Metro Pizza on Sky Pointe
Bread and Butter
Garlic Knots – House Marinara
Garlic Romano Fries – Ranch Dressing
Pizza Guy Fries – Mozzarella Cheese, Old School Pepperoni
Pepperoni Pizza – Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato Sauce, Old School Pepperoni
86th Street Square Pie – Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato Sauce, Romano Cheese, Olive Oil, Sausage
Cannoli – Ricotta, Confectioner’s Sugar, Chocolate Chips
Serving as the flagship of John Arena and Sam Facchini’s family of pizzerias since November of 2012, and featuring an expansive footprint including Lulu’s Bread & Breakfast, it was Valentine’s Day around 6:00pm that seven guests sat down at Metro Pizza on Sky Pointe for some holiday love from the hands of Pizzaiolo Chris Decker.
Dubbed “America’s Neighborhood Pizzeria” since the early eighties, though past and present Metro Pizza is so much more, it was at the Sky Pointe location’s largest table that guests were sat promptly, service even top notch during one of the Pizzeria’s busiest days.
Sticking to favorites on this visit, but prompted to stop in for the holiday Pie first made by former GM Brian Fountain in 1995, suffice it to say everything was excellent, and if imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, then John, Brian and Chris should have felt pretty proud about all the Heart-shaped Pizzas featured on Social Media in Las Vegas that week.
FIVE STARS: Serving Las Vegas for 38+ years and continuously evolving the concept while slowly growing the brand it would be difficult to say anyone has contributed more to Sin City’s love of Pizza than John Arena, and although any brand featuring more than one space may suffer from inconsistency Metro sets a high standard by rewarding their old customer base with predictable greatness while Chris Decker’s creativity looks towards a new era and without ever neglecting the basics – the same synopsis as always since it warrants repeating.
RECOMMENDED: Anything offered as a special from @everythingbutanchovies Social Media feed is worth asking about. So is the 86th Street Square Pie. And, really, any of the Pizzas.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.