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

Buddy V's at The Venetian

  • 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: Dessert, American, Italian
  • 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.
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Buddy V's at The Venetian reviews from OpenTable diners
315 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (142)fit for foodies (138)special occasion (127)scenic view (95)kid-friendly (90)great for lunch (64)romantic (57)hot spot (55)neighborhood gem (40)notable wine list (38)great for brunch (26)late-night find (15)vibrant bar scene (13)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Always very good
    azjohnny
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Been here several times good service and very good food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to take friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The food and service were excellent. The portions are large so there is lots of opportunity to share and try new things. Everyone enjoyed the atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    My wife and I recently enjoyed dinner at Buddy V's at the Venetian in Las Vegas. It was my wife's 50th Birthday celebration dinner. We couldn't have been more pleased. The entire staff was friendly and eager to please. Our server Danielle was extremely nice. She found the perfect mix of, "there when you need her..." and "not overbearing." Even the bus boy (I'm sorry I didn't catch his name) was very helpful. My wife wanted a Buddy V's t-shirt so the bus boy quickly went to the manager to accommodate her request. We were initially told they only had large. But in efforts to please, the manager, Danielle and the bus boy went to a back room where they searched boxes of shirts to find a small for my wife! The happy smile on our bus boy's face when he came out knowing they had found one was incredible. Oh and by the way, the food was fabulous! It was reasonably priced and served in a timely manner! All I can say is, Buddy V's will be a permanent part of our Vegas experience!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The food was amazing. I highly recommend the Italian salad. I have never had anything like that before.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise 70th birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I brought my mom to vegas for her 70th birthday and surprised her at buddy v with a dinner of 8 other friends who came from Canada to surprise her. The food was great but was alittle disappointed with the arrangement I had made with the resturant. I had called two weeks before to confirm reservations and order a cake I was able to talk to the chef who was great and was going to present the cake to my mom when we arrived never saw her! Also the rest of our party was there and where not told we where there until after we where seated at our table. They had to get up and ask the hostess The wow factor of what I was trying to achieve was alittle lost 😞
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the experience.
    AnnaB
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Buddy, we enjoy watching your show. We especially love when you share your family gatherings And childhood memories. You exemplify the italian culture and traditions for young italian families everywhere. Congratulations and continued success. We pray for your mama. PS - the food was great!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Good Times!
    Mike
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Excellent family style dishes. Definitely gives the the feel of "home cooked" food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    our waiter was incredible. he suggested this big various appetizer plate . it was perfect for 7 people. I had the veal marsala . it was amazing. the dessert was to die for. will definitely dine here next time we are in vegas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent lunch spot
    GailJ
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We asked the waitress for suggestions and she was spot-on. I loved that she encouraged sharing some dishes which was great since my aunt & I have small appetites, but we cleaned up every last morsel. Definitely would go back. The crostini Mozza appetizer was soooo good. Done to perfection. We were treated so well. Excellent service. Thank- you Buddy V's!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    annabelle
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Took our mother to Las Vegas for her birthday. My one sister was at Buddy Is last summer when she took a trip to Vegas and she absolutely insisted we go there for dinner. It was the best meal we had in Vegas and I would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The food was very good but I felt that the time between our appetizer and dinner was rushed. The staff was attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great staff
    Abelrx
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Attended on a week night with a friend. Recommend you make reservations as we had done. The food was great Italian fare with a family twist. Our waiter, Peter, was terrific. We would take a sip of water and the glass would fill itself! Don't miss the lobster roll, a Buddy specialty, but split it with somebody. The keeper was the dessert menu with family pictures with Buddy and his family while he was growing up. If you ever watched the show you will feel like part of the fsmily when you leave.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved loved loved the food.
    luvbuddyvs
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Great food, best pasta sauce we've tasted at any restaurant. Chicken was great tasting , not dry, pasta was very tasting. Lasagna was very meaty, and great flavors. Great drinks also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The portions were large and very satisfying. The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. We ordered our food and received it very quickly. The server was very attentive and fast/efficient. I went for my birthday and I had a great time. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need to Improve Customer Service
    Enj0yDiningExperience
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We arrived at 4:30 p.m. and were told that dinner started at 5 p.m., so we told the hostess we would sit at the bar until 5 p.m. We had drinks and an appetizer at the bar and when we returned to the hostess stand a different hostess informed us that unless we had a reservation, we had to wait until all of the groups that were present were seated. We then submitted a reservation on OpenTable to ensure we were seated and could dine in time to make it to a show. Once we were finally seated, we waited nearly 15 minutes to be greeted by the server. Once we were greeted, the service was fine.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mediocrr
    DeeDeeVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food is pretty mediocre here. The service was good. The marinara was really lacking. Get the chx parm if you go.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Buddy V's restaurant was great! Excellent service all around. Our waiter suggested Aunt Nina's mozzarella en carroza for the appetizer and it was delicious. We had the sea bass and linguine with clams for our meals. Large portions and cooked to perfection! We were celebrating our little ones birthday. Our waiter told Head Chef Bryan Forgione who then personally came table side to make a pizza with her from scratch. Amazing experience and we will definitely go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing special.
    Oregon
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were so excited! It's a bummer we wasted 1 of 3 dinners in vegas in this restaurant. So bummed!! Same old Italian traditional style we could have had where we r from. Bummer!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    MelC
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was wonderful! It was a nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buddy V las vegas
    kbaum405
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was ok. My husband's veal was tough. As a fine diner, I was disappointed. Seated near the kitchen was noisy. Eggplant was tough. My husband's veal was heavily breaded. Drinks were very good. Mac and cheese was very good. However Carlos Bakery across the was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!
    Grandma3
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The best dining experience we have ever had! At the risk of sounding corny eating at Buddy V's was over the top amazing. We have paid double the price at other venues with little more than 1/4 of the food we had at Buddy V's and at $200.00 for 2 people that don't drink spending that on a tiny portion of lousy food is disheartening. Not so at Buddy's. The food was exquisite and so was the service. If we had a Buddy V's in Sacramento or even San Francisico we would eat there often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My wife is Gluten Free and they had a lot of knowledge regarding menu for an Italian place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved It!
    PhillyGirlDiningOut
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Had a terrific dinner at Buddy V's in Las Vegas. The octopus appetizer was really good, and I am not normally an octopus fan! Our entrees were delicious and we finished with the lobster claw cream horn....O....M.....G! It was a special treat since I have no good Italian bakeries near my current home in southeastern Virginia. The server whose name started with G and was from Sicily, was fantastic. He was attentive and personable and made us feel special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and great value
    WNYVisitors1152014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    With the cost of food on the Vegas strip so expensive Buddy V's is a great value. Plenty of food and fantastic service by all of the staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine, nice meal
    MfromMI
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The house special red wine (cab/merlot/? blend) was absolutely delicious. Sunday gravy was very tasty, but did not have any meatballs - kind of a bummer. Nutella cake and salted carmel ice cream were super yummy. Waiter was more interested in pushing his recommendations than finding out what the customer wanted. He might have just been putting on a show, but I did not enjoy it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal in Vegas!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Our meals were the best in Vegas and our drinks were amazing!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Meal, Service Needs Work
    Brassman
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Overall, a good experience at Buddy V's. Food is solid and portions are generally large. Wine pours however, are not so generous. Service can definitely improve. It took over 10 minutes for our drinks to arrive post-order and waiter asked me twice if I needed a second glass of wine - first time ok, second time, I'll let you know if I need one. Overall, good experience.
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  • Arrive hungry!
    Dela
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We had dinner November 2, at 5:30. Wasn't to busy when we got there ( but busy when we left) The food was so tasteful, service amazing, prices reasonable - our waiter was the best in our 4 day Vegas experience. He was happy to be helping you, and proud to work there so it made the experience of sampeling the different dishes served as exciting as winning on the slots!!! ( we love good food) not uptight atmosphere - felt very warm and inviting. So glad we went and would recommend.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Huge Portions
    worldtraveler1
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband and I definitely could have split and entree after I started with a Caesar salad, and he with the garlic bread. Being that we were here on vacation, we couldn't take the leftovers and I feel bad wasting. I really wanted to have desert so I didn't not finish my entree. The wine was the good and the service was good. I would recommend for good Italian food in Vegas. I had the Chicken Parm and my husband had the lasagna. I always enjoy lasagnas that are different than what I make at home, but good in a totally different way. The nutella cake was also the perfect way to end the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mama Mia!
    Ciffus
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Once seated, we put ourselves in the hands of our server. We ordered our entrees but he flushed out the meal, choosing our wine and apps. Sharing plates, I thought the veal Marsala might overshadow the spaghetti and meatballs. While the veal was spectacular (every bite was a perfect bite), the spaghetti was just as good! Finishing off the meal with a lobster tail (pastry, not seafood) put this meal over the top. FANTASTIC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gravyrules
    Gravy
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Very nice atmosphere, appropriate dressed crowd, waiter tried to up-sell a bottle of wine over our two glasses of differing types. Once I got him over the fact we were only getting the two glasses everything was fine. I got the Sunday Gravy (Awesome) my wife ordered their version of linguini w/ vodka sauce - also outstanding. Prices in line and expected - no room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zagat ... Seriously?
    Buckyballs
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Zagat used to be solid, but clearly making their "what's hot" list is a commercial thing. Save your money and go to Maggiano's if this is what you want to eat.
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  • Great food
    LocalDiner
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Great food and good service! Very nice view and decor. A little bit pricey, however the portions were large and all of our food was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!!!
    MareeD
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We ate here for my daughters birthday on our recent trip to Vegas. The food was authentic Italian. The portions are big, and so are the flavors! Chicken piccata was so tasty, chicken Parmesan was perfect, we also had the cheese ravioli which tasted like homemade from grandmas kitchen. Get there early for thei happy hour specials in the bar from 4:30-6:30, $4 drink specials and 5$ bar bites. I loved it so much I went there the following night for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skip
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Buddy V's has become my favorite restaurant in the Venetian complex of restaurants for Italian food. Being Italian myself, I can tell you that the "Sunday Gravy" is authentic, home cooked Italian food. Once word of caution, all of their portions are HUGE, so order accordingly. (Try the Eggplant Parm for sure!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    Macadoecious
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    This is by far the most friendliest restaurant I have ever been to. Great service, food was great, even took a picture with Buddy himself.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buddy V's - Great Food
    AnnieAngel69
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Fabulous Italian food - excellent garlic bread! The only downside was that the portions were ridiculously enormous! 2 of our party (men) ordered the Lasagne which was incredible but one portion could have fed both of them!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LVFoodie
    LVFoodie
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Overpriced & not quality italian food, baked goods very overpriced, will not recommend or return
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  • Buddy V's Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great food, friendly staff and great view. Couldn't have asked for more.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Lasagna and meatballs were good but the spaghetti was undercooked very starchy and the marinara was blan. We had high expectations for a great meal only to be very disappointed overall. Won't go back. However the service was impeccable!
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