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A few months ago we mentioned that Dom DeMarco's was planning on opening a second location in Henderson not too far away from Settebello. Well Settebello is fighting back with a location of their own on the West side not too far from Dom DeMarco's. Settebello is planning on opening their second location in the Vegas Valley. In truth, Dom DeMarco's and Settebello offer two very different styles of pizza, with Dom DeMarco's offering the NY style and Settebello serving up the Neapolitan style. Settebello is more of competitor to Due Forni which also serves Neapolitan style pizza.

The new location is slated to be open by late Summer 2013 and will be located in the Village Square shopping plaza on West Sahara Avenue which is anchored by a Regal Cinemas Theatre. The spot is a 4000 sqft location next to 808 Tapas, Cold Stone Ice Cream, and Archi's Thai. The pace of new pizza places opening in Las Vegas is brisk. Las Vegas is fast becoming a pizza destination. For more on what's coming with pizza in Vegas check our Vegas Pizza Places Opening Soon page

Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana - Sahara Ave
Village Square
9350 W Sahara Ave Ste 170
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Sahara Ave & Fort Apache Rd

Mama Depalma's Pizza & Bistro
9845 S Maryland Pkwy Ste A
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 837-6262
www.mamadepalmaspizza.com
(Maryland Pkwy & Silverado Ranch Blvd)

Mama Depalma's Pizza & Bistro

I order a large cheese and pepperoni pizza. The pizza doesn't look great when I open the box and it smells ok but not delicious.

Cheese pizza from Mama Depalma's

Pepperoni pizza from Mama Depalma's

The first thing I noticed biting into it is that the crust is decidedly not chewy. The crust is soft and bites break off easily without a fight. I actually like this and it's refreshing because so many places have a chewy crust (such as Those Guys Pies which I really like but can be overly chewy occasionally).

Bottom of crust of pizza from Mama Depalma's

The pepperoni is greasy how I like it and the cheese has a slight sweetness to it. It doesn't have good cheese melding with the slice. The cheese sort of sits on top of the pizza and easily separate from it. It's kind of hard to explain but good NY style pizza the cheese is almost part of the slice and not just resting on top.

Flop of slice of pizza from Mama Depalma's

I have some of the pepperoni reheated the next day and it tastes better than it did the first time around. Depalma's is not what I normally look for in good pizza nevertheless it's pleasant to eat and I enjoy eating it. I'm not putting it on our best pizza in Vegas list but if in the area it's a decent slice. I wouldn't go here with hopes of experiencing the best pizza in Vegas but if you're in the neighborhood and you just want some pizza it's a quality slice.

On May 18, Celebrate National Pizza Party Day with Original 1964 Price

Las Vegas – To celebrate National Pizza Party Day, Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria
& Bar is going back to the beginning and offering a pizza for 75 cents. From
11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18, guests can enjoy a small New York Cheese
Pizza for the original price of a pizza when famed pizzaiolo Domenico DeMarco
opened the first DiFara Pizzeria in New York City in 1964.

Click to Tweet: Party w/ @DomDeMarcos on Natl Pizza Party Day May 18 w/ a
12” NY Cheese Pizza for 1964 price of 75 cents 11am-noon! #pizza #vegas
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“When Dom DeMarco opened the first DiFara Pizza in 1964 his dream was to
offer delicious pizzas made with the highest quality ingredients in a
friendly atmosphere and his mission remains true today at Dom’s,” said
Albert Scalleat, partner of Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar. “We are paying
tribute to his passion and dream, serving homemade pies, created the same way
Dom has for the last half century from scratch, with love and discipline.”

From 11 a.m. to noon, guests can enjoy a hand-tossed 12-inch round New York
Cheese Pizza made with hand crushed San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella and
Grana Padano cheeses, topped with fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil
imported from Italy.

Restrictions include: one 75-cent pizza per check, must be seated by noon,
not available with to-go or curbside service. Additional toppings are
available at regular price.

The full menu will be available during this time.

About Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar
Open in 2011, Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar in Summerlin is blending classic
favorites: pizza, wine, craft beer and fresh salads with modern sensibility
in a neighborhood environment that radiates personality. Dom DeMarco’s
Pizzeria & Bar’s namesake, Domenico DeMarco is the legendary founder of Di
Fara Pizza; a restaurant with a storied Brooklyn, New York history that spans
over 45 years and the #1 Zagat Rated New York City Pizza for eight years. The
cherished family recipes are still used today and have been entrusted to a
new generation in Las Vegas who continue to make the pizzas from scratch with
quality imported ingredients and love.

Serving classic thin New York-style and thick-crust square pies, as well as
salads, pasta, sandwiches and desserts, the restaurant is conquering Las
Vegas and has been Named “Best Pizza” by Las Vegas Review-Journal
editorial staff in 2013 and “Best New Pizzeria” in 2012 by Vegas Seven
Magazine. Open Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m; Monday - Wednesday from 11 a.m.
to 10 p.m. and Thursday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (ish) the
restaurant caters to everyone with a customized weekday Lunch Dash menu,
decadent Sunday Brunch, Happy Hour, Late Night menu and children’s menu.
Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar is located in Summerlin at 9785 W. Charleston
Blvd. and can be found online at www.domdemarcos.com or by calling (702)
570-7000.

Facebook: Facebook.com/DomDemarcosPizza
Twitter: @DomDeMarcos

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Streets of New York
5135 S Fort Apache Rd Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV 89148
(702) 463-1010
www.streetsofnewyork.com
(Fort Apache Rd & Hacienda Ave. Across street from Walmart)

Streets of New York Pizza

It was a toss up between going to Those Guys Pies which I knew would be good or trying a new place. The first thing to know about Streets of New York is that it's based out of Arizona and is the official pizza of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns. I was kind of dreading going to this place. I mean Streets of New York Pizza from Arizona? It kinda sounds like corporate chain pizza. Also the yelp reviews of this place were not that favorable. But I do it for the people (that's you gentle reader). The goal of this site is to steer you away from the crap and into the gold.

So I order a cheese and pepperoni pizza. They offer three kinds of crust thin, regular, and thick. Normally I'd go for thin but the thin is described as cracker-like which is not what I'm looking for, so I order regular.

When I go into the restaurant it kind of reminds me of a mini BJ's (the restaurant folks). It definitely feels corporate rather than local pizza joint which is usually not a good sign (although Grimadli's and Dom DeMarco's manage to get it right).

Getting into my car the pizza doesn't smell great. Not that it smells bad, just not like delicious pizza. When I get home and open the boxes I am immediately disappointed even though in a way it's exactly what I was expecting. It looks abysmal--like bad Dominos.

Large cheese pizza from Streets of New York

Pepperoni pizza from Streets of New York

The crust is too thick for NY style pizza. There is no flop to speak of.

Flop of slice of pizza from Streets of New York

Biting into it the crust is soft and a little overly chewy. The cheese and sauce are bland.

Crust of pizza from Streets of New York

This is some of the worst pizza I've had in a while. That said, there is the saying "Sex Is Like Pizza, Even When It's Bad It's Still Pretty Good" so it's not like it's inedible or anything, just not the kind of pizza I'm looking for. If you're looking for good pizza and not Domino's reincarnated as a sit down restaurant, I'd stay clear of Streets of New York. Streets of New York?? Nah more like Streets of Arizona I think.

As part of MGM Resorts new entertainment district development at the New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts, Las Vegas will be getting a new Pizza restaurant. Plans for the new center include a 20,000 seat arena, dining, bar scene, and a park. As part of the new development the front street areas of NYNY and Monte Carlo will be transformed. 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria is going to be a part of the new outdoor plaza experience at the Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino. The project is expected to open in early 2014.

Once again, a new pizza place opening in Vegas!

www.800degreespizza.com

(Source: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/61204-mgm-resorts-unveils-plans-for-las-vegas...)

Good news Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives fans! According to a recent Facebook post, Naked City Pizza will be opening a 2nd location by UNLV. The new location is expected to open late summer or early Fall 2013 and will be located at Paradise Rd and Naples Dr (about 4610 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169) near the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Double Down Saloon.

I tell you what, if you have a successful pizza shop in Las Vegas it makes sense to expand it. I bet a good shop could replicate it's success by duplicating itself in the West, Henderson, Strip, and possibly the North West. Metro has already successfully done this and now Naked City and Dom DeMarco's are following in their footsteps. You can find more in our list of pizza places opening soon in Las Vegas:

Pizza is growing in Vegas. It's nice to see the niche being filled. For a long time there was a deficiency of good pizza in this town; now it's getting downright competitive. Let BestPizzaInLasVegas.com be your guide. There will always be the people whose pizza world consists of Dominoes or Pizza Hut but it's up to us to expand their world and introduce them to truly delicious pizza... or just help the seekers find.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/ncpslv/posts/626689254023288

Las Vegas is home to 360 pizzerias according to a CHD Expert study. The article goes on to say that pizzerias make up 12.9% of all restaurants in Las Vegas, more than Mexican or Burger/Sandwich joints. Nearly 60% of pizza places in Vegas are independently owned (as opposed to chains) which we like here at BestPizzaInLasVegas.com. The majority of pizza restaurants grossed less than $500K while one grossed over $2.5 million although the article did not say which one.

Source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/Las_Vegas_Pizza/prweb10520421.htm

International Pizza Expo
March 19-21, 2013
Las Vegas Convention Center
$210 Registration
www.pizzaexpo.com

Well it's that time of year again for the International Pizza Expo. Seems like the last one occurred just yesterday; time flies when you're eating pizza. The event is held every year in Las Vegas. Last year had almost 7,000 attendees so it's kind of a big deal. Check it out:

The expo is home to the World Pizza Games as well where they demonstrate that more than salads can be tossed.

Apparently McDonald's at one time tried to make a go of pizza. In the late 1980's the chain offered a pizza option called the McPizza. It didn't last and unlike the McRib never made a comeback. The pizza took approximately 10 minutes to cook and wasn't consistent with McDonald's "fast" food service goals. Maybe if they switched to Neapolitan style pizza and made them in 90 seconds it could have worked.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_McDonald's_products

With the Harlem Shake videos going insanely viral on youtube this last week. I wondered if any pizza places had stepped up to the task of making a Harlem Shake video. Turns out a few have and I suspect more will follow:

Toppers Pizza - Harlem Shake
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDRmQoZeEv8):

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