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2012 - Issue 5 - September

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PHOTOGRAPH BY TK; ILLUSTRATION BY TK GUIDE devour slices of heaven FROM FRAGRANT TRUFFLE OIL TO IMPORTED ITALIAN INGREDIENTS, PIES GO POSH AT THESE GOURMET PIZZA JOINTS. BY LAUREN CUMMINS Dom DeMarco's Pizzeria & Bar D om DeMarco's garnered instant national hype back in January when President Obama ordered a slew of its pizzas to his nearby hotel room. This Brooklyn-born business features a large menu of Italian specialties, with sauce made from hand-crushed San Marzano tomatoes. We like the popular artichoke, white truffle, and Big Apple pies. 9785 W. Charleston Blvd., 702-570-7000; Due Forni Pizza & Wine G etting to choose between crispy Roman crust or light and chewy Neapolitan-style crust (made in "two ovens," hence the name) fast made this Summerlin newbie a hot spot. Its decadent creations such as Bianca al Prosciutto Cotto (ham, Fontina, caramelized onions, oregano, and aged balsamic) and Tartufo (black truffle Parmesan crema, Fontina fontal, roasted cremini, and an over-easy baked egg) keep residents coming back for more. 3555 S. Town Center Dr., 702-586-6500; Grimaldi's C reate your own signature pie by choosing from original, pesto, or garlic-white pizzas and 20 topping choices. The trick to their truly authentic New York pizza crust? Using water formulated to have the same mineral composition as Brooklyn's. Add that to the secret sauce ingredients, and you have 138 VEGASMAGAZINE.COM this spot's recipe for winning more awards than any of its competitors. Locations citywide; Radio City Pizzeria E xpect a hearty slice when you pull up a chair at Radio City, where pizza for breakfast includes ham, bacon, and eggs. Later in the day you'll find specialty creations inspired by American favorites such as tacos, hamburg- ers, and the chicken club, all a huge hit with families. Tivoli Village, 702-998-7580; Sammy's Woodfired Pizza W The well-kept Secret Pizza the average tourist. Long lines may snake down the hallway during Marquee's prime clubbing hours, but the wait is worth it for the New York-style slices and popular white pizza. The Cosmopolitan, 702-698- 7860; Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana S ettebello is the most valuable and sought-after card in the popular Italian card game Scopa. And this restaurant's pizza is just as enticing to Henderson residents. With crust to die for, San Marzano tomatoes, and the tempting Torta della Nonna dessert, there's not one bad thing on the menu. And there's a ith vegan Neapolitan, whole wheat, and artisan thin crust options, Sammy's has something for everyone, ranging from the biggest meat lover to the gluten- free dieter. Start off with some light tapas before digging into pizzas topped with everything from prosciutto to Thai chicken to eggplant. Tip: The Sahara location is open 24 hours, courtesy of the gaming tavern next door, and it has an amazing food and drink happy hour. Locations citywide; Secret Pizza I t may have a small, simple menu, but this joint is the delicious hidden treasure of the swanky Cosmopolitan. You'll find it down a long, unlabeled hallway near Blue Ribbon Sushi, out of sight of charming little bar hidden in the back, perfect for sipping a glass of wine while noshing. 140 Green Valley Pkwy., 702-222-3556; Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina A THAT'S AMORE Deep dishing about pizza trends with Sammy's Woodfired Pizza's Jeff Moogk Where are pizza trends headed right now? It's shifting towards the use of fresher ingredients and more unusual cheeses, ours being raclette. We added gluten-free crust to our menu more than eight years ago! What is your most popular pizza? Pepperoni and the New York pizza. There is a comfort food element to it. fter some shopping, feast on the food that Puck is most famous for: pizza. Out-of-the-ordinary choices include a caramelized- onion pizza topped with olives, crème fraîche, and arugula, and a Yukon gold potato pie with mascarpone, wild greens, guanciale, and rosemary that remind us why Puck has earned his placement on the marquees of no fewer than six Strip restaurants. Crystals, CityCenter, 702-238- 1000; V How do you perfect your crust? We make our dough in small batches and give it a day to poof before using it. Plenty of fresh basil tops the Neapolitan Caprese pie at Sammy's.

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