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Good Pizza in Vegas... does it exist?

katie_ladie Apr 21, 2008 05:58 PM

So I am a Vegas local and I have yet to find a pizza place that satisfies my deepest pizza desires. I think that good pizza may be the one good thing Vegas is missing... but i would LOVE for you guys to prove me wrong. So let me have it! Please help me be wrong! :D

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    VegasEl Jun 8, 2008 11:01 AM

    I stopped at Grimaldi's for a couple of pizzas to go last night...wanted to try the place everyone's been talking about. I ran in to some old friends while waiting at the bar and talked for quite a while. By the time I finished chatting and drove back to Summerlin it was probably almost two hours after the pizza came out of the oven...not ideal dining conditions but the pizza was still excellent! I ordered 2...one w/ mushrooms & basil and it was tasty but the pesto pizza w/ sliced tomatoes was out of this world. I'm looking forward to going back and eating a pizza hot out of the oven.

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    1. re: VegasEl
      katie_ladie Jun 8, 2008 02:57 PM

      Wow im so excited to try it now that was quite a convincing story :)

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      Justjenn Jun 2, 2008 09:29 PM

      As a queens girl like the other native I agree with Villa Pizza...the one on Sahara and Valley View is great and if I close my eyes I can pretend I am eating at A&J on Austin Street ...but I always ask for extra crispy crust. I also like Roccos but I haven't been there since I moved from Summerlin.

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        someyoungguyy Jun 2, 2008 03:59 PM

        pizza caffe on warm springs/eastern next to walmart market....good pizza & meatball sub.
        also I second mama depalma's, but I go to the one by 215&flamingo. also bootlegger bistro has great pizza, pasta, salads, drinks.

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          fledflew Jun 1, 2008 05:09 PM

          It's not wood-fired or world class, but Pizza-My-Dear on Warm Springs is tasty, well-prepared, and consistent. The Godfather and Lasagne Pie are my favorites. Sometimes, I visit their website (pizzamydear.com) just to look at the hi-res pictures when I'm supposed to be working.

          Pizza My Dear
          1725 E Warm Springs Rd Ste 9, Las Vegas, NV 89119

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          1. re: fledflew
            Whisper Jun 1, 2008 06:34 PM

            Pizza My Dear is an excellent choice. Despite the goofy name, they make excellent pizza. I've had theirs about a dozen times and it's always been tasty.

            Settebello is another excellent choice, although it's a bit different from what most people in America are used to. It is not dripping with grease or loaded with gummy cheese and oily pepperoni. It is however simply the best pizza I've had outside Italy.

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              JimmyC Jun 2, 2008 05:13 AM

              verrazano pizza south spring mountain. chicago joes downtown.anthonys and marios

          2. CowgirlUpGraceCity May 31, 2008 11:04 PM

            I was Born in NYC & Raised in Queens, Moved to GV,Henderson,NV (less then 5mins from Vegas) in Aug'90. Im EXTREMELY picky when it comes to Pizza (what can i say its a NY thing lol). The ONLY places i will eat Pizza from here in Town so far are...

            1.) Metro Pizza (http://www.metropizza.com/


            2.) Villa Pizza (http://www.villapizza.com/).....however it has to be theRIGHT Location (not all are the same) i love the one on Pecos & Wigwam

            3.) 3 Tomatoes & A Mozzarella (http://www.3tomatoes.com/), its off Rainbow & the 215

            4.) Instant Replay/Carmines Little Italy on Marks & WarmSprings

            5.) Patsy Grimaldi's Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria (this ones ok didnt rock my world or anything lol)

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              Dave Feldman Apr 22, 2008 09:22 PM

              Another vote for Settebello. And I was as impressed by the salad as the pizza.

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                brisket Apr 23, 2008 12:12 PM

                Settebello is fantastic. Their special pizza each week is usually worth getting, and I concur with Dave on the salads. The insalata grande is one of my favorites.

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                katie_ladie Apr 22, 2008 09:10 AM

                These all sound awesome!!! I wish they were a little bit closer to me but I really appreciate the fact that they exist! :D

                1. Honeychan Apr 22, 2008 02:30 AM

                  Mama DePalma's on Silverado Ranch and Maryland Parkway is quite good, but the little gem I love is called Lefty's Pizza, on Pyle and Bermuda. Every pizza i've gotten from them has been molten hot, very thin and crispy crust. Of course living 2 blocks away from them can't hurt!

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                    westie Apr 22, 2008 03:35 AM

                    Anyone who likes NY style should pay a visit to Grimaldi's on Eastern.

                  2. azbirdiemaker Apr 22, 2008 12:32 AM

                    Settebello is definitely good. I think they do a good job at the Napoli style pizza. Not as good as PB in PHX but equally special.

                    But when I'm in the mood for NY style pizza I go to East Coast Pizza in the Boca Park shopping center in Summerlin. Make sure to get the garlic knots with your cheese pie ( I'm a big believer in the "basics" ). Really good stuff. Back East Pizza on Village Center Circle is also an equal choice for good NY style pizza. Both are very similar and won't disappoint.

                    1. Larry Apr 21, 2008 06:03 PM

                      I'd suggest Settebello, with the caveat that its pizza is very different from most American varieties. The crust is the star: chewy and crisp at the same time, with excellent flavor. Toppings are applied very sparingly - so sparingly that some folks find it disappointing. For a couple of additional details, see my review at http://home.comcast.net/~lasvegasvaca... .

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                      1. re: Larry
                        katie_ladie Apr 21, 2008 06:07 PM

                        thanks... so it kinda seems like a place for really good pizza flavored bread??

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                          QAW Apr 21, 2008 06:43 PM

                          Much better than that. These are traditional Neapolitan style pizza's, so the crust is indeed the star. But the focus with the toppings is on quality rather than quantity. You can actually taste the fruitiness of the olive oil, the freshness of the basil and any vegetables (the roasted mushrooms and onions are a treat compared to usual pizzeria fare), and the meats are of a high quality, many coming from Armandino's Salumi in Seattle. So what you get is a product in which you can appreciate the flavors, instead of a "gloppy" mess (which, unfortunately, has been an industry way to hide cheap ingredients among the chain shops). Definitely worth a try.

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                            katie_ladie Apr 21, 2008 07:11 PM

                            im sold :D

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                              Friend of Bill Apr 21, 2008 10:16 PM

                              Broadway Pizza on Rancho between Charleston and Alta.

                        2. re: Larry
                          Lrvboss Apr 23, 2008 12:57 PM

                          I am also a Vegas local. I like Metro Pizza, as one who makes his own pizza I think this is very good. They have three locations, Horizon and Stephanie in Henderson: Inside Ellis Island Casino, and one on Tropicanna but it is pretty far out from the strip. The restaurant is usually very crowed from 6PM on but the pizza is worth the wait.

                          1. re: Larry
                            amchef Jun 2, 2008 04:19 PM

                            Grimaldi's or NY Pizza and Pasta for NY-style pie. Amore on Durango for Chicago.

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