The first of two local expansions for Pizza Rock will drop another full-size Peterbilt truck cab right into the middle of their forthcoming restaurant at Green Valley Ranch resort, just like its downtown counterpart.
Taking over the shuttered Sushi & Sake and China Spice spaces, pizza empire builder Tony Gemignani, winner of the 2014 Eater Vegas best Las Vegas pizza poll, is completely gutting those restaurants and adding a patio. It makes the upscale pizza joint the most prominent focal point for guests arriving at the valet entrance.
The large, rectangular restaurant backs onto Hank's Fine Steaks and includes an open plan kitchen with the pizza oven as a focal point. There is room for 24 out on the new patio and it includes a long bar adjacent to the semi-truck cab that will be converted into a deejay booth. Designed with three dining sections, the main dining room features a curved corner that lets visitors in the casino peek into the scene.
Also headed to Green Valley Ranch will be Slice House, the quick and easy by the slice version of Pizza Rock that Gemignani already operates at the Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, Calif. The menu will also include "calzones, strombolis, paninis, baked ziti, seasonal salads, meatball subs, sausages and peppers."
Look for Pizza Rock at Green Valley to be ready by spring 2015. Their third local restaurant is destined for Palace Station.
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