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Italian Restaurant Ideas?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by travis.away, Feb 28, 2017.

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  1. travis.away

    travis.away Tourist

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    My wife and I are heading to Vegas in less than two weeks. For the first time, my 13 y.o. daughter is going with us. The good thing about our daughter going is it will force me to see other things I typically don't in Vegas because I will usually be contributing to the casinos. I wanted our daughter to experience a nice Italian restaurant because she loves pasta even though she calls it noodles. We are staying on the strip. I have been gearing toward CET properties mainly because I have quite a few reward credits. I am open to recommendations. Thanks for the input everyone!
     
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    Given the daughter is coming, I would recommend :

    1) Buddy V's at the Venetian
    2) Maggiano's at the Fashion Mall Across from TI/Wynn
     
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  3. oldcrabtom

    oldcrabtom Low-Roller

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    Casa di amore, they will pick you up , very 'old las vegas' !
     
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    Maggiano's will probably be flamed by the "anti-chain" VMBers, but I really like it too. The view of the strip is wonderful, the food is really good and we don't have one in my area, so it's still neat to us! I'd add that the atmosphere seems upscale so it's a treat and special, but is fun as well... my 16 yo daughter at the time LOVED the guy going table to table with the violin.
     
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    Bootleggers is also very good and old school.
     
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    grosx2 Have fun storming the castle!

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    Martorano's at Paris and Rao's at Caesars are my two favorites.

    For a 13 year old, I would lean Rao's. Martoranos gets a little adult oriented at night (drunk people dancing, clips from mob movies playing), plus Rao's is a notch better anyways.
     
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    I looked at Martorano's considering we were staying at the Paris. All are good suggestions so far. I am finding myself looking at the menus as everyone posts their suggestions.
     
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    Fiamma Trattoria inside of MGM was one of if not the worst "up scale" restaurants I've ever ate at. Very slow service, bland food, very tiny portions at that. Mrs Salty was wanting dessert, but she even got fustrated and said it was time to go. LoL
     
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    My top 3 for Italian are (none are CET):
    • Carbone (Aria)
    • Scarpetta (Cosmo, solid view!)
    • D.O.C.G. (Cosmo, seems more casual then Scarpetta, but still delicious)
     
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    Carbone is the best. Not sure what you're looking for with a 13 y.o. in tow
     
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    Carbone, hands down.
     
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    I ate at Martorano's last Christmas. I had the squid bibzy, which wasn't anything to write home about, but the risotto from the daily menu was great. I ate quite early, and there were families with kids in tow, and there was plenty of room to space tops apart, so your kid won't have to hear too much drunken, salty language.
     
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    I would 2nd everything grosx2 posted - to a T
     
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    I would second Bootleggers.

    I would also suggest Trevi in the Caesars Forum Shops.

    And {ducking, looking for a place to hide} there's always Battista's. :)
     
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    Old fashion family style serving at Bucca located in Ballys and in the walk way between Excaliber and Luxor . Great tasting food and large family portions to pass and share. Excellent service.
     
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    As another poster mentioned, as long as you dine during the first half of the evening, it is nice and quiet. And it really only gets PG-13 in there on some occasions, later at night.

    The penne vodka and bucatini carbonara there are two of my favorite pasta dishes anywhere, and the meatball & salad is a great starter to share (1 order per 2 people is about right).
     
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    I know everyone will laugh, but I love Battistas Hole in the Wall. Been there many times, including my last trip a few weeks ago. Old fashion joint, I believe still run by the same family. Large portions, reasonable prices and all you can drink wine.
     
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    I will agree with Rao's, try the meatball unreal. Shell and I have to go back to Martarno's again, was very good but need to try the Sunday gravy again!!!.....................Rick
     
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    We, OTOH, think Buddy V's is one of the worst restaurants in the city. YMMV, obviously.

    We would definitely recommend Rao's and Carbone.
     
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    Will you have a rental car?
    What type of price range?
    How upscale do you mean by 'nice'?

    That should help narrow down the recommendations
     
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