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Nik's Italian kitchen
7900 N 620
Austin, TX 78726
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Nik's Italian kitchen Details
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 3pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 3pm-11pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
FM 620 and 2222
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Always good food, friendly staff.
It is one of our favorite restaurant."
Dined on 12/4/2013
Love having a small local
restaurant with great food for adults and kids"
Dined on 10/28/2013
They didn't have a table ready in
time for my reservation so we had to sit at a bar table, which was kind of loud and crowded. The waiter was very attentive, but the kitchen was a little slow. The food was great, the wine was great and the prices were reasonable."
Dined on 10/26/2013
We're from the neighborhood and
really want Nik's to succeed. Unfortunately they keep missing the mark. Service is friendly but can be too slow and forgetful (forgot my wine this last time). Bread is too salty and otherwise bland. But the worst are the entrees. The problem is 1) ingredients could be better and 2) sauce is way too heavy (probably trying to cover low quality ingredients). For example, this time my date and I ordered their signature Jalapeño Lime Chicken, and we both thought the chicken tasted rubbery (like from frozen) and was smothered in sauce. Another example, one time a friend ordered eggplant Parmesan and the eggplant had that awful bitter taste it has when it isn't ripe. We wish the 'hood had better Italian!"
Dined on 9/29/2013
We had the bruschetta, lasagna,
and chicken scallopini. Everything was good. Nothing was great, but no real complaints. Our waitress was nice and attentive. It's a nice option for this area of town."
Dined on 8/4/2013
Decided to give Nik's a 2nd try
and it was great. Engaging and friendly service, and delicious food options. Eggplant parmesan was flavorful, as were the meatball sliders. My wife enjoyed her gluten free pasta and my kids loved the dipping sauce for the bread. Kids also enjoyed their entrees too (hamburger and pizza). We'll be headed back!"
Dined on 7/14/2013
The Good: They have gluten free
options; the owner is friendly and responsive to requests, the place is clean and has a good look to it, the meatball sliders were fantastic, and the ceasar salad was good. The Bad: Limited wine list, the servers are rushed and non-perceptive, Server didn't explain specials, or Happy Hour (so we missed out), dropped of bread with no explanation of the dipping sauce, Chicken marsala was bland. The chicken was sauteed perfectly, but the sauce was non-existent. I was craving garlic, basil and the sweet taste of marsala wine, but could barely identify any of those ingredients. Overall we were disappointed. The staff need to improve their interaction with the customers. We may return, but it's unlikely."
Dined on 7/5/2013
Great local find! There were four
of us and we all enjoyed our meal. From the menu specialities to the special for the night the good was good! The server was attentive and the atmosphere was nice. A little slow for a Saturday night but that worked to our advantage! Worth giving them a try."
Dined on 6/16/2013
We went on a Friday night with a
reservation. Our server did an excellent job, although she was new. We all (4) ate different dishes and we all were very happy with our food. I had noted earlier reviews (after they opened about 6 months ago) had pinged Nik's for poor service. Since our's was so good, I suspect they have fixed that problem. Both the owner and the manager stopped by for a chat. Since we are in the neighborhood, we will definitely return."
Dined on 6/7/2013
I've had lunch here twice before,
so I booked a group of 8 when I needed a birthday dinner destination. Their A/C wasn't working, and their frozen margarita machine wasn't working, but, other than these presumably temporary and unfortunate issues, the service was quite good (probably trying to make up for the A/C) and everyone enjoyed their food. I had the jalepeno lime chicken parmesan and I thought it was excellent. I'll keep returning for lunches!"
Dined on 6/3/2013
We love the food at Nik's. We're
very picky about Italian food, and this is by far the best we've found in the area."
Dined on 5/27/2013
My husband and I love Italian
food. But they can be very unhealthy with cream sauce dishes. The menu had a lot if cream sauce dishes. I recommend mores dishes with marina sauce or olive oil and garlic. Instead of fried...baked etc."
Dined on 5/25/2013
The Walker family is awesome. Go
in and say hi and let them give you personal service."
Dined on 5/10/2013
Food and service were excellent.
Dined on 4/26/2013
This was the second time to eat at
Nik's. I was disappointed the first time, shortly after they opened, but decided togive them another try. Service was not good. We arrived before another table not far from ours (same waiter and same table size-2)They were served before us..we never received bread and had to ask. We were told it was just coming out of the oven (the other table had it a good 5 minutes earlier)...when he brought the bread it was stone cold. (When you mess up, just apologize and fix the problem. Don't make excuses.)The food is very sweet, including the bread and all dishes. We prefer a savory Italian taste. When we asked for our bill it took 15 min. waiting to pay afterwards . It is a very small restaurant to be so s"
Dined on 4/19/2013
The service was so-so. The bread
that comes out before the meal was soggy. My hubs had the spaghetti and he said it was okay. I had the Chicken Marsala and it was drowning in oil and way too much garlic. Let's just say I paid for eating that meal the entire night. Most likely, I will not visit Nik's again."
Dined on 4/4/2013
i have tried Nik's twice and both
times i left very disappointed. I wanted to like it because i wanted a good Italian resturant nearby but this isn't it. Here are my complaints: they can't seem to decide if they are a bar (big tvs) or a nice italian resturant, food is fair at best, waiters are overly casual wearing what they want with little or no smilling. my waiter constantly reach across the table in front of my friends while they were eating and the table was unubstructed on all sides. the opening to the kitchen is big and the view is distracting. the table next to me sent their food back and all the time i could see the faces and read the body language on the kitchen manager, waiters and cooks - wasn't pretty. Don't go!"
Dined on 3/23/2013
This restaurant was recommended by
OpenTable. Not impressed. I think somebody needs to do a better job curating which restaurants are recommended to users of this service. I drove way out of my way to go here based on OT's reviews and recommendation to eat a mediocre at best meal. 2 stars only because our waiter was OK most of the time. Dessert was fine."
Dined on 3/23/2013
We have been pleased with Nik's
every time we've eaten there and enjoy the food immensely!! I especially appreciate the Gluten Free pasta option which enables me to have dishes I usually can't have. Thanks very much!!"
Dined on 3/17/2013
Spaghetti & meatballs were great!
I'd have liked Parmesan cheese offered before I was halfway through, though. Prices very reasonable."
Dined on 3/11/2013
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