Est. 1980 | Multiple locations
Local favorite that has proud New York roots, but isn’t afraid to evolve.
John Arena worked in his family’s New York City pizzeria as a child and went on to open his own place in Vegas nearly 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. So 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, a creamy vodka sauce, and melted cheese that runs down the edges.
Est. 2009 | Multiple locations
Come hungry for the epic Guinea Pie
Originally a pizza cart outside a bar, Naked City Pizza grew to five locations, including one Downtown inside the El Cortez casino. Another connected to Moon Doggie’s on the west side has plenty of dive bar charm. The business has roots in Buffalo, New York (and yes, they serve awesome wings) but these days, you’ll see plenty 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.
Est. 2016 | Downtown
A beer-soaked dive-bar tribute to Evel Knievel on Fremont Street
If most of the casinos in Vegas have a theme, maybe a pizza joint should have one, too. Evel Pie pays tribute to the image and spirit of Evel Knievel with photos, American flags, and pinballs 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 real rattlesnake sausage. The crust is tossed at 60 degrees and fermented for two days to produce a thin but soft and chewy texture. So pop open a can of beer, grab a seat by the window, and soak in the atmosphere of the Fremont East District.