Dependable Stamford Restaurant Offers Wine Tasting and Dinner–Nick’s Pizza, Stamford

5 Jan

We live in the Springdale area of Stamford and sometimes we just don’t have the energy to go all out and cook up a nice dinner.  And, sometimes, just sometimes, we are so starving that we need good food at a good price, stat!  Nick’s Pizza, in Stamford, is our go-to spot when we want great standard Italian fare on the cheap and at our door quick.  The antipasto there is solid and I have to order it with every single meal and the pasta is great, especially when we order the baked cavatelli.  One of our favorite things about Nick’s, though, are these tiny little hunks of bready goodness that they send along with their meals… so delish.

Well, today they’ve announced a coursed dinner (below) that will be highlighted with wine pairings from around the world.  Nick’s has really been stepping up their game lately and I think this pairing shows they’re working harder than ever.  Now, it’s hard to pass up a chance for a meal like this, especially when it’s so close and it’s so affordable.We’re talking 35 bucks, here, not too shabby.  Make sure to make your reservations asap, their number is listed at the bottom, but you know we do that at the end of every post, don’t ya?

The scallop, crab, and shrimp cakes look like they’ll be a great starter.  From there, I’ve got to go with the lentil soup and the Neapolitan lasagna.  I’ll end it off with the prime rib, though the baccala does sound promising with the potatoes.  Oh, choices, choices.  I just hope they’ll have their bread there.  Do you think they’d offer another date of coursed pairings with just bread?  I mean, how amazing would that be?  I could think of a few great wines to go with just their bread!  ;)

JANUARY 20th 7:00pm

Appetizer
TORTINE DI PESCE SU SALSA DI MANGO
Scallop, crab and shrimp cakes served over a mango salsa
Choice of Soup
ZUPPA DI VONGOLE E VEGETALI
New England clam chowder
or
ZUPPA DI LENTICCHIE E SALSICCIA DI CASA
Lentil soup with tiny bites of home made sausage in a light tomato sauce
Choice of Pasta
LASAGNA CON VERDURE
Homemade veggie lasagna
or
LASAGNA NAPOLETANA
Homemade neapolitan lasagna with bite size meatball, fresh ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan.
Choice of Entrees
BACCALA FRESCO CON PATATE
Fresh pacific cod served with potatoes
or
CONTRO FILETTO AL FORNO CON CAROTE
Roasted Prime Rib served au jus with vegetables
DINNER RESERVATION REQUIRED WITH DEPOSIT OF $10.00
REFUND 24 HOURS PRIOR TO DINNER

Nick’s Pizza
Address:  522 Glenbrook Road
Stamford, CT
Phone:  (203) 324-4949
Site:  http://pizzarestaurantstamford.com

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13 Responses to “Dependable Stamford Restaurant Offers Wine Tasting and Dinner–Nick’s Pizza, Stamford”

  1. michel March 24, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    We went tonight and had a great dinner. The food was very good, tasty and diverse. The wine was well paired with the food. I skipped the Californian Chardonnay. Service was an issue. But I cannot complain of the price $35/pers for 6 courses and 6 glasses of wine! I’ll go again. I wish they could post events on their website.

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    • Dan Del Ferraro March 24, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

      That’s great! What kind of food did they serve? I guess they’re getting better and learning from their mistakes, that’s good. :) Our service was slow, too, but it was alright. I think they’re really just learning how to handle so much volume and to serve everybody around the same time. Yeah, and at $35 with wine and 6 courses…you really can’t complain. We’ll have to go again. And yeah…they should keep it up to date on their site, through FB, or through Twitter. :)

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      • michel March 24, 2011 at 11:01 pm #

        Food was as described on your post. I think it’s good business for them during the week. They need to focus on timing. I’m fine with slow meal but food should be served in batches. Why such a lack of experience in service? Is the restaurant new? Or just the owner?

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        • Dan Del Ferraro March 24, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

          Hey, I’m glad that we were accurate in our post about the food. :) You know, it’s great for them. They spark interest and get a good, steady customer base. That’s what Nick’s Pizza has always been good for: nice, steady, neighborhood base of customers. We’ve eaten there before a few times and service wasn’t slow, so I think they just need to figure out a better system to things. The owner and restaurant aren’t new to the game, though. He also owns Tappo in Stamford and some other places like Heights Pizza in Darien. We did a review on Tappo…actually was one of our firsts. The food was really good, but the wine was a bit too expensive. I really think that Nick’s is trying to step up its game to keep up with all the other great places in Stamford that are having dinners like this. They just need to get the word out better!

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  2. Dan Del Ferraro January 6, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

    Put down our deposit and we’re all set. Anybody else going? Maybe we meet (and eat) up? :)

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    • Michel March 20, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

      How was the wine tasting? I heard there is another one this coming week…

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      • Dan Del Ferraro March 20, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

        There were some highlights like the sausage lasagna and the lentil soup. Those were really fantastic. The beef was dry and the plate was pretty bland. The company that did the pairings picked good varietals of the wine, but they didn’t taste too good. It was, overall, a decent meal, but everybody near us wanted better wine.

        I haven’t heard about a wine dinner this week. I was on their e-mail list, so huh…what’s going on? :)

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        • michel March 20, 2011 at 5:49 pm #

          Thanks for the insight. I don’t know the details of the wine tasting. I tried to check the website without success

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        • Dan Del Ferraro March 20, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

          They sent out an e-mail today, how funny:

          March 24th 7:00pm
          Nick’s/Bacco
          522 Glenbrook Road , Stamford 324-4949
          invites you to our wine tasting dinner
          MENU
          Tortino di scarole e capperi
          Small tart with escaroles and capers
          Crostoni con gorgonzola e prosciutto
          Bruschette bread topped with fresh italian prosciutto and gorgonzola
          Conchiglie ripiene con ricotta di bufalo, mozzarella e carne macinata
          Stuffed shells pasta with buffalo ricotta, fresh mozzarella and chopped meat
          Risotto alla contadina
          Risotto with a colorful combination of vegetables
          Pollo alla sorrentina
          Chicken breast lightly breaded topped with fresh eggplant and a trio of cheeses
          Coniglio alla Maria
          Marinated rabbit cooked in white wine ,herbs and vegetables (by request only)
          EACH COURSE WILL BE PAIRED WITH A SAMPLE OF WINES FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES TO COMPLIMENT THE FLAVORS
          DINNER RESERVATION REQUIRED WITH DEPOSIT OF $10.00 -REFUND 24 HOURS PRIOR TO DINNER $35.00 PER PERSON

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        • Dan Del Ferraro March 20, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

          This menu looks really fantastic. I’d feel so fat, though! We’re having an Oskar Blues dinner on Monday at Coalhouse. I can feel the weight clamping on to my stomach! :)

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