Las Vegas has a long history of great Italian restaurants and no trip to Sin City is complete without an excellent Italian meal. Whether it’s pasta-focused or protein-heavy, the flavors of Italy are prepared expertly at these 10 Italian restaurants on The Strip.
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1. Brezza at Resorts World
Nicole Brisson might not be a household name, but she is a well-known chef in Las Vegas with a long history of cooking superb Italian dishes on The Strip. Brisson has found a perfect fit at her latest restaurant at Resorts World.
A stunning patio offers an expansive view of the city, and many dishes here can’t be found elsewhere on The Strip. Brezza is located within The District at Resorts World at 3000 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Suite #115, steps from the resort’s own convention center, as well as the Vegas Loop underground passenger station with service to and from the Las Vegas Convention Center. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, with a convenient valet at the Conrad Hotel and ample self-park options available at the resort.
2. Buddy V’s at Venetian
“The Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro has been a mainstay on television for years. Las Vegas was a natural choice for his first restaurant, situated with a choice view of The Strip. The inspiration for the food is the Sunday dinners that Buddy V and his family have had throughout the years. Items have names like “My Mother in Law’s Linguine Shrimp Scampi,” “Lisa V’s Linguine & Clams and “Nonna’s Lasagna Al Forno.”
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The goal is to make the guest feel like they are visiting the Valastro home. No visit would be complete without sampling some of Buddy V’s famed desserts. Italian birthday cake, “New Jersey” style cheesecake and Buddy’s lobster tail are all here and as good as they look on TV.
3. Scarpetta at The Cosmopolitan
Tucked away on the third floor’s restaurant row is this high-end Italian joint. It’s easy for one to forget they are in one of the hottest casinos in Las Vegas. The new tasting menu with optional wine pairing covers an array of not-to-be-missed dishes, such as fresh oysters topped with a tangerine mignonette, Granny Smith apples and serrano peppers.
Don’t forget to stay for a sweet ending. The Nutella bombolini, or Italian donuts filled with Nutella and pastry cream along with Nutella ganache and banana gelato, will delight dessert lovers of any palate.
4. Amalfi by Bobby Flay at Caesars Palace
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay is known for his creations using the flavors of the southwestern United States. Here, Flay delivers on his reputation as one of the best chefs and restauranteurs in the country. This Caesars Palace restaurant, which used to showcase those flavors when it was Mesa Grill, is a departure for the Food Network star.
An open design and soft wall colors make the diner feel like they are in a small Italian fishing village. There is a fishmonger station where guests can look at the catches of the day on ice and choose the fish they want to eat. It’s a fun, interactive dining experience. Not to be outdone, the bone-in ribeye is a showstopper.
5. LAVO at the Palazzo
Step into romance at LAVO. As the Palazzo’s “premier destination for delicious Italian fare,” this TAO Hospitality Group original greets guests immediately at check-in. Take your craft cocktail on a terrace with a Strip view, or upstairs to a dance lounge for an energetic aside.
LAVO doesn’t only offer slow, smooth dining experiences. In true Vegas fashion, the legendary LAVO party brunch is available every Saturday from October to March, for partygoers looking to start early. Make a reservation
6. GIADA at The Cromwell
Celerity chef Giada di Laurentis has a TV show, a cookbook and an Emmy nomination to her name. Her self-named Italian hotspot on the second floor of the Cromwell is not to be missed, with its open-floor concept and light, breezy atmosphere to match the California-inspired menu. To get the perfect coastal balance, we recommend pairing our two favorite dishes: Cavatelli pasta (which can be made gluten-free) with Giada’s lemon ricotta cookies.
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The menus are also available to go, to watch “Giada at Home” from the comfort of your hotel room.
7. Sinatra at Encore
It’s appropriate to let crooners by Frank Sinatra serenade a gorgeous meal at this namesake restaurant. Escape to this fine dining pinnacle, recognized by awards such as Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award, and dive into a decadent meal complete with a wide antipasti selection and a vegan menu.
We recommend the veal osso buco, paired with a glass of rich red wine and a Capello, AKA the most adorable—and delicious—hat dessert in Las Vegas according to iHeart Radio.
8. LUPO by Wolfgang Puck at Mandalay Bay
LUPO is a special location, as this was Wolfgang Puck’s first Italian restaurant. It’s also the perfect spot for wine lovers; not only does every guest gaze upon the splendor of the standing bar structure packed with wine, but the restaurant serves a strong list of worldwide varietals.
9. Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano at Venetian
Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano is the perfect place if you’re itching for a homemade meal, particularly pasta with some wine. Using fresh, seasonal and locally sourced products, each dish will deliver a piece of Italy with every bite.
10. Eataly Las Vegas at Park MGM
This Italian superstore is a national favorite, with locations in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. No wrong choice can be made, as Eataly has a wealth of eateries broken down by dishes. Stop by La Pizza & La Pasta to nosh on signature pizza and pasta dishes in between trips to Lavazza for an ultra-Italian espresso.
If you are looking for things to do on the Strip after the meal, take a stroll through the retail sections or grab a dessert at Il Gelato, as no meal is complete without a sweet treat at the end.
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As any nonna will tell you, no two sauces are created the same. There are many branches of authentic Italian food on the Strip, such as succulent pizza on the Strip.