Roma Deli & Restaurant distills the flavors of Italy into its menu and its stores' shelves, which overflow with Old World--style pastas, sauces, and wines. As owner Giuseppe Consarino told the Las Vegas Review Journal in 2010, "a lot of people claim [to use] Grandma's recipes. We have our own grandma in the kitchen." He went on to describe the deli's passion for Italian culinary traditions, such as making sausages and mozzarella in-house and seeking out freshly baked loaves of bread. These ingredients lend rustic flavors to the assortment of hearty sandwiches, sauce-glazed pastas, and prosciutto-topped entrees on the menu.
Roma Deli & Restaurant's decor pays similar homage to Italian culture. A striped awning crowns the deli counter, and the walls sport Old World touches, such as vintage advertisements for Italian wines and a painted mural that commemorates the invention of Rome's first food blog.
Jonathan Goldberg knew he wanted to be a small-business owner at a young age, but his original idea to sell creepy crawly bugs to his friends at the playground fell through. With age came wisdom, though his childhood did come into play with his business idea. Goldberg realized that Nevada was scant of the Italian ice and custard shops he frequented while growing up in Pennsylvania; shortly thereafter, CJ’s Italian Ice & Custard was born. Goldberg and his staff swirl frozen custard in flavors such as pumpkin, root beer, cheesecake, and mango. They top spoonfuls of Italian ice with their creamy custard to make a gelati. They also serve Italian ice on its own, sundaes, and concretes, which are custard with candy mix-ins.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill is a beautiful restaurant that is surrounded by palm trees and located in Summerlin. Inside the large venue, Carrabba’s dark colors and wooden tables, along with dim lights, allow for a relaxing and inviting ambiance, and create the perfect place to catch up with friends or family. Popular items on their menu include their Shrimp Diavolo, Grilled Tuscan Skewers, chicken marsala, lobster ravioli and their delicious tiramisu. Everything at Carrabba’s is made fresh, from their mozzarella sticks to their minestrone soup, giving guests a true authentic Italian experience. The grill keeps guests returning by providing excellent service, to match their delicious cuisine.
Layer upon layer of cheese and a touch of tomato sauce blanket each thick yet airy crust baked to crispy perfection inside a rectangular tin. This Detroit-style pizza may not be as widely lauded as its Chicago and New York counterparts, but the square pies pack just as much flavorful crunch. Northside Nathan’s team loads crusts with classic Italian toppings such as sausage, capicollo, meatballs, mushrooms, anchovies, salami, and roma tomatoes. Equipped with the recipes of his parents, who opened their own pizza parlor in Detroit during the 1960s, Todd Malinowski brought the square-pan pizza west and opened Northside Nathan’s Detroit Pizza in the late 1990s. The eatery has since expanded to a second location, where Todd continues to toss the same dough that has earned him a spot on the Best of Las Vegas list for best pizza twice. The Malinowski family also piles fresh and hearty ingredients into a septet of Detroit-themed sandwiches, such as the model T and the cadillac.
New York transplant Gerry and his son Shaun, owners of East Side Pizza at Boca Park, understand just how high their home state sets the bar for great family pizzerias. So several times a week, they send out orders for shipments of fresh pizza dough from their supplier back on the East Coast. It's just one of the little things that ends up having a big impact on the taste and texture of their hand-tossed, New York–style, thin-crust pizzas. The fresh dough is covered with housemade marinara sauce and topped with both traditional and surprising ingredients, creating specialty pies such as the barbecue chicken, chicken marsala, and eggplant rollatini, each sold whole or by the slice.
Their full menu features calzones, pastas and hot sandwiches, including their signature meatball sub topped with mozzarella. Choose to dine in, and you'll find yourself in a comfortable dining room surrounded by flat-screen TVs and sports memorabilia.
Despite its name, The Tailgate Grille isn’t modeled after a parking lot. Leather couches and a gleaming wood bar fill the lounge-like space, whose flat-screen TVs stay firmly tuned to the games du jour. To fuel fan frenzies, the cooks sizzle up a selection of 18 sliders, including miniature burgers, hot dogs, and philly cheesesteaks, and morning-themed sliders, such as the bacon, egg, and cheese and country-fried steak smothered in gravy. They also churn out decadent pizzas, whose toppings and cheese rest on a deep-fried crust, taking deep-fried Snickers bars down a peg. Dipping sauces such as malt vinegar aioli complement sides of fries and onion rings, and four sauces coat bone-in or boneless wings.