ten2win
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May 23rd, 2011 at 10:43:15 AM permalink
Would it be possible for an Administrator to start a new section "Cosmopolitan" under the Las Vegas Casino Section?

I was there for dinner last week at the pizza place tucked away on the 3rd floor that a few people have spoken about here.

I'm not really down with the whole Cosmo "vibe" but wanted to make a few comments.
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May 23rd, 2011 at 10:55:55 AM permalink
Good suggestion, give it a day or two.
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May 23rd, 2011 at 10:58:53 AM permalink
So....how was the pizza?
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May 23rd, 2011 at 5:12:33 PM permalink
The name of the pizza place is D.O.C.G..' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'>http://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/taste/restaurant-collection/d-o-c-g.aspx/]D.O.C.G.. It's located to the right, after you exit the third floor escalators, at the far end of the hallway. It can easily be confused with SCARPETTA which shares a common wall. And by the way, the self-park entrance is unadvertised from the street, drive into the Hotel/Taxi entrance off Harmon and you'll finally see a sign to the underground levels for self-parking.

I was dining that night with my wife, my 21 and 19 year old daughters(yes, I'm in my early 50's). From the impression I got here, I didn't think I'd need a reservation for a Thursday night at eight o'clock. Wrong, it was a 40-50 minute wait. It's fairly small inside with seating for 75, maybe 100 including the bar. Dark, cozy, low wood-beamed ceilings, brick walls, 60's-70's American rock soundtrack music overhead....VERY NOISY!!!!

After being crammed into a 4 top, we ordered drinks. No draught beer, bottles only. Italian wines, no domestic. Cocktails too. And do I want tap water or bottled water? This seems to be a common question at all our dining spots last week. Is it just another source for income or is everybody that uptight about their water???

I mistakenly had the impression, pizza=inexpensive, wrong again.

We ordered the calamari for an appetizer....delicious....lightly fried, nicely seasoned with deep-fried basil sprinkled on top! The girls split the D.O.C.G. version of the caesar salad, we split the arugula and pine nut salad.

The pizzas were all $15-20 each. We ordered 2 different ones. One had italian sausage, the other pancetta. Nice, thin crust, wood-fired oven baked, 6 pieces per pie. Dessert was a scoop of nutella(Wow!) and pistachio gelattos AND a scoop of tangerine and strawberry sorbets. I had a cafe americano to finish the night.

$150 including tip. Not shocking, not inexpensive. The food was really quite good.

I guess the thing that really annoyed me the most was the "vibe" at the Cosmopolitan, specifically, the inordinate level of pretentiousness. I kept telling my wife that it's just like "The Housewives of Orange County" in the whole place. Women with large, fake breasts...VERY tight faces, dresses up to their cootches. Men wearing untucked, long sleeve shirts, ripped $200 jeans, black loafers, spiked hair. Everywhere I looked, fake people, looking to be seen. Is that how California is...all the time???

There seemed to lots of people looking for other people too. Not unusual but again very noticeable.

I guess it's more of a people place than a casino. Once you leave the first floor casino level, there is no more gaming...none(odd!). And to squirrel the Sportsbook away amongst the shops on the second floor, who's idea was that???

Deutsche Bank must really be taking it with no lube on this one!

Anyway, sorry for the longness of this, maybe it can be placed under the "Cosmopolitan" section when it appears.

I've got a lot more observations from my week there. I'll write more later. Any comments are more than welcome!
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May 23rd, 2011 at 6:04:37 PM permalink
Quote: ten2win

The name of the pizza place is D.O.C.G..' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'>http://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/taste/restaurant-collection/d-o-c-g.aspx/]D.O.C.G.. It's located to the right, after you exit the third floor escalators, at the far end of the hallway. It can easily be confused with SCARPETTA which shares a common wall.

I mistakenly had the impression, pizza=inexpensive, wrong again.

The pizzas were all $15-20 each.

$150 including tip. Not shocking, not inexpensive. The food was really quite good.

Any comments are more than welcome!


hmmmm, I live here in Las Vegas and went to Cosmo on opening night. Since Cosmo has no poker room, there's no reason for me ever to go back, except for the pizza place. There was much buzz on this pizza place in local papers when it opened, which stated that it was an unnamed pizza place, and had excellent pizza by the slice. Therefore, I wonder if you're describing the same restaurant. I asked a floorman where it was on opening night, and he said Scarpetta, which I knew to be wrong, and assumed he's new and knows not of what he speaks. I haven't been back to research it further, but what you describe doesn't sound like it. I was picturing a Sbarro-type place with MUCH better pizza for $4/slice.

Any locals try it?
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May 23rd, 2011 at 6:19:37 PM permalink
I was60 years old with 2 teenage daughters. Every time we ate out it was like having another couple with the wife and I, only the other couple never picked up the check. Or even helped with the tip! LOL
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May 23rd, 2011 at 7:02:15 PM permalink
Quote: zippyboy

There was much buzz on this pizza place in local papers when it opened, which stated that it was an unnamed pizza place, and had excellent pizza by the slice. Therefore, I wonder if you're describing the same restaurant.



I thought the same thing, after reading the few things here at WOV. But during my 50 minute wait, I was all over the third floor. Nothing remotely like a "by the slice place".

Quote: buzzpaff

I was 60 years old with 2 teenage daughters. Every time we ate out it was like having another couple with the wife and I, only the other couple never picked up the check. Or even helped with the tip! LOL



It was like that for 4 days and nights! Our dinner at Sensi in the Bellagio was the most costly but was definitely the best!
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May 23rd, 2011 at 7:12:00 PM permalink
Here's the yelp reviews of Secret Pizzaria on the third floor of Cosmo. Was this it? They describe $3 slices and PBR on draft.
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May 23rd, 2011 at 7:30:37 PM permalink
That must be the place. Down a hallway between the 2 restaurants. Wow, I would have never found it. That certainly would have not been adequate for dinner that night. It sounds better for late-night munchies or a quick lunch.
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May 24th, 2011 at 2:21:57 AM permalink
Quote: ten2win

Everywhere I looked, fake people, looking to be seen. Is that how California is...all the time???



Pretty much. When I lived in CA, the people we rented our house from were real estate agents who both dressed in tennis whites. 24/7. They even carried racquets at times and they never played tennis. What people think of you is everything there.
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