If you’re going to a concert in a cool little rock club in the big city, you might spill out into the streets after, ears ringing and eyes blurry, to grab a slice or a hot dog. If you’re going to a concert at a cool rock club in Las Vegas, there’s a good chance it’s at the Hard Rock Hotel, and you don’t have to walk down the street for that slice or dog.
Pizza Forte, a fantastic morsel in Hard Rock’s casino, comes from the legendary local family behind Ferraro’s, the iconic Italian eatery across the street. Classic New York-style pies by the slice and perfect franks make up the menu—no-nonsense, made-from-scratch grub, as satisfying as it gets. Don’t be afraid to share an order of pork and beef meatballs with your after-show crew, and be sure to try the Snappy Griller, a white sausage made with pork and veal, ready to be loaded with your favorite toppings from the condiment bar.
Once you’ve discovered Forte, you’ll probably precede your next Hard Rock show with a return visit. Why not go twice in one night? It’s that good. Pizza Forte at Hard Rock Hotel, 702-483-4900; Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-1 a.m., Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-3 a.m.