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Our Guide to the Best Italian Restaurants in Las Vegas

By Lip Smacking Foodie Tours
Jun. 9th, 2021 - 6:00 AM

There are plenty of restaurants to dine at in Las Vegas that offer a taste of Italy. Whether it’s pasta dishes like spaghetti, fettuccine, or lasagna with a twist, pizzas served Neapolitan or Roman-style, or appetizers like Italian meatballs, bruschetta, or arancini, you can get authentic Italian cuisine at these Las Vegas restaurants.

Amalfi

Amalfi, located at Caesars Palace, is the first Italian restaurant concept by highly-acclaimed chef Bobby Flay. Start with the shellfish fritto misto, roasted butterflied prawns, or bufala mozzarella before moving to unique pasta dishes. Consider the squid ink fettuccine with lobster, shrimp, squid, and fra diavolo; caramelle with porcini, sweet potato, and sage brown butter; or spaghetti zucchini with shishito pesto. Several steak options pair lovely with side dishes like the crispy potatoes, mascarpone polenta, and charred asparagus. Take note of the fish and seafood display, which is one of the many highlights of the restaurant.

Giada

Giada at The Cromwell features entrées like lemon spaghetti, Italian fried chicken, pesto arancini, ricotta crostini, veal chop saltimbocca served Milanese-style, and a 28-ounce bone-in Tuscan ribeye on the menu. On Saturdays and Sundays, Giada offers Italian-inspired brunch favorites for you to indulge in.

Scarpetta

Experience Italian dining at its finest with dinner at Scarpetta at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. You’ll find spaghetti with tomato and basil, duck and foie gras ravioli, and tagliatelle with lamb bolognese and truffle burrata on the pasta menu. Other top dishes include the creamy polenta with truffled mushroom fricassee, beef carpaccio, and veal chop Parmigiano. Scarpetta offers vegetarian, gluten-free, and tasting menus as well.

Carbone

Carbone offers a unique Italian-American experience unlike anywhere else. This high-class restaurant at Aria features starters such as baked clams, octopus pizzaiolo, and sizzling pancetta. Popular menu entrées include lobster fra diavola, spicy rigatoni vodka, chicken scarpariello, and veal parmesan. At Carbone, it’s all about you. Dine here once and you’ll see why it’s one of the best Italian restaurants in Las Vegas.

Sinatra

Inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, you’ll find high-end Italian fare at Sinatra, named after Frank Sinatra. The award-winning restaurant, which pays tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes with music and memories, offers guests everything from risotto butter-poached Maine lobster and lasagna bolognese to osso buco and spaghetti and clams on the menu. For an elevated experience, reserve the Chairman’s Room, a private dining room that overlooks a scenic garden.

Rao’s

Rao’s, which has locations in New York City, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas (inside Caesars Palace), offers the finest in Southern Italian fare. Specialties include crab carbonara, penne vodka, spaghetti bolognese, salsa alla marinara, and Uncle Vincent’s lemon chicken, which is charcoal-broiled and topped with a special lemon sauce. While you’re there, be sure to order Rao’s signature meatballs, which are made from ground veal, pork, and beef.

Buddy V’s Ristorante

Buddy V’s Ristorante from Buddy Valastro offers a menu of Italian-American cuisine with a twist at The Venetian. Menu highlights include the Valastro Sunday gravy, Nonna’s lasagna al forno, chicken rigatoni alla vodka, bucatini carbonara, chicken parm, and pizza with spicy Italian sausage, pepperoni, ricotta, mozzarella, provolone, and basil. Finish your Italian feast with decadent desserts such as tiramisu, Nutella cake, or the lobster tail pastry with custard cream and seasonal fresh fruit.

Nora’s Italian Cuisine

No matter when you dine at Nora’s Italian Cuisine, you’ll get one of the best dining experiences in Las Vegas. For lunch, choose from a variety of Italian sandwiches, pizzas, and pasta. The expansive dinner menu offers everything from veal chop parmigiana and rigatoni gorgonzola to grilled branzino and chicken calabrese. One of Nora’s handcrafted cocktails will pair well with your meal.

Kassi Beach House

Kassi Beach House at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas features an expansive menu of authentic coastal Italian cuisine. At this poolside restaurant, you can start your meal off with Wagyu meatballs or marinated olives, then move to pasta specialties, such as truffle tagliatelle or spicy sausage rigatoni. There’s also a raw bar, pizza, and main dishes like whole roasted market fish and veal Milanese. Besides the regular menu, Kassi Beach House also offers brunch daily.

Lago

The menu at Lago by Julian Serrano features lobster-filled ravioli, four-cheese lasagna bolognese, linguini al pesto, and chicken parmigiana. Lago also offers brunch favorites with an Italian twist every Friday through Sunday. You’ll love Lago’s open-air patio, which offers beautiful views of the Fountains of Bellagio.

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar is one of the best Italian restaurants in Las Vegas. On the menu, you’ll find osso buco, gnocchi with basil pesto, branzino, lasagna with bolognese sauce, and spaghetti with shrimp, calamari, scallops, lobster, and clams. You can’t pass up the award-winning wine list that is sure to please all lovers of wine. Between the food and wine, Ferraro’s offers a one-of-a-kind Italian dining experience.

Esther’s Kitchen

Esther’s Kitchen from chef James Trees serves up homemade pasta, such as the tortellini with bay scallops, ricotta cavatelli with sausage, rapini, and tomato, and pappardelle with basil pesto, pine nuts, and roasted mushrooms. Seasonal dishes, appetizers, market salads, pizza, and sandwiches also highlight the menu. If you’re in the mood for brunch, Esther’s Kitchen offers a special menu on Saturdays and Sundays.

Al Solito Posto

If you’re in the Summerlin area, you’ll want to check out Al Solito Posto at Tivoli Village, also from chef James Trees. Italian specialties include rigatoni alla vodka with Calabrian chili and basil, pappardelle bolognese, seafood cioppino, mushroom risotto, and chicken parmigiana.

Cipriani

Cipriani is an iconic Italian restaurant tucked away inside the Wynn Plaza Shops at Wynn Las Vegas. Open for lunch and dinner, Cipriani’s expansive menu features the carpaccio alla Cipriani, veal piccatine, homemade baked tagliolini with ham, potato gnocchi alla gorgonzola, organic spaghetti with Chilean sea bass, risotto served with Maine lobster, and tartufo pizza topped with mozzarella, parmesan, fontina, burrata and summer truffle.

Contact the team at Lip Smacking Foodie Tours to learn about more ways to eat around Las Vegas!

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