Erieite appetite: Nunzi's

Liz Zurasky photoLiz Zurasky photo
Food: 5/5
Service: 3/5
Location: 4/5

Nunzi’s Family Restaurant is definitely a restaurant worth visiting. With reasonable prices, authentic Italian food, and close location to the college, I highly recommend this establishment.

As soon as you enter this family-owned restaurant, you get the comforting aroma of good, home-cooked meals, and a very friendly atmosphere. There is not a hostess, so guests can seat themselves wherever they would like.

The menu is extensive, and has very reasonable prices. One of Nunzi’s weekly specials contains a steak, a plate of spaghetti, a cup of soup and dessert for only $7.25.

For my order, however, I purchased a “Grandma’s Favorite Sandwich.” This sandwich contained two large slices of homemade bread, meatballs, sauce and cheese.

Although I had to eat this “sandwich” with a fork, it was fantastic and the portion size was huge, especially for the inexpensive price tag of $7.16.

Along with specialty sandwiches, Nunzi’s offers all kinds of pasta, stromboli, pizza, desserts, soups and salads. Almost all the portions of their meals are large and can usually last me at least three meals, if not more.

This restaurant really is authentic to its Italian cuisine. They make their own sauce and you have the option of ordering homemade pasta as well.

I come from a family that has Italian lineage and we enjoy cooking Italian food. Their spaghetti sauce is almost as good as my mom’s, and the meatballs on my sandwich were moist and delicious.

Nunzi’s is also extremely easy to find because it is located at 2330 E. 38th St., the same street as the college. They have terrific hours and are open until midnight on the weekends. They also have a take-out option for those who do not wish to use the dining room.

Online, there are mixed reviews about the service at this establishment, but I have been there many times and have never had a problem.

Nunzi’s is a great place to go out to dinner with friends or take your parents when they’re visiting. It’s a family-oriented restaurant with fantastic food.