At Hearthstone Kitchen and Cellar, we’ve got an an incredible variety of pizzas on our menu which are all made to order in our two rustic wood-burning ovens. With options ranging from a simple margherita style to creative topping options like Carbonara fixings or truffle chicken, there’s truly a pizza for every appetite on our menu.
Pizza: An All-American Food?
Is pizza an American food? Yes, and no. Technically, it was brought to the USA by way of Italy. However, it’s undeniable that pizza has become an important part of our lives and culture in the United States, beloved by eaters of all ages.
Truthfully, American cuisine is really just borrowed from the many different people and cultures that have converged in our melting pot of a nation. In finding a home in America, many of these ethnic styles of cuisine were adapted to reflect the ingredients available in the new world. Over time, many foods–pizza included–have evolved into uniquely American variations. So while pizza may not be from the United States, it’s certainly found a loving home here.
The pizza at Hearthstone
At Hearthstone, our pizza is unique in that it embraces old-world style and new-world sensibilities. Our preparation techniques are borrowed from Italy: each pie is cooked in a beautiful wood-burning stove that allows the pizzas to cook rapidly and attain a perfectly blistered (not burned) crust. However, we also showcase our eclectic American cuisine roots by including creative toppings.
Of course, regardless of which pizza you choose, you can rest assured that it will be made with loving care by our resident pizzaiolo, Vincent “Enzo” Esposito.
Our pizza options
While technically the forthcoming national holiday celebrates a bounty of pizza toppings, at Hearthstone, we think you should choose whatever pizza toppings make you happiest. To help stoke your appetite, we’ll share the deets on our delectable pizza topping options as well as offering some suggestions for wine pairings from our menu.
Cheese: Sometimes, simplicity equals perfection. We stick with a tried-and-true combo with our cheese pie, which features shredded mozzarella, marinara sauce, and basil.
Suggested wine pairing: A cheese pizza pairs well with a number of different drink options. A juicy wine, such as Merlot, will always pair well with cheese pizza; for something different, try it with a sparkling wine or a glass of Rose.
D.O.C: This pie’s acronym stands for “Denominazione di origine controllata”, which is a quality assurance label that appears on Italian wines. In pizza form, our DOC is bound to earn your seal of approval: it’s made with an irresistible combination of mozzarella, chili, basil, and tomato sauce.
Suggested wine pairing: A bold red such as Cabernet Sauvignon has what it takes to hold up the the spiciness of this chili-flecked pie.
Abe Froman: The sausage king of Chicago serves as the inspiration for this potent pie, which is made with garlic sausage, mozzarella, onions, and chili flakes.
Suggested wine pairing: Like the DOC pie, a bold red such as Cabernet Sauvignon can hold up to the spiciness of the pie. However, you may also opt for a buttery white such as Chardonnay to offer a contrast to the aromatics in this pizza.
Meatball: If you love meatballs and you love pizza, this is just the pick for you. Our meatball pizza is topped with veal pork meatballs, ricotta, and mozzarella.
Suggested wine pairing: A versatile red such as a Barolo is a natural pick to augment the delicious richness of this meaty pie.
Carbonara: Like pizza and a pasta favorite in one delicious round form. Our Carbonara pizza includes ricotta, bacon, arugula, and poached egg.
Suggested wine pairing: A food-friendly white, such as Pinot Grigio, is a great complement to the many flavors going on with this pie; a sparkling wine also acts as a pleasing contrast to the rich flavors.
Pepperoni: Our version of this beloved classic pie features spicy pepperoni, basil, and marinara sauce.
Suggested wine pairing: Pepperoni makes for a hearty pie, so choose a hearty wine. A full bodied red like a Cabernet Sauvignon is always a great pick!
Truffle Mushroom: Mushrooms and cheese, if you please! Fromage blanc, truffle mushrooms, and gouda come together to make this umami-rich pie.
Suggested wine pairing: Pinot Noir picks up the earthiness of the mushrooms in this pizza, but also works well with the cheese.
Truffle Chicken: A different sort of meat-topped option, this pizza includes roasted garlic ricotta, gouda cheese, bacon, and chives.
Suggested wine pairing: A Rose is a natural pick to balance out the rich flavors in this pizza, or opt for a sparkling wine.
In addition to these delectable menu options, we also offer a nightly pizza special; ask your server what’s being offered when you come to visit!
Pizza is truly one of life’s great pleasures. We believe that Hearthstone is truly one of the best Las Vegas Restaurants at which to enjoy unique and well-prepared pizza, and we think that you’ll agree! Come join us, sample our pizzas, and see for yourself what it feels like to experience love at first bite.
What’s your favorite pizza topping?