Who doesn’t love pizza? It is a universally enjoyed food across the U.S. because of the many ways it can be prepared and the seemingly infinite toppings available. From thin crust with vegetables to a deep dish meat extravaganza to a traditional hand-tossed supreme to gluten-free vegan options, the possibilities are, truly, endless. Pizza lovers in Nevada (and visitors to the state) must place these delectable pizzerias on their pizza bucket lists.
1. D.O.C.G. Enoteca - Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas
Named for the highest category of Italian wine called Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita, D.C.O.G. is acclaimed chef Scott Conant's restaurant and wine bar. Although the menu features other Italian fare such as antipasto, seafood, and pasta, the pizza here is to die for, especially the house-named D.C.O.G. that has fonduta cheese, egg and truffles. Wow!
2. Wild Garlic Pizza & Pub - 670 Mount Rose Street, Reno
Mouth-watering homemade pizza with ample toppings and a honey dipping sauce make this pizzeria tops in Elko.
3. Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana - 140 Green Valley Parkway, Henderson
Pizza Napoletana is a traditional, soft-crusted pie that is cooked in less than a minute in a fiery wood-burning stove. Extensive topping options are available: artichokes, garlic, prosciutto, pine nuts, basil, fontina and gorgonzola cheese, and brisket, to name a few. Made with the finest ingredients, many imported from Italy, each pie is a work of art.
4. Pirate's Pizza - 180 W. Peckham Lane, Suite 1100, Reno
Voted best pizza in Reno, Pirate's is known for its large, deep pizzas. Among the most popular pies are the Russian with wine-marinated meatballs, ricotta cheese, red onions, peppers, and Roma tomatoes, and the Japanese Pizza that features teriyaki chicken, pineapple, red onions, green peppers and Roma tomatoes. Other Italian favorites like calzones, panini sandwiches, and pasta and are on the menu, but it's the pizza that makes and keeps regular customers.
5. Black Rock Pizza - 2855 N. McCarran Blvd., Sparks
Voted the best pizza in the west and one of the best pizza places in the world, Black Rock has among the most unique pizzas around. With a choice of crust and the freshest ingredients, locals and visitors alike rave about this gem.
6. Giordano's - 3619 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas
Started in Chicago in 1974 by immigrant brothers Efren and Joseph Boglio, Giordano's has received national acclaim and numerous awards. The deep dish "stuffed" pizza is to die for!
7. Bru-Go's Pizza Co. - 3228 North Carson Street, Suite #10, Carson City
This delicious bistro is family-owned and operated. Everything from pizza crust to meatballs to sausages to salad dressing is all made from scratch in house. The bistro's pizza sauce is award-winning. Once you try this amazing food, you'll be hooked.
8. Noble Pie Parlor - 239 W. 2nd Street, Reno
Located in the El Cortez district in downtown Reno, Noble Pie Parlor specializes in East Coast style artisan pizzas and slices made with its eighth-generation Sicilian dough and fourth-generation Brooklyn sauce recipes. There are several gluten-free, vegan, and non-GMO items on the menu. Among the most favored pies is the S/C/L with sausage, caramelized onions, leeks, mushrooms, and goat cheese.
9. The Blind Onion - 346 Silver Street, Elko
Located next door to Telescope Lanes Bowling Alley, The Blind Onion has been voted the best pizza in Elko, hands down. With their daily-made, fresh dough and unique pies such as the Greek and the Breath Buster, this pizzeria is the go-to place in Elko.
10. Old School Pizzeria - 2040 E. Craig Road, Suite 101, North Las Vegas
This local pizzeria with a cool vibe (guests can write on the walls with chalk) has some of the best pizza in the Silver State. Each pie features naturally leavened sourdough that is both crisp and chewy topped with a plethora of different toppings. Oh, and each pizza is served with Old School's signature garlic mascarpone dipping sauce. Delicious!
11. Red Dog Saloon - 76 N. C Street, Virginia City
This historic 19th-century Virginia City landmark offers sublime pizza and live music with the ambience of the Old West.
There you have it. The very best pizza joints in Nevada. How many have you visited? Have I left your favorite place off the list? Please comment below.