Round up the kids, Mom and Dad and Grandma and make a trip to the only Nevada location of California-based John’s Incredible Pizza Company at the Boulevard Mall. The newly opened John’s serves not only pizza but also a 40-item salad bar and a buffet of fried chicken, pasta, soups, a potato bar and desserts. Before partaking, though, you might want to visit the fun side of John’s, which has full-size amusement rides and more than 100 games. Call 702-381-5555.
It’s a pizza kind of week: Inna Gadda di Pizza at Pawn Plaza, 725 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a slice of pizza, a house-made cannoli and a soft drink for $7, through the end of January.
And more: Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana, the only pizza joints in town with the sanction of the Italian government, are celebrating 10 years in business with a special available from Sunday through Jan. 16: a Margherita Pizza and a Peroni beer for $10. The special is available at both valley locations, which are at 140 Green Valley Parkway in Henderson and 9350 W. Sahara Ave.
If you have friends who don’t have a fear of heights and do appreciate a view, take them to Top of the World at the Stratosphere, which is offering a new seasonal menu. Or try the three-course prix fixe lunch, which is $49 and includes soup or salad, surf and turf and dark chocolate pot de creme with fresh berries, or the four-course dinner tasting menu, which is $98 and includes dishes such as five-spice Kurobuta pork belly with root vegetables and quinoa, or fresh salmon and Gulf prawns with apple and celery slaw. Wine pairings are $30 extra. Call 702-380-7711.
It’s been open for a few months, but they’ve been playing it close to the vest: The Gambler’s General Store, 800 S. Main St., now has a cafe that serves “authentic and beautiful” New York heroes made with Boar’s Head meats, Italian bread, olive oil and 2 inches of “fixings,” including vegetables fresh from California — plus bagels, other breakfast items, Wise potato chips, Dr. Brown’s sodas, half-sour pickles and black-and-white cookies. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends. Call 702-432-HERO (702-432-4376).
— Heidi Knapp Rinella