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AGENT FOODIE Jan 26, 2008 10:35 PM

hi everyone, i'm looking for a good italian restaurant, doesnt matter which region as long as it does it good. doesnt matter where in vegas it is, we will be staying somehwere on the strip but will have a car. Nice atmosphere and most importantly someplace with good service. anyplace with bad service or snooty service is not going to work. that being said any ideas?

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    QAW Jan 27, 2008 05:35 PM

    A couple of more off-strip worthy of mention. A newcomer is JR's Place, a little out of the way on 5745 South Durango (near the I-215 exit), but worth seeking out. The food quality has been outstanding on the first couple of visits; a lot of old school options but done with a flair (calamari arrabiata is a nice take; gnocchi stuffed with asiago had a deft tough; 8 once meatballs served as a side with excellent ricotta were actually light). And Fellini's on West Charleston combines the usual classics with a lot of their own creations, and an "old school" ambience.

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      kjs Jan 27, 2008 11:40 AM

      off the strip - on flamingo - going west - pasta mia ( decent / inexpensive ), torino's ..ehhh. not bad, Ferraro's ...higher end italian - very good, nora's ..my favorite ... all of these are within a mile stretch of flamingo. on tropicana - west side - capo's ...old school italian , on the east side is strings - similar to pasta mia...for very casual, in the same shopping center is siena deli. another fav of mine - in henderson - beautiful view of the strip is ventano's. I've yet to try rao's at caesar's and cafe martorano in rio - here are reviews of both by the local paper food critic.

      http://www.lvrj.com/neon/12501361.html

      http://www.lvrj.com/neon/7782661.html

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        Eric Jan 27, 2008 08:15 AM

        Spiedini at the Marriot in Sumerlin. http://www.spiedini.com/

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          VivaLsVgs Jan 27, 2008 05:25 AM

          You must try Cafe Martorano in the Rio. Hands down the best authentic Italian I have eaten in Vegas. Tastes better than my grandmothers cooking which I didn't think was possible. There are a few things that I don't like about the place (they don't serve tapwater, bottled only) but the quality and taste far out weighs any negatives.

          1. goodhealthgourmet Jan 26, 2008 10:56 PM

            olives is another option...also in the bellagio.

            1. paulfromla Jan 26, 2008 10:38 PM

              if circo in the bellagio is still around it has outstanding italian food with excellent non-snooty service

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