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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
  • "Very average dining experience at Buddy V The restaurant lacked character and there's no atmosphere as you would normally find in good Italian restaurants The food was ok but no better than any other that I've been to Was expecting good things but we were all disappointed"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We recently ate here on our trip to Vegas the service was top notch and the food was great the fried mozzerlla appetizer was amazing and the "Sunday Gravy" I ordered was excellent"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "For the price you pay and the reputation Buddy has I expected a better quality product. The portion amout for the price was fine but it was lacking in flavor. Disappointed."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The caesar salad dressing did not stand up to other restaurants in Las Vegas, I would rate it as average. The main course was good, but it did not match our expectations. The deserts were the hi-lite of our meal."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We hosted a group business dinner and had an amazing experience! The ambiance was great and they seated our large group in the ideal spot in the restaurant. Peter provided incredible service and the food was perfect. Ask for Peter and don't forget to save room for dessert!!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I was so looking forward to eating here! When we arrived to the restaurant the hostesses seemed aloof, not welcoming. Our waitress, was even worse. Really? They were not busy. I expected more from the staff. That is the advice Buddy would give to a bakery he was mentoring along, in his show. Make us feel like you want us there! Then the food. Very disappointing. Chicken parm was so over cooked. Pasta mushy, not al dente. Meatballs were OK, nothing special. And the eggplant parm was burnt! Our waitress inquired about it and then said ok, and went about her business. Unbelievable! Buddy, we would expect food and service to at least be on par with other food establishments, this was very poor. Passed on desserts, already so disappointed."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "To be honest I thought this was going to be hokey but I loved it. The food was really good. I was impressed. I would definitely go again. The cannoli was so delish. The ravioli had a very smooth filling. One of the best I have ever had."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I'm always a little wary of celebrity branded restaurants but this changed that perception. The food was great - fresh pasta and seafood. Best cannolli we have ever eaten! The cinnamon pastry and cream combination was to die for!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The closest reservation to dinner that was available was 4:30. Even though the Sunset Menu was active at that time, our server told us if we waited to order 10 minutes or so we could order off the dinner menu. That was very nice. Our party of 6 included one Bride-to-be and one Birthday. Even though, we were low-key about that, our server made sure we had a special meal to celebrate. He offered to bring our table a wonderful appetizer selection....and it was! Two salami and cheese boards, calamari, meatballs, panzanella salad...it was perfect! After noshing on all of this, we decided to order only 4 entrees and share. We had My Dads Bucatini, two Lasagnas and a Chicken Picatta. They were all rich and delicious. Dessert was amazing as well!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "If you arrive before 5 do no expect to get a dinner menu but a rather abbreviated late lunch menu. Waiter "checked" to see if we could get dinner items. 3 of 4 we could. We received nothing with our dinner. All other tables got some kind of bread. The person at our table who ordered the scallops got just that for dinner. 6 scallops. Nothing else. Nothing! 3/4 people at our table were still hungry after the dinner. 2 of those were 12 year old girls who ordered adult meals. Ordered dessert to fill up. 15 Dollars for the lobster tail you can get for 5.95 across the hall. Don't get me wrong, good was good. Portions are awful. Please fix this to stay in business. I suggest you just skip the place. Better restaurants on the strip"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Buddy V's and it did not disappoint. Outstanding service and the food is very good. I had Momma's Sunday Gravy and it was excellent. One of the best Italian meals that I've had in Las Vegas."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "the service and food was excellent. We will be coming back for more!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I have never since I have lived in Las Vegas given any restaurant a 5 rating in every area. The food is Spectacular, the Service from Hostess to the Bus folks, to the Server was absolutely the best experience I have had since I have been here for 20 years off and on."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Would not go back. I had the Salmon which was crispy and dry and the Kale, I could not chew."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great service...very friendly...GREAT desserts! We wished we could have met Buddy!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Had a fantastic time. Food and service were excellent. Would recommend highly."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I made reservations and had an early dinner before our show. The food was amazing and incredibly fresh. The restaurant itself is super cute and makes you feel like you're having dinner at a friends house. The only downside was lack of service. Although our server was attentive, we rarely saw him."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our experience at Buddy V's was excellent. The food was outstanding, and the service excellent. We celebrated our 44th anniversary at Buddy V's and were not disappointed. We have already recommended this restaurant to friends. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My husband and I met some friends who were in town for a convention for lunch at Buddy V's. It was my Birthday and we ended up having a fabulous time! We sat by the window so we had an amazing view of the strip. I ordered the Corn salad and my husband ordered the Chicken Parm. They were both delicious! We also shared the garlic bread as an appetizer which was amazing as well. For dessert we had the Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake and it was on a plate with Happy Birthday written in chocolate. It was unlike any cheesecake I have ever had, it was amazing! So light and fluffy and flavorful. We will definitely be going to Buddy V's again, we loved it!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Nice italian restaurant, classic recipes no frills."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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
  • "My food was good, but the service was outstanding. My waiter, Michel, and his assistant made sure that my water and soda glasses were always full and my table top was always cleaned between courses. My special request for an off the menu entree was honored gracefully. Unfortunately, I did not like the sauce on my veal picatta as it seemed to be more like that of veal marsala, instead of white wine and lemony. The veal was of good quality; however, I found it to be extremely salty."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Outstanding service, great ambianceand amazing food. Buddy hit it out of the ballpark!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It was our one year anniversary...service was EXCELLENT. Everyone was very polite, professional and attentive. We enjoyed the food and will be back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We really enjoyed our meal at Buddy V's. A bit pricey, but, hey, it's Vegas, right? My spaghetti with meatballs and bolognese sauce was the best I've ever eaten, by far. The flavors! Every person receives a large chunk of focaccia bread. The waiter was very knowledgeable. A great experience I will happily recommend to friends and family."
    Dined on 7/2/2014