This past week the wife and I went out to dinner in Summerlin with another couple at Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar (9785 W. Charleston Blvd).
A lot of people I know have talked about this place but, again, this isn’t my normal side of town so I hadn’t tried it yet. They have been open for about a year now and when we walked in the place was packed. It’s always a good sign to see a place packed with customers as you know the food is good.
We started with various items. My friend Bryan had the meatball appetizer as we both had heard, “you got to try Gram’s meatballs.” I saved my meatballs for the entrée but opened with a salad – the simple salad as it’s named. The house dressing was outstanding.
My wife ordered a pizza, but had to choose between the Round New York or the Square Cut. The choice was square cut, being the rebel she is. She said it may have just been the best pizza in Vegas.
My friend’s wife Renee had the Calzone, which looked and smelled very good. In fact, it was so good when my buddy asked his wife for some she said, “No, get your own!”
I will be trying the calzone myself on the next trip. For me, I had Gram’s Spaghetti & Meatballs. The meatballs lived up to the advance billing as they were very good; a traditional mixture of beef, pork and veal.
The owner was there walking around talking to guests, many being regulars he knew by name. I always like to see the owner mingling with his guests; a nice touch. After dommer we tried three different desserts and they were all fabulous.
Bryan had the chocolate cake, which was very good and rich. All I would have needed was a big glass of milk. That’s how I roll with my chocolate cake. But I went with the Baby Cannoli’s and they were simply amazing. My wife went with her usual at a good Italian place – tiramisu. It was quite good as well.
Dom DeMarco’s is just not a pizza joint, but rather a neighborhood hangout. Yes, there were many families there enjoying a good slice of pie, but they have an outdoor patio that may be the nicest set up in Las Vegas. It’s like an Italian garden outside with a huge outdoor fireplace and accent lights overhead. Great place to meet friends and just chill having a few cocktails under the stars.
I will be back when in the area for some real New York pizza, the same served at the famous Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn. I give Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar 3.50 Forks!
Marco D’Angelo is the senior handicapper at Pregame.com. He co-hosts FIRST PREVIEW every Thursday night at 11 pm on ESPN 1100 AM/98.9 FM. Follow him on twitter: @MarcoInVegas. Contact him at [email protected].