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Mar 19, 2008 03:14 PM

Nice Vegas Dinner on strip with both pasta and steak options?

Hello hounds!

Heading to Vegas with a couple of picky eaters. One is a pasta lover, one is a steakhouse/meat lover. Then there's my husband and I, that just want to make sure the place is good eats. I like the look of the Nove Italiano menu, but the reviews have been not so good. Anything similar on the strip that anyone can recommend?

Yes, unfortunately we have to stay on the strip - they all want the "vegas" experience. (Otherwise I would drag them all to Rosemary's regardless of pickiness). Entrees in the $30 to $40 range would be preferable.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. If you want to stay on the strip try Maggianos little Italy (, it is a small chain, but the restaurant in LV is quite large. If the weather is nice, ask to be seated outside.

    1. Fiamma in the MGM Grand. Nice atmosphere, prices within your range, good food, pastas as well as meats. I like the fusilli with prosciutto, peas, truffle butter - it's such a lucious dish.

      I respectfully disagree with the recommendation for Maggiano's although I've never been to the one in Vegas. Why settle for a national chain?

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      1. re: Debbie W

        Fiamma is definitely the way to go. Another very similar thread was started just a few days ago ...

        I'm with you, Debbie, on the Maggiano's rec. It's typical chain-restaurant food: thoughtless, greasy, and not very good IMO. The only thing they really have going for them is the portion size. Nice if you're trying to feed a family of 6 on a budget but that's about it. But, to each their own.

        1. re: Debbie W

          Maggiano's, what a ridiclous chain with it's pretend theme park decor--yeah, you just missed the famous people from the 60's who ate here even though the chain began in the 80's. I think it's only surpassed by Buca di Beppo for it inane decor, style and food.