I got sucked into watching a Facebook video this morning of pizza. Pizza in the morning typically makes me want to roll my eyes, but this video was mouth-watering!
There’s a pizza place located on the Las Vegas Strip in front of Planet Hollywood, next to Pink’s Hot Dogs called Pin-Up Pizza, and they sell the “largest slices on the Strip.” This Las Vegas pizza place offers fresh and delicious pizza by the slice and you either carry-out or dine-in. The décor looks as you’d expect it: dolled up rockabilly pin-up servers. They wear uniforms inspired by Bettie Page and other famous pin-up ladies from the 1950s.
Pin-Up Pizza boasts two separate dining areas. The indoor dining room has countertop eating areas with views of the open kitchen, while the glass-enclosed patio area is great for people-watching. The Vegas pizza spot is open until 4 a.m. daily.
The slices are gigantic! In fact, the restaurant calls it the largest slice on the Strip. You can request to have the slice cut in two. These New York-style hand-tossed pizzas come in seven varieties – cheese, sausage, pepperoni, salami trio, big meat, margherita and chicken with spinach.
While it pains me to even look at a slice of pizza with pepperoni on it (EW!), this picture will give you an idea as to how big the slice is:
I mean, c’mon! Could you eat this all by yourself? I’m up for the challenge.
Y’all, they claim it’s a very New York pizza! Reviews state that the overall quality makes this pizza stand out. The chefs make dough flown in from Naples, Italy with low-gluten flour (which makes crust thin and crispy) and a seven-year sourdough starter. The sourdough starter gives the dough extra oomph, resulting in a flavorful crust.
Like the dough, the pomodorini pelati tomatoes are also from Naples. This pizza sauce is much sweeter and more intensely flavored than a San Marzano DOP tomato, the most popular tomato used by quality pizza shops. Lastly, this Las Vegas pizzeria uses whole milk, dragon cut Sorrento mozzarella from Buffalo, New York, as well as imported Pecorino Romano cheese. The Sorrento mozzarella creates the perfect melt with a more developed cheese flavor.
Sounds fancy, right? I’m planning on meeting some New York friends in Las Vegas next month and we will have to judge this pizza, right? As a purist, I don’t think I could eat the “popular chicken and artichoke slice,” but I’m all in for the hand-rolled garlic knots and made-to-order cannolis.