Nick's Italian - Phoenix
Four of us had dinner at Nick's at Pinnacle Peak last nite and the food was great. None of us had been there before, and we all agreed the food was excellent. Prices pretty reasonable too. Dinner for four, with tip, came to about $150 - and we all had salads, a glass of wine, entrees, and split two tiramisu for dessert. My husband liked his chicken cacciatore alot, the two who had ravioli raved, and all day today I kept thinking about the fettucine with peppers and sausage in marinara sauce that I devoured. Nick's could very well become my favorite restaurant.
When I'm in town, I go to the Nick's at Pinnacle Peak. It's small and a little loud, but I can deal with it just to have the gnocchi in arribiata sauce! Even the house salad with the house vinegarette is a good starter. The husband likes the pasta with sausage. When they have a calamari steak special, I jump for it.
I went to the Nick's at Greyhawk once. Totally different atmosphere. It was extremely casual - order at the counter and then you are served at your table. That night, it was crowded with the Greyhawk family crowd with lots of children. I haven't been back to that one. I wonder if they changed the format, since the menu on the website it the same as the PP one.
When I first saw this posting, I thought it was a reference to the latest venture by Nick Ligidakis, who seems to open (and close) restaurants with astonishing frequency:
I see now that you are talking about an entirely different place, with locations in the northeast Valley:
I've never been to one, but I notice there's a location at Tatum and Shea. It looks like it might be a worth try. The menu looks like familiar Italian favorites at moderate prices.