I have never been compelled to write a review for a restaurant before, but Nizza surprised me so much I felt compelled to. I stopped in one night with my father on a whim- we had a hankering for French or Italian comfort food. The place was a little crowded and we didn't have a reservation, but after getting through only half a drink at the bar, we were seated (the hostess was a little annoying, can't my finger on it, maybe she was upset with having to accommodate us when we said we didn't want to eat at the bar. Regardless, she still did her job professionally and got us to our seats). The waiter was a wonderfully attentive man, who promptly told us about the specials and offered us another glass of wine, seeing as how ours were near empty. For an appetizer I had their special chestnut soup with shrimp which one of the best dishes I have ever had in my life. The flavors were so incredibly distinct, yet they went together beautifully creating an incredibly delicious dish that should be a regular staple on their menu. My father had oysters and they were, if nothing special, still scrumptious. For an entree I had the butternut squash ravioli which, again, was out of this world. It was a little heavy, and fairly sweet, but so good I ate every last bite (even when I thought I could eat no more, I stuffed it in somehow!). For dessert we had a flourless chocolate cake which can honestly never be bad and a cosmo-type of cocktail that ended things perfectly. Our water glasses were never empty, our server was attentive, without being pushy and the food was amazing. The ambience was nothing special, but nonetheless, the experience greatly exceeded our expectations!
Pros: Food, Specials, Service
Cons: Crowded tables, ambience (though not terrible!)