There are many great things to do in Las Vegas, including some of the best Italian restaurants this side of Rome, perfecting the classics and setting new culinary standards.
From traditional trattorias with red and white tablecloths and spaghetti and meatballs with carafes of wine to salivating takes on veal limone, out-of-this-world Osso Bucco, and foie-infused alfredo, the Strip has it all. Leave your passport at home and prepare for some excellent Italian cuisine.
1. Piero's Italian Cuisine
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Piero's Italian Cuisine is a retro-styled Vegas mainstay that has been serving patrons for over 30 years. Cozy leather booths, low lighting, and an attitude-infused ambiance set the scene for reliving the days of the Rat Pack at the vintage Las Vegas institution, which has seen many celebrities over the years, including two US presidents. The award-winning menu hasn't changed since the restaurant opened and features a variety of traditional Italian cuisine that has become legendary, such as the La Zuppa di Pesce (a soup packed with clams, calamari, scallops, shrimp, mussels, and lobster), the Linguine All'Aragosta, and the Scaloppine Milanese. The mouthwatering cuisine is accompanied by an outstanding wine list that boasts more than 1,900 wines and another 10,000 bottles from around the world.
355 Convention Center Dr, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, Phone: 702-369-2305
2. Andiamo Italian Steakhouse by Joe Vicari
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Located in the D Las Vegas, Andiamo serves sumptuous Italian fare in a casually elegant atmosphere. Irresistible Italian favorites include handmade pasta with award-winning sauces, homemade Italian bread, fresh seafood, succulent veal, and premium American steaks. Dishes are prepared from scratch every day using only the freshest locally sourced ingredients such as Strauss American Lamb and Veal of Milwaukee and are accompanied by an extensive wine list with Italian tipple, as well as fine wines from around the world. Signature dishes include Veal Osso Bucco, Pan-Roasted Sea Scallops, and the Andiamo Tomahawk Rib-Eye Steak. Read our best places to visit in Nevada guide for more fun things to do.
301 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, Phone: 702-388-2220
3. Bootlegger Bistro
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The Bootlegger Bistro is a family-owned restaurant with a menu of traditional Southern Italian dishes along with live entertainment every night in an old-school setting. This family-friendly Italian eatery has been serving customers for over 65 years and is open 24 hours a day offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night fare. Menus feature traditional Italian dishes such as antipasti and fresh salads, Spaghetti Bolognese, wood-fired pizza, fresh seafood and fish, chicken, veal and beef dishes, and decadently sweet desserts. Prix-fixe dinner menus are available, as well as a selection of fine wines from Italy and around the globe.
7700 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89123, Phone: 702-736-4939
4. Carmine's Las Vegas
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Located in Caesar's Palace, Carmine's is a family-friendly restaurant offering mouth-watering Southern Italian cuisine. Boasting over 650 seats and nine private rooms for special occasions and functions, Carmine's exudes an "Italian wedding feast" ambiance with menus to match. Staples at Carmine's include enormous platters of homemade antipasto, handcrafted pasta with thick sauces, ocean-fresh seafood, and meat entrées along with mouthwatering desserts. Family-style sharing dishes are the restaurant's specialty, including huge Porterhouse steaks and nine-inch high eggplant Parmigiana. Dessert leaves no guest unsatisfied - don't miss the signature Titanic Sundae, which is made with a pound of ice cream, chocolate sauce, brownies, and whipped cream.
3500 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109, Phone: 702-473-9700
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5. Chicago Joe's Restaurant
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Escape the bright lights and hustle of the Strip and head downtown to the Arts District to savor fine Italian fare and great wine at Chicago Joe's. Based in an old brick home and drawing in loyal regulars and visitors alike, Chicago Joe's serves a hearty menu of classic Italian cuisine with signature dishes such as Baked Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Linguine in a red clam sauce, and Eggplant Parmigiana. The family-friendly restaurant exudes a warm and welcoming vibe with year-round Christmas lights and cozy alcoves in which to dine.
820 S Fourth Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101, Phone: 702-382-5637
6. Grotto Ristorante
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The Grotto is set at the Golden Nugget Hotel and offers authentic Italian dining in an elegant atmosphere. Dine on fresh antipasti with imported Italian meats and cheeses, freshly prepared salads, wood-fired pizza, an array of chicken, meat and seafood dishes, and handmade pasta and sauces while enjoying views of the famous Las Vegas shark tank pool. The Grotto is open for lunch and dinner and celebrates Happy Hour where you shouldn't miss the chance to try the famous Peach Bellini! Catering for romantic dinners for two as well as family gatherings, the Grotto has something for everyone. Things to Do in Las Vegas
129 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, Phone: 702-386-8341
7. Maggiano's Little Italy
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Maggiano's Little Italy is a casual dining restaurant chain specializing in Italian-American cuisine. Conveniently located at Fashion Show Mall, Maggiano's Little Italy is ideally situated in the heart of a world-class shopping district and provides a delightful light lunch or family-friendly dinner. The family-style menu focuses on authentic southern Italian cuisine and features just ten items, including three entrées from handmade pasta and sauces to fresh seafood and prime steaks and veal. Made from scratch with only the freshest ingredients and accompanied by an array of soft drinks, fine wines, and craft beers, dishes exude the sun-drenched warmth of southern Italy's hills and landscapes. Maggiano's Little Italy is also available for private and semi-private events.
3200 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109, Phone: 702-732-2550
8. Nora's Italian Cuisine
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Established in 1991 with just 12 seats, Nora's is a favorite mom ‘n pop restaurant that serves hearty Italian fare and handcrafted cocktails. Located on West Flamingo Road and open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and only dinner on the weekends, Nora's offers a menu with more than 70 dishes, ranging from antipasti and fresh salads to handmade pasta and sauces, entrées of chicken, meat, and fresh seafood, hand-spun and wood-fired pizza, and delicious desserts. Signature dishes include pappardelle pasta with wild boar and Osso Bucco with homemade gravy and rosemary infused garlic mashed potatoes. Nora's also presents a cocktail program with carefully constructed classics and impressive original creations.
5780 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103, Phone: 702-873-8990
Based in the Wynn Hotel, Sinatra takes diners back to the days of Frank Sinatra when he ran Las Vegas. Drawing inspiration from those decadent days of old, this dinner-only Italian restaurant is stylishly decorated with Ol' Blue Eyes memorabilia, including his Grammy Awards and the Academy Award he won for his role in From Here to Eternity. The menu showcases Chef Theo Schoenegger's modern twist on classic Italian cooking and features some of Sinatra's favorite dishes, such as the Osso Bucco and spaghetti and clams. The cuisine is paired with some excellent wines and other libations, including the signature Sinatra Smash cocktail. Diners can sit inside surrounded by iconic memories from Sinatra's illustrious career next to the fireplace or out on the patio. More day trips from Las Vegas
3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, Phone: 702-770-7171
10. Trattoria Reggiano
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Tucked away in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Hotel, Trattoria Reggiano is an authentic Italian street side café with a casual dining room and lovely outdoor patio. The menu features a selection of traditional Italian dishes such as handmade pasta and thick, creamy sauces, wood-fired pizzas with a variety of toppings, and Italian specialty entrées like Certified Angus Beef filet mignon meatballs and Eggplant Parmesan. Dishes are prepared using the freshest locally sourced ingredients and served in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere and accompanied by a hand-selected collection of wines from around the world.
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109, Phone: 702-414-1000
11. Trevi Italian Restaurant
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Combining Romanesque elegance and award-winning cuisine, Trevi Italian Restaurant is Vegas' answer to fine Italian dining. Located next to the Fountain of the Gods inside the Forum Shops at Caesars, Trevi features one of the best indoor patios in town where diners can enjoy year-round outdoor dining while watching the world go by. The menu includes delicious homemade Italian cuisine, chicken and veal dishes, homemade pasta and sauces, freshly prepared salads, and fresh ocean seafood. Signature dishes include Linguine ai Frutti di Mare and a deep-dish Lasagna Pizza with layers of thick Italian sausage, ricotta, and mozzarella cheese. Trevi also has a walk-up gelato and espresso bar with decadent treats.
3500 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109, Phone: 702-735-4663
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12. Lombardi's Romagna Mia
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Located in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Casino and Resort, Lombardi's Romagna Mia is the vision of legendary restaurateur Alberto Lombardi. Serving a unique style of Italian cuisine for more than a decade, Lombardi's offers traditional Italian fare as well as daily specials and a variety of new dishes for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Inspired by the culinary delights of the Romagna region in north-central Italy, which is regarded as the gastronomic capital of Italy, the menu features sumptuous dishes such as Prosciutto di Parma and Balsamic Vinegar, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Pescado del Giorno Alla Mugnaia (fresh catch of the day). Ideal for an intimate date, a family gathering, or dinner with friends, Lombardi's Romagna Mia also caters for special events and functions.
3663 Las Vegas Boulevard, South Las Vegas, NV 89109, Phone: 702-731-1755
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Lupo by Wolfgang Puck is a Roman-style trattoria based in the Mandalay Hotel with a creative menu of Italian cuisine with influences from the regions of the country. The vision of famous chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck, Lupo features antipasto, exhibition pizza, and dessert stations as well as a glass-enclosed pasta-making area and a wine room with a spacious bar. The newly renovated dining room boasts interiors of warm, earthy hues of whites and browns, and an outdoor patio offers the perfect place for wining and dining as the world goes by. Signature dishes on the menu include the Lasagna Verde Bolognese "a la Nonna," Gamberetti and Fagioli (sauteed shrimp with white beans, rosemary, and garlic), and the Grilled Bisteca "Fiorentina" (New York strip steak with arugula and rosemary).
3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119, Phone: 702-740-5522
14. Phil's Italian Steak House
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Phil's Italian Steak House is an upscale restaurant with an innovative menu of classic Italian specialties, prime steaks, fresh seafood, and vegetarian options. The large, spacious interiors of the restaurant feature red ceilings, creamy eggnog colored walls, and white linen-covered tables where guests can feast on starters like crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, and shrimp scampi. Entrées include fall-off-the-bone-tender Lamb Osso Bucco, Parmesan risotto, and prime steak cuts of filet, New York strip, and bone-in rib eye. Freshly prepared salads accompany main dishes, and vegetarian options include a faux chicken with pine nuts, basil, and mushrooms. A private dining room is available for up to 40 guests for special occasions.
Treasure Island, 3300 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, Phone: 702-894-7351
15. PROSECCO - Fresh Italian Kitchen
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Prosecco takes diners on a journey to Tuscany where Northern Italian tastes meet laid-back Southern Italian style. Situated in the southeast Regal Colonnade retail center, Prosecco Fresh Italian Kitchen features vibrant interiors with pictures of the warm Italian countryside and famous Italians, as well as a large front patio Eastern Avenue. The menu features fresh creative salads, antipasti, homemade pasta and creamy sauces, handcrafted wood-fired pizzas, ocean-fresh seafood, prime steak cuts and other meat dishes, and mouthwatering desserts. Signature dishes include Spaghetti e Polpette, Napoletana style classic pizza, Bergamotte, and Granita.
8878 S Eastern Ave #104, Las Vegas, NV 89123, Phone: 702-776-7772
16. Sicilian Ristorante Italian Restaurant
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Owned and managed by the Gumina family who has been serving excellent Italian fare to the Las Vegas Valley for over 20 years, Sicilian Ristorante takes pride in creating authentic Italian cuisine in a casual, home-away-from-home setting. Seating up to 100 patrons in the main restaurant and catering for special occasions in a private banquet room, Sicilian Ristorante has a lunch and dinner menu that feature signature and specialty dishes such as Osso Buco, Caponata, Chicken Braciola & Scampi, "The Godfather" Veal Chops, Lasagna, Eggplant Parmigiana, Veal Marsala, Chicken Parmigiana, and Linguini with Clams or Mussels.
3520 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89121, Phone: 702-458-2004
17. Spiedini Ristorante
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Housed in the JW Marriott hotel off the Strip, Spiedini Ristorante is Gustav Mauler's signature restaurant that offers a tempting menu of healthy Italian regional dishes accompanied by a modest wine list. Using only the best fresh ingredients from around the world, meals are prepared from scratch every day and include signature plates such as Calamari Fritto Misto, Fusilli with Lobster, Short Rib Ravioli, and the Straw & Hay-Tuscan Favorite (spinach and egg taglioni sautéed with garlic, peas, prosciutto and parmesan alfredo cream). Patrons can enjoy outdoor dining with stunning views, and a private dining room that can seat up to 60 people is available for celebration dinners, business lunches, or cocktail parties.
221 North Rampart Boulevard, Inside the JW Marriott, Phone: 702-869-8500
Hailed as one of Las Vegas' hidden gems, Verandah is a favorite among the city's many performers. Based at the Four Seasons Hotel and boasting a beautiful garden terrace overlooking the resort's lushly landscaped private swimming pool, Verandah offers a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the bright lights and big city. The restaurant offers a delightful menu of traditional and authentic Italian fare that promises to sate the best of appetites with dishes such as tender braised short ribs, house-made pasta and sauces, double-cut lamb chops, and thin-based wood-fired pizzas with a variety of toppings. Verandah is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and there are several vegetarian items on the menu for non-meat eaters.
3960 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89119, Phone: 702-632-5000
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