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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 Black Currant Jam, Vanilla Honey, Fior Di Latte

Blueberry Coffee Cake    
Lemon Pound Cake    
Kouign Amann    
Cornetti plain / chocolate / ham-provolone   

Traditional Fare

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

Italian Fare

Grilled Asparagus prosecco zabaglione, prosciutto cotto, parmesan   
Swiss Chard And Prosciutto Stratta fontina, creamed leeks, poached egg   
Braised Tuscan Kale poached eggs, pancetta, polenta   
Cotechino Sausage lentils, fried eggs, salsa verde   
Trippa Alla Romagna chickpeas, kale & fried eggs   

Italian Fare - Autostrada Sandwiches

All Come With Patate Al' Nico

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

Sides

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

 

Lunch

Soups

Minestrone Di Verdure poached egg, parmesan   9.00
Cauliflower And Ricotta Soup striped shrimp, lobster, salsa maro, almond oil   13.00

Salads

Escarole And Gem Lettuce Salad olio nuovo, cara cara orange, sicilian pistachio   12.00
Grilled Asparagus Salad prosciutto cotto, prosecco zabaglione, parmesan   14.00
Marinated Beet Salad salame toscano, baby kale, clock shadow caprino, mint   15.00
Dungeness Crab fresh chickpea puree, bottarga, radishes, sardinian crackers   18.00
The Nico Cobb turkey, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, gorgonzola, and hard cooked egg; over a bed of escarole and spinach   22.00
with hangar steak   29.00

Crudo

Striped Jack mint, bird chile, radish, citron vinegar   20.00
Madai Snapper kohlrabi salsa verde, nasturtium   19.00
Bigeye Tuna sungold tomato, ice wine vinegar, breadcrumbs   18.00
Kanpachi crispy potato, banyuls vinegar   18.00

Sandwiches

Served With A Choice Of Fries Or A Salad

Fett'unta tuscan style bruschetta sandwiches; served on sliced ciabatta   
The Nico Club maine lobster salad, avocado, bacon, tomato, gem lettuce   16.00
Sardine In Carpione bacon, green garlic yogurt, asparagus   15.00
Grilled Octopus favetta, grapefruit, preserved lemon   15.00

Sandwiches - Autostrada

Italian 'Freeway Style' Sandwiches; Served On Ciabatta Buns

Artichoke burrata, pine nut-mint pesto   14.00
Olive Oil-Poached Tuna roasted fennel, arugula, pickled lemon, tonnato   14.00
Mortadella & Genoa Salami caciocavallo, castelvetrano olive tapenade   13.00
Porchetta salmoriglio, pickled red onions, fried egg, puntarelle   17.00

Pasta

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

Piatti

Chicken Saltimbocca grilled winter greens, cippolini onions, date vinegar   21.00
Bar Harbor Mussels vermouth, almond butter   16.00
Cotechino Sausage lentils, fried eggs, asparagus salsa verde   17.00
Bistecca Al' Nico polenta, wild mushrooms sott’olio, charred ramps   19.00
Fritto Misto roasted spring vegetables, crispy carrots, caper aioli   25.00
Grilled Wild King Salmon cucumbers, lardo, tarragon-mustard vinaigrette   37.00

 

Dinner

Antipasti

Dungeness Crab fresh chickpea puree, bottarga, radishes   18.00
Nico Chopped Salad charred tropea onion vinaigrette   19.00
Grilled Asparagus almond crema, hard cooked egg, tuna prosciutto   18.00
Chilled Spring Pea Zuppa crispy farro, grilled apricots, dill meringue   11.00
lobster supplement   10.00
Softshell Crab Alla Romana bibb lettuce, salsa verde, agro mosto (limited availability)   25.00
Moosabec Mussels vermouth, almond butter   16.00
Fritto Misto roasted spring vegetables, crispy carrots, caper aioli   25.00
Glazed Veal Sweetbreads salt roasted beets, smoked olive tapenade, pistachio   18.00
La Quercia Prosciutto gnocco fritto, radish, clock shadow caprino, black currant-pepper jam   19.00
Slow Cooked Rabbit Hama hama clams, orange, fennel, nasturtium   18.00

Pasta

Goat Cheese Caramelle morels, english peas, hazelnuts, saba   22.00
Garganelli striped shrimp, arugula pesto, orange   20.00
Lobster Spaghetti    
Smoked Whitefish Triangolini fava beans, sea urchin, sorrel, fried shallots   21.00
Squid Ink Conchiglie tropea onion, royal trumpet mushrooms, bigeye tuna   19.00
Saffron Gemelli squid, tripe, tomato conserva   19.00
Stuffed Pappardelle milk braised pork, carrots, black truffle   21.00
Rigatoni northern ragu   17.00

Pesce Del Mercato

(Lb)

Roasted Black Bass charred spring onions, asparagus, snap peas   35.00
Pan Seared Dover Sole fennel tapenade, orange (limited availability)   59.00
Salt Crusted Branzino sungold tomatoes, aged balsamic, basil   48.00

Piatti

Grilled Wild King Salmon cucumbers, tesa, tarragon-mustard vinaigrette   37.00
Pan Seared Red Snapper clams, meyer lemon, pistachio gremolata   35.00
Sardinian Style Seafood In Brodo langoustine, lorighittas, saffron-garlic broth   33.00
Chicken Saltimbocca grilled escarole, treviso, cippolini onions, date vinegar   22.00
Grilled Lamb Chops baby kale, cherry-black olive salmoriglio   48.00
Veal Meatballs summer squash, squash blossoms, raisins, pine nuts  person 20.00
Nico Dry-Aged Ribeye calabrian chile butter, mushrooms sott’olio, grilled spring onion  lb 38.00

Crudo

Barron Point Oyster cucumber, basil   4.00
osetra caviar supplement   10.00
Japanese Fluke fennel, white radish, lovage (limited availability)   16.00
Suzuki Bass english pea, black garlic, basil   19.00
Wild Striped Bass grilled jalapeno, fennel pollen, dill, sugar snaps   17.00
File Fish preserved lemon, tomato conserva, chickpeas (limited availability)   19.00
Black Sea Bream grapes, sea beans, candied almonds   21.00
Rock Bream asparagus, wood sorrel, sicilian pistachio (limited availability)   22.00
Madai Snapper kohlrabi salsa verde, nasturtium   19.00
Summer Snapper seaweed sott'olio, strawberries, scallion   19.00
Rosy Seabass charred green garlic, lime gremolata   19.00
Three-Line Grunt baby radish, lime, radish-top pesto   20.00
Striped Jack mint, bird chile, radish, citron vinegar   20.00
Kanpachi crispy potato, banyuls vinegar   18.00
King Salmon Belly fermented chile, black lava salt, green almonds   18.00
Bigeye Tuna sungold tomato, ice wine vinegar, breadcrumbs   18.00

Fettunta

Beet & Hazelnut Pesto pickled beet green, fennel, gorgonzola   12.00
Stracciatella brussels sprouts, hazelnuts, parsley   14.00
Baccala Mantecato dungeness crab, celery   18.00
Grilled Octopus favetta, grapefruit, preserved lemon   15.00
Sardine In Carpione bacon, green garlic yogurt, asparagus   15.00
Beef Tongue sepia, sungold tomato, sea urchin aioli   18.00

Contorni

Peas And Carrots pine nuts, green garlic   8.00
Eggplant Involtini marinated mozzarella   10.00
Pickled Artichokes Alla Giudia fennel aioli   8.00
Patate Al'nico pecorino pepato   6.00
Broccolini ricotta, hazelnut pesto   8.00
Hen Of The Woods taleggio fonduta   12.00

 

Brunch

Amandas Pastries

An Assortment Of Pastries Served With Fior Di Latte, Raspberry Jam & Honey Vanilla

Bomboloni    5.00
Individual Cornetti (Croissant) plain   4.00
ham and provolone / chocolate   5.00
Kouign Amann    3.00
Lemon Pound Cake    3.25
Blueberry Coffee Cake    4.25
Strawberry Cream Cheese Roll    4.50
Breakfast Pastry Abbondanza    16.00

Raw Bar

Pleasant Bay Oysters celery, champagne vinegar   3.50
osetra caviar supplement   10.00
Alaskan King Crab served with horseradish creme fraiche, remoulade, nico cocktail sauce  (half lb) 35.00
Chilled Lobster served with horseradish creme fraiche, remoulade, nico cocktail sauce  half 18.00
Bigeye Tuna sungold tomato, ice wine vinegar, breadcrumbs   18.00
Madai Snapper kohlrabi salsa verde, nasturtium   19.00

Lighter Fare

Escarole And Gem Lettuce Salad avocado, cara cara orange, sicilian pistachio   12.00
Wild King Salmon Lox charred onion, mascarpone, pickled carrot salad, grilled focaccia   18.00
Grilled Asparagus Salad prosciutto cotto, prosecco zabaglione, parmesan   15.00
Clockshadow Ricotta strawberries, honey, almonds, nico granola   16.00
Stracciatella Fett'unta brussels sprouts, hazelnuts, parsley, nico potatoes   14.00

Classics

Oven-Baked Pancake pistachios, apples, fior di latte, burton’s maple syrup   15.00
Soft-Scrambled Eggs peperonata, prosciutto, olive focaccia   16.00
Porachetta Autostrada fried egg, salmoriglio, patate al' nico   17.00
Hanger Steak fontina fonduta, mushrooms sott’olio, fried egg   20.00
Spaghetti Carbonara bacon, egg yolk, bottarga   17.00
Rigatoni with a northern ragu & poached egg   17.00
Tagliolini hama hama clams, leeks, chile   18.00

Offal

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 pocha beans, fried egg, pickled shallots   13.00

Sides

Polenta sweet or savory   8.00
Farro Oatmeal ricotta, walnut, prune conserva   10.00
Patate Al' Nico    6.00
Breakfast Cotechino    8.00
Crispy Bacon    8.00

 

Dolce

Nico Torte lemon, pickled blueberry, ginger, citrus poppyseed gelato   11.00
Chocolate Bonet apricot, chocolate toasted oat, averna crema   11.00
Pistachio Profiterole chartreuse, raspberry, wood sorrel   11.00
Blackberry Hazelnut Sundae juniper berry, leaf croquant, sage   11.00
Olive Oil Cake compressed strawberry, hibiscus, goat cheese sherbet   11.00
Tiramisu marsala zabologine, aged lady finger crunch, white coffee   11.00
Quartetto Di Formaggi honey, candied nuts, walnut-fig toast   23.00

Gelato And Sorbetto $3

(Per Scoop)

68% Nyangbo Chocolate    
Cardamom Sweet Cream    
Burnt Honey    
Nuttela Toasted Oat    
Fior Di Latte    
Hazelnut    
Apricot Sorbet    
Blackberry Sorbet    
Raspberry Sorbet    
Goat Cheese Sherbet    
Lemon Poppyseed    
Tona Cocoa Nib    

Affogato $11 Each

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

Caffè Corretto

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

 

Cocktails $12

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.   
Blueberry Cobbler blueberry death's door gin, citrus, honey and amaro cardamaro. summer served on crushed ice.   
Chariot Pilot grapefruit and lime peel-infused carpano antica vermouth, saigon cinnamon lemon hart 151 rum and red verjus. an ancient roman take on a tiki classic.   
Nico sipsmith gin, amaro braulio, cocchi americano and mineral water. served on a large rock. (a la negroni)   
Guesthouse date-infused paddy irish whiskey, cynar and dolin dry vermouth. slightly sweet, slightly bitter and perfectly balanced take on a manhattan.   
Battle Cat medley bros. bourbon, px sherry, branca menta. served julep-style on crushed ice with a mint sprig.   
Gilder ch vodka, spring sorbet (lemon balm/ mint/ basil) and prosecco. served up and bubbly.   

 

Octomore Milk Punch delicious and bracing punch with octomore scotch, saffron, lemon, milk sugar and whisps of peat smoke. served with an earl grey tea shortbread cookie.   30.00
Stradivarius germain-robin xo brandy, citrus, italian acacia honey and egg white. a classic fizz blended silky smooth, served cold and tall. misted with nocino della cristina walnut liqueur from napa valley.   30.00

Nonalcoholic

Saffron Lemonade mint, lemon balm and basil.   7.00

Birra Alla Spina

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

Birra Imbottigliare

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
Goose Island Brewing Co. "Lolita" Wild Ale chicago, il  (750ml) 24.00
Virtue Cider Nouveau fennville, mi  (750ml) 24.00

Wine 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

Rosse

Chardonnay Contratto Brut Piemonte 2008    12.00
Rosé Of Sangiovese Riecine Toscana 2013    14.00
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.   10.00
Cortese Massone Gavi Piemonte 2012 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 2012 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 2012 riesling and schiava hybrid named after the poet julius kerner; this winery in italy’s 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
Liatko Douloufakis Dafnios Crete Greece 2011 (lee ah' ti ko ) indigenous cretan grape; stylish, intense, mouth filling juicy plum and cherry, lavender and herb.   10.00
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
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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