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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
  • "The overall dining experience I had was ruined by the poor service given by the hostess and waitstaff of the restaurant. When we arrived, despite my having a reservation and the place being empty we still waited around 10 minutes to get a table. The hostess barely acknowledged our existence once we checked in and proceeded to put us in a corner of the restaurant completely alone. Once at the table the bus boys and drink runners were very attentive. They were prompt with refills when necessary and cleared the table as you'd expect. The waiter was just ok but only stopped to check with us once to take our food order and the last time for us to pay the bill. Overall the food was absolutely amazing but was drowned out by the lousy service."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We went to Buddy V's, partly because my 11-year old daughter is a fan of Cake Boss, partly because the reviews I read were very positive. To my daughter's disappointment we didn't meet Buddy but we did get a great meal, their Veal Masala being just as good as I'd read about - and the portion was huge. Surprisingly, the dessert menu was NOT dominated by cakes but it included a homemade salted caramel ice cream which is out of this world."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Having been to the bakery in NJ and seeing his cooking show I was looking for something special. Buddy misses the mark with this one. The food was good, but not great. There are much better Italian restaurants in the general area. The prices are on the high end, and the lobster tails were a HUGE disappointment. They don't compare any where close to the originals from Hoboken. Maybe the best choice is to skip the restaurant side and pick up something from the bakery only. The items in the cases looked great. Hopefully prepared better than the lobster tails."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Lasagna is out of this world! Service was great. Prices are rather high, though. The bakery across the hall (same owner-THE CAKE BOSS) is ridiculously expensive but DELICIOUS! Note: $9 for a few pieces of garlic bread is ridiculous! BUT, it was delicious.... Overall, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT. Buddy is KING of the bakery!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I love the show Cake Boss, so for a special occasion my family and I decided it would be nice to check out buddy v's and the bakery for dinner. The food was good but the prices were insane! It was $10 for 3 slices of garlic bread for heavens sake. So $130 later for everyone to have a plate (4 people), and one order of garlic bread that we all had to cut in half, I would say we all left disappointed."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The food tastes like it's homemade by an italian nonna. And served professionally like a classy restaurant should, by corteous people that strive to make the experience the best possible. Excellent restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We had very high hopes for Buddy V's. Those hopes were dashes with very lackadaisical service. 15 minutes to get a waiter when we had reservations is unacceptable. Then there was the food. I can make better Italian food at home and I can't cook very well at all. And it cost over $100 for this subpar food. While I don't mind paying a premium for good food, paying a premium for subpar food just because of the name on the restaurant is not a good business practice. Skip the restaurant and just go to Carlo's Bakery across the way."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant. The prices are reasonable, the food excellent and the service is the best. We always have a great meal when we dine there."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Should stick to making cake, food was overpriced small portions that tasted like it was a frozen reheated meals. Not worth it and won't visit again."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food was amazing! Best Italian I've ever had! Service was awesome our waiter was great!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Happened to be in LV and saw Buddy V just opened his bakery and then discovered the restaurant as well. Make opentable reservations for 8pm then showed up at 7:30pm. We were seated at a booth within minutes. The server was attentive, the staff pays attention to details.. all to make your visit spectacular. My friend ordered a Stella beer and noted that it was poured at the table into a Stella glass.. again, attention to details. The food was amazing, even the garlic bread and the portions were large enough to stuff both of us. We wholeheartedly recommend Buddy V's to everyone. Dan"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We were especially surprised at the quality and quantity of food served at this establishment. The Veal Marsala was out of this world, as was the Chicken Piccata. The meat portions were served hot and delicious with a generous helping of meat. They could have added more pasta to balance against the quantity of the meat. Two our of our party ordered Spaghetti with Meatballs. The sauce was all most like a puree, but very tasty. Again the meat was excellent."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I definitely would return to try more dishes and hopefully we will have a different server."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My daughter and I were visiting Las Vegas as a last stop on our Spring Break adventure and we chose Buddy Vs as our last formal dinner. The restaurant was great, food was awesome, and in my daughters words "Perry, our waiter, was da bomb!""
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I was a little nervous about the restaurant after reading all the reviews but I have to agree with most people the food was good but the service was lacking."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My wife and I both thought the food was exceptional. And the portions we very generous also. The waitstaff staff was very attentive we didn't have to ask for anything."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Saw a glowing review in the local paper. Went for lunch. Not crowded. Service still slow. But the food was wonderful. I had the meatballs, my friend had the Carbonara. We shared a super rich, super good dessert. Bakery by Buddy V across the way jammed. It had just opened."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This trip to Vegas had us dining at Buddy V's for a third time. The first time I was thrilled with the just-like-mama-used-to-make selections of authentic Italian-American dishes. It was just like being at home on a Sunday night. There isn't anything on the menu that isn't fabulous, and that includes the desserts. This isn't necessarily gourmet Italian, it's down-home Italian; simple, delicious!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The service and the food were excellent. The waiters were very kind and prompt. I had the lasagna is was delicious, my husband had the chicken Parmesan and he loved it."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great quality meal with wonderful service. My husband had Sunday gravy and loved it. Portion was large. I had buccatini and it was scrumptious. We're accustomed to lots of homemade Italian food at our house. This is the real deal."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My fiancé and I went here for our anniversary and everything was great. The food was outstanding, the service was superb and the restaurant itself looked great. It was a little pricey, but it was worth every penny. Buddy himself also happened to show up that night to eat dinner with his family! If you go here, I highly recommend the calamari and the lobster tail dessert!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We went for lunch on a Saturday. Even though the restaurant was empty they sat us in the bar. We were not offered water and the iced tea we ordered was delivered in a small glass without lemons. Very unlike Las Vegas. I mean, it's a desert out there! The menu was very small and limited. We ordered the meatball smash sandwich and spaghetti with meatballs. The meatballs were good as expected but the sub ruined by too much basil. The fries had too much parsley and seasoning. The servings were exceptionally small for the high price. As locals there are too many very good italian restaurants on and off the strip to waste time here. Usually the LV RJ has very dependable reviews but I guess the difference between lunch and dinner was the reason."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Buddy Vs was the perfect place to escape from a long conference. The food was delicious! The service(Michael and others)) was great and no one was rushing you to finish or pick up your plate before your last bite. I had seen the episode of Cake Boss when his family came to the restaurant and I decided next time I was in Vegas I was going to try it out. It met my expectations and more. Oh and the cannoli oh my my! Also I was with a colleague from my conference and they let us split the entree! ( We are nurses, everyone eats portions that are too large.) We split the egg plant and split the chicken piccata- fabulous! The only disappointment was that we missed seeing Buddy by one day!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We reviewed the menu beforehand and thought they had a great variety to choose from. I ordered the lasagna and my wife ordered veal. The veal was on the tough side and my meal was overwhelming. The lasagana could easily feed two (maybe three). It was not your traditional lasagna and the way it was prepared had the cheese overwhelm all other ingredients of the lasagna ! We also had hoped the dessert selection would make up for the disappointing meal - we love cake and we thought this would be the place for that. The cake selection was minimal and the one we chose - I think it was called the Italian wedding cake - was just OK. On the bright side the service was exceptional - all aspects - and the atmosphere was also quite good !"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I had been looking forward to this. The waitress was great, she was from Argentine. The pizza was burned and the lobster tail that we had for desert was stale. The glass of wine I had was a rip off. There was maybe one ounce of wine in the glass."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "food was over priced, service was very slow and not a memorable experience"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The lasagna was spectacular; very different than usual dish. The chicken parm was good. Sorry the bakery was not open. Believe true to Italian tradition."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The waiter forgot to put my order in. Took more than 45 mins for my food to come. I ordered chicken parm, and my spaghetti was cold. I did not get a new one as I was running late and was offered a free dessert. It was a sad dining experience, I thought "Buddy V" would have a ran a tighter ship. Also no management spoke to me"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The menu is very overpriced. $24 is outrageous for spaghetti and meatballs. To add to the pain the amount of pasta was too small for the amount of meatballs. Also for that price at the very least a basket of bread should be served along with a small salad."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Enjoyed a surprise birthday dinner for my husband here. They were very accommodating as we were running late. The service was great. I would definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great food, ambiance, view. Service agenda to turn over the table as quickly as possible dampened outcome"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The service was impeccable. To bad the food was ordinary. Unfortunately Olive Garden doesn't have a competition with the food from Buddy V's."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great food, great view of the strip. Great place all around."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Went to BuddyVs with a 6 person group. Sat in bar, poor service there both getting waited on and getting a check. Finally had to go get it myself. Wouldn't transfer bar tab to dinner tab, kind of a PIA so I sat in the bar 10 minutes while my party was at the dining table. Water service was excellent (a personal pet peeve of mine), young kids couldn't have been any more attentive and courteous. Props on that. Food was good, not great. I probably would have expected a bit more from a true NY'er, but then, he's from Jersey so the better cooks were probably stuck in bridge gate traffic. Deserts were very good, a step up from dinner. I'd probably go back, but wouldn't rush back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Heard Buddy V. (aka Cake Boss) had opened his restaurant in the Venetian which is where we were staying. Every dish we ordered from the garlic bread (highly recommend) to the dessert (a must!!) was delicious! We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We went to Vegas for my birthday and had dinner here one night. Food was great, service was wonderful and dessert was so awesome!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "First time in Vegas for my family. My son has worshipped the "Cake Boss" for years. Have been to the bakery in Hoboken twice. The restaurant lives up to the Buddy Family Quality and experience in every respect. Congrat.'s. Please open a restaurant in Ottawa, Canada!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It was just OK. The selections are limited. The serving sizes are a little on the small side for the cost. Iys a very nice looking restuarant, located in the canal shops at the Venetian. One issue is that the servive although very friendly lacks attention. Your waiter does not bring your food, another server does. Niether came back and asked if we needed pepper, grated cheese or crushed red pepper. This is an "Italian" restuarant, wheres my toopings? There is no salt or pepper on the table. They need to train their servers on attention to detail. I think they are confused over who is responsible for what. Not being offered grated cheese and crushed red pepper for my pasta, and not coming back so that I may ask for it. JUST OK"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Ate here for lunch during restaurant week. Price fix menu, $20. Live locally and don't eat at the strip often because all of the strip eateries are over priced. The food here is good. I had the Pasta e fagioli, Spaghetti Bolognese and a cannoli."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Went during Restaurant Week (party of 5) and ordered the prefix menu. Chicken Parmesan was the best we ever had. First waiter was unfriendly and curt to our table but was overly friendly to the tables next to us. Had a long wait to get a refill on beer. Didn't get olive oil dip with our bread. We felt ignored. Spoke to the female manager and she switched us to Christian. He was absolutely wonderful. Very attentive and friendly. We had meatball appetizers, chicken parmesan and spaghetti bolognese entrées and zeppolis and lobster tail pastry for dessert. The food was excellent! Ordered a child's cheese pizza with added salami which didn't arrive until the adults were finished with their meals and it was missing the salami."
    Dined on 3/11/2014