Italian food is a trendy cuisine around the world.
Did you know that the bread at the table is not an appetizer? Yeah, hate to break it to you. But that bread you’ve been eating before your main Italian Food is to wipe up that incredible extra sauce that is in the dish. Mama Mia!
There is no shortage of Italian Restaurants in Las Vegas.
There are few things better than a warm bowl of pasta or slice of pizza to fill you up.
Italian Food is a go-to for many. Why? Its simple, high-quality ingredients are attractive. The oils, different kinds of pasta, meats, cheeses, and vegetables are so top-notch that they make you come back for more.
Italian restaurants are some of the most well-known in the valley. As a result, expect to find many Italian Restaurants in Las Vegas to choose from.
What Italian food is nearby?
It all depends on where you stay.
If you are staying on the Vegas Strip, then you might want something close by so that you can walk to and from your hotel room, right?
Maybe you’re looking for restaurants in the Bellagio because that is where you are staying.
Or maybe you’re planning on visiting clubs in Las Vegas and want a simple Italian meal that satisfies those Italian taste buds, but also doesn’t leave you feeling sluggish.
If you have a craving for Italian Food, you have come to the right spot.
Below is your guide to the best Italian food restaurant in Las Vegas and let me tell you, this list does not disappoint.
Most importantly, if you’re craving some pasta in your life or Italian Food in general, decide between these amazing restaurants here in Vegas.
Best Italian Food in Vegas
Esther’s Kitchen- Located in the Las Vegas Arts District is a seasonal farm to table Italian restaurant. Chef James Trees is the mastermind behind this Italian Kitchen after growing up eating at his best friends Italian home. He made his favourite comfort food, our favourite, too. Order a few different items to share because you will want a bite (or two) of them all. If you’re dining in, grab a cocktail! All their cocktails are seasonal, so don’t expect to order the same thing every time. Have fun trying something new, and if you can’t decide, Keith, Bryan, Liatt, or David will hook you up with something great.
Chicago Joe’s- I’ve never met Joe, not exactly sure who he is, but I will tell you I’d love to give this man a big hug. Chicago Joe’s has a substantial local following. This restaurant sits downtown on 4th street in a little cottage style home. If you’re looking for an Italian home-cooked speciality, this is the place for you.
Piero’s – This is your old school Vegas, and traditional family-owned and operated Italian restaurant. Ask any true local (someone who has lived here for years and years) and watch them rave about this place. Piero’s has private dining options for any future events and parties. Grab a cocktail or glass of wine at some point throughout the night. You will not be disappointed.
Off the Strip
Roma Deli- This seems to be a very underrated restaurant in Vegas, but WHY? Roma Deli is by far, one of my families favourite Italian restaurants. Expect to see a very casual environment, but with food that should be in a 5-star restaurant. When you’re thoroughly stuffed, check out the deli for some food to go and grab a bottle of wine on your way out – they have a fantastic selection.
Spaghetty Western- I promised I spelled this one right. Spaghetty Western is a family-owned Italian restaurant located off the strip on Southern Highlands PKWY. All menu items are homemade, made from scratch Italian classics. Their Pink Vodka Pasta is delicious! Feel free to order from UberEats, GrubHub, or Postmates. Still, they have a full disclosure on their website stating that these platforms list their items 20%-30% over their prices and strongly recommend ordering directly through Spaghetty Western. I fully support this message!
Nora’s – I can hear all the locals sighing relief for seeing Nora’s on this list. Located off the Strip on Flamingo Road, Nora’s is said to be the “best neighbourhood eatery.” Each time I visit for dinner, there is a line out the door. The long line should tell you something. I highly suggest making a reservation or show up as early as you can to avoid a long wait time. While you’re here, grab a cocktail to accompany your Italian dish.
But wait, there’s more…
Ferraro’s – Ferraro’s is one of those Italian restaurants that has you feeling like you’ve visited something super fancy-schmancy, but not too fancy that you agonize over dressing up to eat out. Their extensive wine selection to choose from is fantastic, the Italian food menu is excellent, and the ambience is lovely. I’ve eaten here with my entire family, and we love it every time. I recommend the Tiramisu for dessert.
The Bootlegger Bistro – Ahh, a Las Vegas icon. I am always so surprised to hear locals tell me that they are not familiar with this place. The Bootlegger has been around since 1972 with the original Bootlegger on Tropicana and Eastern. Read about their family history and timeline of The Bootlegger on their website. This Italian Bistro has every menu item you can think of. If you need more evidence as to why you should eat at Bootlegger, check out the many awards they have received on their website. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself sitting next to a Las Vegas celebrity.
Eataly – Trendy among tourists and locals. This Italian Marketplace has everything from fresh pasta and pizza to Tuscan steaks and a diverse selection of wines. It might be overwhelming at first, but take some time to walk around and see what you like. There are a few different restaurants, a market, and lots of seating. Grab a few items from different parts of Eataly and then grab a seat in the middle for some great people watching. Check out the dessert bar downstairs (located on your way out towards Las Vegas Blvd) before you head out.
Sinatra – For any Frank Sinatra fans out there, this one is all you. Located in the Wynn Encore is an Italian restaurant dedicated to the Rat Pack charm of Frank Sinatra. Business casual attire is required as this is an upscale Italian Restaurant. Menu items include Rissoto, Veal Parmigiana, Lasagna Bolognese, and even Italian Vegan items such as Agnolotti and Gardein Parmigiana.
Italian Food Facts
- Traditional Italian Pizza has a thin-crust
- There are more than 600 different pasta shapes.
- To walk while eating is very disrespectful, according to Italians. If someone has spent a lot of time making the food, it is customary to sit and eat the meal provided.
- National Eat Italian Food Day is Feb. 13th
- Every region in Italy has a different way of preparing and eating Pasta. For example, Rome’s classic dish is pasta carbonara.
- The term ‘Neapolitan Ice Cream’ originated in the US.
- Most Italians eat Pasta once a day, but there are so many different variations that it’s hard to get bored.
- Italian Wedding Soup is not a traditional soup served at weddings.
- A coffee post-meal is typically an espresso. It would be shocking to see an Italian drink a Cappuccino late in the day – those generally are added to breakfast.
- Salad before a meal is not a thing. Expect to eat it after a meal as the roughage helps aid in digestion.