The week my partners and I bought Crackers in Miami Springs, we headed to Nic’s New York Pizza (just a few blocks away) to pick up a few pies for our employees. It was then that I remembered Nic’s NY Pizza had vacated the spot.
This was back in September, so I was ecstatic to see some movement on their social media months later about their new spot at 2104 NE 123rd Street in North Miami. Then my bud Kristine reached out to me about them wanting to debut a six-foot pizza that is ridiculous in the most delicious sense of the word.
More food folks joined in on the shenanigans, including Rachael (@StickAForkInMe), Erik (@IShootForTheGram), and Teddy (@Teds_Burgers).
Marcela and I arrived at Nic’s NY Pizza early, so we pregamed with some of their ridiculous meatballs. Don’t believe me about that? Blue Collar chef and owner Danny Serfer thinks they’re one of the best.
They’re so freakin’ good!
While my infatuation with meatballs grows deeper, Marcela set her sights on the garlic parm crescent rolls. While I ate three-quarters of the meatballs, she ate 3/4 of the rolls. So it was that kinda night.
We were so into our favorites that when the homemade black truffle lasagna arrived, we stared at each other. Oh yeah, the lasagna is phenomenal, so plan accordingly.
Nic’s 6 Foot Pizza
It wasn’t long after the entire social media gang showed that the six-footer had made its way into the oven. If we’re going to be technical (which I tend to be), it’s really two three-foot pies side by side on a six-foot-long wood plank.
Every foot or so was a different pizza. I was able to snag a ricotta bacon cherry tomato slice and a black truffle ham mushroom slice.
The bottom left corner on the first slice was partially their four cheese, another winner, and probably my favorite of the three. The 6-foot pizza will only set you back right around $75, which is a steal considering the rising cost of everything.
I’m happy to see Nic’s New York Pizza is back without their previous parking issues and making big pizza moves. Marcela and I are planning our next visit to eat some more meatballs, parmesan garlic crescent rolls, and another black truffle lasagna …by mistake 🤣.
Original Post about Nic’s NY Pizza en Hialeah, Florida
December 19th, 2017 – Chef Nicola Berotolotti from Nic’s New York Pizza (2104 NE 123rd St, Hialeah) is the real deal. Don’t believe me? Of course, you do, but this is straight from their website:
Chef Nicola Bertolotti, a second-generation Maestro Pizzaiolo from Calabria Italy, crafted his techniques in New York-style Pizza as the Chef at Fornino Pizza in Brooklyn and has won #1 Pizza in New York.
When I walked into Nic’s, my first thought was that it felt like a classic New York neighborhood-style Pizza spot. I was getting excited just reading the menu, but my mind was placing an order meant for a few people, not that it’s ever stopped me before.
Nic’s Pizza Round 1
The first thing out was the foot-long fries topped in parmesan, which reminds me of funnel cake but has more in common with gnocchi. If you do order these, try to eat in unless you’re going to toaster oven them at home to keep them crispy.
Nic’s take on garlic rolls/knots is garlic parmesan crescent rolls with a side of red sauce. I’m all for re-invention, and it was good, but next time I’ll ask for heavy garlic.
The meatballs are a tri-bend (beef, pork, and veal) served in a party pack of four with a scoop of ricotta and some parm cheese. These meatballs are incredible, and I still think I might be underselling them.
Instead of ordering a calzone or stromboli, I opt for the chicken of their pizza roll family; its brother pepperoni rounds them out. Another winner that you shouldn’t share with anyone.
I was biting into my lasagna bolognese when I remembered something was coming. The lasagna is also on the meatball of “credibility.”
I had skipped out on ordering an entire pie and went for their house specialty, the two-foot slice. This thing is massive, and I should have expected that, given the name.
Sometimes these over-the-top creations are nowhere near as good as they look. This is one case where it’s just as good, if not better. It’s a great New York-style slice, be it gigantic or not.
When I’m halfway through the slice, I text my bud Zavier to meet me at Nic’s. I just had to share this place with someone.
I had a meatball order ready to go for him when he arrived as a welcoming gift. So as he sits there downing the Meatballs, I ask him to close his eyes so he’ll be surprised.
Below, you can find a picture of his reaction to the two ft. pepperoni slice.
We snuck in a few bites of the Nutella Tiramisu, which finished us off. I highly suggest that you leave some space for it.
Nic’s is poised to rock Hialeah’s world, and to those lucky mofos who live in the neighborhood where it’s located, I hate you. Yes, no jealousy, just plain hate…lol.