Before you rant about how my selections are way off, understand that I eat a lot, way too much, and I probably drink far more than you to, so take a seat and consider my selections. After you do that, realize that I'm opinionated, I can be a blow hard and the truth is I have no allegiance to anyone, if you suggest a better a pizza I'll probably go and try that as well. These are my best pizzas and I think you'll like them, but I'm pretty sure that you'll have a list of your own after your Las Vegas vacation. Send it to me and I'll crumble like a stale cracker.
This is the best. Don't try to change my mind, because I'm not listening to you. Now, if you need someone to eat with you I'll go to D.O.C.G. any day of the week and eat a slice of their pizza. Thin, vibrant tomatoes, fresh basil and just enough char on the crust to give you a tiny bit of crunch. Do not hurt yourself when you have this pizza, take it slow, ease into it, it is life altering. Lunch and dinner so you can stop by twice in a day.
The crust of the pizza at Stratta is worth ordering a second, it is the right blend of sour and you get a tiny crunch and the thin, flavor rich pizza is satisfying. They can get fancy with the toppings but I'm sure you don't need any of that to understand just how good it is. The setting is upscale and this is a good option if you find yourself leaving a club at Encore or Wynn late at night. Unfortunately they are only open for lunch on the Saturday and Sunday.
I understand that flatbread is not pizza, however, these days I am considering it a variation of pizza or a version of thin bread with very similar toppings to pizza that we canot call pizza because the pizza police will get excited. I get it, however, at Olives it's worth noting because I love everything about this place because I'm a romantic. I love the Bellagio fountains, I like that the staff is very friendly and I think that this is one of those places that you can have lunch at the Bellagio and not spend a fortune. Plus, the flatbread is good and can be shared.
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You should know that if you go to NOVE and juts have the pizza it will be a shame because so much is done well there. Just know that, the food is spectacular. However, if you are looking for a decent pizza they just happened to that just as well. A few people, New Yorkers, have told me that they think this is just as good as anything in their old neighborhoods. For what it is worth, it's good but I think you should work in a few other items as well because everything is good.
Here I go with the flatbread again, but this is where you'll head to right before you walk over to LAVO for some dancing and drinking. Grab a glass of wine and load up on the carbs with their $9 flatbread that is enough for two maybe even three. The flatbread is only available after 9 in the lounge/bar.
Bacio is where you'll go if you need pizza but you have the kids or you are trying to keep the costs way down. It's cheap and the restaurant has some low cost alternatives if you are are trying to keep food costs down. It's at the Tropicana and they have done a remarkable job with their renovations so you owe it to yourself to sop by just to check out what you are missing. When you stop into Bacio you should taste their marinara, it is just sweet enough to make you want bottle it up and take it back to your room.
This is simple pizza, it's a counter, it's fast and it's cheap. 2 slices and a beer for $10. Nothing fancy, no fancy ingredients, no guy at the door to greet you, just a quick cheap slice of pizza in Las Vegas. This is a cheap option if you are staying at the Treasure Island or if you are going to the pool. Grab some to go and you are good.
You'll be heading to La Cave because they have some decent flatbread but if you are having it on the patio with a few friends and some wine it is an alternative to some stuffy meal elsewhere on the property. The place is casual yet slightly upscale and it is open late. If you are gearing up for a night at XS or Tryst you'll find that La Cave will help in getting the party started.
It's cheap, it's in a nice hotel and it doesn't feel like you are going out of your way to spend less money. Instead, it is as if you are one of the cool kids who just happened to know where to go for a slice. Bring a date and you'll feel like the insider who know Las Vegas better than the rest. If I'm you, I get it to go and head to the pool deck where you can lounge with a view of Las Vegas.
Wolfgang Puck practically invented the idea of having a pizza that costs a little more and tastes a little better than the cardboard thing that is usually delivered to your front door. I should preface that with a statement that explains the gourmet pizza on the West Coast before every East Coast reader sends me the hate mail about the place on Steinway off the R train or the little place that has been making pies since the 50's in their neighborhood. Wolfgang Puck made it okay to have a nice tablecloth, a decent wine list and a pizza while in a classy place. Spago is still that place and if you have an afternoon on your Las Vegas vacation you might as well treat yourself to great people watching and a pizza at Spago.