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  • Italian, Seafood
  • 1015 N Rush St, Chicago IL60611 41.901285 -87.627429
  • (Btwn E Oak St & E Bellvue Pl)
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  • (312) 994-7100
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Breakfast

Amandas Pastries

Served With A Choice Of Raspberry Jam, Vanilla Honey, Fior Di Latte.

Blueberry Coffee Cake    4.25
Lemon Pound Cake    3.25
Kouign Amann    3.00
Cornetti plain   4.50
chocolate, ham-provolone   5.00

Traditional Fare

Continental Breakfast assorted pastry board, choice of juice and drip coffee   20.00
European Breakfast la quercia ham, prosciutto cotto, milano salami, feta cheese, american spoon mustard, toasted focaccia   20.00
Streel Cut Oatmeal farro, ricotta crema, steeped plums, walnuts   10.00
Nico Granola yogurt, bananas   10.00
Calvin's Pancakes seasonal fruit, burton's maple syrup   13.00
Two Eggs Any Style with roman gnocchi, and a choice of bacon or cotechino verde   16.00
Soft-Scrambled Eggs peperonata, prosciutto, focaccia   17.00
Dungeness Crab poached eggs, bearnaise, toasted focaccia   24.00

Italian Fare

Heirloom Tomato Salad tonnato, farro, olives, lemon vinaigrette   14.00
Swiss Chard And Prosciutto Stratta fontina, creamed leeks, poached egg   17.00
Braised Tuscan Kale poached eggs, pancetta, polenta   16.00
Cotechino Sausage lentils, fried eggs, salsa verde   17.00
Trippa Alla Romagna chickpeas, kale & fried eggs   14.00

Italian Fare - Autostrada Sandwiches

All Come With Patate Al' Nico.

Grilled Artichoke burrata, pinenut-mint pesto   14.00
Olive Oil-Poached Tuna roasted fennel, arugula, pickled lemon, tonnato   14.00
Mortadella & Genoa Salami caciocavallo cheese, castelvetrano olive tapenade   13.00
Nico Breakfast Sandwich porchetta, fried egg, pickled red onions, salmoriglio   17.00

Sides

Seasonal Fruit    9.00
Patate Al' Nico    6.00
Cotechino Verde    8.00
Crispy Bacon    8.00
Creamy Polenta sweet or savory   8.00

 

Lunch

Crudo

Henderson Pearl Oysters heirloom tomato water, oxalis   3.50
osetra caviar supplement   10.00
Madai Snapper kohlrabi salsa verde, mint   19.00
Three Line Grunt anise hyssop, early magic plum   19.00
Striped Jack lemon vinegar, bird chile, radish, lemon balm   20.00
Wild King Salmon Belly fermented chile, black lava salt, interlaken grape   19.00

Soups

Minestrone poached egg, pancetta, parmesan   9.00
Chilled Cauliflower & Ricotta Zuppa lobster, shrimp, almond oil, salsa maro   13.00

Salads

Escarole And Gem Lettuce Salad olio nuovo, orange, sicilian pistachio   12.00
Endive Salad butter lettuce, hazelnut, japanese plum, shepherd's hope cheese   12.00
Marinated Beet Salad salame toscano, baby kale, clock shadow caprino, mint   15.00
Heirloom Tomato Salad tonnato, farro, olive, lemon vinaigrette   14.00
The Nico Cobb turkey, bacon, avocado, tomato, gorgonzola, and hard cooked egg, over a bed of market greens   22.00
with hanger steak   29.00

Sandwiches - Fett'unta

Served With A Choice Of Fries Or A Salad. Tuscan Style Bruschetta Sandwiches; Served On Sliced Ciabatta.

Sardine In Carpione bacon, green garlic yogurt, sun gold tomato   15.00
Grilled Octopus favetta, grapefruit, preserved lemon   15.00
Lobster Club bacon, tomato, avocado, grilled red onion   17.00

Sandwiches - Autostrada

Served With A Choice Of Fries Or A Salad. Italian 'Freeway Style' Sandwiches; Served On Ciabatta Buns.

Artichoke burrata cheese, pine nut-mint pesto   14.00
Tuna roasted fennel, arugula, pickled lemon, tonnato   14.00
Genoa Salami italian provolone, mortadella, olive tapenade   13.00
Porchetta marinated eggplant, basil aioli, pickled red onion   16.00

Pasta

Spaghetti tomatoes, calabrian chile, garlic, basil   13.00
Tagliolini clams, leeks, chile   18.00
Rigatoni northern ragu   17.00

Piatti

Chicken Saltimbocca grilled wax bean, sea bean, chanterelle, corn-dill vinaigrette   22.00
Bar Harbor Mussels vermouth, almond butter   16.00
Cotechino Sausage lentils, fried egg, salsa verde   17.00
Bistecca Al' Nico taleggio, shishito pepper, plum-truffle vinaigrette   19.00
Fritto Misto Di Pesce roasted market vegetable, crispy carrot, caper aioli   25.00
Grilled Wild King Salmon cucumber, tesa, tarragon-mustard vinaigrette   37.00

 

Dinner

Crudo

Puffer's Wellfleet Oysters celery, champagne vinegar   3.50
osetra caviar supplement   10.00
Henderson Pearl Oysters heirloom tomato water, oxalis   4.00
osetra caviar supplement   10.00
Side Striped Shrimp pickled lemon, caped gooseberry   18.00
Japanese Triggerfish chanterais melon, wax bean, britton. limited availability.   19.00
Bar-Tailed Flathead marinated lima bean, watermelon, dill flower. limited availability.   19.00
Suzuki Bass cucamelon, chili, coriander, mint. limited availability.   19.00
Madai Snapper kohlrabi salsa verde, mint   19.00
Three Line Grunt anise hyssop, early magic plum. limited availability.   19.00
Blue Marlin mara des bois strawberry, seaweed sott'olio   18.00
Baby Kanpachi red plum, habanero, parsley. limited availability.   19.00
Baby Hamachi hen of the woods mushroom, doughnut peach   20.00
Kanpachi crispy potato, corn, banyuls vinegar, smoked sea salt. limited availability.   18.00
Wild King Salmon Belly fermented chile, black lava salt, shiro plum   19.00
Bigeye Tuna sungold tomato, ice wine vinegar, breadcrumb   18.00

Fett'unta

Beet & Hazelnut Pesto pickled beet green, fennel, gorgonzola   12.00
Stracciatella tuscan kale, heirloom tomato, walnut   14.00
Baccala Mantecato dungeness crab, celery   18.00
Grilled Octopus favetta, grapefruit, preserved lemon   15.00
Sardine In Carpione bacon, charred onion yogurt, sungold tomato   15.00
Peaches & N'duja ricotta salata, scallion   16.00

Antipasti

Endive Salad butter lettuce, hazelnut, golden plum, goat cheese   12.00
Heirloom Tomatoes dungeness crab, basil, corn-prosecco zabaglione   22.00
Chilled Cauliflower & Ricotta Zuppa almond oil, salsa maro   12.00
lobster supplement   10.00
Swordfish Pancetta goat's milk feta, watermelon, habanero, mint   18.00
Bar Harbor Mussels vermouth, almond butter   16.00
Fritto Misto Di Pesce roasted summer vegetables, crispy carrot, caper aioli   25.00
Glazed Veal Sweetbreads salt roasted beet, smoked olive tapenade, pistachio   18.00
La Quercia Prosciutto gnocco fritto, radish, clock shadow caprino, black currant-pepper jam   19.00
Grilled Beef Heart peaches, seaweed, fried oysters   19.00

Pasta

Goat Cheese Caramelle chanterelle, chickpea, hazelnut, saba   22.00
Garganelli gulf shrimp, arugula pesto, orange   20.00
Lobster Spaghetti    
Saffron Corzetti squid, corn, fresh cayenne pepper, mint   20.00
Squid Ink Conchiglie tropea onion, royal trumpet mushroom, bigeye tuna   19.00
Monkfish Gemelli guanciale, summer squash, tomato conserva   21.00
Stuffed Pappardelle milk braised pork, carrot, black truffle   23.00
Rigatoni northern ragu   17.00

Pesce Del Mercato

(Per Lb).

Roasted Black Bass caped gooseberry-celery salsa verde   35.00
Pan Seared Dover Sole fennel tapenade, orange   59.00
Salt Crusted Branzino heirloom tomato, aged balsamic, basil   48.00

Piatti

Grilled Wild King Salmon zolfini beans, summer beans, grapes   37.00
Halibut Milanese artichoke crema, nectarine, caper butter   35.00
Sardinian Style Seafood In Brodo scottish langoustine, lorighittas, saffron-garlic broth   35.00
Chicken Saltimbocca grilled green bean, sea bean, chanterelle, corn-dill vinaigrette   22.00
Grilled Lamb Chops new potatoes, charred apricot, oil-cured olives   48.00
Veal Osso Buco saffron cipollini, baby carrots, fregola sarda, parsley gremolata   45.00
Nico Dry-Aged Ribeye calabrian chile butter, hen of the woods, jimmy nardello pepper  (per lb) 42.00

Contorni

Cauliflower charred tropea onion, olive   7.00
Eggplant Involtini marinated mozzarella   10.00
Pickled Artichokes Alla Giudia fennel aioli   8.00
Patate Al'nico pecorino pepato   6.00
Braised Summer Beans parmesan, breadcrumb   8.00
Shishito Peppers al tonnato   7.00

 

Brunch

Antipasti E Insalate

Salads & Starters.

The Nico Caesar grilled chicken, olives, cherry tomatoes, market lettuce   19.00
Gem Lettuce Salad avocado, orange, pistachio   12.00
Heirloom Tomato Salad tonnato, farro, olive, lemon vinaigrette   14.00
Clockshadow Ricotta blueberries, honey, almonds, nico granola   16.00
Stracciatella Fett'unta tuscan kale, heirloom tomato, walnut, nico potatoes   14.00
Smoked Salmon Lox tropea onion, mascarpone, pickled carrot salad   18.00

Piatti

Mains.

The Nico Burger lobster salad, avocado, pickled fresno chile, gem lettuce   25.00
Oven-Baked Pancake raspberries, pistachios, fior di latte, burton's maple syrup   15.00
Soft-Scrambled Eggs peperonata, prosciutto cotto, olive focaccia   16.00
Porchetta Autostrada Sandwich marinated eggplant, basil aioli, pickled red onion   16.00
Bistecca Al' Nico tallegio, shishito pepper, plum-truffle vinaigrette, fried egg   19.00
Spaghetti Carbonara bacon, egg yolk, bottarga   17.00
Rigatoni with a northern ragu & poached egg   17.00
Tagliolini manila clams, leeks, chile   18.00

Contorni

Sides.

Polenta sweet or savory   8.00
Steel Cut Oatmeal ricotta, farro, walnut, blueberries   10.00
Breakfast Potatoes    6.00
Italian Breakfast Sausage    8.00
Crispy Bacon    8.00

Dolci

Amanda's Pastries. An Assortment Of Pastries Served With Fior Di Latte, Raspberry Jam & Honey Vanilla.

Fresh Italian Doughnuts    5.00
Croissant plain   4.00
ham and provolone / chocolate   5.00
Kouign Amann    3.00
Lemon Pound Cake    3.25
Blueberry Coffee Cake    4.25
Black Currant Scone    4.00
Breakfast Pastry Abbondanza    16.00

Raw Bar

Peter's Point Oysters celery, champagne vinegar   3.50
osetra caviar supplement   10.00
Alaskan King Crab served with horseradish creme fraiche, remoulade, nico cocktail sauce.  (1/2lb) 35.00
Chilled Lobster served with horseradish creme fraiche, remoulade, nico cocktail sauce.  (1/2lb) 18.00
Bigeye Tuna sungold tomato, ice wine vinegar, breadcrumb   18.00
Blue Marlin mara des bois strawberry, seaweed sott'olio   18.00

Offal Trippa

Trippa Alla Romana chickpeas, kale, tomato   14.00
Cotechino Verde lentils, sunny-side egg, salsa verde   17.00
Beef Tongue In Brodo grilled squid, hen of the woods mushrooms, poached egg   16.00
Pig's Foot Terrine green beans, cherry tomatoes, ricotta salata, fried egg   13.00

 

Dolce

Nico Torte lemon, pickled blueberry, ginger, citrus poppyseed gelato   11.00
Chocolate Financier mission fig, coffee, buttermilk, hazelnut chocolate   11.00
Vanilla Panna Cotta peach, prosecco, honey, tarragon   11.00
Ricotta Bomboloni blackberry, caramel corn, sweet corn gelato   11.00
Della Nonna Tart cherry, grappa sabayon, peach leaf gelato, pistachio   11.00
Tiramisu marsala zabologine, aged lady finger crunch, white coffee   11.00
Quartetto Di Formaggi honey, candied nuts, fruit and nut toast   23.00

Gelato And Sorbetto

(3) Per Scoop.

68% Nyangbo Chocolate    
Cardamom Sweet Cream    
Peach Leaf    
Biscotti N' Cream    
Nutella Toasted Oat    
Fior Di Latte    
Apricot Sorbet    
Corn Blackberry Swirl    
Burnt Honey    
Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip    
Lemon Poppyseed    
Tonka Cocoa Nib    

Affogato $11

Prosecco & Apricot & Burnt Honey    
Chinotto & Fior Di Latte    
Espresso & Cardamom Sweet Cream    
Cold Press Coffee & Tonka Cocoa Nib    

Teas $7

From Rare Tea Cellars.

Into The Wilds Of Greece    
Green Almondine    
2009 Vintage Nico Pu'erh    
Regal Breakfast    
Earl Grey Crema    

Coffee

From Intelligentsia.

Coffee    4.00
Espresso    4.50

Coffee

Caffè Corretto. Add.

Nardini Mistra anise   3.00
Lazzaroni Amaretto sweet almond   2.00
Nardini Mandorla bitter almond   4.00
Luxardo Angioletto hazelnut   2.00
Nardini Cedro sweet citron   4.00
Varnelli Moka sweet coffee   3.00

Cicchetti

Available From 11am Until Kitchen Closes.

Roasted Castelvetrano Olives orange and rosemary   6.00
Chilled Vegetables A La Grecque grilled & pickled seasonal vegetables   6.00
Nico Spicy Trail Mix cashews, hazelnuts, pine nuts, marcona almonds   4.00
Salumi & Mozzarella marinated mozzarella, mortadella, salame milano, la quercia prosciutto   16.00
Quartetto Di Formaggi honey, candied nuts, walnut-fig toast   23.00
Gorgonzola Stuffed Semolina Cake   ea 4.00

Cocktails

Veritas rare tea cellars regal earl grey-infused martini and rossi dry vermouth, semillon verjus and honey. a light, bright eye-opener.   9.00
Gilder ch vodka, white peach sorbet, prosecco and a dusting of rosemary. served up and bubbly.   12.00
Blueberry Cobbler blueberry death's door gin, citrus, heritage prairie farms honey and amaro cardamaro. summer served on crushed ice.   12.00
Venus In Furs aperol, peloton de la muerte mezcal, velvet falernum and lime juice. shaken with a touch of campari and served on the rocks.   12.00
Nico sipsmith gin, amaro braulio, cocchi americano and mineral water. served on a large rock (a la negroni) with a squeeze of fresh lemon peel.   12.00
Fumoso famous grouse blended scotch, amaro zucca, ancho reyes with muddled lemon, mint and smoky lapsang souchong essence.   12.00
Ibisco hibiscus-infused tequila cabeza, mirto, red verjus, carmelized grenadine and fresh lime juice. a mediterranean daisy.   12.00

Nonalcoholic

Summer Lemonade fresh lemon juice, honey, semillon verjus and herbs   7.00

Alla Spina Birra

Off Color Brewing "Trabucco" Lager Chicago IL    6.00
Revolution Brewing "Fist City" Pale Ale Chicago IL    7.00
Penrose Brewing "Devoir" Saison Ale Geneva IL    7.00

Imbottigliare Birra

Metropolitan Brewing "Krankshaft" Kolsch Chicago IL    7.00
Menabrea E Figli Amber Piemonte Italy    7.00
Half Acre Beer Company "Akari Shogun" Pale Wheat Ale Chicago IL    8.00
Off Color Brewing "Troublesome" Wheat Ale Chicago IL    7.00
Three Floyd's Brewing (Rotating Seasonal) Munster IN    7.00
Revolution Brewing "Rosa" Hibiscus Ale Chicago IL    7.00
Founder's Brewing Co. Porter Grand Rapids MI    7.00
Birra Tenute Collesi "Chiara" Witbier Apecchio, IT   (500ml) 18.00

Wines By The Glass

Spumanti

Prosecco Santome Veneto    10.00
Moschofilero Spiropoulus "Ode Panos" Peloponnese Greece    15.00
Lambrusco Cavicchioli Emilia Romagna    11.00
Pinot Nero chardonnay contratto brut piemonte (2008)   22.00

Rosé

Rosé Of Nebbiolo Sperino Piemonte Italy 2013    12.00
Sparkling Rosé Of Lagrein Bortolotti Friuli 2013    14.00

Bianchi

Verdicchio Collestefano Castelli Di Matelica 2013 meaning "the big green one" because of its yellow-green grapes, verdicchio is the 15th most widely planted variety in the world, ahead of chardonnay and pinot noir. this is the best one we've tasted; dry, high acid, lemon zest, limestone.   12.00
Pinot Grigio Terre Di Gioia Friuli 2013 grown since 1607 on a sustainable family farm; crisp, refreshing, light-bodied, delicious.   11.00
Cortese Massone Gavi Piemonte 2013 first planted in 1659, it's a dry, refreshing, high acid grape that loves seafood.   12.00
Garganega Buglioni "Il Disperato" Veneto 2012 the classic grape used in soave, for fans of sauvignon blanc. medium-bodied, rich tropical fruit, orange rind.   12.00
Pecorino Marramiero Superiore Abruzzo 2013 named after the sheep, not the cheese, lush and round but still refreshing and crisp. green apple, stone fruits and great minerality.   15.00
Assyrtiko/Athiri Sigalas Santorini Greece 2013 considered greece's finest variety; rich, citrus fruit and that one of a kind volcanic minerality. medium to full bodied, but no oak, and vines that pre-date phylloxera.   12.00
Kerner Strasserhof Alto Adige 2013 riesling and schiava hybrid named after the poet julius kerner; this winery in italy‚Äôs northernmost corner of alto adige is 2,300 ft up into the alps and is over 1,000 years old.   15.00
Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc Cosimo Maria Masini Toscana 2013 organic, family owned vineyard. ripe apples, white flowers, and a kiss of honey. unoaked.   13.00

Rossi

Piculit Neri Bulfon Friuli 2013 a rare variety popular during roman times; herbaceous, wild berries, both fruity and tannic. burgundian in style, for pinot noir fans.   15.00
Frappato Tami Sicily 2013 natural winemaking wunderkind arianna occhipinti makes this frappato sing. fresh strawberries, earth, elegant but structured.   12.00
Barbera Casalone Piemonte 2010 family owned winery since 1734, traditionally made; soft, bright dark cherries. a very pretty, fruit forward, old world wine.   11.00
Cabernet Franc/Cabernet/Refosco Castellargo Friuli 2012 a blend of an indigenous friulian grape and french grapes brought by napoleon's troops to the area; violets, cherries, fresh pepper, medium to full bodied.   13.00
Sangiovese/Sagrantino Napolini "Rosso Dei Monte" Umbria 2010 vines first planted in 1088. rich red fruit, smoke, medium-bodied, dried flowers.   10.00
Aglianico Molettieri "Cinque Querce" Irpinia Campania 2008 a small, organic, family-run estate with the best located vineyards in taurasi. ripe black fruit, underbrush and herbs, it is a textbook, uncompromising example of what aglianico can do.   13.00
Magliocco Balbium Calabria 2011 only 200 cases made. an ancient varietal; dark, juicy black cherries, lush.   15.00
Nero Di Troia Santa Lucia "Castel Del Monte" Puglia 2010 meaning "grape of troy", but also "lady of the night" in sailor's slang of bari, puglia's seaport city. juicy, ripe sun warmed cherries and plums, blood and iron.   12.00
Nebbiolo Produttori Del Barbaresco Barbaresco Piemonte 2009 produttori del barbaresco has been making terrific wines for 5 decades; rose hips, persimmons, layers of gorgeous fruit. an iron fist in a velvet glove.   22.00

 

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Nico Osteria
1015 N Rush St
Btwn E Oak St & E Bellvue Pl
(312) 994-7100
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