Casa Mia Kosher Pizza Company to Open in the Lakes

Casa Mia will offer traditional kosher dishes, plus meatless pizzas and pastas
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The Lakes will soon be home to Casa Mia Kosher Pizza Company, a new restaurant offering a mixture of traditional cuisine and contemporary American and Italian dishes. Casa Mia will open in suite 8 at 7365 W Sahara Ave, on the southeast corner of the intersection with South Monte Cristo Way.

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“It’s a small mom and pop shop,” co-owner Alexandra Emtsova told What Now on Thursday. “With a kosher restaurant, you’re going to have either meat or dairy, and since we have a meat restaurant, it was time to open a dairy place.”

Emtsova is also behind Burnt Offerings New Yiddish Cuisine, located at 3909 W Sahara Ave, which offers entrees like Chicken Schnitzel, Salmon Piccata, and Lollipop Lamb Chops.

Opened by Emtsova in collaboration with partner Shay Shalmiev, owner of 365 Mountain Market, Casa Mia will offer Italian dishes like pizzas and lasagnas, all of which will be meatless, featuring vegan pepperoni, vegan chicken, and other plant-based toppings and ingredients.

“It will be very attractive to the vegetarian consumer,” Emtsova said.

Traditional dishes like blintz—a rolled pancake of Ashkenazi Jewish origin that is often confused with the crepe, but which is even thinner and is cooked on both sides—will also be a key focus for the menu. For the moment that menu is still under development, and further details are still to come.

Opening in the small retail center at the corner of South Monte Cristo and West Sahara, Casa Mia will join eateries like Paradise Place Jamaican Cuisine and Hedary’s Mediterranean Restaurant.

Neil Cooney

Neil Cooney is a freelance writer. He has received an MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University, and his work has been published in the Masters Review. He lives in Nashville, TN, where he spends his free time cooking Korean food and studying chess.
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