After trial and error recipes and ingredient searching, it has finally been brought to the table as one of the closest things to authentic perfection.
With the right combinations baked at just the right temperatures, Radio City Pizza has opened up shop at 440 S. Rampart, in the new Tivolli Village in Summerlin and offers patrons the closest thing to real New York-style pizza.
What sets this pizzeria apart from the others is the unique layout, tranquil location and distinctive recipes.
“It’s not just a pizza place but something a little bit more special than that,” said founder, Elias Ghanem II.
Nestled in the European village-styled setting, visitors can turn down one of the stone sidewalks and stroll into the pizzeria where smells of fresh oven fired pizza fill the air and photos of New York culture and show life fill the walls.
“My mom was a Rockette in Radio City in New York, so that’s kinda where the concept originated from and my family has been in the business for years back there. A lot of the recipes we have, are all homemade and they’re fresh,” said Ghanem.
From the sidewalk, view in the window and see the pies being flipped and cooked enter the restaurant and the open counter allows for diners to see their food being made fresh throughout the day and interact with the cooks.
The quaint pizzeria prides themselves in their custom designed layout with a beer and wine bar, cozy outdoor patio seating and an open kitchen that looks out to the 2,000 square foot dining room.
“I love that the way the place was set up. It’s kinda fun when you’re sitting here eating and you’re able to see what’s going on in the kitchen,” said Chef Vincent Chiyuto. “We kinda wanted to have a little bit more of a casual atmosphere as far as people getting involved with what we are doing back there, in addition to the dining area and outside.”
Featuring a simple menu of sandwiches, salads, side items and deserts in addition to their pies, all their pizzas are available by the slice or as a whole pie and are all made on location.
“Everything is homemade and people taste that. We try to do everything here, make it here in the back, we don’t order it from anywhere,” said Ghanem.
With ambiance and history set aside, the taste test says it all, and after only their first couple of weeks they have gotten great customer feedback as the closest thing to real New York style pizza.
“I wanted to make sure the pizza was perfect, kind of tweaking here and there. Making sure the sauce and the crust is how I want it to be and make sure it tasted like New York pizza and I think I got it to where I want it to be right now,” said Chiyuto. “The beautiful thing about pizza is it’s kind of like a canvas, you can do whatever you want to it.”
Among their top promoted and highlighted delectable flavored pizzas is their breakfast pizza; which features all the components of a traditional omelet baked on a fresh pizza crust and topped with sour cream. Take it from me, this is one pizza you definitely have to try, although it may sound like an odd combination, the omelet-styled pizza is unique and more than appetizing. Another signature item offered is their option of a gluten free pizza.
“I just wanted to have the gluten free as an option. We’ve only been open for a week but we’ve had a lot of people coming in for both the vegan cheese and for the gluten free pie and we’re getting good feedback on both of those,” said Chiyuto.
Radio City Pizza is open Monday thru Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for more information about their restaurant visit, www.radiocitypizza.com.
“I don’t want people to come here, I want people to come back. That’s kind of been my motto,” said Ghanem.