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Mar 6, 2011 06:59 PM

Two restaurant recommendations needed on the strip (Italian and Asian)


Having 4 dinners in Vegas in June and have two already planned (CUT and SW). We are looking for an Italian Restaurant and Asian Restaurant located on the strip. $$ is not an issue.

Thank you in Advance

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  1. For Italian Sinatra at the Wynn or Valentino at the Venetian. Nove at the Palms is nice too. For Asian why not cab it over to Lotus of Siam - just a mile off the strip. You'll get a better meal and save more than the cab fare.

    Lotus of Siam
    953 E Sahara Ave Ste A5, Las Vegas, NV 89104

    1. Raku. And call at least 2 weeks in advance and get either one of the Kaiseki tasting menus. Mind blowing. Italian is a little different. Bartolotta for Italian seafood (shockingly expensive but also shocking fresh). Some will say Sinatra but after 2 really mediocre meals there I can't go back. Same thing with B&B (although I would be more inclined to go to B&B than Sinatra) in that it still continues to be too inconsistent. Circo, while not the greatest, is consistently good. Same can be said of Il Mulino and Rao's in Caesar's (although admittedly I have only been to each once and neither within that last 2 years.).

      3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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      1. re: LVI

        Thank you! Been to both Rao and Il Mulino. I was pleased with both but wanted to try something new. Looking for traditional Italian.
        Any suggestions? Where is Raku?

        1. re: dugyfresh4

          Raku is a piece of cake to get to (especially if staying down on the North end of the strip (Wynncore/Venetian area). It is straight up Spring Mountain Road, about 3-4 miles on the right. And when you are ready to go the staff will have a cab waiting for you, just let them know ahead of time.

          As far as "traditional" Italian, I would head to Piero's over near the Hilton. It is not in a casino nor is it cheap, but it is very good, at times excellent Italian food. It has more of an old school vibe and is generally void of the raucous crowd that at times permeate the "strip" restaurants.

      2. Scarpetta for Italian nothing better in Vegas IMHO.. Bartolotta is over priced and not worth it.. B&B is so hit or miss it's not worth taking the chance..