Bringing a taste of New York-style pizza to Boca Raton is Spadini’s Mizner Pizzeria (134 NE 2nd St., 561/826-7123), the progeny of 31-year-old New York pizza vet (and tattoo fanatic) Thomas Sellick.
The place itself has a quirky, slightly upscale pizza joint feel, with tile floor in mottle earth tones, granite tabletops, comfy leather chairs, stone-faced counter and walls hung with big photos of assorted actors and celebrities.
Pizzas come by the slice and in 16 and 20-inch sizes, in all the usual guises and a few more venturesome, like baked ziti, Greek salad and eggplant. There’s a lot more than just pizza though, from apps like fried ravioli and jalapeno poppers to hot and cold heroes to a dozen or so pastas to entrees like veal Parmigiana, shrimp scampi and chicken Sorrentino. For dessert, freshly made zeppoli, one of the most addictive of all Italian sweets.
You can get out of Spadini’s without breaking the bank, as most entrees come in at $12 and under, heroes range from $8 to $10, and pizzas from $3.50 a slice to around $20 for the big ‘uns.