From the creators of the delicious Jalopy, you get Patrizi’s! Nic Patrizi takes pasta seriously, and he comes by it honestly. With over fifty years of traditions and recipes behind it, his family’s Italian restaurant is getting a distinctly Austin update in a new food truck. Parked behind the Vortex Theater on Manor road, the truck fits into the eclectic scene. Paintings from dozens of local artists decorate its exterior, adding even more color to the vibrant surroundings. The new Patrizi’s, like the old restaurant, is a collaborative effort. Nic says, “During the holidays, the whole family family had to help out at the restaurant. I spent most of my time sneaking boiled eggs, but I like to think I also learned a thing or two about working in an Italian kitchen.”
The menu is inspired by the one he grew up with, and features homemade pasta with a variety of sauces and additional items to choose from. You can make a meal of meatballs and fettuccini with a savory marsala, or go vegetarian with a classic squash and sage or a spicy cacio e pepe.Patrizi makes a point of keeping his menu short and sweet, and prides himself on execution, spanning many tastes and styles with a few carefully curated items. Most importantly, the food and the atmosphere go together. It’s a place to enjoy a meal, a friend, a drink, and if you’re there on the right night, some great performance art.