Celebrity Choice Review
Andrew Rannells (Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys) chooses: Nizza
Nizza is what Nice was called in the days it lay within Italy’s borders. Guaranteed to satisfy is executive chef Andy D’Amico’s socca, oven-baked chickpea pancake with sage, onions and pecorino. Other authentic appetizers include sautéed shrimp in the shell with Italian hot peppers; fried ravioli with crescenza cheese; and roasted eggplant stuffed with herbed sheep-milk ricotta and baked in a spicy marinara. For a “native” salad, try the imported tuna, served with marinated veggies and San Remo olives in a green sauce. Thin-crust, 10” Neapolitan pizzas are immensely popular. Seasonal pastas include wild boar lasagna and butternut squash ravioli. The “Sunday Pasta,” available all week, is highly recommended: thick bucatini in slow-cooked tomato sauce with meatballs and sweet Italian sausage. A gluten-free menu is available. There are over 100 international wines; 22 come by the glass.