live fire at Nicky's: A guest chef series

Nicky's is thrilled to present 'Live Fire', an event series that invites guest chefs to take over the restaurant for one night each this Fall. As tribute to our coal fired oven, Enrico, the only coal burning, open-flame oven in Tennessee, Executive Chef Tony Galzin has invited chefs from across the region with experience cooking on an open flame. Each guest chef will create a menu of featured dishes, along with specialty pizzas cooked inside the restaurant's four-and-a-half-ton oven. The events will take take place on August 22nd, October 17th and November 14th from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Reservations are encouraged and walk ins are welcome.

Wednesday, October 17th

Take Over by Público - St. Louis, Missouri

Multiple James Beard Foundation semifinalist Chef Mike Randolph from Público in St. Louis will take over Nicky's on October 17th. Público is a Latin-inspired, wood-fire cantina, offering traditional and contemporary preparations of Central and South American cuisine.

Wednesday, November 14th

Take Over by Saint Leo - Oxford, Mississippi

The team from Saint Leo, a 2017 James Beard Foundation Best New Restaurant semifinalist, will take over Nicky’s on November 14th. Owner Emily Blount and her team are known for simple, wood-fired Italian cuisine and original scratch recipes.


Whether it's for an intimate birthday celebration with five of your closest friends or your entire wedding guest list, or maybe you want to do something extra special for your staff at this year's holiday party - Nicky's has custom options for hosting your special event.


Nicky's can accommodate large group dinners for parties of eight (8) and up or reserve a section of the restaurant for groups of 20-130.

To book your evening with us, call us at 615-678-4289 or email


Family Style Menu

$25 per person, minimum 8 guests


Sample menu


NCF house made charcuterie

Green Salad

 Squash & Root Veg w/ fregola sarda & citrus



House Made Pasta

Ricotta Pansotti w/ brown butter, sage, grana padano & egg yolk

Bucatini w/ lobster, chiles, tomato, organo & agrumato

Red Pizza| Basil, olive oil, fresh mozzarella

 NCF Fennel sausage, rapini, fermented chili sauce and mozzarella

 White Pizza | Roasted mushrooms, ricotta, vincotto & pecorino


Chef’s selection of Gelato & Sorbetto

*custom cake & dessert options available by request


Optional Beverage- $15 per person

2 hour open bar to include:

House red, white, & sparkling wines


Make all your get togethers easy – we’ll do the work!

Email to place your catering order.


All items priced per person with a 10 person price minimum

Please allow a 48 hour notice for all orders


Baby lettuces, cucumber, buttermilk herb dressing $3

Roasted beets, citrus vinaigrette, gorgonzola dolce & candied almonds $4

Garbanzo bean salad with red onion, lemon, herbs & pine nuts $4

Roasted shrimp skewers with calabrian chile, oregano & lemon $5

Herb-sesame focaccia with honey butter $4

Roasted broccoli & cauliflower with lemon, pecorino & chile flakes $5

Roasted potatoes & shallots with rosemary, balsamic & sea salt $5

Meatballs in tomato sauce with basil & grana padano cheese $6

Baked ziti with ricotta, tomato, basil, grana padano & mozzarella cheese $5

Orecchiete  with spicy sausage ragu, kale & pecorino $6

 Roasted chicken & Italian Sausage $8 

Waiter, bartender & Nicky’s private chef services are also available! Email us at to let us start planning your in home event

Call us at 615-678-4289 to book or email us.

Thank you for considering Nicky’s for your event. We look forward to having you!


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