Looking for upscale Italian dining? If you're in Las Vegas, you're in the right place. Celebrity chefs and other culinary masters serve up some of the country's best Italian food in Sin City, both on and off the Strip.
1. Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at The Wynn
For a James Beard-winning experience and great Italian seafood this is one spot you can't miss. Try the Ligurian octopus salad and choose your own fish from the rolling fish cart.
2. Circo at the Bellagio
Classy and elegant is the word here. Circo features a real showcase of authentic Tuscan cuisine such as pastas, fish, and mouthwatering hot and cold appetizers that will please your palate.
3. Scarpetta at The Cosmopolitan
At Scarpetta, celebrity chef Scott Conant has done a great job of featuring a seasonal menu that includes foie gras, pasta, and fish dishes that will not disappoint anyone at the table.
4. Sinatra at Encore
Who doesn't love Ol' Blue Eyes? Every Sinatra fan must dine at his namesake restaurant. Get a close up look at his Academy Award for From Here to Eternity and enjoy mouthwatering spaghetti and clams, lasagna Bolognese, and risotto.
Chicken saltimbocca at Sinatra (credit: Yelp/Michelle W.)
5. B&B Ristorante at The Venetian
This home of dynamic duo chef Mario Batali and winemaker Joseph Bastianich is a mandatory Vegas stop. Their specialties include beef cheek ravioli with black truffles and crushed duck liver, and whole grilled branzino with summer squash and salsa verde. Don’t forget to enjoy a nice bottle of wine that features choices from every region in Italy.
6. Nove at The Palms
The view from any table at Nove, which sits on top of The Palms, is breathtaking! Pasta is made in house, and there are many classic Italian delights to choose from. Stop in for their happy hour and enjoy oysters Rockefeller and one of their signature cocktails.
7. Rao's at Caesars Palace
At Rao's, you can enjoy legendary New York Italian cuisine in Las Vegas! Order one of their renowned giant meatballs with a Pellegrino family touch.
The Ferraro's family has been in the business for generations. Choose from a variety of homemade pastas, sausage, breads and desserts. Try their ossobuco and choose a bottle from their very large wine list.
Ravioli at Ferraro's (credit: Ferraro's)
9. Buddy V's at The Palazzo
At Buddy V's, "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro proves he is not just about desserts. His family friendly menu features favorites like "Grandma's Meatballs" and "My Wife's Eggplant Parm." The view of the Strip and the signature cocktails are worth a trip as well.
10. Chicago Joes
Go “old school" at this locals favorite that has been serving classic Italian cuisine since 1975. You never know who you will see dining alongside of you.
Honorable Mention: Gina’s Bistro
This small, tasty venue is as homey as you can get right down to the red checkered table cloths. The dishes are authentic and the portions are large. Stop in on Wednesday and choose any bottle of wine on the list for half the price.