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Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant (Boca Raton)

Posted on May 19th, 2014 · Boca Raton Italian Pizza

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***** Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075.

Way back on March 20, 2008 Jeff Eats told you guys about Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant in Boca Raton.

Time for a little update on what is definitely one of the best “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joints in South Florida.

For your convenience the “original” story is printed below…gonna save you the trouble of scrolling around.

Anyway,

Just for background, Nino’s opened for business in Boca Raton in 1983-you mathematicians can do the math–for the rest of you-that’s 31 years ago. In something like 2005, it opened a second location in Delray Beach. Partners fall-out, one gets Boca Raton, the other gets Delray Beach. So now you know, the business angle here.

Now-just so we are straight, we are talking about Boca Raton- here. Absolutely-positively nothing wrong with the Delray Beach location–Jeff Eats (1) lives closer to the Boca joint and (2) Jeff Eats thinks that the food, service, ambiance are better in Boca Raton- but trust me Delray Beach ain’t exactly chopped liver either.

Anyway,

Jeff Eats has never “officially” counted the number of times-I’ve eaten in/taken out from Nino’s–but I’m guessing 70 maybe 80, let’s just say it’s a lot. I want to tell you, that not- even- one- time was the food not right on the money–same for the service. Real simple… its soups, salads, pizzas, calzones, subs, pastas, entrees are all delicious. Off the top of my head, I would match Nino’s veal chop parmigiana ($22 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls), its chicken cacciatore on the bone ($17.95 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls), its chicken scarpariello on the bone ($17.95 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls) and its shrimp scampi ($22.50 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls) up against South Florida’s best “mom & pop” and “upscale” players. While I’m on the subject of food, Nino’s plain pizza is always on the money and the joint makes what it calls an “upside down Sicilian” pie that is a work of beauty–if you go, get it!

You maybe wondering why the sudden “gushing” about Nino’s?

Last night, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and some dear friends- ate dinner at Nino’s and we got to discussing “various” Italian joints–and like a bolt of lightening–it hit me as to how really good Nino’s stuff is! Just that simple! Real fast-right off the top of you head, other than Nino’s–name a “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joint that does chicken cacciatore and chicken scarpariello on the bone…you do know, that’s the only RIGHT WAY to make those dishes–but that’s just my take-on the-thing!

You can check menu/prices at www.ninosofboca.com.

Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant is open 7 days a week 11am-10pm.
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March 20, 2008
***** Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075—&—13900 South Jog Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33445, (561) 499-3988

Nino’s is one of my favorite “mom and pop” Southern Italian joints in South Florida. I could be going out on a limb here, but I think that after you have tried this joint, you will also become a big fan.

Just so you know, the Boca Raton location has been around for something like 25 years…the Delray Beach location has been in business for about 3 years. Over the years, I have eaten in the Boca location something like 30 times and the Delray location twice…although the menus are almost identical, I like the food, ambiance and service in the Boca restaurant better…call me a creature of habit, but I really feel at home when I enter the Boca joint…from the way I am greeted at the front door, to Nino the owner waving and talking from behind the pizza counter to the customers…the food and service in Delray Beach is just fine, but there is something “special” about the Boca location.

Although Nino’s seemingly “follows” the standard pattern…Soup or salad, garlic rolls, entree with a pasta side…this joint makes some of the most delicious dishes and pizza that you have ever eaten. I would personally match its veal chop parmigiana—bone in chicken cacciatore— bone in chicken scapriello—shrimp scampi entrees against any Italian restaurant down here in South Florida.

Like I said before, Nino’s has been around for something like 25 years. The Boca Raton joint is jammed for dinner 7-days a week and has a takeout business that seems to be never ending. The Delray Beach spot has also developed quite a following…but my heart belongs to the Boca joint. Both joints are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

Great food. Great service. Pizza joint prices…

By the way, Nino and his wife Josephine own Josephine’s Italian Restaurant which is located on Federal Highway in Boca Raton. That’s a story for another day…but Josephine’s is a very good “white table cloth” joint.

12 Comments to “Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant (Boca Raton)”

  1. george 6565 says...

    Jeff
    Seriously in 25 years living in Boca I haven’t found a better Italian joint.

  2. Ate there last night and the food and service were terrific.
    Been coming here for 16 years and have never been disappointed.

  3. Jerry K says...

    Love the veal chop parm they make.

  4. Smithman says...

    Jeff
    Great pick.
    Ate there last night and my eggplant parm was excellent same for my wife’s shrimp scampi. Lots of food for the money.

  5. JoyceEatsBagels says...

    Best mom & pop Italian in Boca.

  6. Beth Carlson says...

    Jeff,
    My husband and I are big fans of both Nino’s in Boca and Delray. We have been eating there for years. The food and service are always just right. We highly recommend that everyone try Nino’s as they won’t be disappointed.

  7. Bobby A says...

    I have eaten there for years.
    Never had a bad meal.
    Consistently good.

  8. AlTheDentist says...

    Ate there this evening.
    Food is excellent same for the service.

  9. Gambi says...

    Had chicken scarp on the bone and it was delicious.

  10. AC KLEIN says...

    Jeff,
    Met you at Yard House in Hallandale last week. You recommended Nino’s as one of your favorite red sauce joints in Boca. My wife and I ate dinner there last night and you were right on the money. The food was delicious. That veal chop parm that you raved about was excellent as was the eggplant parm. Very good staff and reasonable prices were also as you said they would be. Thank you for the great pick.
    AC KLEIN

  11. Gary Goldberg says...

    My wife and I ate there last night.
    Your glowing recommendation got us there.
    Great find.
    Loads of delicious food, great service, very fair prices.
    That veal chop parm is fabulous.
    Thanks.

  12. Dan C says...

    They make a veal chop parmigiana which is amazing.

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