The owners of Cafe Lola and Saint Honoré have a new restaurant opening today, but this location specializes in takeout and delivery only. Pizza Anonymous promises an underground pizza parlor with Roman-style pies.
The two couples — Lin and Stephen Jerome and Alexandra Lourdes and her husband, Michael Santos — say they’re trying new things to not only fill the hole in the dining market at Flamingo Road and the 215 Beltway, but also to help themselves and their employees survive the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s kind of like a little spot you find in New York,” says Lourdes, who promises gluten-free and vegetarian options.
Co-owner Stephen Jerome says the spin on Roman-style pizza fills a gap in the dining scene near Summerlin. “We certainly want to keep people employed, and there was a way for us to cross utilize products that they already had,” he says. “My mother was born in southern Italy. We used to do pizzas on the weekends this way. So it just made sense.”
“With everything that’s going on with COVID and everyone wanting to dine at home and wanting more deliveries, this is the perfect product for that,” Lin Jerome says.
While the name suggests the restaurant is a secret, it’s really meant to refer to the pizza parlor taking over the Saint Honoré space after the doughnut shop’s regular hours.
Cafe Lola, which has locations on Hualapai Way and on Eastern Avenue in Henderson, offers a tea room and cafe with Instagrammable decor throughout, while Saint Honoré brings doughnuts pretty enough to photograph.
“For us, it’s always been about the experience,” Lin says. “I think especially now with the guidelines we’ve been put under with COVID, hospitality is not what it used to be. That experience that we’ve had, especially at Cafe Lola, where you can go in and see the flower wall and the chandelier. We have to be versatile now and bring that experience to your home.”
Four varieties of pizza, ranging from cup and char pepperoni or garlic veggie to Margherita and salumi, make the menu. Diners can substitute a cauliflower crust for a gluten-free experience. The square pies feature a fluffy Roman crust cut into six slices that can be ordered whole or by the slice.
Customers can also pick up a milkshake in flavors like vanilla bean, chocolate, horchata, and funfetti.
If the idea takes off as they hope, more locations could pop up across the Las Vegas valley.
Pizza Anonymous, 9460 W. Flamingo Road, 702-840-3361. Open for takeout and delivery from 5 p.m. until the pizzas sell out Tuesday through Sunday.