Dive Into Delizioso Italian Food on the Las Vegas Strip

There is no shortage of food choices in Vegas. Compiling all the amazing Italian restaurants in Las Vegas and trying to sum up the unmissable spots in one short article can feel like an insurmountable feat. This piece will try to keep it entirely on the Strip, but sometimes when you’re pining for pizza, longing for linguini or requiring some risotto, the tastebuds may want to wander a bit further. 

In an effort to not give you the same list you’ve probably seen across numerous online writeups, this is going to be broken down a bit differently. The focus will be on where to get the Italian staples you long for, including fine dining and fast-food style fare from tiramisu to osso buco. And ambiance will be greatly acknowledged as well because all dining, especially dining in Las Vegas, should be more than just food, it should be an experience.

Want more Italian food? Check out the Italian restaurants on the Strip to explore every corner of Italian cuisine.

Eccellente Pre-Dinner Drinks

Mercato della Pescheria offers authentic Italian cuisine in St. Mark’s Square at The Venetian Resort’s Grand Canal Shoppes. In addition to an incredible food menu, they have an incredible $7 Happy Hour menu for guests to enjoy from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. that includes appetizers, beer, cocktails, martinis and wines. Their extensive wine menu includes Italian wines and Napa varieties to treat your tastebuds and prep for the spaghetti supper ahead.

Mercato della Pescheria
3377 S Las Vegas Blvd Suite 2410

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas (from USD $100 )

Wander through the canals and ornate Venetian Resort to create an Italian getaway, right on the Las Vegas Strip.
Battista's Hole in the Wall sign at dusk

Just behind The Cromwell on LINQ Lane sits the eclectic Battista’s Hole in the Wall.  If you stay for dinner, a glass of house wine comes with it and while they aren’t known as drinking specialists, Battista’s is home to one of the largest collections of miniature liquor bottles in the world. Their wine list includes a variety of whites, reds, blushes, champagnes and sparklings, but the highlights are the Enzo Boglietti selection and Battista’s Italian Sangria.

If you’re lucky, you might even catch a performance by Gordy the Accordion player who has been entertaining guests there for over 30 years.

Battista’s Hole in the Wall
4041 Linq Ln
(702) 732-1424

While off the Strip, Capo’s Restaurant & Speakeasy is certainly deserving of a mention here. The perfect blend of Italian restaurants and mobster era history. Vegas has welcomed numerous supper clubs, speakeasies, and dinner with a show style venues in recent years, but Capo’s has been around since 2002. This pick is all about the atmosphere and the martinis, of which the off-menu “Sharon Stone” martini is a fan favorite. Another impressive claim to fame is that their menu features actual family recipes of Al Capone’s.

Capo’s is also a highly coveted speakeasy. Read more about the speakeasies on the Las Vegas Strip to enjoy all that is elusive.

Capo’s Restaurant & Speakeasy
5675 W Sahara Ave

Ciao To Appetizers

Bring on the gnocchi. Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana located at New York-New York, this establishment has incredible reviews for their delicious gnocchi varieties across Google, Yelp, Foursquare and more.

Offering traditional Gnocchi Bolognese and slightly more adventurous options including the Pomodoro and Norcina Con Pollo. These housemade potato dumplings will please the palates of your entire party.

Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana
3790 S Las Vegas Blvd

New York-New York Las Vegas (from USD $60.00 )

New York-New York is made up of towers designed to look like classic New York City high-rises. There’s no missing this iconic spot.

shrimp dish at LAGO, one the of the places to find Italian food on the Strip
image courtesy of MGM

While oven-baked Italian bread may not sound like an upscale option, LAGO at Bellagio begs to differ. This restaurant by Julian Serrano takes everything on their menu to the next level—even focaccia. The small plates concept at Chef Serrano’s restaurant allows you to try not only the focaccia, but also the minestrone, the salmon crostinis, the lobster ravioli, the duck braised risotto, the osso buco—we could go on and on with their exquisite menu.

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd

Bellagio Las Vegas (from USD $149 )

Let the magic of Bellagio, with its conservatory, fountains and splendor, make your Las Vegas Strip an unforgettable experience.

Spettacolare Main Dishes

tan dining room at Amalfi by Bobby Flay
image courtesy of Caesars

When you make a trip to Vegas, make it a point to visit Amalfi by Bobby Flay. This Caesars Palace signature restaurant located right off the casino floor, boasts an incredible fish and seafood display staffed by a fishmonger available to answer a wide variety of fish specific questions. The menu at Amalfi will not make it easy on you, the incredible selection—and taste—will leave you wanting to return night after night. Chef Flay’s menu has a variety of items you’d expect to see the masters battling it out on Iron Chef like Squid Ink Fettucini and Cremini Mushroom Polenta.

3570 S Las Vegas Blvd

Caesars Palace Las Vegas (from USD $94.00 )

Head towards the smooth marble pillars on the Strip to experience the timeless features of Caesars Palace in the modern age.

Since 1949, Chef Maria Perry and her family have been serving up delicious Italian dishes to Vegas locals, tourists and celebrities. Mama Maria, as she is known to many, served her authentic Italian food to the likes of Howard Hughes, Frank Sinatra and Bugsy Siegel. In 2001, the family opened Bootlegger Bistro just five minutes from the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign. With pasta dishes aplenty, including gluten-free and vegan options, Bootlegger has something for every member of the family, and they will welcome you like you’re one of theirs. This is where to come for a hearty serving of Italian classics like Spaghetti and Meatballs.

Bootlegger Bistro
7700 Las Vegas Blvd S

long dining table at Buddy V's inside The Venetian
image courtesy of The Venetian Resort

Buddy V’s Ristorante at The Venetian is your choice for home-style family dining. While his desserts are delicious Buddy Valastro, AKA the Cake Boss, proves he is more than just pastries by bringing his family recipes to life for guests to enjoy. The dining room, casual yet upscale, feels like home with walls adorned with family pictures and red and white checkered napkins. Expect twists on classic favorites, many named after members of the Valastro family. Some to try include Lisa V’s Linguine & Clams, Grandma’s Meatballs and their signature, Valastro Sunday Gravy.

Buddy V’s Ristorante
3327 S Las Vegas Blvd

One of the newest Italian restaurants to debut on the Las Vegas Strip is Brezza nestled inside Resorts World and featuring Local Chef Nicole Brisson. There are three stunning spaces to enjoy, a lounge, patio and the main dining room. In addition to mouthwatering pasta options, Brezza has a selection of mains from the grill to enjoy. Want to try something you can’t get just anywhere? Consider a whole Branzino. And be sure to top your meal off with one of their signature Negronis.

3000 S Las Vegas Blvd Ste 115

Hilton Las Vegas at Resorts World (from USD $65.88 )

Part of the mega-complex of hotels at Resorts World, Hilton Las Vegas is a wonderful new choice for travelers to the Strip.

Desserts That Are Truly Dolce

Have you saved room for dessert? Of course you have.

Gelato is an amazing choice for an authentic Italian treat, and your source for gelato is most certainly Trevi at Caesars Forum Shops.

Trevi offers delicious Italian fare for dine-in, but all you need to enjoy a scoop is walk up to their gelato bar. They have a variety of flavors from Pistachio and Italian Vanilla to Strawberry and Tiramisu. The best part is that they are all housemade daily with only natural ingredients.

3500 S Las Vegas Blvd

Don’t forget to sample more desserts on the Strip at other amazing Italian restaurants. We’re fans of the little chocolate top hats.

Well deserving of a shout out on the list, we can’t talk about Italian desserts without mentioning the Cake Boss’s cannoli. Carlo’s Bakery in the Grand Canal Shoppes, across the hall from Buddy V’s Ristorante, showcases a wide variety of his trademark desserts, cupcakes, cookies and the iconic cannoli that he served up regularly on his hit reality TV show, Cake Boss.

Carlo’s Bakery
3327 S Las Vegas Blvd

tiramisu with chocolate powder and a mint garnish
Tiramisu cake with mint

At Off the Strip Bistro & Bar in The LINQ Promenade you’ll find a tiramisu to die for. The restaurant menu features a variety of cuisine, but that does not mean they don’t do the dessert justice. So, bring on the lady fingers, chocolate and mascarpone cheese.

Off the Strip Bistro & Bar
3535 S Las Vegas Blvd

The LINQ Las Vegas (from USD $32 )

The LINQ, originally built as the Imperial Palace in 1959, has been reborn into a great, cost-effective hotel at the center of the Las Vegas Strip.

That about wraps it up—except for one food group is deserving of a category all of its own.


Secret Pizza is clearly not much of a secret anymore, as it  has become one of the top pizza joints on the Las Vegas Strip. You’ll find it on the third floor of The Cosmopolitan inconspicuously located down an unmarked hallway. It’s small, casual, and perfect for a quick bite with some friends. Plan to order at the counter and eat a slice on the go or buy an entire pizza and bring it back to your room to enjoy.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (from USD $250 )

Let The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas take you into a world of lush, modern hospitality with fun twists and mysteries that dazzle each and every guest.

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Secret Pizza
Boulevard Tower, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S Level 3

pastry counter at Eataly at Park MGM
image courtesy of MGM

Eataly at Park MGM is also a great place to be when it comes to pizza, there you’ll find La Pizza & La Pasta where you can enjoy the excitement of watching hand-tossed dough right before your eyes. The Napoli-style pizza is topped with the highest quality ingredients in the United States and they are cooked to perfection in wood-burning ovens.

3770 S Las Vegas Blvd

Park MGM Las Vegas (from USD $75 )

Dive into entertainment, art and Las Vegas fun at Park MGM, a divine hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

Looking for a New York slice on the Las Vegas Strip? Look no further than Slice of Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort. With 12 unique topping combinations, or you can create your own, and equally delicious vegan and gluten-free options, Slice is an allergen friendly option for those who have restrictive diets, but don’t want to miss out on flavor. Can’t go wrong by adding a Cookie Skillet to your order either.

Slice of Vegas
3930 Las Vegas Blvd S Suite 120

Now, obviously you won’t be able to hop from place to place in one evening, but most of these places will be able to provide an impeccable start to finish dining experience—because Carlo’s Bakery is desserts only. Hopefully, this incredibly not-exhaustive list of Italian fare on the Las Vegas Strip will help you check out a few lesser-known options in Sin City.

Mandalay Bay Las Vegas (from USD $79 )

When desert sands aren't enough, escape to Mandalay Bay for all of the hallmarks of a tropical getaway, right on the Las Vegas Strip.

Frequently Asking Questions About Italian Food on the Strip

Does the Strip have cheap Italian food?

Definitely. In addition to other fast casual dining options, the Las Vegas Strip has a plethora of affordable dining options such as Olive Garden.

Where can I eat Italian food in Las Vegas on the Strip?

Many hotels on the Strip have several types of Italian restaurants, especially the ones at Caesars Palace.

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