Lulu’s Bread and Breakfast
Cream Cheese Danish
Seasonal Roman Pizza – Butternut Squash, Kale, Onions, Apples, Red Peppers, Mozzarella, Goat Cheese, Fried Egg
Roman Pizza – House Marinara, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, Olive Oil
“The 718” Calzone fried with Whipped Ricotta, Ham, Fresh Mozzarella, Marinara
Al Pastor Pizza – Pork, Monterey Jack Cheese, Pepper Jack Cheese, Pineapple, Avocado Crema, Onions, Tapatio, Cilantro
Gelato Cannoli – Coconut with Chocolate Chips, Pumpkin with Pepitas
Always keen to try new places, but fully aware that the best remain such through dedication and innovation, it was once again after a twenty minute drive north that seats were taken inside Metro Pizza on Sky Pointe, Pizzaiolos John Arena and Chris Decker up early to debut a new style of Pie on the menu of attached Lulu’s Bread and Breakfast where several little leaguers already sat eating Sandwiches, Bennies and French Toast.
Still the top spot in Centennial for Breakfast but also one of the Sin City’s best Bakeries, a concise Menu paying dividends by making sure that every Pastry and Plate lives up to ownership’s high standards, it was with greetings from the same voice as five years prior that guests were greeted, a “What can I getcha, doll?” followed by Lulu’s flawless Cheese Danish plus an airy Croissant filled nearly edge-to-edge with Cream.
Moving next to the Kitchen at Metro, John’s encyclopedic knowledge of Pizza and willingness to teach never taken for granted, it was side-by-side with Chris that the two moved proofed Dough from bins to board before light stretching, the product subsequently baked at slightly higher than usual temperatures to yield a crackling bottom beneath springy inches subsequently topped in Autumn’s bounty.
Dubbed “Roman Pizza” and sold warm at Lulu’s for $4 a slice, the combination of autolysed Flour, Olive Oil and time offered in limited quantities with toppings prone to weekly change, diners present on this day were offered the choice between Metro’s Marinara and Fresh Mozz or Squash, Kale, Peppers, Apples and Goat Cheese, the addition of a fried Egg helping flavors meld and enough on its own to leave many with a full belly.
Sated at this point but always happy to see what else John and Chris are up to, College Football displayed across several new televisions providing entertainment as Metro set-up for a large party, it was by request that “The 718” Calzone arrived in all its lightly fried glory, creamy Ricotta pouring forth with bits Ham ready to be topped in Red Sauce while Decker’s weekly inspiration borrowed from Al Pastor Tacos to prove that in the right context Pineapple can “belong” on Pizza.
Rounding out the morning with Cannolis, a robust pair of housemade Shells standing up nicely to seasonal Gelato and toppings, it was with self-serve Coffee refilled that guests departed as full of new knowledge as they were of great Food, two actually returning the following day for a Captain America Sandwich and French Toast with many more visits likely to follow.
FIVE STARS: First visited as a tourist in 2013, thirty minutes traveled in a rental car leaving the unfamiliar to wonder how a Restaurant could survive so far from Las Vegas Boulevard, the only question that remains today is just how much further Metro Pizza and Lulu’s Bread & Breakfast can push the envelope while at the same time continuing to offer the same great quality longtime fans have come to expect.
RECOMMENDED: Seasonal Roman Pizza, Cream Cheese Danish, “The 718” Calzone (Metro Menu,) Coconut Gelato (Metro Menu.)
TIP: Roman Pizza is currently offered on Saturdays only beginning at 10:30am until gone.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.