In the mood to relax and enjoy a good bottle of wine and some classic Italian food? Then do you that and leave the cooking to the professionals. In Las Vegas, you can find a variety of great restaurants, but if you are craving spaghetti and meatballs, there are several excellent Italian restaurants in the city, with options ranging from your traditional favorites to a twist on favorites. Below you will find the best restaurants for Italian food in Las Vegas.
Green Valley Ranch
This restaurant is perfect for a weekend brunch with friends or family, with its airy and bright dining room. The menu is diverse at Bottiglia, a Henderson Italian Restaurant that represents a variety of regions of Italy. A popular time to visit is Sunday’s for brunch when there’s ample gnocchi arrabbiata and short rib cavatelli on the menu, and plenty to drink to quench your thirst with the house-made sangria.
Chicago Joe’s is an old brick home transformed into a cozy and comfortable Italian eatery decades ago. It’s a well-liked spot for locals, who enjoy the authentic Italian cuisine such as baked rigatoni. If you are on the lookout for excellent Italian food without breaking the wallet, then Chicago Joe’s is worth a trip.
Off the Strip
Ferraro’s is a family-owned restaurant that has been in business since 1985. At Ferraro’s, they’ve found the perfect balance between old-school favorites and non-traditional dishes. Their food is made with all-natural meat and carefully selected seafood. Besides food, Ferraro’s also has an impressive 60-page wine list with a menu based on family traditions.
Costa di Mare
If you’re looking for an elegant dining experience, then visit Costa di Mare, which focuses on seafood and dish creations that come with strong Mediterranean influence. Costa di Mare is stylish and comfortable with a beautiful outdoor patio featuring a koi pond. Fresh fish and shellfish are brought in daily from the Italian waters and presented at your table for your selection.
Rao’s Las Vegas is a recreation of the original and extremely popular Rao’s in New York. The restaurant is known for its signature meatballs. The Rao’s in Las Vegas is more significant than the New York restaurant and offers much more seating, so the line ups aren’t as ridiculously long as in New York. Each restaurant has the same owners, and the experience at both restaurants is as identical as possible.
Off the Strip
For about 30 years Piero’s has been an example of vintage Las Vegas and a regular spot for locals looking to enjoy authentic Italian dishes, such as the house specialty La Zuppa di Pesce, which is a soup loaded with lobster, clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, and calamari. Many celebrities and political figures have stopped into Pierro’s to enjoy a meal over the years.
Mercato della Pescheria
Grand Canal Shoppes
The restaurant has an emphasis on seafood, but stations throughout the restaurant are categorized in all things Italian from imported cheeses, salads, and flatbreads to fresh-made pastas, steaks, and desserts. Mercato della Pescheria is not a buffet, all food is brought to your table, and you can order steaks, fish, and vegetables. The restaurant is open and spills out into the square. It gives customers a unique dining experience.
Carbone features a variety of distinctive dining rooms, in the style of the classic New York supper club. The atmosphere offers the perfect spot for a date night, with a menu of Caesar salad, squash agrodolce, and bananas flambe prepared right at your table.
Red Rock Resort
Masso Osteria is the latest restaurant from celebrity chef Scott Conant. The thought behind the design of the restaurant is for it be a neighborhood hangout and a warm, comfortable dining room. The wood-burning oven is kept busy cooking meat, fish, pizzas, and vegetables, giving the restaurant a smoky atmosphere.