Best Italian on the strip?

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THAT1Wiseguy PM THAT1Wiseguy
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Posted: 11/8/2010 7:11:51 PM

Will be meeting up with my family out there over new years and my father is looking for some good italian food. Any opinions on stuff on the strip or very close to the strip (bautistas)?

Thanks guys.

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Posted: 11/8/2010 8:06:46 PM
rao's and il mulino.  also ferraro's is awesome.  i think they have 2 locations now.  1 away from the strip, went there with my uncle when he lived in vegas.  i think the other one is past mandalay bay. 
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Posted: 11/8/2010 8:36:06 PM
i believe the all you can eat buffet at cirus cirus has a pasta section that is DE licious
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Posted: 11/8/2010 9:12:01 PM

no i'm just messing around man... check out this link......

http://www.yelp.com/list/my-top-italian-restaurants-in-las-vegas-las-vegas

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Posted: 11/9/2010 1:28:18 AM

The best Osso Bucco in the United States is at Ferraro's...only one location...Mimmo, the son, is superb in the kitchen.

Start with the Lobster Risotto ..and split it as an appetizer....then move right into the Osso Bucco.....accompany it with a spectacular Amarone.....

As good as anything back East.....just more expensive....lol

Late afternoon.....the Happy Hour at Il Fornaio at NY-NY is really good.....only at the bar area....antipasto and thin-crust pie for $7....

PS....THE BEST PIZZA IN VEGAS....NY-style (thin crust and the oil running down your arm when you fold the pie) is at NY Pizza on the mezzanine at NY-NY....really expensive and worth it.Make certain that you get it fresh out of the oven and not re-heated..

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Posted: 11/9/2010 8:03:00 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by broncofn:

rao's and il mulino.  also ferraro's is awesome.  i think they have 2 locations now.  1 away from the strip, went there with my uncle when he lived in vegas.  i think the other one is past mandalay bay. 
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Posted: 11/9/2010 8:27:46 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by VegasGourmet:

The best Osso Bucco in the United States is at Ferraro's...only one location...Mimmo, the son, is superb in the kitchen.

Start with the Lobster Risotto ..and split it as an appetizer....then move right into the Osso Bucco.....accompany it with a spectacular Amarone.....

As good as anything back East.....just more expensive....lol

Late afternoon.....the Happy Hour at Il Fornaio at NY-NY is really good.....only at the bar area....antipasto and thin-crust pie for $7....

PS....THE BEST PIZZA IN VEGAS....NY-style (thin crust and the oil running down your arm when you fold the pie) is at NY Pizza on the mezzanine at NY-NY....really expensive and worth it.Make certain that you get it fresh out of the oven and not re-heated..

 

vegas gourmet, not sure if im goin crazy, but im almost positive ive seen a new ferraro's on the way to the airport, either past the mandalay bay in a new small plaza or close to the hard rock.  i think it was close to the ruth's chris, but not sure.  if you can confirm this, it would be great.  but ferraro's is great.

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Posted: 11/9/2010 8:30:50 PM
also, if you like greek food, try opa's.  its also good food and has live entertainment.  fun if you get a few drinks in you.
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Posted: 11/9/2010 9:52:28 PM

Yeah, Bronco...

Their original restaurant...which I preferred...was over on the West side....$20 cab ride from the Strip...This new one (and the only one) is on Paradise...

Why did I like the original location?....It had a kind of aura.....You sat there and expected Sinatra to walk in with a group of friends...The new one is going after the tourists...bigger, less atmosphere. ...BUT still absolutely superb comfort Italian food.

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Posted: 11/10/2010 12:06:32 AM
Rao's at Caesar's.  Don't think there is much debate about it.
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Posted: 11/10/2010 5:24:32 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by VegasGourmet:

Yeah, Bronco...

Their original restaurant...which I preferred...was over on the West side....$20 cab ride from the Strip...This new one (and the only one) is on Paradise...

Why did I like the original location?....It had a kind of aura.....You sat there and expected Sinatra to walk in with a group of friends...The new one is going after the tourists...bigger, less atmosphere. ...BUT still absolutely superb comfort Italian food.

 

thanx for the update, didnt realize they closed the one i went to.  just thought the other one i saw was a new second location.

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Posted: 11/10/2010 6:44:20 PM

Sharp...

My problem with Rao's at Caesars is that it doesn't compare to the original one in NYC.....a little too "touristy" for me. 

Lots of places, once they start expanding, lose control of their quality and signature dishes....

The best chef in Vegas, to me, is Michael Jordan (not THAT MJ)...he owns Rosemary's. Some time back, he opened a second one in the Rio (where Martorano's is now)...and could not keep up the quality that he was famous for...shut down and did the right thing for his food. Also, try Todd's Unique over on Sunset in Henderson...brilliant dishes, market-fresh food. These are 2 brilliant chefs who could have several places and go after the tourist crowd...and choose not to. Bravo.

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Posted: 11/10/2010 10:12:16 PM
Im the best Italian on the Strip whenever I head down there
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Posted: 11/10/2010 10:12:59 PM
The Wolfgang Puck place at the Mandalay is excellent Italian food
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Posted: 11/11/2010 7:11:29 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by VegasGourmet:

The best Osso Bucco in the United States is at Ferraro's...only one location...Mimmo, the son, is superb in the kitchen.

Start with the Lobster Risotto ..and split it as an appetizer....then move right into the Osso Bucco.....accompany it with a spectacular Amarone.....

As good as anything back East.....just more expensive....lol

Late afternoon.....the Happy Hour at Il Fornaio at NY-NY is really good.....only at the bar area....antipasto and thin-crust pie for $7....

PS....THE BEST PIZZA IN VEGAS....NY-style (thin crust and the oil running down your arm when you fold the pie) is at NY Pizza on the mezzanine at NY-NY....really expensive and worth it.Make certain that you get it fresh out of the oven and not re-heated..




I lived out there for 4 years and I couldn't find one decent piece of pizza. A really good pizza place on the strip would kill, a goldmine. I was amazed with all the quality food in Vegas that no one knows how to make a pizza. I will definitely try the NY, NY joint when I am back out there. Grease running down my arm.
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Posted: 11/11/2010 7:50:07 PM

Ken..

Make certain that it's fresh out of the oven....none of that reheated stuff...

Best way to do it: Order a cheese pie, sit across at the Pour 24 bar, watch the games and have them bring the pie to you, hot out of the oven.....I'd add a little crushed oregano also!!

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Posted: 11/14/2010 2:50:30 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by VegasGourmet:

Ken..

Make certain that it's fresh out of the oven....none of that reheated stuff...

Best way to do it: Order a cheese pie, sit across at the Pour 24 bar, watch the games and have them bring the pie to you, hot out of the oven.....I'd add a little crushed oregano also!!

Thank you!!! CHEESE PIZZA IS THE BEST...I have finally found someone who agrees, the hell with that pepperoni nonsense!

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Posted: 11/14/2010 10:26:26 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Vegas-Bound:

i believe the all you can eat buffet at cirus cirus has a pasta section that is DE licious
CIRCUS CIRCUS THAT PLACE IS A DUMP 
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Posted: 11/15/2010 5:04:16 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by VegasGourmet:

Ken..

Make certain that it's fresh out of the oven....none of that reheated stuff...

Best way to do it: Order a cheese pie, sit across at the Pour 24 bar, watch the games and have them bring the pie to you, hot out of the oven.....I'd add a little crushed oregano also!!




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Posted: 11/15/2010 5:29:25 PM

Not on the strip, but has anyone had Casa di Amore?  That place was excellent when I went.  Cool ambiance too.

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Posted: 11/16/2010 1:09:41 AM
Casa di Amore....sends a limo to get you at your hotel....
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Posted: 11/23/2010 4:40:21 PM

IMO any of Mario Batali's restaurants (I think they are all at Venetian) are best.

Enoteco San Marco is my favorite cuz it's the most casual. I don't like to get too crazy with the formal dining in Vegas.

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Posted: 11/27/2010 8:25:54 PM

If you like seafood then don't skip Bartolotta.  I try to hit that place a few times a year and I'm never disappointed. 

Raos is more standard Italian.  Very good but nothing spectacular in my opinion.   Go Ferraros over Raos if you don't mind leaving the strip.  The Burrata app. is sick.

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Posted: 11/29/2010 8:43:46 PM

Rao"s -Ceasers

Lavo - Palazzo

Lupo - Mandalay Bay

Canalettos Venetian

Off the strip Nora's or Capos both family run local joints

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