1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Italian in the Forum Shops

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by grosx2, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. grosx2

    grosx2 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,400
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    Going to see Rod Stewart tonight at Caesars with the gf and her parents. They want to do Italian beforehand. Something more casual and quicker than Rao's, maybe with family style dining.

    I've seen several Italian restaurants in the Forum Shops mentioned; Spago, Trevi, Carmines. Has anyone eaten at one or more of these places and can recommend one over the others?
     
  2. rgrif57

    rgrif57 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2014
    Messages:
    174
    Location:
    Michigan
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    68
    Carmine's has family style and it very good. Make sure the lasagna is on your table...great....Rick
    Also Rod Stewart puts on a great show, saw him last Sunday but ate at Rao's both places are really good choices
     
    New Years Eve 2016/17
    Spring Trip
  3. Snidely

    Snidely VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    Messages:
    1,962
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    The lasagna at Carmines feeds 2 to 4 people. That plus the garlic bread and you're all set.
     
  4. Jackpot Johnny

    Jackpot Johnny Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2016
    Messages:
    172
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    170
  5. the nuts

    the nuts VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2005
    Messages:
    1,030
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    100
    +1 on Spago
    -1 on Carmines
     
  6. Jackpot Johnny

    Jackpot Johnny Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2016
    Messages:
    172
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    170
    Agree also on the -1 for Carmine's.
     
  7. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    4,631
    Location:
    Somewhere in Middle America
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    70
    Carmine's is excellent but it really only works for a party of four or more.

    Trevi is a personal fave, but if you're in a hurry it may not be the best.
     
  8. john1516inny

    john1516inny Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Messages:
    143
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    100
    Il Mulino is very good also, they will ask you if you have a show and get you out quickly if you do.
     
  9. DJ Ran

    DJ Ran High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    690
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    We loved Carmines, food and service were excellent. Heard good reviews about Trevi, it's on our list for next month.
     
  10. gotChopin

    gotChopin Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2016
    Messages:
    345
    Location:
    California
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    10
    "We're waitin for Carmine"
    "Yeah , we're waitin on Carmine"
    *shrugs*
    "Carmine left?"
    "Carmine left?"
    *shrugs*
    "He's gone?"
    "He ain't here?"
    *shrugs*
    "Carmine's out."

    Lol
     
  11. grosx2

    grosx2 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,400
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    Thanks for the replies....we ended up doing Carmines, I really enjoyed it. We started with caesar salad and garlic bread with cheese, then did the linguine ragu, which came with meatballs, Italian sausage, and some stuffed pork, forget what it was called. There were four of us and we didn't finish any single dish.

    Everything was good, though I would switch out the linguine ragu (her dad picked that) for the penne vodka with a side of meatballs. Maybe add a veal or chicken dish too, if there were at least six of us. I'll definitely go back though...
     
  12. Sisyphus

    Sisyphus Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Messages:
    129
    Location:
    Abingdon, MD
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    18
    Nice "Casino" call out. I think of that scene, too, whenever I hear the restaurant's name.
     
  13. RPMCanes

    RPMCanes High-Roller

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    998
    Location:
    Lawrenceville, GA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    Trevi is also really good.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  14. God-Speed

    God-Speed Tourist

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2010
    Messages:
    94
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    37
    Trevi , is always one of the restaurant my wife and I eat at each time we are in Vegas.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1