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Buddy V's at The Venetian
Buddy V's at The Venetian

Buddy V's at The Venetian Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.buddyvlasvegas.com
  • Phone: (702) 607-2355
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: Sunday 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Dessert
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Buddy V’s charming and intimate private dining room can accommodate up to 40 for a seated dinner, or 100 for a cocktail reception. Classic family style dining options and custom menus are available, all featuring some of our most popular dishes. Additionally, we have a variety of other options for larger parties, up to and including a full restaurant buy out.
  • Private Party Contact: Angie Enk x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring Mountain
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Buddy V's at The Venetian
Buddy V’s is the Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro's fun and relaxed casual Italian restaurant located in the Venetian Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Inspired by the large family gatherings and special meals Buddy grew up with, Buddy V's offers fans and families alike an approachable and memorable meal in a comfortable atmosphere.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I was in Las Vegas for a conference with a group of 11 people. Buddy V's was able to accommodate the party with a reservation made online just a few hours in advance. After seeing the restaurant, it was very apparent that Buddy V's was designed to handle large groups in a very laid back, family-style setting. The food was outstanding, and the view of the strip was a nice perk as well."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The stand-out meal here is the Sunday Gravy! My husband loved it, and we will be back. We also had the panzanella salad, we both really liked it. I ordered the margarita pizza, and liked that too. The wine prices are too high, was our only complaint."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We went to have dinner for my birthday with my husband and two kids. We are Buddy's fans and we were really curious about the food and cakes. The food was really good, the kids enjoyed it very much. We will definitely go back any chance we have."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The Valasco family recipes are authentic and very good! A great family atmosphere; the noise level fits an Italian family atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Met a friend for lunch. It was reasonably priced. The service was great and attentive but not pushy. The atmosphere was nice and I had a view of some of the Strip."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I brought my kids here to celebrate my youngest daughter's 7th birthday because all of my kids are fans of Cake Boss and wanted to go to Buddy's restaurant. We drove up from Phoenix, AZ, and it was well worth it."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We were excited about going there because of the Cake Boss! Sad to say, the service was not so hot. The server forgot to send us our drinks and the lasagna was okay. I think it had been sitting for awhile. The server did apologize several times and offered me a coffee for my troubles."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Went to eat here on weekend getaway in Vegas. The food was delicious and felt very home made. Nice view of Vegas Strip while dining. Def. recommend it."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We had to try Buddy V's especially since my wife is from Hoboken!!! that's where he originated from with Carlo's bakery! We were celebrating our anniversary and wanted to have a special night. From the minute we got into the restaurant everyone made us feel at home! The service was excellent! We shared an appetizer, Mozzarella encarroza omg! it was to die for! I had his Grandma's rigatoni with meatballs sausage and pork, excellent! My wife had the salmon and it was amazing!!! We live in Las Vegas but we don't get down to the Strip very often, but when we do this is going to be our go to restaurant! Keep up the good work Buddy V! Thank you for a memorable anniversary dinner!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The Chicken Rigatoni "Alla" Vodka was amazing! The ravioli melted in your mouth. The Lobstertail for dessert is a must! Layers of flaky pastry with cream filling and fresh berries."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Everything was amazing! My favorite was the crepes."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We went to Buddy V's for the first time in Jan 2014 and found it to be everything and more I had hoped it to be. The staff were very friendly and attentive, the service was second to none, the food was absolutely delicious. I had the chicken parmesan which was melt in your mouth. I had "birthday cake" for desert and fell in love with it. The house wine was so good and reasonably priced. We liked the wine so much we now purchase it regularly here at home. We have recommended this restaurant to everyone we know who goes to Las Vegas and can't wait to go back again."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This was our first visit to this new spot at the Venetian. The spaghetti and meatballs was delicious. I was surprised that my chicken breast was not hot -- nor was the quinoa or the sauce."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Outstanding service, great ambianceand amazing food. Buddy hit it out of the ballpark!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Newly opened. Busy place. A short wait after our reservation time. Waiter was knowledgable and was helpful with our dining selections. Place has a nice "family" feel to it. Enjoyed family photos in the dessert menu. Wait for entree was longer than we liked. But quality of the food made up for the wait. Go hungry - portions are large. One of the best meals we had on our trip."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I am a fan of Buddy the Cake Boss so I was excited to try his restaurant and bakery. The food was very delicious. I tried Mama's Style. Chicken was cooked perfect and the sauce was great, not too drenched in it as I thought it might be. Thought the dish needed a little more vegetables. Our waiter was extremely nice and helpful with the menu items. The only downfall for me was we went late at night and the restaurant started to close while we were still eating. Felt like I was being rushed to eat my food and get out quick. I will definitely visit again the next I am in Vegas. Wish I could have met Buddy!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "from waiter to food, excellent! I had been to Buddy V's for lunch but not for dinner. brought friends from out of town. Our waiter was very attentive, the food was VERY good and in abundance! would definately go back! Having grown up on the East coast, it is hard to find good quality Italian in a restaurant. BEST Lasagna and Sunday gravy!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food was awesome we loved the atmosphere and had a great table. Waitress was ok, could have been more attentive, what I assume were managers were walking around in black suites. They did not say a word. Looked like the mob. I would have expected them to talk to the patrons and ask how they were doing...the bus boy/water boy saved the day. He was personable, friendly, attentive and helpful! He was the reason service got a higher rating. Oh cannoli and zipolle were wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The staff was wonderful! Chicken parm and the eggplant were Excellent , so was the wine. But the spagetti was not good"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Chicken Marsala was beyond delicious...I would have licked the plate if we weren't in a public setting. My kids loved the Tuscan fries also!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Experience was wonderful. Everything was on point. Lasagna was the bomb!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Buddy's new restaurant in Vegas was wonderful. We had lunch and were impressed with the menu which had many choices in different categories. The panzanella salad was delicious and the meatball sub was super. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Quick seating due to reservation but the overall service was terrible. My wife ordered a glass of wine but they were out. I ordered a Pepsi and they were out of Pepsi. They were out of PEPSI. I proceeded to order the chicken parm and the waiter asked if that's what I really wanted. I was a little caught off guard. I asked why? He told us that people just order that because and I should try something not so normal. No suggestions. No specials given. No apologize for being out of drinks on the menu. The server assistants bust their butts and the waiters casually walk around."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "It was like being home again with Nonna's cooking. Hard to figure out which item to order because there are so many good items on the menu. Everyone loved their food. Overlooking the strip is a treasure. It makes you understand why there is a LONG line at the bakery across the hall. We really had a great time."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Our dining experience was beyond expectation and has been the topic of discussion with family and friends since our visit. We were just astounded with the quality of food and found each entree our best ever. The atmosphere is festive but lends itself to easy conversation. Superb service and creating delectable dining choices positions the establishment in an exceptional category. Buddy V's is now my go to when wining and dining guest."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have eaten here twice and the food has been amazing each time with large portions. The wait staff is wonderful and everyone is very attentive to your needs. I would recommend making a reservation, it is popular!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Buddy V's was the meal highlight of my families most recent visit to Las Vegas!!! Our waiter (Michell, pronounced Mee- shel ) was beyond helpful, attentive and friendly. Each member of my family ordered something different so I was able to sample many different items. Each was distinctive and flavorful. I can't wait to get back to Vegas just to get back to Buddy V's!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We ended up having a lunch at the new Buddy V's. Wonderful meal. Their mozzarella sticks were incredible. Meatballs outstanding! Sauce was so fresh. The waitress needs to smile. She wasn't engaging or friendly. We worked through the service and enjoyed the experience! Coming back in November and this will be on our dinner list! As for the line at the bakery - wear comfy shoes cuz you will be standing a bit!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Fans of the Cake Boss will love this opportunity to try Buddy V's food. Delicious tasting, enormously generous helpings made for happy kids for us. Try the lasagna and foe dessert the Nutella cake. Go hungry!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • " Lasagna was excellent, veal marsala - average. Above average baked dessert. Overall enjoyable experience for a special occasion. Significantly over priced for what we received."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our waiter was outstanding. He added so much to the evening."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our third time visiting Buddy's and still never disappointed! Food is fantastic! Our family loves the Family Gravy and for dessert the Lobster Tail!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food and service was excellent. One of the highlights of our trip. Try the lobster tail! Excellent."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great climate excellent service , lovely for a lunch with the parents, a great friend and your significant other staff is very knowledgeable of their menu . Will be coming back to their location I loved the booth by the window we got a great view of the palazzo lobby , their salad was fresh and tasty their cheese oh goodness the best I have had in a while. I went with my mother and she loved it as well we went because of the show cake boss stayed for the restaurant . I am looking forward to checking out their wine list"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I have traveled extensively and the service I experienced at Buddy V's was the best I've ever had. Waiters and buss staff were beyond friendly and there when you needed anything. Our drinks never reached much below half full. The food was incredible. I highly recommend the Mozzerella Sticks (not at all what you expect)...crisp bread, pesto, great cheese. Chicken parmasean was perfect size and Cannolis are to die for!! We were there for my boyfriends birthday and had his cake with us so it wouldnt melt in the car. Our waiter even offered to put it in the refrigerator and brought it back out with our check (honestly my blonde runs deep and I would have forgotten about it). I actually work at the Palazzo and its my favorite now :-)"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My 9-year-old daughter loves all things "Buddy", "Cake Boss" and "Carlo's" so, after much begging, we made a daddy/daughter date and headed out to try "Buddy V's". The dining room is nice, creative decoration capturing the Cake Boss's essence abound. Dark reds and black prevail however the room is filled with natural light during the day and a wonderful strip-view at night. Our server was attentive but somewhat slow to fill requests. The busboy, however, was a true gem; silently removing dishes and ensuring our glasses were always full with a smile on at all times. The food was well below expectations-chicken tasted burnt and the "Sunday Gravy" was without much flavor. Honestly, we were both expecting much more at this price point."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We wanted to try Buddy V's on this trip so we decided on the brunch. The antipasto bar -- reminded us of our Italian grandparents Sunday dinners. It was such a treat. The hot food was so delicious. We couldn't decide what was our favorite. Then came dessert. To die for!! Unbelievably good. Again a toss up for a favorite (mine was the cannoli). My son is hoping Buddy opens a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. We definitely know we will visit again on our next trip to Vegas."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A little pricey but amazing food. Would definitely eat here again!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We went for our 5th anniversary. Late lunch early dinner... Staff was great, very friendly. Fairly price for the strip. Some portions were a little smaller than we would have liked but very good. It would be nice if they could incorporate something with the bakery now this it's open. (Maybe like a hot pass through the line or some) overall great experience and will go back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Delicious food, a bit pricey for what you get. Over bearing waiter"
    Dined on 6/18/2014