Las Vegas restaurants are an American culinary experience that shouldn’t be missed. Thanks to its booming tourism industry, Las Vegas has some of the country’s best restaurants, be they restaurants located in some of the best Vegas hotels, restaurants known for their incredible burgers, or restaurants with top chefs like José Andrés and Joël Robuchon at the helm.
Las Vegas restaurants offer a rich and varied dining scene, and among its most popular restaurants are the Italian restaurants.
In order to put together a list of best Las Vegas restaurants for Italian food, The Daily Meal referred to its list of America’s 40 Best Italian Restaurants, two of which are located in Vegas. Additionally, The Daily Meal looked to other best lists, referred to the Zagat guide, and at restaurants that have received positive reviews from both locals and tourists.
Named to the Daily Meal’s Best Italian restaurants in America list is CarneVino, from powerhouse team Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. Steak is the hero of the menu here, but this is a Batali restaurant after all, so the pastas and other menu items are certainly worth the trip, too.
When two-time James Beard Award-winning chef Paul Bartolotta, who made his name at Spiaggia in Chicago, was approached by Las Vegas hotelier and casino mogul Steve Wynn about opening showplace restaurant Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at Wynn Las Vegas, he agreed on the condition that he could fly in the freshest possible fish and shellfish daily, directly from the Mediterranean. Wynn agreed, which is why today, some of the freshest seafood — real Italian vongole (clams), Mediterranean spiny lobster, wild turbot, and more — can be enjoyed in the middle of the Mojave Desert.
Panevino not only offers some incredible views of the Vegas strip, but it also offers authentic, traditional Italian cuisine with an impressive, world-class wine list.
At Scarpetta, another well-known Italian restaurant in Vegas, 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.
Veranda at the Four Seasons Hotel offers diners both indoor and outdoor dining options, but no matter where you dine, the food is guaranteed to be delicious. On the menu are seasonal pastas and wood-fired pizzas.