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: 7026072355x
  • 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
338 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (148)good for groups (142)fit for foodies (134)kid-friendly (123)scenic view (111)great for lunch (88)romantic (62)hot spot (60)neighborhood gem (50)notable wine list (46)great for brunch (46)late-night find (16)vibrant bar scene (12)great for outdoor dining (9)Show More
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We throughly enjoyed Buddy V's. The food was fantastic, and so was the service. Large servings, could share.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The chicken parm was amazing! And the bakery was even better. I've always been a fan of buddy on TLC and worked at a bakery. So I've always been fascinated by his work and so glad I was able to experience his pastries!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not all bad
    Frockaway
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife is a fan of the Cake Boss, so we had to try Buddy's spot. Very nicely designed restaurant. We went on a Friday night, early. We forgot something and had to run back to our hotel, so we were late for our reservation. However they were able to move us to a later reservation, no prob. The appetizer was very well prepared fried mozzarella. Excellent. For the main course we chose our absolute favorite dish-Chicken cutlet parmesan. It was a big fat piece of chicken, not a cutlet. It was a little dry, and bland for my New York taste. Try something else.IMHO. My wife said it was "OK". We were full after eating and did not indulge in desserts. Ask for Giorgio. Phenomenal server. Best part of our experience.
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  • Good food, good service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our first time at Buddy V's on a recomendation from a friend. Our meal was delisous, especially the seared octopus appetizer. The service was spot on thanks to our server Georgio and the assistant manager Adam.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Bland food; too noisy; staff was nice, but server had too many tables to give great service; they couldn't find a salt shaker that worked so we couldn't add salt to the bland food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food was awesome and very reasonable! Was my second time there and will definitely teturn
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is what makes this place amazing. We have been to Buddy V's several times in the past and the food is always excellent along with the service, but this time the service was off!! First impressions are everything... If you don't look like a million bucks, you won't get treated like a million bucks - plain and simple!!! Food was excellent, reminded me of the old country.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing!
    Bagatellelady
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Staff called to confirm reservations, we were seated promptly. Staff was courteous and knowledgeable. The food was a disappointment. We both ordered entrees with chicken. The chicken was overlooked, tough and dry in the pasta and the Marsala. I feel bad for Buddy, it's his namesake restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at Buddy's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had the best dinner at Buddy's, I would recommend it to anyone. The service and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with clients was awesome!
    Beback4sure
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Went with clients and we had great service and the waiter made some suggestions for wine, appetizers, and dessert that were perfect! Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Teresa
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had great service and my husband's lasagna was fabulous. It was so good, and enough for more than just one person, he packed it up and saved it for lunch the next day. I ordered my usual standby of spaghetti and white clam sauce. It was different from what I am used to.... very buttery with loads of clams. But if you expect something with garlic (and chunks of garlic cloves thrown in for good measure) then this is not for you. Not your usual Italian food. Generous portions overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is amazing
    5carphil
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    One of the best meals we've had in Vegas. We ate at some of the best restaurants in Vegas at this was at the top of the list. Food is outstanding. The service is nothing to get excited for but the food stands on it's own!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Kody
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food and service was really good. The only down sized was it was our 25th wedding anniversary plus our daughters birthday which we told them we are celebrating and you would think they would have at least bought out a candle they did nothing. In all places I have eaten at in Australia that wouldn't happen
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dry Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Both the Chicken Marcella and Chicken Parma were dry. Excellent Salted Caramel Ice Cream though
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration
    Jmr220
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service was excellent, food fantastic! Celebrated a 60th Birthday.. Staff was great, food is authentic Italian & atmosphere is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LAS VEGAS MUST DO !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My Husband and I are locals of the Las Vegas area. We wanted a casual yet classy restaurant to celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. Buddy's V gave us that and so much more! We arrived at Buddy's 15 minutes early before our reservations and were greeted by our names and seated immediately. Our waiter,Jaz, was fantastic. He was extremely helpful with the menu,with suggestions and wine pairings. The wine list was extensive,even for wine by the glass. The food was old school Italian. You felt like you were at Buddy's house. It was hard to decide what to order as the smells from the open kitchen made your mouth water. The Pasta ala Vodka and Veal Marsala did not disappoint.Buddy V's is the place to go for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LABadger
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We wanted to try Buddy V's after seeing Buddy Valastro's shows on Food Network. The food did not disappoint. We have dined there twice now and all of the food was exceptional. Portions are large and suitable for sharing. The wait staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Our only regret was that we were too full to try any of Buddy Valastro's amazing desserts. Highly recommended for any visit to Las Vegas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Birthday celebration
    LCapo
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The food was amazing!! We tried the "cake boss" speciality drink and if was so sweet and yummy!! The waiter went out of his way to make us feeel at home & they even sent over a beautiful birthday desserts for my husband and it was an experience we won't forget. The best chicken parm & huge portions too!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Anne
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Thank you for the outstanding service, great food and wonderful desserts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Fun at Buddy V's
    CakeBossrules
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I love to watch Cake Boss and was anticipating going to the Venetian for dinner at Buddy V's. The food was fabulous, service was great, atmosphere was top notch. We had a wonderful time. Not to mention that Cake Boss Bakery was right across the hall. So we had cannolis before dinner so we would have plenty of room for them. Thanks for making one of my bucket list adventures come true. We'll be back!! Love Raoul and Mary Almera
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food and the cakes were fantastic and our server was also great and new everything about the menu. The only complaint I had was with the hostess at the door. She seemed annoyed that we came to eat at the restaurant. She also rolled her eyes when I told her we had a reservation and she said I put 4 people down and I should of included our 1 year as another person.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ho Humm
    marnan
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went for late Sunday Brunch, service was slow, and in attentive, food was pretty average at best. Price was reasonable, but for Sunday Brunch, would have expected some spaghetti and gravy to go with the barely warm meatballs, maybe a little fish, no one was attending the rather weak "meat" display..Desserts were ok,...better choices to make for Brunch
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  • Great
    Hello
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was an awesome brunch, great drinks (14.95 unlimited in Vegas is hard to find) Food was amazing really good hot, great value! Would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best lasagna ever!
    foodrocks
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We started with the calamari which was good. Having visited once before, we learned that we could split the lasagna as it is way too much for one person. It must be at least eight layers of the best meat and cheese combination I have ever had.It is delicious! For dessert we had a lobster tail and nutella cake (which were not listed on the dessert menu but the server mentioned when we asked). Very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious at Buddy V's. The environment felt very comfortable, and my guest and I had a fabulous night. We did feel our table was a bit small, it would have been nice to have a table with a bit more room. We do wish that our server would have paid a little more attention to us, but the bus boys were absolutely incredible by constantly clearing dishes, filling our water, bringing us bread etc. Overall, one of the best dinning experiences my guest and I have had.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Service!!
    Local2
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Service was horrible!!! Waited 15 mins for the server to say hello and take drink orders. Didn't have my $4.00 soda refilled the whole dinner. My food was cold but again he wasn't around to tell. Let the server know we had a birthday and he didn't care. Our Cannoli's took 35 mins to arrive and he brings 1 spoon for 8 people and doesn't come back for another 10 mins. Overall food was good but the lack of service made our experience horrible. The server came to our table a total of 3 times and one time was to bring the bill. We wanted to order more cocktails and we couldn't because he never came back. Horrible!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Impeccable service and delicious food in a lively setting overlooking the glittering lights of the Strip. Our sea bass was perfectly cooked and served with a refreshing Arugula and tomato salad with pine nuts. The meatball appetizer and garlic bread were perfect. GREAT FOOD!! Our entire experience was outstanding. Will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    JudyA
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Fine service. Food was average. While the portions were large, the food was overcooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Decor
    VegasGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The decor was creative and matched the theme. I was disappointed by the food. It was dry but palatable. Was even more disappointed that the bakery is not a part of the restaurant, so you must endure a 20-30 minute wait in line (minimum) to get a dessert if it was not on the restaurant's menu.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Manitoban
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    it was alright but been there once and probably wouldn't return
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was outstanding.
    Mich
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Our waiter Charlie was outstanding. He catered to our every need. He was charming, funny, friendly and very attentive. Our reservation was ready at our requested time but we requested a window table with a view of the strip rather than where we were assigned. They promptly accommodated us with only a very short 5 minute delay. I would recommend Buddy V and I would definitely return. We enjoyed the Sea bass and Veal chop was behind belief. We dined there during "Restraunt Week" but were able to order from the regular menu also. Generous portions, and deserts were Unforgetable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our family had a great time your restaurant is out of this world we would definitely be back and recommend you everybody
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    LuvsVegas
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Buddy V's is one of the best restaurants we have eaten at. We were there with one other couple and we couldn't stop talking about the food. The cheese raviolis we amazing and the wine selection was fantastic. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful and helped makes our experience wonderful. We will definitely he going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Auntyem
    auntyem
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Brought my visiting sister as well as my sister-in-law. They are both Cake Boss fans. The French toast, mac and cheese were the favorites. Overall the food was great. Had a little difficulty reaching the hot items since we are short in height. Love the desserts. The variety of food was good and the display was outstanding. Did have to ask where the dessert table was. This was my second visit. The staff was not in the friendliest of moods EXCEPT FOR THE PERSON SERVING THE WATER AFTER WE MADE HIM LAUGH ABOUT THE FLY THAT DECIDED TO LAND IN MY CREAM.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stick to Desserts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was nothing special, unfortunately. There are many other Italian restraints with better food in Las Vegas. The desserts though are another story! The Buddy's Lobster tail was amazing. Just go for the desserts when you want a treat.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so great
    MGrace
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Buddy's was very average food and the surroundings were very loud and anything but warm & welcoming... Nothing to write home about
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  • Disappointing to say the least...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    There was miscommunication with the waiter. The waiter placed 2 orders of the cheese board, we sent 1 back & once he brought out the check he was questioning us why we sent it back. As a paying customer I didn't feel like our waiter was pleased with serving our large group. I ordered an apple martini & wasn't made properly, since when is lime squeezed in an apple martini? My brother is a bartender & was equally surprised it was made improperly. Our bill was $500 & we felt like we were an inconvenience. We were celebrating 3 birthdays & the waiter didn't even bother to ask if he could bring a slice of cake to celebrate. He gave us the dessert menu & after the bill incident I didn't even want to eat dessert at the restaurant ordered to go.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • That's Italian!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere and over the top desserts! We went during restaurant week and had a wonderful 4 course meal, so much food we all had to take some home. Save room for dessert, you dont' want to skip it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Gravy....OMG!
    Watchdiva
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    From the moment we were greeted by the hostess to the moment we left the restaurant after dining, everything exceeded our expectations. Our server Caleb was attentive but did not hover, offered recommendations and clearly explained the ingredients in some of the dishes - we appreciated his input! Buddy's Sunday Gravy was absolutely one of the best dishes I have ever eaten and I have been eating and cooking Italian for over 50 years - the portion size was large enough for two and the flavors melded into a taste extravaganza! Another standout was the chicken parm from the Restaurant Week Special menu - great flavor! We definitely will eat here again when next we visit Vegas - and the open kitchen concept was enjoyable as well!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and food
    Ragudad
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I don't remember our servers name but he was the consummate NY/NJ Italian man. His recommendations were spot on and he was beyond friendly. Our drinks stayed full all the time and the food reminded me of being 10 years old again at my grandparents house. We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.