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Metro Business Report September 26, 2011

By Lane Beattie | Posted - Sep. 26, 2011 at 10:03 a.m.



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This is Lane Beattie of the Salt Lake Chamber with your Metro Business Report.

Nick Dellacioppa grew up around the food industry. His parents started Nicola Pizza House in a suburb of Boston back in 1972. After earning a degree in mechanical engineering, he worked for Maxtor and then Bose in Boston before being convinced to get into the restaurant business like his parents.

Nick decided to open up a Boston-style pizzeria in Provo. He loves winter sports and Utah seemed to be lacking good, East Coast-style pizza. In 2005 he opened up Nicolitalia's in Provo. Business has boomed as the pizza, calzones, salads - everything - are amazing, but a lot of regulars just crave Nick's strong Boston accent and "wicked" sense of humor.

Because of the Provo location's success, Nick opened up his second location in Draper back in February. This version is called Nicolitalia's Pizza Express. You can find it at 592 East 123rd South. The format is slightly different. But, the quality is the same.

This is Lane Beattie for KSL News Radio.

Lane Beattie

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