Chef Spotlight

Chef Spotlight

Chef Spotlight

Chef Giovanni “Gio” Mauro is the owner of Old School Pizzeria in North Las Vegas, an original pizza concept dedicated to Mauro’s “respect for ingredients” philosophy.  No commercial yeast, all natural starters, a commitment to fresh and seasonal menu items, and a focus on strong community ties.  With his new restaurant concept, Pizzeria Monzú, he hopes to expand upon that philosophy and present a unique and authentic pizza experience to Las Vegas, sharing recipes cultivated from his proud Sicilian heritage.  More than just a meal, Chef Giovanni is most passionate about creating a personal connection through the cooking and sharing of food, and is looking forward to gathering at the table with the Las Vegas community.

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Decanting Wine

Decanting Wine

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A Bit about Olive Oil

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Chef Spotlight

Chef Spotlight

Chef Giovanni “Gio” Mauro is the owner of Old School Pizzeria in North Las Vegas, an original pizza concept dedicated to Mauro’s “respect for ingredients” philosophy.  No commercial yeast, all natural starters, a commitment to fresh and seasonal menu items, and a focus on strong […]


Seasonal

Ambrisoa Salad

Ambrisoa Salad

Risotto with Yogurt & Peas

Risotto with Yogurt & Peas

Shrimp & Sausage Stew

Shrimp & Sausage Stew

Spicy Cauliflower

Spicy Cauliflower

Braised Beef with Root Vegetables

Braised Beef with Root Vegetables