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Snacking on the Strip: Pin-Up Pizza at Planet Hollywood

Chef Jorge Torres pulls another freshly baked pie from the oven at Pin-Up Pizza.
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The corner of the Strip at Harmon Avenue is street snack central. Planet Hollywood’s brand new Pin-Up Pizza has some stiff competition nearby, with Pink’s Hot Dogs next door and Bonannos, Tropical Smoothie, Rockin’ Taco and McDonald’s just around the way. Of course, the Strip’s most beloved slice is just across the street at Cosmopolitan’s “secret” pizzeria.

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But Pin-Up Pizza is going big, literally. These pies are 30 inches across, meaning your slice of pepperoni ($5.50) is 15 inches long, roughly the size of 2½ regular-sized pieces of pizza. They’re so big that each slice is served in its own custom-sized cardboard box. It’s good stuff, too—my slice was loaded with Molinari pepperoni, huge slices of homemade meatballs, chunks of Italian sausage and sweet tomato sauce. It had all the elements I love about pizza, including crispy crust, slice fold-ability and that cheese-stretching thing that happens on your first bite. And it’s a good deal. This massive, meaty slice and a beer cost me $13 with tax, a hearty lunch. It’s likely the only time a single slice of pizza will fill you up.

The menu also includes just cheese or white slices for $4.75, garlic knots, cannolis, tomato and mozzarella salad ($6.50) and the stromboli roll ($8.50), baked dough filled with meatballs, sausage, tomato sauce and pecorino romano, ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. No chance you’re finishing that after one of those huge slices.

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