Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria

Upper Crust

Neapolitan Pizza from a Brooklyn Legend

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68e23942de1090679111205df45fc49aOn the surface, this city has it all: bright lights. Twenty-four-hour intrigue. Erotic keno on Tuesdays.

In essence, everything you need to achieve personal fulfillment.

Except for a decent slice.

Welcome to Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria, a new feel-good pizzeria from the son of legendary Brooklyn dough-tosser Dom DeMarco (of Di Fara), now soft-open for off-Strip pizza missions.

There’s a simple way to think about this place: if De Niro’s and Pesci’s characters in Casino could airlift one pizza shop into the desert, they’d pick Di Fara of Avenue J.

The Brooklyn original: it’s the type of 64-year-old pizzeria you’d find in a Spike Lee movie. Dented, fire-singed metal oven behind a counter, walls adorned with old newspaper clippings and framed 8-by-10s of Mike Piazza. And lines snaking around the block.

You’ll find the Vegas version slightly more accessible. Gone are the lines, the every-man-for-himself service and the boom-box-based entertainment. In their place: a Wood Stone oven, hand-crushed marinara sauce and 12 craft beers on tap. Also, wallpaper.

You might also notice a waitstaff. So after you climb into a turquoise leather booth, you’ll make a choice between a char-crusted Neapolitan pie called The Regular (chopped garlic, whipped ricotta, mozzarella and grana padano cheese) and option two: a Sicilian-style pie baked in a cast-iron pan that’s doughy, square-ish and heavy on the sausage.

Kind of like a Meat Loaf concert.

Vitals

Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria
9785 W Charleston Blvd
(between S Hualapai Way and Apple Dr)
Las Vegas, NV 89117
702-570-7000
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