Las Vegas' Best Italian Restaurants for Pasta, Pizza and More



Las Vegas’ Italian restaurants span every style of the popular cuisine, from those offering traditional dishes to places with innovative creations. The city has always been home to many Italian restaurants and in recent years has attracted chefs from around the globe, a development that’s been very good for diners.

Some notable chefs specialize in Italian dishes, like Scott Conant at Scarpetta, where his creations bring a new perspective to the cuisine. Whether the mind behind the kitchen is creating new flavors or faithfully staying true to old recipes, one constant at any of these restaurants is a commitment to quality, fresh ingredients from the pasta to the fish.

While the Strip is home to many of Las Vegas’ finest Italian restaurants, there are plenty of note-worthy restaurants in other parts of the city. Panevino offers guests an amazing view of the Strip, along with acclaimed food. And if your idea of an authentic Italian restaurant looks more like a family-owned trattoria, don’t worry--Las Vegas has plenty of those as well.

In addition to their flavorful food, most Italian restaurants in Las Vegas offer either an extensive wine list, cocktail menu, or both. The large menus at many places also include gluten-free and vegan selections, if not separate menus. Look for handmade pastas, specialty pizza ovens and sustainable ingredients at these restaurants.

Still wondering where to sit down for some spaghetti? Our list of Las Vegas’ 10 best Italian restaurants will give you plenty of ideas.




Nora's has been a popular local Italian restaurant for many years because of its warm atmosphere and great food. Just a short drive west of the Las Vegas Strip, locally owned Nora's offers a escape from the bustling activity along the resort...  Read More




Well-known chef Scott Conant elevates Italian food at Scarpetta, with dishes diners will remember long after the dessert is done. An elegant and comfortable dining area is the perfect backdrop for this upscale interpretation of Italian cuisine....  Read More




This classic Las Vegas restaurant has been serving family-style Italian food for decades. Located Downtown, Chicago Joe's is a converted old house that feels a little like you wandered into someone's home. At lunch, look for classic dishes like...  Read More




Serving not one but two kinds of delicious pizza, Due Forni is the only gourmet pizza restaurant in the United States utilizing a new model of dual custom-designed Napolitano brick ovens to cook up authentic Neapolitan and Roman pies. Gourmet...  Read More




This restaurant was formerly known as Onda Ristorante, and in its new incarnation as Portofino, it continues to be one of the city's finest Italian restaurants, serving classic, rustic Italian cuisine with an American influence. Portofino offers...  Read More


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Paradise Road/Airport Area
Ferraro's
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A Las Vegas favorite for almost 30 years, this family-owned restaurant is famous for its fine Italian cuisine created from time-honored family recipes. House-made sausages, family-recipe meatballs and legendary Osso Buco are prepared from...  Read More




Ol' Blue Eyes is the inspiration for this Italian restaurant at Wynn Las Vegas, and the results would make the legendary performer happy. The inviting space features several pictures of Frank Sinatra, and the menu includes several of his...  Read More


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East Of The Strip
Piero's
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Relive the days of the Rat Pack at this retro-styled Vegas mainstay, where leather booths and plenty of attitude-infused atmosphere set the scene. A recipient of many prestigious awards including the American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award...  Read More




The calm, secluded atmosphere at Verandah has made it a favorite stop for anyone looking for a peaceful setting and great food. This hidden gem has an expansive garden terrace that overlooks the resort's lushly landscaped private pool, providing...  Read More


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Southeast
Panevino
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Worth the trip no matter what side of town you're on, Panevino serves a menu that appeals to those seeking authentic, traditional Italian cuisine. With unrivaled views of the Las Vegas Strip framed by slanted window walls, Panevino sustains the...  Read More


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