Q&A: TONY GEMIGNANI

Jun 05, 2018 95

Pizza restaurateur Tony Gemignani opened his first Vegas location downtown, and today, he and his partners run two Pizza Rocks and a Slice House in the Vegas valley (downtown and at Green Valley Ranch), with more planned. Las Vegas Magazine’s Nina King caught up with him recently to talk about his inspiration and the future.

So, you started out in your brother’s restaurant?

Yes, in 1991 I got into the pizza business. I was 17 going on 18, I just graduated high school, all my friends went to college, close friends, and I was kind of stuck in my hometown, which was Fremont (Calif.), and I didn’t really know what I was going to do, if I was going to college, if I was going to stay with my girlfriend or whatever. So, my brother was in the middle of building and he said, “Hey, why don’t you come do this with me,” and I became a manager very quick—an employee to a manager very fast—we opened in 1991, end of summer.

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SOURCE: https://lasvegasmagazine.com

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