The cuisine forgers at Black Rock proffer a menu of imaginative gourmet pizza, delectable sandwiches, and pasta. Enliven weary taste buds with an appetizer, such as the rattlesteaks—a mélange of buttermilk-marinated sirloin steak, chipotle sauce, and ranch dressing ($5.99). Entree options include 30 signature pizza varieties that range from the cowboy poetry, a fusion of smoked tri-tip, crumbled bacon, and mushrooms under an asiago cheese roof ($18.49 for a large), to the brush fire pizza, a hand-tossed wonder engineered with house-made turkey sausage, peppers, smoked onions, and habanero cheese ($18.49). Leaving no stomach unfilled, Black Rock also offers kid-friendly fare including personal pizzas ($4.49 each) and orders of crispy chicken nuggets ($4.49).
The chefs at Pietro's Famiglia Ristorante Italiano simmer a bevy of homemade sauces to complement their menu of pasta, meat, and seafood dishes. From their location on the second floor, chefs plate classic lasagna and spaghetti along with veal parmigiana, lamb chops, and an ever-changing fish of the day. Beverages from the full bar, melodies from the weekend entertainment, and leis made of linguine complement the meals served in the pink-walled dining room.:m]]
The pizza spinners at Spanish Springs Pizza Factory, which was featured in the Sparks Tribune, toss pies for dine-in, take-out, or delivery. They craft pizza pies in various sizes, including wagon wheels decked out with toppings such as pepperoni. Their menu also carries familiar pizzeria cohorts, including hot wings, calzones, sub sandwiches, and deli sandwiches.
In keeping with a more than 40-year tradition, Boulevard Pizza's culinary crew forges dough from scratch in a vintage mixer before dousing each thin-crust round with house-made tomato sauce. After taking a gander at the menu and consulting with a specialized soothsayer, pie tacticians customize 12-inch pizzas ($11.49) with a choice of 20 fresh toppings ($1.05 each) such as italian salami, shrimp, cheddar, or pineapple. Specialty pizzas showcase a pre-plotted landscape of flavors and include the produce-packed vegetarian ($19.69 for 15") and the western cheeseburger, which is slathered in Bull's-Eye barbecue sauce and festooned with bacon, ground beef, and red onion ($15.69 for 12"). An order of 10 hot wings ($6.99) marinates for 24 hours in a cayenne-pepper sauce, just as Icarus did when training to fly closer to the sun, and 12-inch canadian-bacon heroes ($5.49) brim with lettuce, tomato, and a special house sauce.