If you listen to any Vegas podcast, you’ve undoubtedly heard great things about Pizza Rock. I’m a Chicago guy, so I’m partial to the full on meal a single slice of deep dish provides. Don’t take that as me being a pizza snob. I’m fairly certain that Tombstone Pizza only stayed in business because of my proclivity for it during my single years. When it comes to Pizza Rock, the hype by my peers is certainly warranted.
Chef Tony Gemignani has pizza accolades out the…oven. His talents are on full display at Pizza Rock. The selection of pies is expansive, allowing you to take a United States pizza tour if you so desire. You should desire. The New Yorker ($23) is my absolute favorite. See? I’m not a Chicago homer.
I’m sure Chef Gemignani’s pasta and other dinner dishes are great. I just can’t bring myself to ignore the restaurant’s namesake. Though, while waiting for your main course, I’d suggest trying out the meatballs. The sauce is fantastic. It’ll probably be the best $5 you spend in Vegas.
An added perk: Pizza Rock is a part of the Southwest Dining program. So, if you’re a Rapid Rewards member and are registered, you’ll earn extra points just for eating there. They also have great happy hour specials on weekdays. In the battle for pizza dominance in Las Vegas, Pizza Rock is right near, if not at, the very top.
Do you think Pizza Rock is worth the hype? What’s your favorite Vegas pizza joint?