After years of mediocrity, Las Vegas has turned into a respectable pizza town, with places such as Dom DeMarco’s, Grimaldi’s and our Best of the City runner-up, Secret Pizza at the Cosmopolitan, which makes the best—and most reasonably priced—Strip slice. But the winner and still champion is Settebello, which opened in Henderson in 2005 and now has several national locations. Brad Otton, the man who started the chain, did an LDS mission to Naples, Italy, and came back with a passion for tomato pie. This is a chewy, black-bottomed pizza best torn apart by hand, with toppings such as sopressata (a delicious Italian cold cut), pine nuts, artichoke hearts and other exotica. The thin crust, light marinara and whole-milk mozzarella still show the competition how pizza should be made.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.