Naked City Pizza Shop on Eastern
Antipasti – House Pickles, Mortadella-stuffed Cherry Peppers, Charcuterie, Cheese, Melon, Jam, Crostini, Garlic Butter
Dave’s Eggplant Meatballs – Marinara, Shaved Parmesan
Flatbread – ‘Nduja, Buffalo Mozzarella, Basil
Flatbread – Buffalo Mozzarella, Galbani Professionale US Ricotta, Mozzarella
Buffalo Hot Chicken Wings – Bleu Cheese, Ranch Dressing, Celery, Carrots
Seasoned Fries – Salt, Pepper, Parsley, Ketchup
Gemelli – Bacon, Parmesan, Cream, Peas, Spinach
Pepperoni Pizza – Mozzarella, Naked City Red Sauce, Cup n’ Char Pepperoni
Guinea Pie – White Garlic Sauce, Spinach, Grandma’s Meatballs, Mozzarella Cheese, Ricotta Cheese
Zeppole – Powdered Sugar, Chocolate Sauce
Although there are 60+ PT’s Tavern locations in Nevada only one welcomes children, and that same location at 10940 South Eastern Avenue also plays host to Christopher and Michael Palmeri’s Naked City Pizza Shop.
A joint venture now in its second year, and the brother’s second foray into Henderson after finding success across multiple locations in Las Vegas since 2009, it was in September 2019 that a wall was installed to eliminate smoke and allow for family-friendly dining, though no children were present on Tuesday the 11th around 6:00pm.
Better lit than the tavern next door, and now designated “Bills Country” by the brothers from Buffalo, it was as a party of ten that guests were seated near televisions showing Golden Knights hockey, service once again better than average in terms of refilling drinks and describing a bevy of choices.
Expanding the menu recently, several Naked City classics complimented by location-specific specials, it was with two boards of Antipasti that things got started, the Charcuterie mostly safe while items like housemade Pickles and Jam as well as Mortadella-stuffed Cherry Peppers showed Christopher’s typical willingness to go the extra mile.
A well-polished space, with play-by-play on the speakers rather than lousy music, it was on the heels of tender Eggplant Meatballs with vibrant Sauce that two “Flatbread” arrived, these off-menu specials each crisper and lighter than Naked City’s usual Pie and particularly noteworthy for the one topped in Calabrian Sausage plus imported Mozzarella di Bufala.
Comfortable for conversation without shouting, the PT’s half louder but entirely ignorable save for when guests enter or exit shared doors, fans of Buffalo Wings might guess that natives make them right while hand-cut French Fries are debatably Sin City’s best.
Not forgetting Pizzas, the famous Guinea and Back Home Pies both offered in addition to the ability to build one’s own, it was from two “1/2 Sheets” that guests were over-sated, but not before finishing a whole bowl of tender Gemelli Pasta tossed with Bacon, Parmesan, Cream, Peas and Spinach.
Finishing with two big bags of Zeppole, the best yet tasted in Vegas whether coated in Powdered Sugar or plain, it seems as though Naked City’s Fudge has recently gotten an upgrade which makes it tough to stop dipping before every bit of the sizable portion is gone.
FOUR AND A HALF STARS: Something of a hidden secret, and definitely a place that could benefit from a bit of marketing, Naked City Pizza Shop inside the PT’s on Eastern earns high marks for not only slinging good Pizza and Bar Food, but welcoming the whole family with great service and plenty of televisions to watch the game.
RECOMMENDED: Mortadella-stuffed Cherry Peppers, Dave’s Eggplant Meatballs, Seasoned Fries, Gemelli, Guinea Pie, Zeppole.
AVOID: N/A, though do pay attention to online menus as each Naked City location is a little different.
TIP: 11a-10p Sunday through Thursday and until Midnight Friday and Saturday, if the Golden Knights are playing expect them with full sound, and same for the Buffalo Bills.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.