Friday, July 8, 2011

Nick's Tomatoe Pie draws Jupiter fans of Italian food

Nick’s Tomatoe Pie
1667 W. Indiantown Rd.
Jupiter, FL 33458
Open daily for dinner; takeout available
Sunday –Thursday: 4:30-9:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 4:30-10:30 p.m.

If you can get by the kitschy atmosphere with its wood and neon signs, tomato cans as center pieces, and elevated noise levels that reminds one of Italian eatery Buca di Beppo it’s clear that Nick’s Tomatoe Pie dishes up some good southern Italian food.

Sauces  - marinara, bolognese, alla vodka, primavera - and others that define Italian cooking are available with most anything the kitchen serves (the menu is huge). For starters, I ordered a Gorgonzola salad tossed with several varieties of lettuce, and tomatoes and olives topped with a generous amount of cheese that was worth the visit.  I was less enthusiastic about the individual loaf of tasteless bread served in a bag. It was redeemed by olive oil with plenty of garlic cloves. For the main course, I sampled eggplant rollatini (about $16). Three huge vegetable rolls stuffed with quality ricotta cheese in a delicious marinara plus a side penne (overcooked) was enough for two.  Smaller portions are available for a dollar or two less.  Fellow diner supped on penne with bolognese, another tasty sauce, and a better-than-average house salad. For $15, this small order dinner choice was a bit overpriced.

A raw bar with cold water oysters, and clams in white or red sauce are among favorites of regular customers. Nick’s serves pizza but with bland dough and tasteless toppings, it’s not worth naming this restaurant (and mis-spelling tomato) for. There are plenty of other menu items that please, including a lineup of pasta, meats, lobster and fish.

 Full bar, good service, family friendly. 

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