brunch, pasta, drinks, and more. With a happy hour menu to impress anyone and authentic dishes to go with, Uncle Nicky’s is your next stop for dining out. 

The Atmosphere 

A Hyde Park and East Side location, Uncle Nicky’s is easily accessible for a quick lunch stop or a sit-down dinner. The East Side location is complete with indoor and outdoor seating, and Hyde Park features an indoor bar with outdoor tables for a classic cafe feel. Uncle Nicky’s is open late and the perfect come-as-you-are spot. Everyone will find something to enjoy at this Austin restaurant staple, from date night to family dinners. 

What to Order 

The relaxed atmosphere of Uncle Nicky’s easily translates to the menu. Light, simple, and refreshing are just some of the ways to describe the dishes. The menu is built around antipasti, pane tostada, salads, sandwiches, and more. Not only do they serve Italian staples, but there are also all day brunch items to indulge in as well. 

You can’t miss out on ordering a pane tostada (think open-faced focaccia toast). The Classico is the perfect combination of whipped ricotta, Prosciutto di San Daniele, with Calabrian chili honey & basil that is sure to melt in your mouth. An extensive collection of salads and antipasti is sure to pair with any main course you choose. When it comes to pasta, you can’t go wrong with ordering rigatoni with Alfredo Cream Sauce. Don’t forget to order a side of focaccia bread. 

Of course, you can order the desserts just on their own. The cruller is so light it just melts in your mouth with one bite. All of their pastries are baked fresh daily and are worth picking up more than one to take home. 

Uncle Nicky’s menu is not only full of great options, but they also are sure to label any dietary restrictions clearly. Vegetarian, vegan, dairy, and gluten-free are easily spotted on the menu, making ordering a breeze. 

Drinks & Specials  

Have you ever met a spritz you did not like? The drink menu at Uncle Nicky’s is not something to skip out on. From spritzes to wine to beer, their selection of drinks is what makes Uncle Nicky’s experience special. Our recommendation is the blood orange spritz for a refreshing sip or a bottle of their house wine to pair with a cheese plate. 

If you are looking for a new happy hour spot in Austin, Uncle Nicky’s is about to be your go-to place. What should you get? For $20, you can order a cheese plate and a whole bottle of wine. Happy Hour starts every day from 2-5 p.m. 

Here is a full breakdown of what their happy hour includes.

$1 Disco Lemonade Shots

$2 Alstadt & High Life Ponies

$6 Spritz

$20 Cheese Plate + Bottle of Wine

$4 Glasses of House White and Red

The next time you are looking for a relaxed dining feel or a great happy hour in Austin, Uncle Nicky’s is your spot. Visit the Hyde Park location at 4222 Duval Street or the East Side location at 1123 East 11th Street. Both sites are open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Give them a try for your next night out and #SayUncle. https://www.unclenickys.com