The perfect hangout for a post-Sopranos spaghetti-and-meatballs marathon. Don't be deceived by the name: Pizza isn't even the half of what Nicola's is all about. Here, intimidating plates of pasta bully their way into the spotlight, threatening to break your belt buckle but not the bank. All entrees come with soup or salad, huge slices of fresh bread, and a tasty, tiny antipasto plate of olives, salamis and pepperoncinis. For a guilty, cheesy pleasure, try the parmesan-laden chicken Florentine ($14.99). (JD)