In a town that has so many versions of pizza, picking a favorite can be like picking which one of your children you like best. For the most part, there’s good pizza and there’s bad pizza in Las Vegas. Due Forni is very, very good.
The short, but interesting menu features a unique selection of appetizers and salads that caught our eye. We began with the Chef’s Platter ($18.95), a fine assortment of Italian meats and cheeses. Served with olives, artichokes, roasted red peppers and a warm, chewy loaf of cheese bread, it could easily serve three people as an appetizer (or one person for lunch).
We are big fans of pizza crust that comes out of a brick oven. The stars at Due Forni (meaning “two ovens”) are the twin 900-degree brick ovens that turn out two styles of crust. The Neapolitan crust is thin, crisp around the edge & chewy near the center. The Roman crust is a thicker version that is puffy around the edge with a nice chewiness. We ordered one of each. Both were exceptional.
We also ordered the Piccante pizza ($14.95) with the thin crisp crust. The sopressata and slighty spicy Fresno pepper were a perfect match for the creamy bufala mozzarella and earns this version top marks.
The Due Forni sauce is made with imported Italian San Marzano tomatoes. These old-world tomatoes need no additional seasoning, especially if the toppings can carry their own weight, as they do here. The mozzarella is flown in from Italy six times a week and sausage is made in-house. You don’t go to that trouble to make ordinary pizza.
We had no room for desert, but a return visit very soon will include the sweetened bufala ricotta drizzled with honey and candied pistachios. We also must have the egg-topped truffle and fontina pizza.
Due Forni, located in a plaza on a new corner of Summerlin just off the 215 on Town Center, is also a wine bar with an impressive selection of notable wines by the glass, as well as Italian beer on draft (we loved the Moretti). The efficient, thoughtful service we received reflected the high quality of the ingredients used in each item we ordered.
3555 S. Town Center Drive #105
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Open Mon-Wed,Sun 11am-10pm; Thu-Sat 11am-11pm
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