Nick's Apizza, restaurateur Nick Laudano's New Haven-style pizzeria, may
be gone from downtown Lake Worth but it hardly isn't forgotten. In
fact, it's about to be reborn in Boca Raton and, eventually, in three
other yet-to-be-determined SoFla locales.
Along with partner Anthony Giovanniello, Laudano is planning a May debut
of the Boca Nick's in Glades Plaza, an open-air mini-mall near the
enormous Town Center complex. The same roster of crisp-crusted pizzas
will be offered--including the killer white clam pie, made with
fresh-shucked littleneck clams--along with Hummel hot dogs, Foxon Park
sodas and house-made desserts.
At 4,600 square feet and seating for 150, the new Nick's trumps the
space of the old Lake Worth location. Design is by Laudano and local
design star Karen Hanlon, who did Racks Downtown Eatery, YOLO and more.
It's said to feature a nostalgic vibe with a 1940s-inspired kitchen
pantry and ceiling covered with advertising posters from the 1920s and
'30s, not to mention an indoor-outdoor bar, to-go window and
custom-designed brick pizza oven.
Oh, and btw, "Apizza" is pronounced "a-BEETS." It's a New Haven thing.