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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
  • "Needs to stick to cake. That's why they are called bakers not chefs. Food was horrible. Tasteless,bland and over seasoned..even the pizza my daughter ordered was unedible...just a gimmick!!!! Eat across the way at reggiano pizzeria and eat real Itslisn food!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We were really looking forward to eating at Bobby V's. Our food came out so fast. It really did not taste like it was made to order. Good banquet food. They overcharged me on the wine by the glass. I pointed it out to the waiter and he said it must have keyed in the wrong one. Afraid not. It was the right varietal, just not the price on their list."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We ask not to be rushed and we were not. Enough said."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Fun atmosphere. Good food and even better desserts. We will go again, definitely."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Wow , what a dissappointment At best it was a decent New York area local Italian joint.In fact most of the pizza places in my home town have more exciting Italian entree choices. The menu was limited. The waiter, Georgio , tried to be friendly but became pushy and annoying as the night went on. The biggest disappointment , believe it or not was the dessert menu. There were five tired choices, nothing special. The best part was that a branch of the cake boss was across the hall , but When we asked Georgio if we could order from the bakery to the table, he became nasty. Clearly we were not the first to ask we were very puzzled by this. The cake boss with boring unimaginative dessert choices , interesting concept."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Huge fans of Cake Boss! Being from California and being so far from the actual bakery it's nice that buddy met us half way (more than half way). Everything was excellent, great tasting food, wonderful staff and great energetic place! Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "A great place to eat. The food was very tasty and well presented. The service was excellent. I would definitely go back"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had a great meal, and the service was outstanding. I would definitely recommend this resturant."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My husband and I had an amazing dinner at Buddy V's during our stay at The Venetian. We could not believe the serving sizes, I ordered the lasagna expecting a large slice not the small, deep pan they serve you! My husband ordered the chicken parmesan that had 2 huge breasts cooked perfectly. For our appetiser we tried the fried calamari & cheesy garlic bread which were also large serving sizes and delicious. I am from a traditional Italian family and love traditional italian foods, Buddy V's sure hit it right on the spot. When we are in Vegas we will be making Buddy V's a part of our trip. Oh, and we were so full we sadly never tried the dessert!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Food was good. Our waiter was a bit of a comedian and made the meal longer than it had to be. Portions were decent size, prices on the high side. Food items are from Buddy's family recipes so not exactly how you expected things. My daughter wanted the shrimp scampi, it came with a red marinara sauce because that's how Buddy's (aunt or sister...) makes it. Overall very good. Would return."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I was excited to visit Buddy V's since I am an avid fan of cake boss. When I walked in, it made me feel like I was visiting his family's home. The cute picture frames and home furnishings gave it a very nice atmosphere for what I was about to encounter. The food was excellent. Being brought up with Italian culture, I am usually disappointed when I eat at Italian restaurants because nothing can live up to what mom makes. I was pleasantly surprised that the lasagna hit pretty close to home. The best part of my experience though was my waiter, Georgio. He guided me through the menu and was extremely genial. I visited the restaurant with my family for my birthday and I felt like he made my birthday extremely special. He became family there."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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
  • "My 9 yr old granddaughter is a huge Cake Boss fan. We were seated promptly & the staff was very friendly. We ordered the 3 course early special & the food was very good. The warm focaccia bread was very very yummy. My carbonara was a little salty, but still enjoyable. My husband's salmon was very good also. The granddaughter had spaghetti & meatballs, which we tasted and found moist and delicious. Dessert was warm Nutella cake with caramel ice cream. Very decadent. My husband enjoyed the cannoli, but was not overly impressed . While we expected the prices to be higher than normal, we found it much pricier than expected. Our biggest disappointment was being charged for a refill on my granddaughter's milk. It was a fun experience."
    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
  • "Went here on a friend's recommendation and was very pleasantly surprised! Service was great and the food was outstanding, been talking about it for a week now!"
    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
  • "We went to Buddy V's for lunch. It was good quiet environment as we were there at 11:45 am. The server immediately greeted us and took our drink order. He gave recommendations for meals. My daughter ordered the smashed sub sandwich, I ordered the linguini with white clam sauce. My wife ordered the veal marsala. There were so many clams in the linguini that the empty shells covered a side plate. The meatball sandwich was great. The veal was just satisfactory. Overall, the food and experience was wonderful. I would highly recommend dining there."
    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
  • "This was our second visit to Buddy's. The restaurant ambience is great. Try the mozzarella bread. It's wonderful. The hostess desk personnel are very nice and the server's make every attempt to provide a great dining experience. Be sure to schedule a reservation. It was nice to hear Buddy's voice on the restaurant recording. It displays that he attempts to be connected with the patrons. I especially enjoyed the family album book of desserts."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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