Pizza for the Purist Opens in July
- The Scoop! Pie-Face Pizza will be opening up in the El Cortez in the former Saigon Pearl Vietnamese Restaurant space, located on 2nd and Arlington Avenue. Pie-Face Pizza founder Trevor Leppek described their pizza concept to me. "Pie-Face Pizza is dedicated to deliver not only the highest quality produce available, but also the best in cured meats and salamis the Reno pizza market has ever seen!" Utilizing the Reno cyclist network for deliveries to local business establishments, and traditional delivery drivers for all other consumers, Pie-Face intends to corner their own slice of Reno's "late-night" food market. Pie-Face will offer the ultimate dine-in experience with a fun, hip atmosphere in a modern rustic setting developed with care and attention to detail.
They will be serving up New York style pizzas, mini-calzones, garlic knots and seasonal salads with weekly and daily specials. Utilizing the highest quality ingredients, organic and local whenever possible, fresh sliced cured meats and salamis and roasted/rotisserie whole chickens for their pizzas. As well as a secret signature pizza they will unveil after their opening.
Construction is underway, and should be done by July.
Post your comments
Posted by: RenoGuy - 6/5/2010 11:17:09 AM
Ryan Goldhammer and Robbie Sell are co-owners/founders as well.
Posted by: Mike - 6/5/2010 5:04:22 PM
Nice! Reno needs more late night food. And if they offered a gluten free pizza crust that'd be so awesome!
Posted by: steve - 6/6/2010 1:43:22 PM
Good By Reno Pizza...back to the freezer where you belong!
Posted by: Blake Crosby - 6/8/2010 2:18:12 PM
Reno truly needs a NY style pizza place with real mozzarella that you can fold in half from crust to tip. I'm not big about the Imperial weinermobile with $5 sausage. A late night taco truck would be nice or even a Mexican hot dog vendor. Nu Yalk pizza is a joke and they're getting right-of-way'ed out of there. Terrible service, terrible pizza. I'd recommend Big Apple but that's way out there in Sparks. That hot dog place closed at West ST Market bc they kept closing too early. Who gonna buy hot dog for dinner? People need drunk junk food late at night!
Posted by: Larry Walters - 6/14/2010 10:50:22 AM
This is not an improvement but a step backwards. Saigon Pearl didd not need improvement, it needed to be left alone. It was a family operation that served good food, fresh produce at an affordable price.
Posted by: Devin S - 6/14/2010 10:57:19 AM
Larry no one waived a magic wand and forced Saigon Pearl to close maybe you find out why they closed instead of implying some all-powerful overlord messed with them I can't stand Pho I am looking forward to pizza there are lots of family owned restaurants downtown most of them in fact.
Posted by: Steve Schultz - 6/18/2010 12:10:44 PM
Larry you speak as if Pie-Face is a some sort of chain. I can assure you it's not. I think you should give them a chance as there are plenty of other family owned PHO joints in the downtown area.
Posted by: Bob Jr. - 6/22/2010 9:03:43 AM
It is Great to see a New Pizza Company, with the Love of making Great Food. Good Luck Robbie and Co.
Posted by: Sarah - 6/22/2010 7:41:38 PM
I second the request for a gluten-free crust option. I'd eat there once a week if they had that!
Posted by: Rory - 6/28/2010 10:13:18 AM
This will be a welcome addition to the community. I never tried Saigon Pearl but from the outside it looked like a dump. They didn't make any tenant improvements which probably led to their demise. Afterall, did downtown really need another Vietnamese restaurant? I believe there are 3 others within a 1 mile radius of Saigon Pearl. As for Pie Face, I hope they offer HUGE slices until the wee hours of the weekend! They'll make a killing.
Posted by: Nerf - 6/28/2010 10:19:49 AM
Saigon Pearl sucked!!! Crappy food, crappy service. Glad this place is opening, maybe now they can get rid of the bar next door and get the white trash out of that block and back down to W. 2nd.