A popular Nevada pizza joint–which received accolades as “Best New Restaurant” and “Best Hidden Gem” in its home state–will open in North Scottsdale’s el Pedregal in November. Brugos Pizza Company is known for its homemade Italian-style cooking and gourmet pizzas (there are 27 pies available), making all of their own dough, preparing fresh pesto and roasting its own garlic daily. The restaurant also utilizes fresh, Italian ingredients like cheeses from Italy, real Italian virgin olive oil and crisp vegetables. Among the most popular pizza flavors are the Mama Mia Spicy Hot Italian with salami, pepperoni, red onions, fresh mushrooms, sweet fire-roasted red bell peppers, black olives, Roma tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh-grated parmesan with spicy roasted garlic red sauce; Christine’s Favorite made with onions, fresh mushrooms, pepperoni with roasted garlic red and fresh pesto; Troy’s Brave Heart with white sauce, mozzarella, sausage, chicken drizzled in BBQ sauce, Doritos Nacho Tortilla chips, jalapeños, onions, and cheddar; Chicken with Roasted Garlic served with artichoke hearts, and Roma tomatoes in a roasted garlic white sauce; and Finding Nemo Scampi Pizza with shrimp sautéed in garlic butter with sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, roasted garlic, asiago and mozzarella over our creamy garlic white sauce.
If you’re not in the mood for a slice, there are also plenty of appetizer, salad and sandwich selections including whole roasted artichoke grilled with butter; BBQ wings with the restaurants’ signature barbeque sauce; cheesy garlic bread sticks; bleu cheese and bacon focaccia; jalapeño poppers with strawberry jam; Rotollos (an Italian roll) filled with sausages and baked, a choice of 8 different ciabatta sandwiches including the Philly Cheesesteak, The Monti, and Joe’s Homemade Meatball as well as the ensalada prepared like a calzone–pizza dough topped with salad, wrapped with garlic butter and baked. Desserts include Lois’ Cefalu’s Cream Cheese Apple Cake topped with cream cheese frosting and apple slices as well as the Kentucky Derby Pie served on a chocolate chip cookie crust with a bourbon pecan pie filling, a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled Hershey syrup.
Other standouts at Brugos Pizza Company includes it selection of hard-to-find beers (there are a 100 available), its signature Italian Margarita and nightly specials. http://www.elpedregal.com/.