I’m not sure how big of a “secret” this really is to seasoned Vegas visitors (and certainly, it’s not much of one for locals). Yet many folks are likely unaware that there is a hidden New York-style pizza shop in the Cosmopolitan resort on the Strip. That’s a shame – well, sort of, since it means the lines won’t be as long for the rest of us most of the time. But this by-the-slice place serves up some mighty tasty fare. And it comes complete with friendly service, cool album artwork on the walls, and arcade and pinball games!
My husband, born and mostly raised in the Bronx, is an ardent (read: very serious) New York pizza fan. He gave this shop his stamp of approval when we last visited Vegas way back in December 2013. The pizza shop is still there and going strong. Check it out if you get a chance, although I am told you will want to avoid it during the early morning hours around the time Marquee (Cosmo’s nightclub) closes and all the clubgoers come streaming out desperate for something greasy to eat … they are HUNGRY, baby.
How to find it:
- Go to the third floor of the Cosmopolitan atrium via escalator
- Get off the escalators and look at the wall to the left of the Jaleo. You’re looking for an unmarked, relatively narrow hallway
- Walk down the hallway. If you see album covers and pictures of celebrities as you head down it, you’re definitely in the right place.
- Order and consume pizza