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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent dinner. Pleasant atmosphere. Good food. Service was great. I wasn't sure if the cake boss could cook meals. It was great!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "I took my kids to Buddys restaurant yesterday just because my smallest child is a #1 fan. But let me tell you that I was in for a surprise. We all loved it. It was just a wonderful place with great food. They have an awesome buffett on Sundays. This is a "must go & see" if you are in Vegas. Two thumbs up for Buddy. And my kids just were in "cloud 9"."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My family and I watch The Cake Boss and The Ultimate Baker series, so it was fun to experience Buddy's recipes first hand. The staff was very friendly and shared their experiences that they've had with Buddy. The food was delicious and exceeded our expectations."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The server was very helpful in suggesting what's good. They have good wine and beer list. Breadsticks were good. Linguine clam sauce was very good."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Overall both my wife and I were very disappointed with the taste of the food, the value for the dollar and the very bad upselling waiter. Buddy should just stick to baking."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "When I made the reservation, I noted that this was for our 40th anniversary. No mention was made of this by any of the staff, and, in fact, for whatever reason, we were sat in the Bar Area rather than the Main Dining Room. Our Waitress was pleasant, but didn't seem to know the menu (which was not large) very well and made some mistakes when we asked questions. The food was very good."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The Margherita pizza had no taste at all. Last time for us. The Ceasars salad was the best we ever had."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "So after all the huge buzz around "the cake boss" I was expecting the bakery portion to be out of this world but I can honestly say I have had a lot better pastries. Also if I'm spending $150 on dinner at the restaurant, I shouldn't have to wait in an hr long line to get pastries from the bakery directly across the hall. The food on the other hand was delicious! I personally got the lasagna and I'm on day 3 of leftovers from it, huge portion which for the price, I appreciate. I didn't appreciate that I made reservations and asked for a booth only to get there and be told booths are only for a party of 5. Def a downside, but overall, the service was good, food was great, bakery, needs work."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Overall a disappointing experience! Chicken in the pasta was overcooked and dry. My husbands pasta dinner was very non-descript. Not tasty at all...Lobster tail dessert was ridiculously over priced and not as tasty as others I have had from Carlos bakery. Would definitely not recommend this restaurant. Servers were very friendly which helped to make up for this disappointing experience."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Amazing food. I wanted to go to this restaurant since the day I heard it was opening in Vegas. The food lived up to every expectation. The manager was also great and accommodating. However, the waiter was obnoxious."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We had dinner on 8/11/14. It was exceptional. Food was hot and delivered fast."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Can't say enough about this restaurant. The food is yummy, the staff is friendly. It's kid friendly, yet a restaurant that you would also enjoy on a date night. Starters to entree to dessert...thoroughly enjoyable."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Just wish we had known when my husband asked if they did anything for birthdays that they would charge us 15.00 for what they supposedly did. Really it was not a birthday special it was a charge fit a desert we really didn't need."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Everything was excellent, the service, the food (apps and dinner with sweet treats to follow) but the pizza was just bad...skip it....bad dough with a heavy gas taste from the oven, we sent it back and the server handled it extremely well. Seriously, everything else (salad, caprese, scampi, sea bass, lasagna, followed by Apple crisp, lobster tail and cheesecake--all fantastic."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food exceeded my expectations!!! I could not believe how good the food tasted."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I chose Buddy V's because it looked different and figured who else to serve good italian food but an Italian. This was not the case. The food was mediocre and the service was slow and lacking customer care. Took 15 minutes to "prepare a table" for the 2 of us even though we were seated at a table that was already ready when we got there. The waitress had to the be asked to bring us more tea (that had no ice in it). The food had less flavor than a major Italian chain that we eat at all the time. I wouldn't recommend this place until Buddy revamps the menu and trains or hires better staff."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Our entrees were amazing and the service was incredible."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had a great time at Buddy V's! Service was excellent and the food was great! I never order lasagna out, but something told me I wouldn't be disappointed. It was delicious! The focaccia was amazing as well!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Our visit to the restaurant was beyond spectacular! The restaurant was adorable, our waiter was wonderful, the ambiance was perfect and the food....probably the best we have eaten. We had the fried mozzarella as an appetizer...delish! I had the ravioli and the cheese filling was mouth popping. My wife ordered the lasagna which was HUGE and she said it was the best! The warm bread that was delivered right from the pan was a fantastic added touch and dipped in the oil & vinegar was so tasty! We made sure to save room for dessert....you can not visit The Cake Boss' restaurant and not have dessert! We ordered the Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake....WOW! This experience was a highlight to our Vegas trip! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Absolutely fabulous! My friend that was with me complains about everything all the time, and he wouldn't shut up about how great it was."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The food was good they just do not give you enough for the money"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "It's a lot of flash and the food is okay, certainly not meant to be fine dining. Package bread sticks on table, basic Italian menu, no nightly specials. Fairly prompt table turnaround, so if you're on a tight timeframe Buddy V's fits that bill. The real entertainment is across the way at the Cake Boss Shop where scores of customers wait in line for the most impressive confectionary masterpieces."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Our service was mediocre, food was not what I wanted from a famous Italian (it's was ok, but frozen ravioli is better), and it felt like any other place, not something Buddy, with his big personality, would have."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "My husband and i split the rigatoni alla vodka, it was very good and we were both full afterwards. however, i would say for the price there was not as much food as i was expecting. I do have to say that the recipe on Buddy's website for this same dish makes a very different tasting dish. Overall it was a nice experience though. Plus I loved the light fixtures! What a great decorators choice, especially with the fact that Buddy is a baker!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food was just ok nothing special. Vick parm is one of my favs theirs was just ok. Pasta that came with it was not hot some was cold. The lobster tail desert was only thing that was really very good. Maybe they should stick to baking."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Thought this was going to be just another tourist spot. There's a good reason why so many go there. The food is great!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Not the most kid friendly place. No booster seats or kid beverages like chocolate milk, but had great food and service otherwise"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Tried this restaurant mainly for the wife & daughter who are biff fans of the show. Surprisingly good food considering the background of the namesake. Had the baked chicken, which is cooked in a small cast iron skillet. Meat was moist and flavorful, the skin golden and crispy. Wife had the lasagna, no shortage of cheese, had to scrape some off because it was too overpowering. It's a new place, so service could improve, but the staff is really trying and it should improve. Little pricey, but acceptable by LV standards. Decent meal."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The food was really good but not any better than any other Italian restaurant in town, so for the money I would not go back. If we could get the bakery goods at the restaurant it might make it worth it."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The sangria was not very good, the food mediocre. Mac and cheese very very salty. I've had the same quality chicken parmesan at a pizzeria. Overall would not recommend or return."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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
  • "Very excited to taste the Italian food we've seen him prepare for his family on TV! Everything was perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious. We also ordered his famous lobster tail and cannoli for dessert and we were not disappointed. We went in expecting the best and we're not disappointed."
    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