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Reccos for Italian restos in LV?

Friend of Bill Sep 4, 2006 09:57 AM

I have lived here for over two years, and while I think that this is one of the best restaurant cities in the country (high-end AND low-end; including most every type of cuisine), I am constantly disappointed by what is a staple in almost every other city and town - Italian restaurants. So far, the "best" of a mediocre bunch have been Bootlegger, Casa di Amore, and......That's it. I've tried many others - anyone care to chime in with their favorites?

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    westie Sep 6, 2006 09:24 AM

    Yes Il Fornaio is part of that upscale California-based chain and La Scala is on Desert Inn. Marc's, located on West Lake Meade Blvd., is one I am going to have to try since it is primarily Northern Italian.

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      lvnvflyer Sep 6, 2006 02:33 AM

      I am not a big fan of Viaggio, but also on Eastern is a restaurant called Gaetano's that we like. Also more towards Summerlin is a place called, I believe, Marc's Italian Steakhouse. Nice atmosphere, good food. Pane Vino has a great room and good service; the food was good, but I thought a bit expensive.

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        anniepet Sep 5, 2006 10:14 PM

        We tried Sazio's at the Orlean's...It was a good Italian meal..Excellent wine selection..good marinara sauce...Reasonable prices...Check it out!!!

        1. ciaogal Sep 4, 2006 12:51 PM

          Try Pane Vino...just off the strip on Sunset along side of the runway.....service and food and the views are impeccable.


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            westie Sep 4, 2006 10:29 AM

            Have you given any of the following a try?
            Il Fornio @ GVR
            La Scala on Sahara
            Spiedini @ J.W. Marriott
            Ventano's Italian Cafe in Henderson
            Viaggio in Henderson

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              Friend of Bill Sep 4, 2006 11:01 AM

              If the Il Fornaio at Green Valley Ranch is a branch of the California-based chain, then yes, I have eaten at both the Beverly Hills and San Francisco outposts numerous times. I would doubt that the local branch would be much different - perhaps I am wrong. I have also eaten at Spiedini, and was unimpressed. I have not tried La Scala (isn't that on DI?), or the two you mention in Henderson (each of which have gotten some decent reviews). Thanks for the imput!

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