The Ultimate Las Vegas Pizza Spots for a Legit Slice
Don’t burn the roof of your mouth.
Las Vegas is often written off as a transient city, but the distinction has its benefits. Just look at the local pizza scene, which has drawn some of the best artisans from around the country to open their own businesses and prove that pizza is more than bread, cheese, and tomato sauce.
“A properly fermented, high-quality, organic flour product can be the most healthy, nutritious thing your body consumes,” says Good Pie’s Vincent Rotolo, who favors a three-day fermentation process with strict control over time, temperature, and humidity. “It’s a balance of protein, carbohydrates, and all the things your body needs to survive.”
Rotolo believes in studying artisan bread techniques and applying them to the art of pizza making. “Then you’re getting a crust that honestly, you can just eat as a piece of bread,” he says. “Now, it’s earning the right to be topped with the best-quality tomato sauce, olive oil and other ingredients you'd want to put on a pizza.”
Beyond the craft is the camaraderie. The Vegas pizza scene has a unique commitment to emphasizing community over competition. Rotolo has strong relationships with John Arena from Metro Pizza and Tony Gemignani from Pizza Rock, who he describes as “titans” and “godfathers” in the industry. It’s not unusual for Vegas pizzaiolos to share advice, perspective, and on occasion, even business—a legit example of a rising tide lifting all boats.
When it comes to pizza, Las Vegas has something for everyone. Want to take a New York-style slice of pepperoni, fold it in half, and eat it while walking down the Strip? No problem. Prefer something pretty with arugula on top for your Instagram feed? We can do that, too. From a wood-fired margherita to deep-dish Chicago, Vegas is covering all the bases. So check out the old favorites and newcomers that have earned a spot among the best pizza joints in Las Vegas.
John Arena worked in his family’s New York City pizzeria as a child and went on to open his own place in Vegas 40 years ago. The business now known as Metro Pizza was an immediate hit and grew to six locations, including smaller versions inside the Ellis Island casino and at McCarran International Airport. The menu is heavy on traditional New York, but Arena is eager to embrace other styles that resonate with customers for different reasons. Don’t be surprised to see a crispy thin-crust Roman margherita, a five-day rise Sicilian pepperoni that looks like a brick but is soft and light, and a rectangular Detroit with pesto, creamy vodka sauce, and melted cheese that runs down the edges.
How to order: Curbside pickup and contactless delivery through ChowNow.
Naked City Pizza
Originally a pizza cart outside a bar, Naked City Pizza now has three full-fledged locations, including one connected to Moon Doggie's with plenty of dive bar charm. The business has roots in Buffalo, New York (they serve awesome wings, too) but these days, you’ll see lots of local pride and fierce loyalty to the Golden Knights. The menu is famous for the Guinea Pie, a local legend thanks to piles of meatballs, spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, and white garlic sauce. Order the spicy Suicide Fries on the side for the ultimate carb overload. Queen City BBQ operates as a ghost kitchen on Fridays and Saturdays out of the Paradise Road location.
How to order: Order delivery online.
If most casinos in Vegas have a theme, a pizza joint might as well have one, too. Evel Pie pays tribute to the image and spirit of Evel Knievel with photos, American flags, and pinball machines that match up well with the daredevil's rugged image. The pizzas are classic New York with fun toppings like “man candy” (candied bacon) and a crust tossed at 60 degrees and fermented for two days to produce a thin but soft and chewy texture. Make sure to try the Snake River Special, topped with a spicy combination of rattlesnake sausage and caramelized onions.
How to order: Order to-go through Postmates or grab a seat by the window and soak in the atmosphere of the Fremont East District.
If you like pizza with a soft crust charred gently in a wood-burning oven, that means you're down with the classic Napoletana style—and few can pull it off as well as Settebello. The custom brick oven was assembled in Italy with volcanic sand from Mt. Vesuvius holding it all together. If that doesn’t impress you, just know each pizza is made with strict traditional standards and integrity, topped with ingredients imported from Italy or sourced carefully from West Coast farms. A rolling pin is never used, which means each crust has its own unique shape. Locations are in The District in Henderson or Village Square in the West Valley.
How to order: Order takeout and delivery through Toast.
After building a reputation at Pawn Plaza, Vincent Rotolo’s Good Pie is in a state of transition—with great things to come. A new location in the Arts District is nearly complete with touches of old New York that include a tin ceiling and a custom manhole cover at the front door. Rotolo’s three-day fermented dough is so good, it works for multiple pizzas: Brooklyn, Sicilian, cracker-thin East Coast “Grandma” style (with sauce drizzled over the cheese), and square-shaped Detroit (originally perfected by Sicilians using leftover pans from auto plants). If you’re going to cross the line into gluten-free pizza, Rotolo is your guy, earning national recognition for his recipe. While much of the ingredients are imported, most of the produce is locally sourced.
How to order: Order online or from a to-go window that will serve slices to a 20-seat outdoor patio.
The charm of Pizzeria Monzú far outpaces its strip mall exterior. The dining room—a bright combination of brick and industrial decor with a second-floor loft—was formerly home to Nora’s, an Italian restaurant so popular with locals, it moved to a larger space down the street. Pizzeria Monzú keeps things in the same family, under the direction of Giovanni Mauro, who mixes traditional Sicilian recipes with elevated modern touches. The pizza dough is prepared with the chef’s own unique starter made from a combination of local peaches and a strain from Ischia believed to be hundreds of years old. Fermentation is five days. The result is a soft and sweet crust that could be enjoyed all by itself, but works just fine in anything from a simple pepperoni slice to the more composed “Vegas Meets Italy” combo of dates, pistachio, ricotta, arugula, and prosciutto. A small stage hosts live jazz and piano on select nights.
How to order: Make a reservation to dine-in or order to-go online.
Those Guys Pies
After making The Pizzeria at the Cosmopolitan an under-the-radar hit as Secret Pizza, Roy Bass expanded both his business and creativity by partnering with Chris Builder for Those Guys Pies at The Lakes west of the Strip. Most of the pies are packed with hand-tossed East Coast tradition, but the one that gets the most attention (including a rave review by Guy Fieri) is the Maui Wowie. It’s made with shredded pork (smoked on site for 16 hours) with pickled jalapeño, house-made bacon barbecue sauce, and pineapple. The angus cheesesteaks are nearly as popular as the pizzas, but don't leave without trying the thick and gooey mozzarella sticks or a bite of cannoli for dessert. A second location is now open in Henderson.
How to order: Order takeout online.
Dom Demarco's Pizzeria & Bar
From the same family behind the famous DiFara’s in New York (which has a food court counter in Vegas at Caesars Palace), this west-of-the-Strip location offers the same classic New York Italian experience with San Marzano tomatoes, Grana Padano cheeses, and other ingredients imported from Italy. Each pizza on the menu can be ordered as a thin-crust round pie or a thicker style roasted in a square pan.
How to order: Make a reservation through Yelp or order to-go through ChowNow.
Award-winning pizza genius Tony Gemignani put together four different kinds of ovens to make a wide range of pies that include Sicilian, Chicago, New York, New Haven, or snobby California stuff like “Quail Egg White Rose Potato Guanciale.” Even if you keep it simple with a margherita, you’ll get a pie with a perfectly charred crust and ingredients so superb, it won the World Pizza Cup in Naples, Italy. The Downtown location has a late-night grab-and-go window that's especially busy on weekends while a Henderson outpost can be found at Green Valley Ranch.
How to order: Order curbside pickup online.
Pop Up Pizza
The modest pizza spot almost goes unnoticed in the lobby of the Plaza casino, but the food speaks for itself. The dough is made via a top-secret three-day process and the sauce is prepared fresh daily. Check out the Main Street pie made with special pepperoni flown in from Chicago. There are only a few tables, so a lot of the food is made to go—including quick slices popular with those wandering the casino floor.
How to order: Call 702-366-0049 to place an order and ask about the pizza punch card.
Amore Taste Of Chicago
Build your own Chicago-style deep-dish pizzas here—where the pans are deep, the crust is thick, and no one cares about counting calories. Some of the creations are so massive, it takes about 45 minutes just to cook ’em. For a quicker Windy City fix, go with the Italian beef sandwich. Either way, you’ll be surrounded by photos and memorabilia that pay tribute to Windy City sights and sports teams.
How to order: Order takeout through Toast.
In a city with a lot of superlatives, Pin Up Pizza promises the largest pizza on the Strip. Each pie is 30 inches across and uses a full four pounds of dough, leaving each slice to measure 15 inches long and 6 inches wide. If that’s too big, ask for it to be cut in half by one of the employees dressed up like Bettie Page. Despite the emphasis on size, the pizzeria itself is a tight squeeze with just a few seats. So be ready to take an order to go. A second Pin Up Pizza is about a 90-minute drive south of Vegas at Harrah's in the riverside getaway of Laughlin.
How to order: Show up to order, the Planet Hollywood location is open until 4am.
Pizza Rock is so good, Tony Gemignani opened another location at Palace Station with a new name and concept. Little Tony’s sets itself apart with a more quiet, subdued atmosphere and 13-inch Chicago-style pizzas like The Dillinger. It’s thick, heavy, made in a cast-iron pan, and comes loaded with vodka cream sauce, chicken, bacon, peppers, artichokes, broccolini, and of course, tons of cheese. It’s a lot to handle—only 10 of them are made each day.
How to order: Call 702-221-6845 for reservations.
Although open just a few months, Heavenly Pies is already making a big impression with authentic rustic-style pizza—presented in perfectly imperfect circles. James Beard Award-winning chef Luciano Pellegrini, who grew up in Italy and earned acclaim running Valentino at the Venetian, is running the place with cousin, chef, and business partner David Ryan. The adventurous recipes pay off in a big way, especially the Heavenly Pizza, which combines brie, tuffles, mushrooms, and garlic into a sweet-and-savory bite. If you just want a sample to see what Heavenly Pies is all about, lunch slices begin at $4.
How to order: Order for dine-in or pick-up online.
Graffiti Bao (one of our favorite places to eat right now) is known for casual Asian fare, but the kitchen is also sharing duties with Gemma Gemma’s, which specializes in thick-but-soft square-shaped pizzas that are easy to mix and match. Try the Vodka Pep (pepperoni with vodka sauce) alongside the Bianco (a sweet bite of white sauce, pistachio, rosemary, and honey) for flavors that complement each other incredibly well. Pizzas run $5-6 and you definitely get your money’s worth. Put any four together for $19. A crunchy, ultra-thin, dressed edge-to-edge circular pizza is in the works. If that’s not enough, the wings—slathered in lemon, garlic, and parmesan—are some of the best in Vegas.
How to order: Order pickup through ChowNow.
Brooklyn’s Best Pizza & Pasta
If you only order one pizza from Brooklyn’s Best, make it the Grandma Pie, which has a softer, thicker crust than similar versions out there and a sweet tomato sauce that's drizzled diagonally over rectangular cuts with crisp, fresh basil sprinkled on top. If you plan to stick around a while, the dining room feels like something straight from a Coney Island boardwalk with tall ceilings and photos celebrating New York City. Order the meatballs on the side.
How to order: Order pickup or delivery through ChowNow.
Pizza Anonymous came to life as a ghost kitchen when the team behind Saint Honoré and Cafe Lola realized the same ingredients used for their doughnuts and beignets could be used for an awesomely chewy pizza dough. The result is a thinner, more contemporary take on rectangular Roman-style pizzas with authentic touches seen in the San Marzano tomatoes and delicate char of the cupped pepperoni. Pizza Anonymous also does its own cauliflower crust that, unlike most out there, is made from scratch in-house.
How to order: Order pickup or delivery through SliceLife.