Nick’s New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar (Boca Raton)

Posted on July 31st, 2011 · Boca Raton Italian Pizza Subs/Salads

***** Nick’s New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar, 2240 Northwest 19th Street, Boca Raton Florida 33431, (561) 368-2900.

Here’s a heads-up for you guys…Tomorrow, Monday–August 1, 2011 at 11am, Nick’s New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar is going to open-for-business in Boca Raton. Now, I may-be sticking my neck out here—but I am predicting, that this coal-fired pizza joint is going to be an absolute homerun. Pray tell, Jeff…what makes you go out on such a limb? Well- The guys who own Nicks, had a mini-version of the Boca joint- Nick’s New Haven Style Apizza in Lake Worth (for 2-years)…and the pizza, sandwiches, pastas were absolutely amazing-delicious. The bet here, is that this new-semi-upscale 170 seater, repeats and even “betters” the owners’ first outing.

At this juncture, some of you guys might be asking yourselves, what the hell is “New Haven” pizza? Really don’t got- time to go into tremendous detail…but, “plain” pizza usually consists of crust, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese…New Haven pizza consists of crust, tomato sauce and oregano and maybe some romano cheese—notice there ain’t-no mozzarella on the pie. For the ambitious out there, do a GOOGLE and you’ll get the full story.

I’m gonna check Nick’s out and I’ll let you know, if my “call” was right on the money or
was wishful thinking.

If you get “there” before I do, let me know what you think.

30 Comments to “Nick’s New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar (Boca Raton)”

  1. jon says...

    Jeff, As I said before great site. Please go to the New york Big Apple Deli in N. Miami Beach. Go on a Wednesday try the Potato Leak Soup and after Have a rare roast beef sandwich. Try it YOU”LL Like IT!!!

  2. ROB says...

    I walked pass Nick’s last night. Didn’t eat there as I was heading to Hooter’s which is in the same center.
    The restaurant looks great. Really cool looking bar, two coal ovens, woody looking furniture. Not huge but big enough to give it a semi-chain look.
    I grabbed a menu and noticed that it has loads of pizza, wraps, sandwiches etc, but no wings. The question, how come no wings? Either its because Hooters lease doesnt let them have it or these guys are trying to differentiate themselves from the anthony’s of the world.
    I am definitely going to give Nick’s a try and will let you know what I think.

  3. Joe Gerbino says...

    Worst mistake
    Soup for 8$ was nothing in it
    Not good
    There going to have a problem making it in boca

  4. Alan R. says...

    Jeff Eats:
    Haven’t tried Nick’s yet but it sounds interesting.
    On the coal fired pizza business, Anthony’s is all over the place. I find its pizza lousy. I enjoy its wings and salads.
    I use to love Carolina’s in Delray but it closed.
    I like Corelino’s in Lake Worth, but other than the pizza and wings the rest of the food is lousy.
    I am going to try Nick’s.

    • HerbK says...

      I haven’t had a better pizza than Tucci’s. I ate at the Nick’s in Lake Worth before it closed and it was very good. I hope those guys do well in Boca because that is a beautiful build out and it had to be a huge investment.

  5. irr says...

    was there tonight, pizza is delcious. also loved the pistachio gelato.
    place looks great with a trotally open kitchen.
    great soundtrack of oldies.

  6. leslie says...

    was also there tonight with 2 friends – had the clams ‘casino’ white pizza (clams, bacon, peppers, garlic) lemon on the side – fabulous crust – amazing toppings cooked just right – as a former Italian restaurant owner – thought they hit the mark – although saying their pizza is done well was a bit contrived – they don’t need to reference Anthony’s well done slogan.
    since this was day 3 – service was a bit spotty but helpful and the managers really worked the floor
    hope they make it!

  7. jol says...

    Was visiting relatives in Boca, and since I am originally from New Haven we decided to eat at Nicks.
    Pizza was great! just like the origianal pizza we used to get on Wooster St. My favorite is White pie with bacon & onion. Loved the atmosphere. For a restaurant that has only been open for 3 days service was good, but Like a new hair stlye or new home there needs to be some tweeking.
    Am recommending to all my friends that they also visit Nicks

  8. Barbara says...

    grew up in new haven on wooster st ate at nick’s in new haven on wooster , again in lake worth and now in boca where i live, everything was great happy he is so close to us the menu has a great varity of choose and everything i tasted was great felt like i was back in new haven on wooster st good luck i know you and anthony will do great .looking forward to coming and eating there again.

  9. JPanameraBoca says...

    Trying it today with a CT native who used to go to college in New Haven. Report to follow, folks.

    JPANA – Lover of Tucci’s and Anthony’s and Sicilian Oven

  10. poppie says...

    tried it tonight. good pizza.
    chicken breast salad boring.

  11. Allen Feinberg says...

    From: Allen Feinberg
    Subject: Hours

    Message Body:
    What hours are you open for business? I am originally from New Haven and look forward to being there Tuesday afternoon before the crowds with my mother! That is, if you will be open of course.

  12. littlebear says...

    while visiting and shopping in Boca, our group tried the recently opened Nick’s New Haven Style Pizza. I am from Conn, and well acquainted with what Wooster has to offer,and Nick’s is the best I’ve tasted in a long time. we tried the salads and gelatos,
    everything was great – good food, good mood,
    good luck Nicks

    • Michael says...

      Just ate at Nicks with wife and son last night. I thought the pizza was awesome – had meatball and mushroom combo. Much better than Anthony’s… We also tried the Risotto Balls, which my son enjoyed. I will definitely be going back!!!!

  13. David says...

    If you are looking for good Pizza in Palm Beach County you must try Juniors in Boynton Beach.Being from the New Haven area I know what good Pizza is.And Juniors is a home run every time I eat there.Not to mention some of the best wings I have ever eaten in my life!

  14. deborah says...

    excellent pizza (and i’m from connecticut — the home of great pizza). good service but more importantly, great abeets. was there in august and will be back in january.

  15. Susan says...

    We are both New Haven natives and these pizzas do not in any way compare to the originals. Shame for saying they do. They were dry-cardboard crusted, boring, not cooked well enough, way too much garlic on the white clam, less is more please, nuance of garlic, the sweet clams should shine. We had two different pizzas, both were pedestrian at best, not wonderful. Please take a trip to New Haven and taste what NH “abeets” is all about.

  16. jane kimmel says...

    pizza was ok but not great. did have chicken parm hoagie and it was terrific.

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  18. nate says...

    i liked the pizza. found the menu a bit too limited.

  19. Carol says...

    Thank you Nick for bringing New Haven apizza to Boca!!! Best apizza in town, beats all the local spots!!! Thank you for the gassosa, hummel hot dog platter (Jimmie’s special) and the white clam apizza tool!!!

  20. Craig says...

    Just came from Nick’s ,
    Order large mutzz pizza , tomato and mutex salad ,
    I have lots of bad things to say about the pizza , but the manager Justin , took the 18.00 , off the check.
    I will give them one more chance.

  21. RRF says...

    Love their pizza and chicken parm hero.
    This is a good casual place.

  22. Player says...

    Delicious pizza.
    Real good bar.

  23. warren g says...

    now this joint makes a terrific pizza!

  24. SY says...

    Ate there with the grown kids and grandkids and everyone loved the pizza. A real fun spot.

  25. DG says...

    Very good pizzas let down by poor atmospherics and odd service

  26. AlvinS says...

    Love the pizza. Terrific service. Love the decor,

  27. LG says...

    Pizza and calzones not the best.

  28. A3459 says...

    Love their pizza and their chicken parm sub is one of the best I’ve ever eaten.

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