Nick’s New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar, Brings Old-School Taste To Boca Raton

Boca Raton, Fla., June 6, 2011 – Nick’s New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar, is slated to open early July in Boca Raton, bringing with it the time-honored apizza (pronounced ah-BEETZ) of New Haven, Connecticut, and the swank of New York City. Conceptualized by Nick Laudano and proprietary partner Anthony Giovanniello, Nick’s New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar will open at Glades Plaza in between Hooters and Five Guys. This 4,600-square foot pizzeria, bar and lounge offers guests a taste of inimitable New Haven-style apizza in a nostalgic atmosphere that pays homage to the era from to 1920s to the 1950s, when this unique style of thin-crust apizza was born.

When it launches this July, Nick’s New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar will be the only pizzeria in town to feature New Haven-style apizza and 18-inch pies specially crafted in a hand-built brick oven affectionately referred to as “The Dragon.” Popular pies include the Sausage Pie, made with authentic New Haven Longhini sausage, and the Veggie Bomb, made with onions, peppers, mushrooms, hot cherry peppers, eggplant, black olives, and artichokes. Nick’s New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar is best known for its specialty White Clam Pie, made with freshly shucked Rhode Island littleneck clams.

“We take our apizza very seriously. Our dough recipe is one that has been perfected over the course of 20 years. We’re excited to introduce our product, which is unlike anything in the area, to the Boca Raton market and beyond,” says Nick.

Other regional specialties Nick’s New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar will bring to South Florida include Hummel hot dogs, East Haven-based Foxon Park sodas crafted in 1922 in nostalgic flavors such as White Birch and Gassosa, Libby’s New Haven Italian ice, and homemade cheesecake. Daily lunch options will feature wraps, paninis, salads, and an Italian pasta of the week. Although the lunch menu will be limited, with two to three items per category, Giovanniello says, “Everything we do will be over-the-top good.”

Designed in part by Karen Hanlon and Nick Laudano, key elements will include a 1940s-inspired kitchen pantry, a floor pattern taken straight out of “The Godfather,” and a one-of-a-kind ceiling wallpapered with authentic advertising from the 1920s and 1930s. Prominent focal points are the proprietary brick ovens, which are carefully hand-crafted by Nick over the course of six weeks. The pizzeria seats 150 with indoor and outdoor dining, and features a to-go window and an indoor bar that flows to the patio.  

“Biting into one of Nick’s pies will bring you back to what pizza is all about. It’s the bite that will connect generations. Nick’s New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar will definitely become South Florida’s new social pizza addiction,” says Michelle Soudry, PR Director for The Gab Group.

Nick’s New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar is located at Glades Plaza in Boca Raton, 2240 NW 19th St., Suite 904, Boca Raton, FL, 33431.