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Best Italian and Best Steakhouse

CricketTX Aug 30, 2010 03:28 PM


I need recommendations for the best Italian restaurant and Steakhouse in Vegas. Oh and on the strip…Thanks!

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  1. ttoommyy RE: CricketTX Aug 31, 2010 08:53 AM

    We just got back from Vegas last night. For Italian, we went to Bartolotto: it was amazing! The heart of this place is the fresh seafood flown in almost daily from Italy. We had a tasting menu and ended with a simply prepared red snapper with salsa crudo. It was by far the best fish I've ever had in the US.

    For a steakhouse, we wavered between Cut, Craftsteak and CarneVino. We had been to CarneVino twice before so were hesitant to go back because we wanted to try something new. In the end we decided on CarneVino and boy am I glad we did! The bistecca Fiorentina was out of this world and the service was great. The manager even came up to our table and welcomed us back and knew the exact date we were there last. We had a great time.

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    1. re: ttoommyy
      kel RE: ttoommyy Sep 12, 2010 09:15 AM

      That is impressive at CarneVino---of course you may be a "whale"

      1. re: kel
        ttoommyy RE: kel Sep 12, 2010 06:30 PM

        What is a "whale?"

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          Dave Feldman RE: ttoommyy Sep 12, 2010 08:04 PM

          whale = very big gambler.

          1. re: Dave Feldman
            ttoommyy RE: Dave Feldman Sep 13, 2010 08:39 AM

            Oh, thanks. Not at all!

      2. re: ttoommyy
        CricketTX RE: ttoommyy Sep 15, 2010 02:42 PM

        Is Bartolotto the place in the Wynn? Would you consider it a romantic restaurant? I have heard to request and outdoor cabana table, is that correct?

        1. re: CricketTX
          LVI RE: CricketTX Sep 16, 2010 07:45 AM

          Yes, yes and, yes. Cabanas are not reservable, only requestable. So either tip them well up front or keep your fingers crossed.

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            mcegielski RE: LVI Sep 27, 2010 09:26 PM

            bootleggers for italian. bootlegger bistro 7700 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada - (702) 736-4939. way before mandalay bay if down the strip towards mandalay.

            awesome and great prices. minestrone could be dinner alone with some of their out of this world garlic panetti bread served with marinara. homeade italian sausage that is divine and a saturday night show with classic strip performers and pros from all over the world! skip the high end facey strip joints and go back in time to a real italian restaurant that would make sammy and dino proud.

            1. re: mcegielski
              ttoommyy RE: mcegielski Sep 28, 2010 07:21 AM

              "real italian restaurant that would make sammy and dino proud."

              What you describe is a horror show! lol Italian-American at best; not Italian, that's for sure.

              1. re: ttoommyy
                mcegielski RE: ttoommyy Sep 29, 2010 07:54 PM

                yea. italian american. so sue me. and yes, the rat pack would dig the vibe.

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                  ttoommyy RE: mcegielski Sep 30, 2010 09:15 AM

                  The OP asked for best Italian, that's the only reason I questioned your suggestion.

      3. monku RE: CricketTX Sep 29, 2010 08:14 PM

        What's the scoop on Piero's?

        Their claim to fame is year after year voted Best Italian Restaurant and host to numerous celebrities including the Rat Pack.


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