Nick-n-Willy’s Pizza – A Fresh, Fast, and Delicious “To-Go” Experience
Considering that we run a restaurant guide and that I’m domestically challenged in the cooking department, one can assume that Kevin and I eat out more than we should. We’ve tried almost every restaurant in town at least two or three times, if not more. But one place we haven’t tried before was Nick-n-Willy’s Pizza. We decided to give it a go last night.
First, a little about the restaurant from Nicknwillys.com:
“Nick-N-Willy’s Pizza® was founded in Boulder, Colorado, and grew quickly as a purveyor of a truly unique concept serving high quality gourmet pizzas. Our signature pizzas gained an avid following and grew to be known by many as an incredible taste experience fondly recalled from a visit to Boulder. Our exceptional pies continue to form the mainstay of the Nick-N-Willy’s menu today.
Nick-N-Willy’s Pizza® now offers family-style restaurants designed for today’s busy working professionals and their families. Our fast-casual restaurants are designed for our consumers to enjoy the Nick-N-Willy’s experience by providing dine in or take out. Pizzas are prepared fresh in an open style kitchen and baked in our traditional gas-fired stone oven while you watch. Our proprietary dough bakes to perfection in ovens that are specially designed to produce a light, crisp and golden brown crust, characteristic of traditional European baking.”
Okay, Back to our experience:
Our dinner experience began with heading to Albertson’s to grab some salad making goodies. We then cruised to the Prospector Shopping Center off of Bonanza Dr., where Nick-n-Willy’s is located. Since the restaurant is famous for their “take-n-bake” pizzas, we ordered a large Veggie Delight pizza and then took it home to cook. Our total for one pizza, uncooked, came to $20.41 (including tip). Definitely not the cheapest pizza in town.
The first thing I noticed is how many toppings were put on the pizza! It was loaded with fresh mozzarella, cheddar, provolone, marinated artichoke hearts, roma tomato slices, mushrooms, and green/red peppers. Underneath the many veggies was a very thin layer of freshly made tomato sauce, which I was very excited about as I hate when pizza sauce covers up the taste of everything else! I wasted no time when we got home and immediately set the oven to 425 degrees, as directed on the pizza label. After a quick 12 minutes in the oven and some speedy salad making, I could smell the yummy aroma oozing out of the kitchen and into the dining room. For the domestically challenged, I can assure you this was simple cooking!
My first bite was great, aside from having to run and grab some garlic powder from the pantry. (a side note: I believe that there is no such thing as too much garlic.) The crust was thin, but not crunchy, and the flavor of each veggie was apparent, even with all my garlic. The pizza sauce was very mild, but added a great mellow flavor to each and every bite. Kevin and I were both so satisfied with the pizza that we devoured most of it, but managed to leave a few slices for the next days lunch.
Nick-n-Willy’s is definitely a place we’ll visit again and is the perfect place to make a quick stop and grab something to take home to the family. To make your stop faster, call ahead on the phone and your order will be ready to go.
Nick-n-Willy’s isn’t on our restaurant guide just yet, but you can find more information about them at nicknwillys.com or by calling them at 435-658-4872.