Sometimes it’s hard to keep mafia movies straight since they all usually contain at least two of the following: family drama, double-crossings, and an old-school Italian restaurant. But what we can keep straight are our favorite Italian spots, and Ferraro’s is right at the top. Open since 1985, this Las Vegas institution serves handmade pasta and an incredible osso buco (that you should definitely order). Pair that with a bottle from their wine list that’s so long it has a table of contents, before you ask the table next to you what really happened at Cheryl’s wedding and see if you can add some fuel to the fire.
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Ellis Island BBQ
This simple barbecue spot in the back of the Ellis Island Hotel is our top spot for an inexpensive meal of chicken and baby back ribs.
Lotus of Siam
Lotus of Siam feels like a big party, but one you can show up to in jeans - come with a big group and order plenty of their Thai specialties.
Naked City Pizza
Naked City Pizza has some of our favorite wings in the entire city - though you can also get pizza at this Southeast spot.
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On the 56th floor of the Palms, Vetri has one of the best views in the city, alongside some of the best pastas you’ll find in Vegas.
When you want a lot of high-quality meat dishes, head to Manzo in Eataly in the Park MGM for dinner in a beautiful sleek space.
20 minutes from the Strip in Summerlin, La Strega is an Italian place with something unique in every dish and a beautiful space.
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Secret Pizza in the Cosmopolitan isn’t as secret as it once was, but it’s still some of the best pizza in Vegas.
The Barrymore feels like it’s on the Strip without actually being on the Strip - from the incredibly beautiful dining room to the high-end food.
30 minutes from the Strip, Americana is where you go when you’ve been in Vegas for a couple days too long, from the great food to the lake views.
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