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New Neapolitan pizzas and sauce, same great down home Italian food! Nick’s Pizza-Stamford, CT

12 Feb

Did you know that Thursday is now the most popular day to go out and go crazy?  Well, we went our own kind of “married life crazy” by ordering delivery from Nick’s Pizza.  Nick’s has always been our go to place for good, hearty, classic Italian food.  Once again, they didn’t disappoint.  When I announced they were having a wine dinner, I told you about our addiction to their bread.  Yeah, there was plenty of it this time.  I even took a picture for you so you can join in my admiration and veneration of this holy manna.  Oh, in the picture?  That’s our doggy, Maynard.  He’s crazy in the head.

For my main dish I had one of their new, Neapolitan pizzas.  There were a nice handful to choose from, but I decided to go with the Boscaiola.  Imagine a nice, medium-thin crust that was still a bit chewy, not dried out at all.  Reminds me of the crust at Tappo, actually… which makes sense because the owners of Nick’s also owns Tappo.  Throw on some great quality fresh water mozzarella to form a nice thin layer over the crust, some flavorful tomato sauce, some ground beef, ham, peas, and mushrooms and you’ve got a killer pizza.  I really had no trouble chomping away on this…the flavors really went so well together.

Kristien had the baked cavatelli.  You won’t find it on the menu, but they’re  willing to fix things up for the customers.  The sauce seemed to be thicker, deeper, and had a good balance between salty and sweet.  We’re pretty sure this is a new sauce for them and we approve!  Plenty of cavatelli was smothered in the sauce and held together by beautiful amounts of mozzarella.  This is always a nice, comforting dish that’ll put a smile on Kristien’s face.

To help us digest it all we ordered our standard large antipasto.  Nice hefty amounts of lettuce are buried under slices of a ham/salami/provolone pinwheel, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers,olives, carrots, and pepperoncini.  The house vinaigrette is great and has the perfect mixture of oil and vinegar.  I love this dish because Kristien always lets me get the pinwheels so all that goodness is left for me.  Muahahahaha!

Our final verdict is that Nick’s remains a great, reliable place when you want great Italian classic foods.  Delivery is quick and it gets to your house nice and warm.  If you go to their restaurant to eat, you’ll probably feel like a family because lots of locals eat there.  One of my favorite memories was venturing out of the house last year when our house didn’t have power for a few days.  Nick’s was open and it was PACKED!  Well, that calmed me down a bit and made it all better.  I still didn’t have power and had to shower in cold ass water, but at least I had some good food to eat in the dark house that became symbolic of that week of my life!  Ciao!

Noms:  3.5

Price $$

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

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