Food & Drink

The Best Pizza Joints in Las Vegas

Published On 08/03/2015 Published On 08/03/2015
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800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria

SLS Las Vegas

Line up and custom-order your pizza at the counter, which features ingredients that include fresh local vegetables and flour from the ancient Molino San Felice in Naples. Then sit back for just two to three minutes for the 800-degree wood-burning oven to cook it up for you.

Due Forni

Due Forni

Summerlin

This stylish pizzeria can be found in Austin, TX, as well as Vegas. Both locations specialize in two distinctly different kinds of pizza that are baked in custom-made brick ovens. Go with Roman-style for a cracker crust, or Neapolitan for a soft, chewy crust. Either one goes great with any of the nine different wine flights on the menu, or one of three choices of campania bufala mozzarella as an appetizer.

Dom DeMarco's

Dom DeMarco's

West Valley

From the same family behind the famous Di Fara's in New York (and as of last year, here in Vegas at Caesars Palace), this west-of-the-Strip location offers the same authentic 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.

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Flour & Barley

The LINQ

This place is proof that pizza and beer are perfect together. It's also a great spot for taking a break while walking through The LINQ promenade. The pizzas are hot and fresh, with wood-fired crusts, and are complimented well with more than 150 beers, including a deep selection of craft brews from around the country.

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PizzaRev

Henderson

This is the best quick lunch for pizza lovers. Stand in line and pick out your ingredients (kinda like Subway or Chipotle, but better) for a personal pizza that's ready in three minutes after being cooked in a 900-degree oven. If you don't want to think about it too hard, just order a specialty pie off the menu. A bottle of beer or a glass of wine is a nice way to round things off. Otherwise, save room for dessert with a tasty Oreo pizza.

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Pizza Rock

Downtown (& Green Valley Ranch)

There are four different kinds of ovens making a wide range of pizzas that include Sicilian, thin-crust Chicago, and New York/New Haven. There are also snobby California styles like the Quail Egg White Rose Potato Guanciale. Even if you keep it simple with the margherita, you’ll get a perfectly charred crust that will make you look at it in a whole new way, since the menu is courtesy of chef Tony Gemignani, who’s won plenty of international awards for his creations.

Metro Pizza

Centennial (& other locations)

Metro Pizza has six locations (including the airport), and was founded by a family with roots in New York’s Little Italy. Check out the “East Side” New York-style pies, like the Mulberry Street, made with breaded eggplant, ricotta, and thick slices of mozzarella. The meatball sliders are worth a bite, as well.

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Pop Up Pizza

The Plaza

The location in the lobby of the Plaza is modest, but the food speaks for itself (the dough is made via a three-day process, and the sauce is prepared fresh daily), especially the Main Street, with special pepperoni flown in from Chicago.

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The Pizzeria ("Secret Pizza")

The Cosmopolitan

Las Vegas’ not-so-secret-anymore late-night fix can be found at the end of a long unassuming hallway decorated with old record covers. The lines can be long but are worth the wait, especially after a late night of partying on the Strip... or around that time you start craving calories that don’t come from a bottle.

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Amore Taste of Chicago

West Valley

The first place to go in Vegas if you want your pizzas done Chicago-style... where the pans are deep, the crust is thick, and people just don’t care about counting calories. Some of the pizzas are so massive, it takes about 45 minutes just to cook ‘em.

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Tap House

West Valley

Legend has it that beer is baked into the crust. Sounds great. But just to play it safe, order a draft on the side anyway.

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Pin-Up Pizza

Planet Hollywood

Size matters at the place that promises the largest pizza on the Strip. Each pie measures 30in across and uses 4lbs of dough, leaving each slice to measure 15in long by 6in wide. If that’s too big, ask for it to be cut in two by one of the Bettie Page look-alikes behind the counter.

Naked City Pizza

Westside (& other locations)

There are two Naked City locations in Vegas, but for some of the best dive bar action in in town, check out the one inside Moondoggie’s on Arville, where the Guinea Pie has become a local legend thanks to piles of meatballs, spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, and white garlic sauce that make it one of the heaviest pieces of pizza you’ll find anywhere. Order the spicy Suicide Fries on the side for the ultimate carb overload.

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Di Fara Pizza

Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace is quietly building the world’s greatest food court with in-demand food you can’t get anywhere else in Vegas. That includes Di Fara Pizza, which was once named the “best pizza in New York” by New York Magazine. Its only other location is in Vegas, and nothing about the recipes have changed. Even the water is flown in from the Catskill Mountains.

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Little Tony's

Palace Station

Tony Gemignani’s invasion of Las Vegas continues with a new spot just off the Strip to complement his two Pizza Rock locations. Little Tony’s sets itself apart with a more quiet, traditional atmosphere, and 13in cast-iron Chicago-style pizzas that include The Dillinger. It’s thick, heavy, and comes loaded with a vodka cream sauce, chicken, bacon, peppers, artichokes, broccolini, and of course, tons of cheese. There’s a limit of just 10 made each day.

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1. 800 Degrees Neopolitan Pizzeria (SLS Las Vegas) 2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

The restaurant group that brought us Umami Burger is behind this fast-casual pizza chain with locations all around the world. 800 Degrees is kind of like the Chipotle for pizza -- you choose the ingredients for your pizza at an assembly-line counter, then the pie is cooked under two minutes in an insanely hot (800 degrees!) oven. The pies are satisfying, the service fast, and the ingredients top-notch. Speciality pies and gluten-free crust is also available, so really, the choice is yours.

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2. Due Forni Pizza & Wine 3555 S Town Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135

This stylish pizzeria specializes in two distinctly different kinds of pizza, Neapolitan and Roman, that are baked in custom-made brick ovens. The Roman-style pizza has a cracker crust, and the Neapolitan has a soft, chewy crust. Either one goes great with any of the nine different wine flights on the menu, or one of three choices of Campania buffalo mozzarella as an appetizer.

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3. Dom DeMarco's Pizzeria & Bar 9875 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89117 (Off Strip)

Dom DeMarco's Pizzeria and Bar is west-of-the-Strip and offers authentic New York Italian pizza, with San Marzano tomatoes, Grana Padano cheeses, and other ingredients imported from Italy. Each pizza on the menu at this stylish restaurant can be ordered as a thin-crust round pie, or a thicker style roasted in a square pan.

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4. Flour & Barley 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South #L-25 The Linq, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

Located in close proximity to the LINQ, Flour and Barley is serving up brick oven-fired pizza. The pizzas are hot and fresh, with wood-fired crusts, and are complimented well with an impressive wine list, and more than 150 beers, including a deep selection of craft brews from around the country.

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5. PizzaRev 1381 W Sunset Rd., Henderson, NV 89014

PizzaRev in Henderson specializes in thin and crispy personal-sized artisanal pizza that you can create yourself. All the dough is homemade, plus all-natural sauces, high-quality Italian cheeses, and over 30 topping options. Each pizza is ready in three minutes after being cooked in a 900-degree oven. However, if you don't want to customize your own pie, you can choose from a specialty one off the menu.

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6. Pizza Rock Las Vegas 201 N 3rd Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Downtown)

This brick-walled pizza joint, Pizza Rock, boasts an extensive menu of gourmet pies, speciality cocktails, plus a plethora of delicious desserts. There are four different kinds of ovens making a wide range of pizzas that include Sicilian, thin-crust Chicago, and New York/New Haven. The casual and hip venue also has arcade games and regular DJ sets.

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7. Metro Pizza 6720 Sky Pointe Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89131

Metro Pizza is a casual spot that was founded by a family with roots in New York’s Little Italy, and all of the menu items pay tribute to their heritage. All the dough is made fresh, hand-stretched and cooked on stones in the hearth ovens. Check out the “East Side” New York-style pies, like the Mulberry Street, made with breaded eggplant, ricotta, and thick slices of mozzarella.

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8. Pop Up Pizza 1 South Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Downtown)

Tucked away inside the Plaza Hotel & Casino, Pop Up Pizza is serving up a bunch of speciality pies like The Newport, which comes with artichoke, ricotta, peppers, eggplant, and mushrooms drizzled with a garlic-infused olive oil. All of the dough is made via a three-day process, and the sauce is prepared fresh daily.

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9. Secret Pizza at Cosmopolitan 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

Las Vegas’ not-so-secret-anymore late-night fix can be found at the end of a long unassuming hallway decorated with old record covers. Secret Pizza at Cosmopolitan is a sign-less New York style pizzeria, pouring everything from Dog Fish to PBR and slinging slices loaded with spicy Italian sausage and veal & pork meatballs. However, the line can get pretty long, but the food is always worth the wait.

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10. Amore Taste of Chicago 3945 S Durango Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89147 (Off Strip)

Located off-Strip in West Valley, the Chicago style pizza at Amore is the real deal, giving you an authentic taste of the windy city. The pies are deep-dish, thick crusted, calorie-negligent, and always delicious. Some of the pizzas are so massive, it takes about 45 minutes just to cook them.

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11. Tap House 5589 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146 (Off Strip)

Tap House is an old-school Vegas joint serving up Italian fare off the Strip. This spot is known especially for the pizzas, but it also has a classic sports bar decor and a killer beer selection. This eatery also serves burgers, pasta, Italian sausages, soups, salads, and a variety of great appetizers.

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12. Pin-up Pizza 3667 Las Vegas Blvd S, las vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

Size matters at the place that promises the largest pizza on the Strip. Located inside Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Pin-Up Pizza has a vintage vibe and serves pies that measure 30in across and uses 4lbs of dough, leaving each slice to measure 15in long by 6in wide. If that’s too big, you can always ask for it to be cut in two by one of the Bettie Page look-alikes behind the counter.

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13. Naked City Pizza Shop 3240 Arville St, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Naked City Pizza Shop, inside Moondoggie’s on Arville, has some of the best dive bar action in town, with some of the best and heaviest pizza in town. The pies are piled with meatballs, spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, and white garlic sauce -- we suggest you order the spicy Suicide Fries on the side for the ultimate carb overload.

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14. DiFara Pizza 3570 Las Vegas Blvd Overpass, Paradise, NV 89109 (Strip)

Caesars Palace is quietly building the world’s greatest food court with in-demand food you can’t get anywhere else in Vegas. That includes Di Fara Pizza, which was once named the “best pizza in New York” by New York Magazine. Its only other location is in Vegas, and nothing about the recipes have changed. Even the water is flown in from the Catskill Mountains.

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15. Little Tony's 2411 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102 (Off Strip)

From Tony Gemignani of Pizza Rock comes this third spot, which has a quiet atmosphere and serves cast-iron cooked Chicago style pizzas. Little Tony’s sets itself apart with a more quiet, traditional atmosphere, and 13in pizzas that include The Dillinger, which comes thick, heavy, and loaded with a vodka cream sauce, chicken, bacon, peppers, artichokes, broccolini, and of course, tons of cheese.