St. Philip Pizza Parlor and Bakeshop will open to the public on October 2. The restaurant and bakery from the team responsible for Uchi and Uchiko is located at 4715 S. Lamar Blvd. in Sunset Valley, in the space previously occupied by Cannoli Joe’s.
Savory and sweet pastries, bread and cookies will comprise the majority of the bakeshop’s offerings with the pizza parlor serving about a dozen pizzas, a half-dozen sandwiches, a selection of meatballs and a dozen small plates, such as yellowtail crudo, smoked chicken salad, and ricotta dumplings. (View the menu here.)
The 5400 square-foot culinary complex, named after the patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs, was spearheaded by Uchi director of culinary operations Phlip Speer and designed in collaboration by the Michal Hsu Office of Architecture and Shelving Litmus Industries.
Speer will serve as executive chef, overseeing chef de cuisine Omar Rodriguez, whose resume includes seven years working under celebrated Spanish chef José Andrés, and head baker Kerstin Bellah. Both are veterans of Uchiko.
"It is an exciting direction for us," Uchi co-founder, partner and Chef Tyson Cole said. "We’ve got all of this talent within our group that we wanted to create outlets and opportunities. Our goal is that St. Philip becomes a neighborhood spot for locals to relax, have some fun and experience our take on some old favorites as well as hopefully creating some new ones."
The restaurant, which offers both dine-in and take-out, is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The bakeshop is open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m to 9 p.m. Reservations for parties larger than six can be made by calling 512-358-7445 and through OpenTable by visiting stpaustin.com.