BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — BY MORTY EATOWITZ, Food Critic — This is one of those reviews that’s very simple for Morty Eatowitz to write.
If you like pizza, you’re going to absolutely love Nick’s New Haven Style Pizzeria and Bar in Glades Plaza.
South Florida is full of restaurants that trade on names from the Northeast, trying to attract snowbirds and locals who grew up in Phlly, New York or Boston. The names often have very little to do with the food being served (try finding a real Philly cheesesteak in South Florida. Morty can think of maybe two places that actually pull it off). But in this case, Nick’s New Haven can call itself anything it wants, because the pizza is really that good.
The ambiance in Nick’s New Haven Style Pizzeria is what Morty would call “tactfully loud.” You won’t confuse the restaurant’s noise level with “quiet,” but the restaurant is designed in a way that you can still hear the people sitting near you without any problem at all. And the noise is not annoying. It’s just there. And there is no problem with that.
The food is phenomenal. Morty’s adult dining companion enjoyed a personal sized margherita pizza with fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce. She said it was perfect, full of flavor, and would absolutely be ordered again.
Morty enjoyed a “pizza flat” with caramelized onion, gorgonzola and thyme. It was, quite simply, incredible. The “flat” is, as you might guess, a very thin crust with the toppings piled on nicely. The flavors were great.
And our two year old restaurant reviewer loved his pasta with a light butter sauce. He said he would absolutely recommend it to all of his friends at daycare.
The service was great, even on a Saturday night.
Pricing is what you would expect — $8 to $14 for a pizza that serves one, maybe two. That is appropriate. However, Morty thinks that $6 for a toddler’s portion of pasta is excessive, especially in a market where kids often eat free, or frequently for just a few bucks. It’s not a deal breaker, but something to know going in (and something we would hope the ownership would reconsider. Really? $6 for a small bowl of pasta?)
Kid pricing notwithstanding, Morty loves Nick’s New Haven!
Five out of Five ‘Morty’s’, where “More Morty’s Means More!”
Note: Reservations for large groups. No call ahead list.
NICK’S NEW HAVEN STYLE PIZZERIA AND BAR
2240 NW 19th Street, near Boca Town Center Mall.