Nunzio's Profile

Title Last Reply

Please rank these restaurants

Basso 56

Nov 21, 2013
Nunzio in Manhattan

Dinner after Radio City Christmas show

Italian is good. I don't want a steak house

Nov 19, 2013
Nunzio in Manhattan

Dinner after Radio City Christmas show

I should of said not too fancy of food. My people are not foodies and they're not going to eat sweet breads and lamb cheeks etc. We would need more of a regular menu. Is there such a place?

Nov 19, 2013
Nunzio in Manhattan

Dinner after Radio City Christmas show

I guess $75 per person. We're not big drinkers.

Nov 18, 2013
Nunzio in Manhattan

Dinner after Radio City Christmas show

Going to Radio City show December 7th at 2:00pm
Want to have a nice dinner afterwards and see the tree.
6 people, like all food. Not too expensive


Nov 18, 2013
Nunzio in Manhattan

Point Pleasant Sunday Early Dinner

Hi I will be going to a mass in Pt Peasant on Sunday with about 12 relatives. Need a nice place to have an early dinner in the area. Thank You!!

Oct 23, 2013
Nunzio in New Jersey

Casual Italian with Good Food

OK So we have decided on La Pastaria in Summit. You can't go wrong with this place. Good prices, Huge menu and specials to choose from. Just a great place that we all agree on.
Thanks for your help!!

Sep 13, 2013
Nunzio in New Jersey

Casual Italian with Good Food

Not really looking for a red sauce Italian American restaurant. Strega in Berkeley Heights would be the perfect place but I go there almost every week. If you haven't been there you should try it.

Sep 12, 2013
Nunzio in New Jersey

Casual Italian with Good Food

Thanks for the recs. I loved Basilico but they are booked, we always go to La Pastaria, it is one of our favs. And Il Mondo Vechio we go to a lot also.

Is there anything else out there that is in our areas?

Thanks so much!!!

Sep 11, 2013
Nunzio in New Jersey

Casual Italian with Good Food

Looking for a nice Italian restaurant for Friday night for three couples. We live in Morristown, Berkeley Heights, and Short Hills so something around those areas would be great. Nothing real fancy. Thanks

Sep 09, 2013
Nunzio in New Jersey

Casual Italian around midtown

Looking for a casual Italian restaurant in midtown for an early Saturday dinner.

Sep 07, 2013
Nunzio in Manhattan

Good Italian Place That Lets Me In With My Yankees Jersey

Going to Yankees game today and want to have a nice Italian dinner afterwards in Manhattan. Looking for a casual place with really good food.


Sep 07, 2013
Nunzio in Manhattan

recipe for Italian seafood stew


1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
1 dried bay leaf
1 can (28 ounces) whole peeled tomatoes with juice, crushed
1 1/4 cups dry white wine
1 1/4 cups water
1 cup bottled clam juice
2 pounds shell-on king crab legs (or Dungeness crab legs), cut into 2-inch pieces (optional)
12 or more littleneck clams, scrubbed well
12 or more mussels debearded
1 pound firm, skinless white fish fillets (such as red snapper, sea bass, or halibut), cut into bite-size pieces
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/4 pounds large shrimp (about 30), peeled and deveined
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Step 1

Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic until onion is translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in thyme, oregano, red-pepper flakes, and bay leaf.

Step 2

Add crushed tomatoes and their juice, white wine, water, and clam juice; bring to a simmer.

Step 3

Add crab, mussels and clams. Simmer, covered, until crab shells turn bright pink and clam, mussel shells open, about 10 minutes. Season fish with salt and pepper. Add fish and shrimp to stockpot. Simmer, covered, until fish is opaque and shrimp are pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Discard bay leaf and any unopened clams or mussels.

Step 4

Remove pot from heat. Stir in parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

Aug 11, 2013
Nunzio in Home Cooking

La Bottega Summit

Anybody try it yet? What size are the paninis? How are the prices?

Aug 09, 2013
Nunzio in New Jersey

Yankees Orioles Weekend Where to eat?

I'll be in Baltimore at the end of June. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Like to try the local flavors. Nothing too fancy.


Jun 21, 2013
Nunzio in Washington DC & Baltimore

Best White Truffle Oil?

I want to purchase a nice bottle of white truffle oil. What are your favorites? Thanks!!

Jun 18, 2013
Nunzio in General Topics

Do you eat certain foods on particular days of the week either now or when growing up?

Sunday - Sunday Gravy
Thursday - macaroni
Friday - Pizza, Chinese, or Fish

May 19, 2013
Nunzio in General Topics

What Is Your Favorite Brand Of Canned Tomatoes?

La Valle San Marzano

Apr 23, 2013
Nunzio in General Topics

Risotto - Make ahead?

Apr 06, 2013
Nunzio in Home Cooking

Spaghetti sauce

Here's a simple dish that is delicious.

Mar 28, 2013
Nunzio in Home Cooking

Italian Easter Pies

Pizza Rustica, filled with ricotta, diced cheeses, and various preserved pork products, is also called pizza ripiena (stuffed pie) or in dialect, pizza chiena--from which comes the frequently used Italian American name pizza gain. Naples At Table

The best Pizza Gain recipe I have found is from Arthur Schwartz cookbook Naples at Table. Here's the recipe

Do you have a great Easter Pie recipe to share?

Mar 20, 2013
Nunzio in Home Cooking

Looking for Cippolini onions

The flat onions you see in the small mesh bags are being called cipolline now but the real cipolline that we used to get in bulk was the hyacinth bulb now being called lampascioni.
I have four jars and will attempt to make my Grandmothers traditional holiday recipe Cipollini with Sausage in a lite Tomato Sauce.

Mar 19, 2013
Nunzio in Outer Boroughs

Looking for Cippolini onions

I went to 3 Guys. No Cipollini, but beautiful fresh produce!! Thanks
I also found out it is illegal to import the bulk cipollini. They now sell them in glass jars called Lampagioni in oil. They are very good but way more expensive. I found them at Dairy Maid.

Mar 18, 2013
Nunzio in Outer Boroughs

Best Of Brooklyn

What's your favorite Food Stores in Brooklyn? Mine are

Raviolis, Prosciutto Bread, Cheeses - Dairy Maid
Salumeria - Coluccios
Italian Bread - Il Fotunatos
Cookies - Cuccios
Fish - Across the street from Villa Bate
Sausage, Rice Balls, Meats - Faicos
Pizza - Di Faras, L&B

Mar 15, 2013
Nunzio in Outer Boroughs

Looking for Cippolini onions

I'll be in Brooklyn Saturday and I'll be hunting for bulk cippolini onions. The loose round ones that are shaped like shallots. Not the flat ones that come in mesh bags. Does anyone know where I might find them?

Mar 14, 2013
Nunzio in Outer Boroughs

Fun Unique Place With Good Food Near Penn Station

I love eating in New York. Always looking for cool different restaurants serving great ethnic foods or great new York specialties. Any recs near Penn station would be great! Nothing fancy, hole in the walls are great. Price doesn't matter. Thanks

Mar 14, 2013
Nunzio in Manhattan

Yankees Orioles June Weekend

I will be arriving in Baltimore Friday June 28th in the morning and staying close to Camden Yards and Little Italy. The game is Saturday Night. Looking for recs for lunch , dinner, breakfast, maybe even a brunch. Nothing too fancy, love all food. Price doesn't matter. Thank You!

Mar 12, 2013
Nunzio in Washington DC & Baltimore

Homemade Meatballs: Bake or Fry/Brown in Saucepan. Which do you do?

I use American bread without the crust in milk just like my grandmother did.

Mar 10, 2013
Nunzio in Home Cooking

Rescue my tough short ribs?

I brown mine first, then simmer them in tomato sauce with the lid partially open. In about two and a half hours they fall right off the bone.

Feb 24, 2013
Nunzio in Home Cooking

Your best "meat sauce" recipe

First of all we never serve spaghetti with meat sauce. Spaghetti would be served with other sauces like marinara sauce, clam, sauce, puttanesca etc.
Meat sauce aka Sunday Gravy is best served with rigatoni or cheese raviolis.
For the gravy in a dutch oven I first brown the meatballs, put them aside. Then I brown pork neck bones, beef short ribs, a lamb shank, and hot sausage.
Then I add garlic and tomato paste and water. stir
I now add the tomatoes that I can myself in August. Salt, pepper, hot pepper, basil, a pinch of sugar and the meatballs. Bring to a boil, cover partially, and simmer for 3 hours. That's It! Mangia!!

Feb 17, 2013
Nunzio in Home Cooking