If you look, you won't find any of four recently introduced specialty pizzas on the menu at But all have risen to the top of the Tarrytown pizzeria's popularity list, owner Nick Krasniqi said.
Two of the new pies, called Grandma's and Grandpa's Pizzas, have square shapes, are available in only one size and can be bought by the slice or pie.
The other two newly introduced pies, Mimosa and chicken-bacon-ranch, are conventional (round) pizzas and come in three sizes.
- Grandma's Pizza. This square-shaped pie has parallel strips of a light cheese accompanied by homemade marinara sauce that was precooked for four hours on a low flame. Extra virgin olive oil is added and the ingredients top a very thin crust. Available in only one size.
- Grandpa's Pizza. Also square-shaped, this pie has sautéed broccoli rabe accompanied by sweet sausage, homemade fresh mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil and fresh garlic—all reside on top of a thin tomato sauce that coats a crust which is thicker than Grandma's Pizza crust. Available in only one size.
- Mimosa. Fresh mozzarella, basil and garlic, tomato sauce and extra virgin olive oil top a very thin crust. Three sizes are offered for this round pizza (personal, small and large).
- Chicken, bacon and ranch. This late bloomer combines fried (not grilled) chicken with bacon, fresh mozzarella and ranch dressing made on the premises. No tomato sauce is used. Three sizes are available for this round pizza (personal, small and large).
Mr. Nick's opened in February, 2011 with a menu that lists 15 specialty menus including margherita (tomato, garlic, oil and mozzarella), Hawaiian (pineapple, ham and mozzarella) and chicken Scarpariello (boneless chicken breast sautéed with garlic, hot and sweet peppers and white wine sauce).
"Athough the four new pizzas are not listed on the menu, all are available anytime for takeout or delivery," Krasniqi pointed out.
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Also new and not listed on the menu is a dessert pizza—a Nutella (toasted hazelnuts and cocoa) chocolate dessert pizza. The regular desserts are fresh-filled cannoni, homemade lady-finger tiramisu and homemade ricotta cheesecake.
Beer (including Corona, Heineken, Budweiser and Coors Light) and wine are now available too.
A $31.95 "Family Feast" which can feed up to five people is offered for home consumption only; it includes a large pizza (no extra toppings), a large order of penne marinara, a big salad, six garlic knots, and a two-liter bottle of soda. A coupon is normally required but don't fret, just tell the cashier you left it at home and you'll get the special discount price.
The dressing used for the restaurant's Caesar salad ($5.95 small and $8.95 large), Caesar wrap ($6.95) and chicken Caesar pizza ($17.95 small and $19.95 large) is homemade.
Three or four specials are posted daily. Recent examples are chicken rollatini, porkchops and Italian wedding soup.
The most popular items on the kid's menu, Krasniqi said, are chicken fingers/fries and spaghetti with meatball, both priced at $7.95.
Wraps, panini, calzones, antipasto, pasta including whole-wheat spaghetti, soup, and salads are offered. Three-foot wedges require 24-hour advance notice.
Mr. Nick's personal-size, gluten-free pizza is available for eat-in or takeout/delivery and comes in the personal-size only. It is prepared from 100-percent rice flour and cooked in a separate pan; it is not sold by the slice. Advance notice is not necessary. The cost is $12.95.
Mr. Nick's Brick Oven Pizza, 21 N. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY. Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. Open from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday-Saturday and open from noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Free local delivery for orders of $10 or more. 914-366-0666 or 914-366-0676. www.MrNicksBrickOvenPizza.com