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The Mike & Carla Morning Show

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What is my favorite Italian restaurant in Las Vegas?

As a local Las Vegan, and being Italian, I’m very picky about where I eat Italian food.

I’m quite certain most Italians would say the same thing. Why? Because our moms, and our Nonie’s, made the best Italian food there ever was. Their sauce was the best, most unique sauce ever made – or at least that’s what Italians believe. Because to us, it’s absolutely true!

And those recipes, and flavors were passed down to us, so now I make the best sauce. But who wants to cook all the time? Which is why I want to share with you what I think are the best Italian joints in Las Vegas.

When you live in Las Vegas, you try to avoid the strip most of the time  (unless those relatives come in from out of town, and you have to do the “Vegas thing.” or we got that comp from that one person, who works in that show). But, this means we know the better, sometimes best, restaurants in town.

The best restaurants in Las Vegas, in general, are not always on the Las Vegas strip. Yes, Las Vegas has some of the biggest chefs, owning some of the biggest, and most expensive restaurants in the country, but sorry – they are not the best. At least not in this locals humble opinion.

I have people ask all the time “what are some good Italian restaurants in Las Vegas?” Many reading, this may not agree with me, and they don’t have to. These just happen to be some of MY favorites in Las Vegas.

So next time you are visiting Las Vegas, or if you live here- don’t be afraid to give one of these a try. I guarantee you won’t be sorry.

Here are my favorite Italian restaurants, in no particular order, except the last on that is my TRUE FAVORITE!

Now as my grandma, Amelia (Millie) used to say: Bon appetite, and mangia, MANGIA!

-Carla Rea
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  • The Bootlegger

    The Bootlegger is a classic in Las Vegas, and a must visit! Four generations have contributed their talents to bring the finest food, drink, hospitality and entertainment – great entertainment – to patrons of The Bootlegger – continuing a family tradition in Las Vegas for over 73 years. Their food is the real deal, if you’re Italian! I suggest the Cheese ravioli with a rose sauce. or the Pollo Francese.

    The Bootlegger Italian Bistro

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  • Chicago Joes

    Chicago Joe’s has a huge local following! If you’re lucky, you can have a quick conversation with Joe himself! I suggest the Linguini with WHITE clam sauce, because it’s not as common as the red – and it’s great!

    Chicago Joe's Restaurant

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  • Luna Rossa at Lake Las Vegas

    Luna Rossa is located in The Village at Lake Las Vegas, and it’s beautiful. Sit outside if you can – it’s like being in Italy! Try the Rigatoni Ai Funghi – Tube pasta with mushrooms and shallots, in a pink vodka sauce!

    Luna Rossa

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  • Aromi Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

    Aromi is the newer kid on the block in Summerlin. It’s a beautiful restaurant, that’s tucked away, and far removed from the city. Just go for it, and try the Chef’s Risotto, which is the Risotto of the day. Doesn’t matter what it is, you’ll love it!

    Aromi Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

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  • Al Solito Posto

    Al Solito Posto is at Tivoli Village. Really amazing food and a beautiful ambience. A perfect “date night” restaurant! Go in a little different direction, and try the Butternut Squash Agnolotti, toped with a hazelnut brown butter, sage. They have a great bar, and patio dining too.  

     

    Al Solito Posto

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  • Bambino's East Coast Pizzaria

    Bambino’s is a small family-owned restaurant that takes great pride in their food. From their pizzas – definitely try the “The Grandma” Pizza – to their Baked Ziti, and Baked Chicken, to their cannoli’s. They make you feel like part of their family! Great to for carry out, or to enjoy inside, at a table with red and white checkered tablecloths!

    Bambino's East Coast Pizzeria

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  • Roma Deli II

    Truly my favorite! Roma Deli II has been recognized for its outstanding Italian cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Classic, and modern dishes that use only high quality fresh ingredients! The ambiance is simple Italia! Homemade pasta’s and pastries, that are out of this world. I have a lot of favorites, but let me suggest their Pollo Milanese, The Cavatelli, or the Salmone Ai Gamberi! And do not leave without having a Spumoni Bomba, and/or a Cannoli.

    Roma Deli Restaurant

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