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Top Brick Oven Pizzas In Las Vegas

August 22, 2012 6:00 AM

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Las Vegas may not be known for its pizza, but you don’t have to travel all the way to New York City or Italy for a tasty brick-oven pie. Next time you’re in the mood for a slice, skip delivery (and even frozen DiGiorno) and head to one of these nearby restaurants for some of the best pizza you’ll ever have. You’ll never think of ordering Domino’s Pizza or Pizza Hut again.

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Photo credit: D’Amore’s Famous Pizza

D’Amore’s Famous Pizza – at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
3667 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 778-0300
damoresfamouspizza.com

Combining a 100-year-old recipe with the finest ingredients from around the world, including cheese that’s brought in from Wisconsin and dough that’s made from ingredients shipped directly from Naples, Italy, this East Coast-style pizzeria’s tasty brick-oven pizzas have been rated among the Top 10 in America for 10 years running. Guests can enjoy pizza by the slice or order a whole pie like D’Amore’s signature pizza, the tomato sauce-less Pizza Bianco: fresh spinach and onions sautéed in olive oil and fresh garlic, topped with roasted peppers, ricotta, Romano and mozzarella.

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Photo credit: Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

Grimaldi’s
9595 S Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 657-9400
grimaldispizzeria.co

Arguably Las Vegas’ best pizza, Grimaldi’s may have five locations in Las Vegas to choose from—including its newest one inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo—but it’s the original pizzeria on Eastern Avenue that first brought Brooklyn’s sinfully delicious brick-oven pies to Sin City. In order to ensure the dough tastes as authentically New York as possible, a custom water system pumping “New York water” is installed in every restaurant. Pizzas are then cooked in a 25-ton, coal-fired brick oven that heats up to 1,200 degrees to give them Grimaldi’s famous crisp and smoky crust. While guests can choose from three types of pizzas—traditional, white with garlic or pesto—and customize their order the way they want from an extensive list of toppings, it’s the traditional pie with pepperoni that remains Grimaldi’s top seller. After all, when something tastes this good, it doesn’t need to be fancy.

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Photo credit: Rao’s Restaurant

Rao’s – at Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 731-7778
caesarspalace.com

This celebrity hotspot, which has been visited by everyone from Jay-Z to Vice President Joe Biden, serves some of the best brick-oven pizzas in town for lunch. Available Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests can choose from more traditional selections like the Pepperoni or Margheritta (pomarolla sauce, mozzarella and fresh basil) or feast on more unique offerings like the scrumptious Four Seasons: pomarolla sauce, artichokes, Parma prosciutto, Gaeta olives and champignon mushrooms. Whatever pie you decide on, like everything else on Rao’s mouth-watering menu, you won’t be disappointed.

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Photo credit: Slice of Vegas

Slice of Vegas – at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place
3930 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-6470
sliceofvegaspizza.com

One of the city’s newest pizzerias, Slice of Vegas gives guests two ways to enjoy its delicious New York-style pizza: by the pie or by the slice. Dine in the restaurant and order a 12- or 18-inch pizza or grab a slice to go, courtesy of the convenient By the Slice counter. Every pizza is baked in a Bakers Pride brick oven, so the heat comes from the bottom to give the pizza its thin, firm crust. Slices are then reheated in a Neapolitan oven, with the pizza placed on a rotating brick while the heat comes from the top. Guests can build their own pizza or choose from one of six specialty pies, like the popular Il Mangino: tomato sauce, mozzarella and ricotta topped with grilled red onions, prosciutto and arugula salad tossed in fresh lemon and olive oil and capped off with Parmigiano Reggiano. There’s even a vegan pizza on the menu, so everyone can enjoy a Slice of Vegas.

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Trevi – at The Forum Shops at Caesars
3500 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 735-4663
trevi-italian.com

Not surprisingly, one of the most memorable Italian restaurants in town also serves some of the best brick-oven pizzas on the Strip. Guests can dine next to the Fountain of the Gods as they sink their teeth into one of seven selections, like the flavorful Shrimp & Pesto: Gulf shrimp, prosciutto, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella and asiago. Hungry for something truly unforgettable? Then try Trevi’s signature pizza, the Lasagna Pizza: a deep-dish pizza with layers of Italian sausage, ricotta, mozzarella and tangy pomarola sauce. Taste buds are sure to be left saying, “That’s amore!”

When she’s not interviewing some of Hollywood’s biggest celebs, Heather Turk can often be found visiting some of Las Vegas’ most popular restaurants and spas for Examiner.com. She also covers the Las Vegas market for a variety of other media outlets, including Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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