Carrying on the tradition of great food and award-winning dining, Jerry’s Nugget Casino is proud to announce its newest restaurant to Las Vegas – Contento Pizzeria and Bar (Pictured: Diavola Pizza ($11) made with San Marzano crushed tomatoes, mozzarella, spicy salami, and spicy peppers).
Crafting authentic Italian gourmet single-serving pizzas and authentic Italian cuisine, Contento Pizzeria and Bar is all about using quality ingredients to create a simplicity of flavors that originated in Italy many centuries ago. The restaurant includes an open concept dining room, lounge, and bar all dressed in classic décor. Next to the dining area is Contento To-Go, a bistro for takeout on paninis, gourmet coffee, desserts, and more.
Contento’s concept was created by two Italian pizza specialists, Carmine “Giuseppe” Conte (Contento General Manager) and Ismaele Romano (Contento Executive Chef). Responsible for all of Contento’s freshly baked breads and artistic desserts is Executive Pastry Chef, Douglas Taylor.
All appetizers, signature pizzas, pastas, meat, seafood, and even vegetarian entrees are inspired by Chef Ismaele’s work experiences in Florence, Italy and the California wine region. Try his take on Arancini Siciliani ($10), a widely known street food in Italy made with authentic Sicilian style saffron rice balls and filled with beef ragu, peas, and provolone cheese. Signature single-serving pizzas include the Diavola ($11) made with San Marzano crushed tomatoes, mozzarella, spicy salami, and spicy peppers and the Contento ($12) made with white bean puree, mozzarella, mascarpone cream cheese, house made sausage, and broccoli rabe. For entrees, recommended dishes include the Gamberoni ($22), Italy’s take on shrimp and grits made with deep fried jumbo shrimps, creamy soft polenta, and lemon butter sauce and the Tagliata Alla Fiorentina ($23), a grilled 18-ounce New York Steak sliced over organic arugula, shaved parmigiano, sautéed mushrooms, and herb butter. For pasta favorites, the classic Rigatoni ($14) made with Bolognese beef sauce is here along with potato dumplings, Gnocchi ($15) mixed with tomato sauce, fried eggplant, and ricotta cheese.
Dessert is a must when at Jerry’s Nugget! All desserts at Contento are made from scratch and beautifully plated by Executive Pastry Chef, Douglas Taylor. Order the cheesecake ($7) with a hint of citrus and a graham cracker crust, or the cannoli plate ($6) which is accented with black cherries. Another sweet item is the cappuccino cake ($7) made with layers of chocolate and mascarpone cream.
In addition to the variety of pizzas and Italian cuisine, Contento Pizzeria and Bar features an extensive wine list with a selection of fifty wines under $100. More specials include:
- Happy Hour Specials available Monday thru Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to closing. Wines by the glass and signature cocktails are $6 each. Selected appetizers, salads, and pizzas priced at $6-$10.
- All wine bottles on the wine list are 50% off all day on Mondays when dining in.
- 15% off military discount for veterans, active military, police force, and firefighters by showing their ID or badge.
- Shopping in Contento’s very own wine shop. Guests may purchase wine bottles to take home at half off the retail price for those who fell in love with a certain wine on the wine list.
For the guest in need of a quick meal, Contento To-Go is located alongside the dining restaurant and features salads, pizzas, and paninis. Combination to-go meals even include beer or a glass of wine as a drink choice. Guests may order gourmet coffee, pastries, and desserts, plus a variety of artisan breads baked daily. Bread loaves consist of pumpernickel, whole wheat, sourdough, ancient grain, and ciabatta priced from $3-$4.
Contento’s 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. Contento To-Go is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For menu information, visit the Jerry’s Nugget website at www.jerrysnugget.com or Contento’s website at www.pizzeriacontento.com. Follow Contento on Facebook and Twitter.