Our last trip to Las Vegas, Kim and I stayed at the new Cosmopolitan Hotel on the Strip. They have a large number of restaurants and we had the chance to try a few of them.
They have a hidden “Pizzeria” on the third floor, which is located down an unmarked hallway between two restaurants. We did not see a listing for it anywhere but when we found it, it was obvious it was either not that much of a secret or they must just have spectacular pizza because their small waiting area was packed.
Picture a stack of pizza ovens, only three people working, one at the cash register, one tossing the dough and prepping the pizzas and one expediting the completed pies out of the oven and into boxes. It felt like a simple but efficient, New York-style pizzeria.
You can order pizza by the slice or by the pie. We opted to get a pie, half “white” and the other half with pepperoni and sausage. The “white” has mozzarella and ricotta cheese with a garlicky white sauce. The pepperoni and sausage half had a red sauce with a touch of spice. The crust was thin, crispy and cooked to perfection.
Even though the pizzeria was busy, things moved quickly as most people, including many locals, picked up a slice or two to go. Seating is limited inside, but the Cosmopolitan provides several open lounge areas on the third floor with a miscellaneous collection of retro chairs, ottomans and side tables that you can use. We opted to take our pie down to the second floor and grab seating in the Chandelier bar so we could enjoy it with cocktails.
If you are in Vegas and want some simple but very good pizza, I recommend you head over to the Cosmopolitan and pick some up. Oh and if you are staying at the hotel, they deliver!