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Nick & Angelo’s Ristorante

When it comes to delicious Italian cuisine there is no need to settle for anything ordinary; delight your taste buds with the extraordinary and head to Nick & Angelo’s Ristorante today. do-fiNick & Angelo’s is conveniently located at 7376 Oswego Road in Liverpool and they are open Tuesday through Thursday for lunch and dinner from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm and Friday from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm and for dinner on Saturday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Sunday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Make your reservations by calling (315) 451-2702​ or walk in anytime and enjoy a cocktail at their fully stocked bar if there is a wait for a table.

do-2Nick & Angelo’s will be celebrating their first anniversary this November but the owners and their families are far from new to the Syracuse restaurant scene. The owners Bill LaFluer and John Borchardt are also partners in the Carnegie Catering that is also operating a full service catering company out of Nick & Angelo’s and have had several restaurants around central New York throughout the past two decades. At Nick & Angelo’s diners are treated like family because the restaurant is operated by family. In fact it is named after Bill’s grandson and nephew. Bill’s grandson Nick grew up in the restaurant industry and even worked alongside his mother Nichole and aunt Nichelle. It was only fitting that he should have a restaurant with strong emphasis on family named after him. Without Nick, there wouldn’t have been a “Nick & Angelo’s.”

Kyle and I went to Nick & Angelo’s on a busy Saturday night; luckily we had made reservations and were quickly sat at a cozy booth. We were immediately greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable server, Nichelle, who told us about the daily specials including the risotto of the day. We began our meal with the Fried Calamari —a huge helping of tender calamari rings with a house fra diavolo and Cajun remoulade. Kyle really liked the spice of the Cajun remoulade and I preferred the red fra diavolo. We were then served a huge fresh family style salad loaded with cheese, olives, pepperoncini and homemade do-4croutons and house made dressing and warm, freshly baked crusty Italian bread and homemade garlic butter. This could have been a meal in and of itself and it’s worth noting that it is worth going to Nick & Angelo’s even if it’s just for the salad. -I challenge you to find a better house salad in town! For an entrée I chose the Sicilian Scallops, five gigantic seared scallops with cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives and shallots simmered in white wine scampi sauce topped with pepperoncini, rings and asiago served over linguine. The scallops were seasoned perfectly and tender and the sauce was the perfect balance of spice and cheese. I highly recommend this dish to scallop lovers. Kyle decided on the Seafood Penne Vodka, penne pasta simmered in spicy vodka cream sauce with lump crab and seared shrimp and scallops. The creamy vodka sauce was loaded with seafood and the penne was the perfect vehicle for the perfect forkful! Nick & Angelo’s does not want anyone to leave hungry and we had several to-go boxes but we just couldn’t pass up dessert. We decided on the homemade lemon coconut torte and the double chocolate Oreo cake. The lemon coconut Torte was light and fluffy perfectly mixing lemon and coconut while the double chocolate Oreo was a chocolate lover’s dream come true.

do-3Nick & Angelo’s is the perfect venue for your upcoming event. They have a banquet room that can seat up to 70 guests, a front room that can seat up to 30 guests, and a family room that is perfect for more intimate gathering and can seat up to 12. They also offer offsite catering to parties of all sizes. For more information on their catering or to book your event check out their website at www.carnegiecatering.com or call them at (315) 451-1803. Rest assured that whether you are having guests at Nick & Angelo’s Ristorante or at a venue of your choosing, your guests will leave full, happy, and raving about the delicious meal you served!

Nick & Angelo’s Ristorante also does take out and catering to go, check out their website for more information at www.nickandangelosristorante.com. They are also running a Pizza Madness —Free Pizza special— buy one large pizza at regular price and get another large pizza of equal or lesser value free when you carry out Sunday through Thursday. When you are looking for a place to dine, choose a place with fresh ingredients, delicious recipes, and a comfortable family atmosphere; choose Nick & Angelo’s!

Kerilyn Micale
Kerilyn E. Micale is a Cicero native.