- StuCazzo Apr 1, 2011 09:45 AM
Going to be staying in Henderson for the weekend. Any good mom/pop Italian places?
Suggest you read some recent Yelp reviews on Bratalian....
Gaetano's is very good; the food and the service are solid. If you like pizzas, I'd highly recommend Settebello, which is terrific Naples-style pizza, some nice salads and antipasto, but no pasta.
140 S Green Valley Pkwy Ste 172, Henderson, NV 89012
Bratalian has gotten very bad reviews both on Yelp and from people I know that have eaten there. The place needs to take another look at it's operation. It's fairly new so maybe in a couple of months.....
If you're really looking for good Italian food and a mom and pop atmosphere, try Buon Gusto. This little place located in a shopping plaze at Eastern and Horizon Ridge gets awesome reviews and several of my neighbors have gone again and again. The food is excellent and the service is perfection itself. See Yelp for reviews. Have a great weekend in our little town.
Not just Henderson, but the entire Vegas Valley is a wasteland of good mom and pop Italian. Most Italian restaurants in the valley are higher priced eateries. Most of the lower priced ones are pizza joints with entrees that taste worse than pouring canned tomato sauce on boiled chicken breast. Some bars specialize in Italian cuisine but even then most fail. My barometer for an casual Italian restaurant is what side dish is served with entrees that don't contain a marinara sauce. If I order Chicken Marsala or Picatta and their side dish is penne with the all purpose tomato sauce... it's a FAIL.
I recently ate lunch at the Pasta Shop which recently moved to Horizon Ridge at Carnegie and was disgusted. Linguine with marinara and sausage. Ignoring the fact that linguine is the wrong pasta to serve with a marinara sauce, the pasta looked and tasted like it was left overs. The sausage was not browned, Tasted like it was cooked and kept warm in a steam table.
BTW, even the mom and pop's prices are usually $15+ per entree.
Pasta Shop Ristorante
2525 West Horizon Ridge Parkway
Henderson, NV 89052
Buon Gusto Ristorante
2642 West Horizon Ridge Pkwy # A2
Henderson, NV 89052-2872
Montesano's Italian Eateria
9905 S. Eastern
Las Vegas, NV 89183
re: The Drama Queen
Yes, that should have read mom. For those of you who are frugal seniors, Annie's offers nightly senior specials that are priced right.
Daily Senior Specials 55+
Includes Caesar Salad, Bread
Tuesday- Tortellini Alfredo
Thursday- Sausage and Peppers
Friday- Fettucini Alfredo
Saturday- Spaghetti and Meatballs
**(No substitutions or splitting)**
*Meat or Sausage may be added for an additional $2.00
My go to italian is Tera Rossa... their sister restaurant at Terra Verde is supposed to have the same exact menu. Why? because they serve you amazing antipasto and bread when you sit down, the pasta is freshly made... and everything i've had there is fabulous.
But you are saying its not Mom&Pop! and I say, i need my damn freshly made from scratch pasta. LOL
2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson, NV 89052