One the best Las Vegas restaurants of 2015 was without a doubt chef Tony Gemignani’s Little Tony’s at the Palace Station hotel. Nobody makes a gourmet pie like the award-winning Gemignani does, and after the massive success of his Pizza Rock restaurant in Downtown Las Vegas, Gemignani has turned his attention to creating a classic pizzeria and Italian Trattoria in the heart of Sin City.
Gemignani has made a name for himself in the culinary world after the massive success of his first restaurant, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, which opened in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood in 2009. Since that time, he’s gone on to open 10 acclaimed pizzerias around the country, with Pizza Rock opening in Las Vegas in 2013. After the popularity of that Downtown spot, Gemignani opened Little Tony’s in the fall of 2015 and it has quickly earned rave reviews for bringing a modern twist to classic Italian entrees. From family style portions of pasta and lasagna, to huge meatball sandwiches, Little Tony’s is the kind of restaurant that the Godfather himself would feel at home at. The vintage-inspired decor is like something out of one of those classic movies and feels very authentic yet comfortable.
As you’d expect, the freshly made pizzas offered at Little Tony’s are the real standouts and are among the best in the city. From classic American, to New York and Chicago Styles, there’s a crust here for you. You definitely need to try The Dillinger, which won the award for “World’s Best Pizza” in 2014 and is everything you could possibly want in a deep dish pizza. Smoked vodka sauce, marinated chicken breast, bacon, bell peppers, artichoke hearts, broccolini, crushed red peppers, garlic, lemon and parsley all come together with heaping amounts of fresh mozzarella, provolone, cheddar for one amazing pizza experience. These pies are so in-demand that Little Tony’s limits them to 10 orders per day, so be sure you’re one of the lucky few who gets to savor this legendary pizza. Even the gluten-free options are to die for. The vegetarian option includes hand-crushed tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, roasted red peppers, Kalamata olives, goat cheese and basil for a flavor explosion that will have you coming back for more. Gluten-free carnivores will love the pancetta gorgonzola pie, which comes with mozzarella, bacon, smoked pancetta, gorgonzola, mixed greens, agave nectar and a light drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette for a unique pizza that you’ll be telling all your friends about. No matter what pizza you go with, you will finish your meal with a smile on your face and a to-go bag in your hand. Afterall, this is a classic Italian eatery.
The next time you’re craving a proper slice of pizza or want to indulge in a world-class Italian feast, head to Little Tony’s and discover your new favorite restaurant.
Little Tony’s at Palace Station Hotel
2411 West Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89102