Pop Up Pizza at Plaza Hotel and Casino Review

Pop Up Pizza

LasVegasJunkie takes one for the team and tries Pop Up Pizza 

A couple of months ago I was in Las Vegas to document the deconstruction of Las Vegas Club, Mermaids, and the entire block that is the future home to 18 Fremont Resort. Around noon I heard a loud thunderous roar, I looked around expecting to see a freight train barreling down Fremont Street when I realized it was just my stomach begging for lunch. And so began the quest for the perfect place to satisfy my hunger. As a downtown enthusiast, I’ve made it a point to try as many new and established restaurants in the area as possible. For this meal I was not craving something familiar, I wanted to try something new to add another notch on the belt. I had heard many great things about Pop Up Pizza through twitter and decided to give them a shot.

I thought I’d give you a little bit of background on Pop Up Pizza before thrilling you with one of my world famous LasVegasJunkie reviews. Pop Up Pizza was founded in 2012 as a joint venture between Real Estate Developer Sam Cherry and Tamares’ Director of Las Vegas properties, Jonathan Jossel. Tamares Real Estate is the company that owns Plaza Hotel & Casino, just west of the Fremont Street canopy. They are located at 1 S. Main Street and are open daily from 11:00 am – 2:00 am for your drunchies.

And now, without further ado, I bring you my Pop Up Pizza Review. After surveying the menu up and down I decided to order a couple of slices of the sausage pizza with red peppers and had them add some ricotta cheese. I took a seat and checked my Facebook and Twitter while waiting for my slices to be reheated in the oven. A short while later my slices were ready and so was I! Within a second of my first bite it happened, the worst feeling in the world, the feeling of being underwhelmed by pizza. The pizza seriously lacked flavor, I was only able to distinguish the difference between the bread, cheese, and toppings by the texture and not the flavor. The only compliment I can give Pop Up Pizza is that the ricotta cheese was pretty good, I’d give it an 8.5 on the very scientific LasVegasJunkie rating system.  Unfortunately, I cannot say the same about their pizza; I can only give their pizza a score of 3 out of a possible 10. I’d pick Piccadilly Pizza on 322 Fremont Street over Pop Up Pizza any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

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About the Author

A lifelong Las Vegas Fan and only a short 3-hour drive away; LasVegasJunkie is a regular visitor to the Las Vegas area. When in Las Vegas, you can find him in downtown playing slots, a lot of blackjack, trying out as many new restaurants as possible and never in a club. Follow LasVegasJunkie on twitter @LasVegasJunkie

8 Comments on "Pop Up Pizza at Plaza Hotel and Casino Review"

  1. Your right, I didn’t think it was very good either, if it’s 2 in the morning & your starving it’s better than nothing!

  2. To each his own! I appreciate the review. However, Pop Up is my favorite pizza in Las Vegas. I like the Fremont and the White.

  3. I thought if was pretty good, I usually get the Scintas slice with one or two garlic knots, and that is plenty. I have been there 3 times now, I would not have returned if it were not fairly decent. the price is fair and I have certainly had worse pizza. now the pizza joint that is on Fremont street next to the taco joint is really GROSS!

  4. theypullmebackin | October 4, 2017 at 7:59 am |

    Is there no sauce on that slice?

  5. Just got home from a 2 week stay at the Plaza, all very good.
    Sadly Pop Up Pizza is a disaster.
    Their pizzas are very greasy & totally tasteless, all flavours “tasted” the same.
    Their Chicken wings are cooked for so long that the meat is as hard & inedible as the bones themselves.
    We had taken a large portion to our room, when we opened the box, no sauces or even napkins. The wings were so bad my Dobermans would have struggled to eat them This is after I especially requested they not “crisp” the wings, as on our last stay they were the same, we had even mentioned the poor quality to Johnathan Jossel. This time when I tried to complain to the manager at PopUpP, I was met with an extremely unhelpful defensive attitude. We will never eat there again.
    Such a shame that a well placed food outlet appears unable to cook/prepare any edible meals or snacks.
    Worst food downtown

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