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xoxohh Mar 7, 2011 08:35 AM

Hi hounds, looking for some help. Staying at the Aria at the end of the month for 3 nights and wanting some recs on Italian where I don't have to take a cab. One night will be Sage, one night Joe's (Caesar's) and one night to be determined. Thanks for the help.

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    Eric Mar 7, 2011 09:26 AM

    How much are you looking to spend per person. You may want to reconsider taking a cab as it can take close to thirty minutes to leave Aria to get to the restaurant. It will take almost that long to walk from Aria to Joes at the Forum Shops at Caesers. If cabs are an issue, there are two bus lines that run on the Strip.

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    1. re: Eric
      xoxohh Mar 7, 2011 09:45 AM

      The goal here is to not take a cab. I was hoping on this night, to stay within the City Center area, so we can walk. Price not so much an issue.

      1. re: xoxohh
        monku Mar 7, 2011 07:51 PM

        Strip bus is called the Las Vegas Deuce Bus.
        $3/person each way.

        You can purchase a 3 day all access Deuce pass for $20 or a reduced price pass for $7.50
        if 62+ years old.

      2. re: Eric
        monku Mar 7, 2011 07:18 PM

        Check the distance.
        It's just over a mile from Aria to Joe's at the Forum Shops at Caesars.

        (just from the self-parking garage at Caesars to Joe's at the Forum Shops took at least 20 minutes to walk...could have been a half mile)

        1. re: monku
          baseballfan Mar 7, 2011 07:22 PM

          When we stayed at the Aria recently, we took a cab over to The Palm in the forum shops. Way too far wearing high heels!

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            monku Mar 7, 2011 07:25 PM

            It's just over a mile.

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        Wabash70 Mar 7, 2011 06:27 PM

        Scarpetta? With the risk of sounding like Vincent Vega, I gotta find out what $24 spaghetti tastes like.

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        1. re: Wabash70
          jsa056 Mar 7, 2011 09:21 PM

          If it's anything like the NY-version, $24 spaghetti tastes delicious. So does the duck & foie gras ravioli. IMHO it was right up there with Marea and Babbo, two of my favorite Italian places.

          My very non-foodie friend who hates spending money on food said "I'd pay $24 for that spaghetti everyday for the rest of my life and I'd be happy about it." I don't know if I'd go that far, but I know I'll be stopping by Scarpetta Las Vegas when I'm there again in May.

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