Las Vegas: Flour and Barley

Flour and Barley is an pizzeria and bar located at the Linq, between the Sprinkles cupcake store and the Tilted Kilt bar.  In addition to their dine in restaurant and bar, they offer a quick “to go” pizza window.  Our original plan was to have dinner at the Brooklyn Bowl, but they were closed for a private event. Stephen’s mom was tired from walking, so fortunately this place was nearby and it ended up being a good second choice after all.

For the Yelp users, you can get a free order of the garlic bread when you check-in.  The garlic bread was valued at $10.50, and it was a great starter for the 3 of us.  The bread was generously loaded with cheese, and worked great with the marinara sauce.   Did I mention it was a great “freebie” appetizer?
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4 generous pieces of cheesy bread

When it is hot out, we tend not to be hungry and this was the case, so decided to split a bunch of items for dinner.  In addition to the garlic bread, we added:

– the antipasti board, consisting of 3 hand sliced Italian meats & cheese with marinated olives & vegetables ($17). The antipasti board was a good choice, with 2 salamis and a prosciutto, 2 types of cheese, artichoke and olives.  An excellent selection for the price.

– the meatballs, which were 3 ‘grandma’s style’ beef, veal & pork meatballs with tomato sauce & parmesan with salsa verde($13). Many people posted on yelp that these were the best meatballs they’ve had.  I guess it was overly hyped, as they were “just ok”.  I expected it to be a bit softer, but they were dense and coarse.

– the Bucatini alla Bolognese: beef & veal ragu, basil & parmesan cheese ($25). The bucatini may have been the most expensive dish at $25, but it was also a decently large bowl, and generous with meat sauce.  This was also easy to share.

– and the Margherita pizza ($13.50) and added ham for $1.00 more. Flour and Barley offers 2 styles of pizza: The pizza rosa, which is the traditional red sauce, and pizza blanca, a garlic creme sauce. We decided to play it safe with a signature Margherita.  Surprisingly, these so called personal size pizzas were larger than I expected, and was perfect for the 3 of us to share with the other items.

Out of the 4 items we ordered, the pizza (which is supposed to be their specialty) was my least favorite.  The dough was tasteless and I felt it truly was just flour and water. The ham we added was not a ham or Canadian bacon, but prosciutto, making it a very salty pizza.  We could have easily skipped it and saved ourselves $14.50.

Dinner for the 3 of us came to just under $60, before tax and tip, and we had no dessert or drink.  Our server was just ok.  He did come by to refill our water, and he came to check on our food, but it took a long time to get our check at the end of our meal.

I would recommend this place if you’re looking for a decent meal, but quite honestly there’s so many Italian places in Las Vegas with just as good food, and even better pizza… like Secret Pizza located at the Cosmopolitan.

The meatballs and the antipasti platter

The pizza

Bucatini alla Bolognese


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