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Off the strip "Italian"

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Which would you select and why? or why would you not select one of the following?
Casa di Amore Chef Marc's Bootlegger's Nora's Carluccio's Bartista's Hole in the Wall (I know this is on the strip, but I enjoyed it many years ago) Il Mulino

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  1. If you enjoyed Battistas, I would try Chicago Joes. 2nd choice maybe nora's

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    Chicago Joe's
    820 S 4th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

    1. Bootlegger's all the way. Why? Open 24/7, food's great and when the entertainment's on, it's usually very good.

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      1. re: Honeychan

        i second bootleggers.

        awesome sausage and minestrone. awesome starting garlic bread with sauce. awesome enterttainment although i miss sonny and blackie. bootleggers is the best!!!!!!!!

      2. Trying to remember the name and address of a great old time Italian restaurant that is off the strip. They have pictures of old vegas entertainers like the "Rat Pack" Does anyone know the place?

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        1. re: amsquires

          Maybe Piero's? Very good osso bucco. Stone crabs, too. And it pre-dates all the oldies that were blown up -Landmark, Dunes, Aladdin, Frontier, DI.

          1. re: Veggo

            That sounds right, but the photos on their website look fancy...I remember it being very dark and having photos all over the walls?

            1. re: amsquires

              That's it. And a sport coach I won't name was a fixture, quaffing wine from adoring fans and he never returned the favor. One of the two dining areas is secluded and dimly lit. Lots of framed photos from better days. Still good chow.
              Additional praise: 3 or 4 times I was leaving town but had a last minute hankering for stone crabs, sometimes at odd hours, and had only about 15 minutes to hit and run. I would phone Piero's and they would have cracked claws and champagne allready set for me when I arrived.