Best Italian Restaurants in Las Vegas
Carbone at Aria
Carbone is where you go if you want New York Italian food in a cool, old-school atmosphere. The restaurant, from Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick, serves cuisine perfected at the renowned New York location. The famous Captains, who serve at the restaurant, wear burgundy-colored tuxedos created by fashion designer Zac Posen to reflect 1950s fashion and there are two beautiful dining rooms. The Blue Room features walls composed of tiles from New York subway stations. The Red Room was inspired by the Milan Opera and features a floor-to-ceiling Murano glass chandelier. But enough about the décor. Let’s talk about the food. Pasta lovers should try the restaurant’s signature spicy rigatoni vodka or gemelli di rabe, linguini vognole, tortellini al ragu and more. For main entrees, guests can choose from seafood favorites like whole branzino, Dover piccata and lobster fra diavolo or meat dishes like lamb chops, veal, steaks and chicken scarpariello.
Ferraro’s family restaurant, located across from the Hard Rock Hotel, has been serving Italian favorites in Las Vegas since 1985. The Southern Italy-influenced cuisine features homemade pastas, sausage, breads and desserts. Don’t miss the award-winning ossobuco and pair your dinner with a wine from Ferraro’s extensive cellar.
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Lago at Bellagio
Lago is the perfect place to try out several different Italian dishes. The restaurant features Michelin Star Chef Julian Serrano whom also has Tapas as well as Picasso at ARIA Las Vegas. Lago specializes in small plate raw seafood such as Skuna Bay salmon and ahi tuna. They also have pizzas, pastas, a variety of meat and cheese plates and vegetarian dishes. If small plates are not your thing they do offer a an indulging section called “Piatti Grandi” on the menu.