Las Vegas has always had a supply of good Italian food and that trend shows no sign of changing. The Strip is home to many of Las Vegas’ finest Italian restaurants, but you’ll find plenty of home-style, family owned restaurants in the city as well.
On the Strip, noted Chef Scott Conant offers upscale Italian cuisine at Scarpetta and a warm and inviting ambiance to go along with the food. The chef’s interpretations of Italian favorites brings in new flavors, but the home-style heart of the food persists no matter how elevated a dish like duck and foie gras ravioli might be.
With authenticity being a foundation of Italian food, it’s no surprise that restaurants do their best to make their guests feel like grandma is cooking in the kitchen. The popular Rao’s at Caesars Palace is renowned for its home-cooked style of food, which comes from recipes that have stood the test of time. While it’s virtually impossible to get a reservation at the tiny original NYC location, getting a table at the larger Las Vegas outpost is much easier.
In the Arts District, a visit to Esther’s Kitchen is a must for Italian food. Seasonal ingredients, dishes made from scratch and excellent service have made it a favorite of guests and critics. Lunch is casual service, but you’d better make reservations for dinner at this Vegas hotspot.
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