The love for pizza runs strong at Jerry’s Nugget as a revamped restaurant specializing in gourmet pizzas makes its way to North Las Vegas. Replacing the closed Uncle Angelo’s Pizza Joint, Contento Pizzeria and Bar offers pizzas and pastas made in the authentic Italian style.
Led by two pizza specialists from Florence, Italy, Carmine “Giuseppe” Conte and Ismaele Romano, they bring their food philosophy of quality ingredients and simple flavors to Jerry’s Nugget. Alongside the duo, Jerry’s Nugget welcomes new Executive Pastry Chef, Douglas Taylor to the culinary team.
“At Contento, we are bringing the concept of artisan pizza back to basics,” claims Conte, General Manager of Contento Pizzeria and Bar. Conte knows all about Italian food. He worked at Italian restaurants all his life – from running the kitchens as a sous chef and assistant executive at Sabatini and Vecchio Carlino in Italy, managing family-owned Italian restaurant Forlini’s in Vasalia, California, and working at Vegas’s own Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar. “The simple truth is that pizza in its purest form of cheese, tomato, and crust is the perfect food,” says Conte. Contento’s crafted single-serving pizzas are made with premium flour, San Marzano tomato sauce, imported cheeses, and the freshest ingredients. The menu boasts of Sicilian-style appetizers, fresh salads, plus pasta, meat, and seafood entrees available for lunch and dinner. Responsible for all of Contento’s Italian comfort food is certified Pizza Master and Executive Chef, Ismaele Romano. Contento’s menu is inspired by his cooking experiences in his hometown of Sicily, Italy.
In addition to the food, Contento features an extensive wine list with a fine selection of fifty wines under $100. The wines come from France, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, and Napa Valley to name a few. The lounge and bar’s Happy Hour available Monday thru Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to closing, serves wine by the glass and signature cocktails for $6 each. On Mondays, order a bottle of wine for half off. For the guest in need of a quick meal, Contento To-Go is located alongside the dining restaurant and features salads, pizzas, and focaccia paninis. Combination to-go meals even include beer or a glass of wine as a drink choice.
Desserts at Jerry’s Nugget are all baked-from-scratch and Executive Pastry Chef, Douglas Taylor is taking it to the next level. An advocate of farm-to-table cooking and an expert in desert agriculture, Chef Doug’s baking creations focus on seasonal produce and locally grown products. Once the executive pastry chef at Mario Batali’s Las Vegas restaurants – Carnevino, B&B, and Otto, and a previous chef and owner of Downtown’s Flavor of Arts Gelato and Sweets, Chef Doug oversees all baked goods and pastries at Jerry’s Nugget, including the upcoming Contento Pizzeria and Bar. Expect to see unique cake flavors made with ingredients from the Las Vegas farmers market and more bread options such as sourdough, ciabatta, whole wheat, and pumpernickel at Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop. Try the tiramisu and cheesecake on Contento’s dessert list made by Chef Doug himself.
Contento Pizzeria and Bar at Jerry’s Nugget debuts to the public on October 15. The hours of operation are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday thru Thursday and 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For additional information, visit www.pizzeriacontento.com or follow Contento on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information on Jerry’s Nugget Casino, please call 702.399.3000 or visit www.jerrysnugget.com.