Nicky's Firehouse Family Restaurant - Nicky's has been around since the early nineties serving up good, tasty fare in a raucous environment. A favorite of busy families, get ready to not dine in peace if you go to Nicky's.
This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but be forewarned and in the mood for a loud experience.
I've been to Nicky's many times over the years and on this evening was expectantly prepared for misbehaved screaming kids, and that's exactly what I got. What is happening to the American Family? Suddenly it has become the norm to allow the kids to run the show and either the parents are idiots or just
plain ignorant. One thing is for sure and that is, with the exception of two beautifully behaved
respectful kids this evening, the rest belonged at MacDonald's tearing up their
play land instead of every corner of Nicky's.
Nicky's is a nice place and the staff are all good natured. I felt sorry for the crap the staff has to put up with just to make a living, but until parents that know how to parent arrive, it will be loud here and now on to the food.
The food is good, and the prices are exceptional.
I went with the Veal Rossini which was a Scaloppine of
veal layered with prosciutto, tomato and mozzarella
cheese prepared in a pesto cream sauce with sundried
tomatoes. The sundried tomatoes were an excellent
addition to this dish and made the whole meal very tasty
and the perfectly cooked veal completed the exceptional
dish. At $13.95 this veal dish represents one of the best
dinner dining values in the area!
My guest ordered the Veal
Francaise over angel hair pasta and cleaned the plate so
thoroughly that not a morsel was left. Success
There is no getting
around the fact that as their name clearly says, Nicky's
is a "family restaurant" so be prepared for
some noise and raucous kids. Add on to that cell
phones going off with ridiculous ring tones and inept
parents and you have "kids paradise."
Through it all the warm tolerant staff with enormous
patience and grace gets the job done at Nicky's and it's
a solid performer. - Jersey Shadow -
Nicky's Firehouse Family Restaurant
15 Central Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Credit Cards Accepted
Turano in Nutley, NJ - Can you say little restaurant big
savings? You better think of Casa Turano if you
are in the Nutley area and want a good inexpensive sit-down meal. For an unheard of price of under $45
dollars including an 8 dollar tip three of us (adults
all) enjoyed a good Italian meal in this tiny place.
ordered the Chicken Murphy that came with a side salad
which was delicious. I would have liked some hot
peppers with my chicken but it was good
nonetheless. The fountain sodas were larger than
what one usually runs into and the piping hot fresh
bread and Garlic Knots were extremely delicious and
enjoyed by all of us.
guests ordered the Baked Ziti and Lasagna. Both
were very satisfied with their typical Italian
fare. There were certainly no complaints to be
Turano is a small place and people were arriving this
evening for their take-out orders. This is pizza
land, no doubt, with a very high density of pizza parlors
in the area. The competition for the pizza /
Italian food dollar in Nutley is among the fiercest in
all of America. With so much choice here
every customer votes with their taste buds and their
wallets . Judging by the activity on
this weekday night, this restaurant is thriving. - Jersey Shadow -
600 Passaic Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110
Credit Cards Accepted