Pizza Rock | Photo by Anthony Mair

It’s National Pizza Day—Stuff Your Face

Don’t be a voyeur: Stop scrolling social media, take your own photos and succumb to a cheese binge at one of these seven pie joints

Today is the unofficial Instagram holiday celebrating the universally loved food: pizza. In honor of National Pizza Day (February 9), here are seven places worthy of your feed.

Naked City Pizza

Naked City Pizza

Photo by Anthony Mair

With multiple locations throughout the Valley, including one that just opened up Downtown at El Cortez, Christopher Palmeri’s Naked City is a convenient place where you can satisfy your craving for a good pie. The original location inside Moon Doggies Bar opened in 2009. Thanks to homemade sauce and dough, its slices have become must-trys, while roasted-garlic buns, wings and spicy homemade habanero sauce complete the meal. 600 Fremont St., nakedcitylv.com

Pizza Rock

A pie in progress at Tony Gemignani’s Pizza Rock | Photo by Anthony Mair

Do you like your pizza crunchy or doughy? At Pizza Rock, four ovens each prepare a different type of pie based on temperature so you can get your slice the way you like it. As for the environment, owner Tony Gemignani describes it as “pizza infused with rock ‘n’ roll energy.” Try the Romana, which serves up to four and is divided into thirds—like Caesar’s Gaul—allowing you to try multiple toppings if you’re indecisive. The clam and garlic pizza is also a go-to if you’re looking for something different from your standard cheese or pepperoni. 201 N. 3rd St., pizzarocklasvegas.com

Metro Pizza

John Arena and Sam Facchin’s Metro Pizza locations have been serving up New York–style pies for 38 years. Popular menu items here include the Pasta Pie, a stuffed pizza with mozzarella, ricotta cheese, ziti noodles and tomato sauce, and the classic Old New York, a cheese pizza with thick slices of mozzarella and tomato sauce. 4001 S. Decatur Blvd., metropizza.com

Evel Pie

Evel Pie | Photo by Shane O’Neal

Downtown’s Evel Pie offers some of the most authentic New York–style street pizza in Las Vegas, meaning that slices are meant to be folded in half. Named after motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel, this place is also packed with memorabilia in his honor—think bikes, his signature pinball game and red, white and blue all over. If you’re looking to eat on the go, the Pie Hole counter serves until 4:20 a.m. on weekends. Pro tip: If the blue light is on, that means all slices left for the night are only $2 each. 508 Fremont St., evelpie.com

Flour & Barley

Barley’s Pizza | Photo by Anthony Mair

Entrepreneur Billy Richardson of Block 16 Hospitality made his place at The Linq Promenade the flagship location for this chain (the other is in Waikiki, Hawaii). Happy Hour runs from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, when you can get select pies for just $10 and drinks, such as Fireball shots, for $5. If brunch is more your speed, check it out on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., when eggs Benedict pizza is the star and bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys are the supporting cast. 3545 S. Las Vegas Blvd., flourandbarley.com

Boston Pizza

If you like your pizza greasy as can be with some of the stretchiest cheese on the planet, look no further than classic late-night haunt Boston Pizza. In the mood for more than just a slice? Boston Pizza offers everything from Italian and American classics to Greek options. The extensive selection of wings, buffalo chicken fingers, burgers, Philly steaks and gyros complement the pies nicely. Even better, delivery is available until 3:30 a.m. nightly. 1507 S. Las Vegas Blvd., bostonpizzavegas.com

John’s Incredible Pizza Company

Want to get the entire family involved in National Pizza Day? Thanks to multiple indoor rides and games, John’s Incredible Pizza Company has you covered. The all-you-can-eat buffet has more than 20 varieties of pizza, plus pasta, fried chicken, soup, salad, sides and dessert. Be sure to check out the Spicy Peanut Butter Pizza and the mint marble brownie, because today is the day to indulge. 3700 S. Maryland Pkwy., johnspizza.com/las-vegas

Can’t get enough? Check out Good Pie, which fittingly celebrates its grand opening at Pawn Plaza in DTLV on February 9. Read all about owner and pizza maker Vincent Rotolo here.

 

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