10 Best Dining: Enjoy A Taste Of Italy At These Fabulous Las Vegas Restaurants

Heather Turk

By , Local Expert, Las Vegas
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Next time you're craving some mouth-watering Italian fare, leave the passport at home and head to Las Vegas instead. The city is home to some of the best Italian restaurants this side of Rome, including the Strip outpost of New York's famed (and almost impossible to get into) Rao's. Some of the country's most celebrated chefs have Italian restaurants here, too, like Lupo by Wolfgang Puck, Scott Conant's D.O.C.G. and Carla Pellegrino's Bratalian. For those hungry for a feast for the senses, Trevi boasts one of the best indoor patios in town (great for people watching!) while Panevino offers guests a view worth salivating over...  Read more »

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    With its dazzling Strip views, friendly service and delectable menu items, Panevino is one of the city's best restaurants.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to check out the adjoining gourmet deli for a quick yet tasty lunch."

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    Serving some of the most exquisite Italian fare in town in a setting that's just as fabulous, Verandah is truly a hidden gem.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to start your meal with the delicious Burrata made with burrata cheese, Parma ham, arugula and 25-year balsamic. It's to die for!"

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    • Cuisine: European, Italian
    • Average Main Course Price: $22.50
    • Neighborhood: East Of The Strip

    A staple of Las Vegas' dining scene for more than 30 years, celebrity-favorite Piero's is a star in its own right.

    Local Expert Tip: "Request to sit in the A-Room (based on availability). It's where the movie Casino was filmed and where the who's who gravitate. "

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    You may never be able to get a seat at the New York Rao's, but the Vegas Rao's is just as good as the original.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try Rao's famous Meatballs and Uncle Vincent's Lemon Chicken."

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    Lavo Italian Restaurant

    With its Strip-front patio, celebrity following and mouth-watering Italian cuisine, it's easy to see why Lavo is on Las Vegas' A-list.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try the Oreo Zeppole for dessert--it's a celebrity favorite!"

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    Onda Ristorante & Wine Lounge

    Whether you're in the mood for a quick bite or a lavish sit-down dinner, Onda serves up some of the city's finest Italian fare.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try the Meatballs in Onda's wine lounge. Topped with Parmesan and marinara, they are truly some of the best in town!"

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    Lupo by Wolfgang Puck

    Celebrity chef fare at a reasonable price and one of the best indoor patios in town make Lupo one of Las Vegas' top Italian restaurants.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try something off Lupo's extensive grappa list--it's one of the largest and best in town!"

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    With its picturesque indoor patio and fabulous Italian fare, dining at Trevi is the next best thing to dining in Rome.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to wash everything down with one of Trevi's yummy Italian sodas; the strawberry, in particular, is to die for!"

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    With its delectable dishes and extensive wine list, D.O.C.G. is a worthy successor to Scott Conant's famed Scarpetta restaurant.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to save room for dessert; the Salted Caramel Budino is one of the best desserts on the Strip! "

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    At Bratalian, guests can enjoy celebrity chef fare without the hassles associated with dining on the Vegas Strip.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you give the staff 24-hour notice, they are willing to cook anything you want!"



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