Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant (Boca Raton)

Posted on June 1st, 2015 · Boca Raton Italian Pizza Subs/Salads


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

Got this e-mail this morning…

It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife at Friday night’s Morris Day & The Time concert in Pompano Beach. Terrific show.
As I mentioned, my wife and I in late April retired to Deerfield Beach after living our 41 years of married life in Plainview, Long Island. We are just getting organized and as I told you we literally stumbled across your site while looking for restaurants to eat in. Your taste in both food and entertainment match up pretty close with ours.
You have tons of picks and I was wondering if you could give us a great ‘mom & pop’ Italian joint in the Deerfield Beach area. As you may recall we are living around the Powerline/Sample Road area and we’re looking for that one pizza tee shorts/tee shirt joint to really count on.
Once again, great meeting you.
Joe K
Joe K:

Glad that you enjoyed Morris Day and the Time. It was a great show.

It was nice meeting you and your wife.

Real simple answer to your “request”…just by coincidence, last night- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats ate dinner at Nino’s Pizzeria in Boca Raton- and I gotta tell you, that this joint for the past 23 years has been one of our go-to-“mom & pops”…never and I repeat-never- a bad meal. Just between you and me, Nino’s makes a veal chop parmigiana and chicken cacciatore/chicken scarpariello both on the bone- that are off the chart. As for New York Style Pizza, the joint’s pies and slices are top-shelf!

Printed down below is a “review” that Jeff Eats did back on 5/19/14…try Nino’s- the bet here, you and your wife will absolutely love it!

Thanks for reading..


Posted on May 19th, 2014
***** 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.


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.


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

Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant is open 7 days a week 11am-10pm.
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.

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

  1. Local Eater says...

    Is Ninos II still open?

    • JeffEats says...

      Local Eater:

      If Jeff Eats has his facts straight, Nino’s II is closed. Nino’s II was owned/operated by totally different people from those who own Nino’s in Boca Raton.

      Thanks for reading…

      • HerbK says...

        Nino’s II was owned by one of the original owners/partners of Nino’s. His son was my neighbor and he moved to Delray to run it with his dad when the partners split up in Boca

      • Local Eater says...

        Your review of Nino’s II says that it was owned by the “Boca Partner” of Nino’s?

  2. Jeff,
    Great call here.
    I have been eating at Nino’s for over 25 years.
    They have terrific food and their prices are super reasonable. Also extremely competent service.
    That veal chop parm you mentioned is one of my favorite dishes.

  3. KLEINMAN says...

    My wife and I have been eating at Nino’s in Boca Raton and Delray Beach for years.
    Their food is terrific and their prices can’t be beat.
    Definitely two of the best in South Florida.

  4. JeffEats says...

    Local Eater:

    The Boca Partner sold Nino’s II to a third party years ago. Following that sale, no relationship whatsoever.

    Thanks for reading…

  5. Charlie Lee says...

    That veal chop parm you mentioned is awesome.

  6. Linda W says...

    Had the veal chop parm last night and it was terrific. My husband had chicken parm and it was also delicious, delicious ziti with meat sauce , house salad and garlic rolls all at a reasonable price.

  7. plotkin rose says...

    Consistently delicious food.

  8. Joe G says...

    At your suggestion 8 of us ate dinner there last Saturday Night and all I can say is WOW! the food is fabulous and the service is fabulous. Prices are as reasonable as can be. Loved this place. Thanks again for the heads up.

  9. Joey Boston says...

    Delicious reasonably priced food with terrific service.

  10. Lou R says...

    They make delicious chicken cacciatore on the bone.

  11. Diane F says...

    Loved their veal chop parmigiana.

  12. Footy Tooty says...

    Definitely one of the best mom & pop red sauce joints in s Florida.
    Very rare to find chicken cacciatore and scarpiello on the bone in mom & pop joints. Nino’s got both and they are delicious.

  13. Jimmy J says...

    Love its veal chop parmigiana. Heads and shoulders better Restaurant than other Boca mom & pop joints.

  14. Ronnie Golden says...

    Their veal chop parm is awesome.

    Ive been eating there for over 25 years and have never had a bad meal.

    Love this joint.

  15. Linda E says...

    First time there.
    My bf loved his veal chop parm. I loved the on the born chicken scarpriello I had. We will definitely be back.

  16. Eddie DeSantis says...

    Best red sauce joint in Boca.

  17. Jeff H says...

    My wife and I usually eat in the Boca restaurant which has terrific food, last night we ate with friends at the Delray location and the food was lousy. We ordered some of the same dishes as we do in Boca and couldn’t believe how much better Boca’s food is.

  18. Bobby Costello says...

    Definitely the best red sauce joint in Boca Raton, hands down!

  19. Nick T says...

    Last night my family tried Nino’s in Boca Raton for the first time and I must tell you the food and service were terrific. Rather than going into dish by dish detail let’s just say that this was one of the best mom & pop Italian joints that we have ever eaten in.

  20. Fred M says...

    Love their food.

  21. Jeff Newman says...

    They make a delicious veal chop parm.

  22. Nick S says...

    Nino’s food and service are outstanding. I love their chicken cacciatore on the bone.

  23. Nat D says...

    This is the best mom & pop joint in s Florida. Delicious food, very reasonable prices and top staff.

    • TedRoberts says...

      They make a delicious thin crispy sweet sauce slice.

  24. Lou Burton says...

    Loved the food.

  25. Arnie W says...

    Ate there last night for the first time and the food was absolutely delicious. I had veal chop parm and my wife had chicken cacciatore on the bone.

  26. HIR says...

    On your say so, my wife and I tried Nino’s last night. AMAZING.
    Pizza, veal parm, penne ala vodka, sausage & peppers, all delicious.
    Great recommendation.

  27. Vito W says...

    Love their food.

    Their veal chop parmigiana is my favorite entree.

  28. Vince S says...

    They make a delicious pizza.

  29. Henry Goldbaum says...

    Terrific food and service.

  30. Their food is delicious.

    My favorite entree is their veal chop parmigiana. It’s amazing and big enough to feed two people.

  31. Larry Esposito says...

    Nino’s is one of the best Italian joints in Boca Raton. It is family owned/operated and they make sure that the food and service are perfect.

  32. New to the area.
    Liked what you had to say about Nino’s.
    Ate there last night and the food was terrific.
    Delicious chicken parm and shrimp scampi.

  33. Barney Liotta says...

    I love this restaurant.
    I’d match its food up against the best upscale Italian joints in Florida.
    My family has been eating there since 1991 and I can’t recall us ever having a bad meal.
    The unique thing is that its chef will prepare dishes to your likening.
    If you haven’t eaten there you have to give it a shot.

  34. Peter Metz says...

    This is one of the best Italian joints in Florida.

    My wife and I have been eating there for over 30 years.

  35. Tom Martin says...

    My wife and I tried last night for the first time.

    Terrific veal chop parm and veal marsala.

  36. Susan Delano says...

    My family just moved to Boca (3 weeks ago).

    Last night I, my husband and our 2 teenagers ate at Nino’s and the food was absolutely delicious.

    Terrific house salad, minestrone soup, chicken parm, veal marsala,, pepperoni pizza, penne ala vodka, and ziti with marinara sauce.

    WE will definitely be returning.

  37. Jeff,

    I love both Nino’s.

    The Boca location and the Delray location have almost identical menus.

    It’s a flip of the coin as to which location has better food. Push comes to shove, I’d say Boca by a nose, but Delray’s food is also delicious.

    Depending as to where and when, I split my time between both locations. Been doing that for nearly 20 years.

    Both locations are terrific.

  38. Paul C says...

    I would match either the Boca location or the Delray location against any mom & pop Italian joint in Florida as being the best. The food is terrific and priced right.

    My wife and I have been eating at both locations for years and without fail they have always delivered delicious food.

    If you have never eaten at Nino’s, go! You won’t be disappointed.

    By the way, last night in Delray I had a veal chop parm that was amazing and my wife had a chicken cacciatore on the bone that was outstanding.

  39. Phil Serota says...

    Jeff Eats,

    My wife and I have been with you since 2006.

    We love the site.

    One of our favorite picks is Nino’s in Boca.
    Food is excellent.

    We recently moved from Boca to Delray. We are now living real close to Nino’s in Delray.

    Almost same menu, and the food is just as good as Boca’s.

    The only difference in our eyes, is that the Delray location is much more modern looking than the Boca location.

    Anyway, our favorite dish at both is the veal chop parm. DELCIOUS!

  40. Anna Santo says...

    For the record,

    My husband and I have been eating at Nino’s for over 25 years. Personally, we rate it the best mom & pop Italian joint in South Florida.
    We have also eaten in the Delray Nino’s a number of times and although the menu is almost identical, we rate it a notch below the original location in Boca Raton.

  41. Lisa Giorgio says...

    My family has been eating at both locations for years. It is a toss up as to which is better. We love both!

  42. Nick B says...

    Earlier this evening at the Delray joint I had a Veal Chop Valdostana that was totally awesome.

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