Lavo
Lavo

Lavo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lavolv.com/
  • Phone: (702) 791-1800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Sunday -Monday 5:00pm-12:00am,

    Weekend Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
    Lavo Champagne Party Brunch beginning October 18th


    Lounge:
    Please contact for private events
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Ralph Scamardella
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Let us assist you in arranging your next special event at LAVO Las Vegas. It will be our pleasure to help you coordinate all the essential elements of your event in order to ensure an unforgettable affair.
  • Private Party Contact: Sales Office 8888776310x
  • Special Events: Lavo's Saturday Champagne Brunch, Returns October 18th 2014. Every Saturday from 2:00pm - 6:00pm.

    Food & Beverage Mimimum will apply. For reservations contact the restaurant at 702-791-1800

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Lavo
Located directly on Las Vegas Boulevard, LAVO features 20-foot ceilings,low chandeliers and a terrace overlooking the famed Las Vegas Strip.

Corporate Executive Chef Ralph Scamardella and his experienced team treat guests to a culinary voyage with selections of classic Italian dishes. Signature highlights include the one-pound Kobe Meatballs, served with sausage ragu, whipped fresh ricotta or salad and a garlic crostini; and some of the best pizzas in Las Vegas, including the Lobster Scampi Pizza, baked straight from a wood burning brick oven.

With the restaurant and terrace open 7 nights a week at 5 p.m., LAVO has quickly become a "must-go" destination for those who love great food, music and a high-quality dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Lavo reviews from OpenTable diners
255 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (129)good for groups (108)special occasion (108)fit for foodies (100)great for outdoor dining (88)vibrant bar scene (86)romantic (84)late-night find (51)scenic view (44)notable wine list (43)neighborhood gem (14)great for brunch (13)great for lunch (7)Show More
  • Dinner
    Christine
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    I ordered the eggplant with extra marinara. Both the eggplant and the extra sauce came out cold. It was sent back to be warmed and again was brought out Cold! I spoke with the manager who asked if I wanted anything else instead. I did not. I wanted my eggplant. That's the reason I went to Lavo in the first place. So instead of making my order right, I didn't get dinner. We also ordered some vegetable sides and the steamed broccoli was also sent out cold! We waited a very long time for our food, because it was cold, I'm guessing it sat in the kitchen somewhere instead of being served. I would have expected the manager to make it right, he did not! How difficult is it to serve Hot food!?!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice place
    dbdisokVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Service was great. Fried Oreos were the best very nice place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very expensive for quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Restaurant was beautiful but noisy groups around us. Had to ask manager to ask one group to quiet down because they were using profanity and we had our 13 yr with is plus it was offensive to us. Other group had crying baby. Food was ok. Nothing great. Very expensive for the quality
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great culinary and trendy hot spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My wife and I recently went to Las Vegas on vacation and were told by a relative to dine at Lavo. What we experienced was second to none. Lavo is a very trendy hot spot with beautiful decor and even greater food. The crispy chicken was extraordinary and the rock shrimp risotto was the best we've ever had. We shared the strawberry shortcake and it exceeded our finest expectations. The service was impeccable. This was truly an exceptional dining experience. We intend to return and to recommend Lavo to our friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing and chic
    Lisa
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Food was amazing best risotto I ever had. Amazing ambiance and service. A must do
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't go to Vegas without a dinner at Lavo!
    RobertB
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Jade our server was outstanding - a real pro (stunning too!) The Spaghetti Carbonara was the best pasta I've ever eaten! The famous meatball appetizer exceeded our already high expectations. Complimentary (surprise birthday dessert) strawberry shortcake was light and bursting with flavour. Much appreciated! Everyone made us feel so special - Doug (Manager) included. Thank you for making my gf's birthday so special. We will DEFINITELY return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Restaurnt wasn't as lively
    yani808VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    It was very lively last time We were theee. The food and service was still good but the music was kinda boring
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Vegas
    Vegas13VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Always a stop for us when we are in town sometimes 2x a trip. Lavo never disappoints
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atrocious Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Service was atrocious - took over 20 minutes to order off the menu, and then took over another hour to get our entrees. While the food was above average - the Tuscany Steak was really good - the poor service really detracted from the entire experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great restaurant will return!
    Vegas
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Unfortunately had to wait 35 mins after my reservation for my table and was offered nothing in return,i make reservation very specically to avoid the restaurant over booking to accomodate walk in business on a very busy satyrday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just as pleased
    Pickygirl
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My second visit to Lavo was just as great as my first. I look forward to returning on my next trip to Vegas. Great friendly staff. The menu is the right blend of unique & familiar. The terrace has a great view of the strip. An overall nice dining experience. Thanks again Lavo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dinner- Music was a little loud!!
    GolfgirlVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Lavo was good both service and dinner. Reservation was at 7 got seated at 7:30 due to their brunch ending at 6pm and they have to set up restaurant. Check in line a bit crowded when they opened but overall it was a good dinner with loud music!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy spot
    aenanos
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food was excellent! Not inexpensive but delicious. I recommend the breakfast Mac and cheese, it was awesome. They also offer a "bottomless" mimosa which is a great deal if you have more than 3 glasses. They pour it in front of you and give 90% champagne to 10% orange juice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pricey restaurant
    yumyumVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    One pound giant meatball. Very lean Kobe beef but cost $22. Sea bass over cooked a little bit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food and service
    Jlawlo
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Had reservations, did NOT have to wait for our table! Our waiter Matt, and entire staff was great. Very attentive, friendly, and helpful. Food was delicious. Had soup, salad, and pizza. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner for my wife
    rjemd
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Ambiance excellent, service good (not great). Food brought faster than we would have liked. Eggplant Parm appetizer was the biggest hit! Sea Bass came highly recommended and while good was not "wow your socks off"! Garlic bread brought AFTER appetizers and was so good we asked for more. Was informed that first basket was complimentary and each after was $6. For a restaurant of this type I was totally turned off, although I did order...Chicken dish was reported as excellent from those eating and my bone-in-ribeye was good not great. Overall a nice dining experience, however with the amount of choices in Las Vegas i am not sure I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the experience and ambience
    Kalena
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Our friend heard about the giant kobe beef meatballs so I made an Open Table reservation within the hour and we walked over from our hotel! The staff was very friendly and welcoming and we got a booth in the corner which was warm and inviting! We decided to eat family style and get a taste of everything. We were served complimentary garlic bread served with a tomato based sauce which was tasty. We ordered a beet salad and the beets were good but the dressing was a bit on the sour side. Then we had the Kobe meatball cut into four and it was humongous, tasty and filling! Good thing we split it. Next was the salmon oregano which was a hearty portion and very moist and delish. The ending dish was the spinach and artichoke pizza which was hardy and had tasty mushrooms but nothing spectacular compared to the salmon. All in all a tasty dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, took a while even with reservation
    RussD
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Showed up on the dot for our reservation. Of course, we were refused seating because we were one person short -- who showed up 15 minutes later. Fast forward another 35 minutes and five visits to the hostess stand, we're finally sat at our table. As an aside, I did see several walk-ins that were the same size as our party during our 35 minute wait after our straggler showed. I understand that we were missing a member of our party and I can appreciate they didn't want to seat us... we should have been sat before any walk-in. Frankly, I think the hostess forgot about us until I brought it to the attention of the front of house manager. Food was great, as usual. But that didn't quite make up for the ridiculous wait.
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  • Beautiful - we'll be back!
    sail4winds
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We were traveling with a group, many of whom have never been to Vegas, to celebrate a 21st birthday. The ambiance of Lavo is perfect. I looked for really nice places that had something for everyone. Lavo is the perfect fit for this. Our food was fantastic. Everyone loved their meals and beverage of choice. The service is top-notch. The bread they served is delicious - just like home. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meatballs
    SarahCVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The Kobe beef meatballs were amazing. I would highly recommend them as your dinner or appetizer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, Great Food
    DHP1VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    LAVO gets it, Great Service, Great Food. Nothing else to say.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed this time with Lavo's
    Tcup
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I ate at Lavo's in September,2014 and enjoyed this restaurant so much that I told my friends we would do my husband's birthday party there in November, 2014....well this time things did not go as well. First they don't tell you but, on Saturday's they have a happy hour party. Our reservations were for 7pm so when we arrived the place was closed and we were told to wait outside because they were cleaning up. We were not seated until 7:30. When I made the reservations I told them we were celebrating my Husband's birthday and a friend's retirement. Nothing was done for either...so disappointed in Lavo's....and the music was to loud for a nice dinning place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing brunch experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had brunch on a beautiful Saturday morning, and sat near the edge of the patio, so it was great for people-watching. The patio is situated just in the right spot, so you can people-watch, but people aren't close enough to lean over to see what you're eating. :) The food was amazing! We loved our omelettes, but I have to say the arugula salad topped it off - I always love that combination. Our server, Jason, really made the experience memorable: He's very personable and funny...and when they say "bottomless mimosas", they really mean it. Never an empty glass. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2late2enjoy
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We had reservations for 8:15 and were not seated until 9:15. This was a business dinner for a special customer. The restaurant was so loud it was difficult to carry in a conversation. The menu and food was wonderful, just a very long evening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner
    Brian
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Had to wait about 45 minutes for a table. Very noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian place in Vegas
    Janna
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Delicious! Will definitely go again. Tables were a little close though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome Date Night
    BrunchBunchVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We went to the Lavo after a show while visiting in Las Vegas. We couldn't have been happier. We had a great meal. The server recommended several options which we tried and were very excited by the choices. We each had pasta dishes which were perfect! The desert recommendation--even though we didn't need it--was just amazing. Fried Oreos--Who knew these would be so good! Only concern in the entire experience was the oysters were very small. Never had such small oysters in my life but they were very good. Go to the Lava for a special night in Vegas. Before going out or after a show. You will be pleased!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too noisy to enjoy the food
    Sandy
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food was very good however we had a 7:15 reservation and was not seated until 7:45 because they were still settings up tables. During the entire meal the music was very loud and it felt there was so much commotion that we could not enjoy the meal. Since this was an expensive meal I would have expected a more enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The food was very salty. Also the recommended item had no flavor. The best part of this place was the interior look. I was disappointed in the food.
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  • Good but could have been great
    Fungirlsnightout
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Food (4 brunch items) was VERY good. Restaurant is pretty. Chairs in the indoor brunch area were flimsy and not in line with rest of the decor/chairs 3 tables away. Service was very slow and took a long time to even get our bill. One of the weirdest things was the bread basket. While it was free (I'm always happy to pay if they aren't), it was very odd to get 1 full size croissant, 1 mini cornetto and 1 mini muffin for 4 people. Most places would either serve 4 same size items or 1 big thing that can be split in 4. Reso said it was my birthday, nothing said or done. I'd rate the experience a 3 1/2...so many better ones in Vegas. Could have easily been 4 or 5 stars if service was better and some small kinks worked out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner Was Extra Special
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Thank you for an amazing dining experience this weekend! The meatballs and chicken parm were amazing as always. The service by everyone from the hostess, to the server, to the managers did an excellent job. Service was prompt, friendly, and professional. Would recommend to anyone who wants an amazing Italian dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Dining Experience
    corrbox
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a wonderful meal at Lavo this past Friday, 10-24-14, our 1st night in Las Vegas. Our reservation was perfectly honored. Our food was excellent and well was the service. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. I highly recommend Lavo when you are in Las Vegas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Ames
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We visit Lavo each time we are in Vegas and it never disappoints! We stopped in for an early, pre show dinner and it was perfect. The Ceasar salad is amazing and the Cavatelli Bolognaise was the highlight of the trip! Our Server was great too. His recommendations were on point. Can't wait to visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    NotFeelin50
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We were here for my best friend's 50th birthday. The server was awesome and the food was great as well. We chose your outside seating for a view of the strip. It would be well worth a return visit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service!
    Laurie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Pasta carbonara was delicious. Great outdoor seating and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    LVgirl
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We arrived for our reservation for brunch on the patio and were told that they wouldn't seat us for at least another 20 minutes. We were told to sit at the bar inside. The main reason we had made the reservation there was to enjoy the time on the patio. They said the kitchen was backed up due to a wedding party of 40 that was there. I assume a 40-person wedding party did not just show up without a reservation, so this showed extremely poor planning on Lavo's part. Since we had another engagement following brunch, we didn't want to waste the time sitting inside so we left and went next door where we were seated on their patio for brunch immediately. We normally enjoy Lavo, but this time we were disappointed in their lack of planning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Average
    FoodForThought
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food is not so good. The world famous meatball is average. They pounded the veal chop to the point it was thin as paper and dry. Waiter would not split the $21 salads. That is absurd. If you are going for the bar scene it is fine--just eat before someplace else. Too many other great choices on the Strip.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lavo is great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We've eaten here 5 times, every time has been perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated.
    DeevaDCVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I have to say I was REALLY excited to secure a reservation for our group of 8. I've been to Lavo in NYC and was expecting more, I guess. The physical space and vibe was cool, but the dining experience was pretty underwhelming. The food was average (at best) and the server was pretty pompous and inattentive. Totally disappointed in our experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • gaartjuh
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Lavo was a good experience as always. We've been 4 times (2 times in NY) and it's always good food although the one in Vegas is better. The meatball is delicious, the steak is divine and the oreo dessert is one of my favourites! One thing that just wasn't OK is that after the Espresso they brought a new large bottle of water and filled all the glasses. If you're waiting on the bill you don't need water anymore so this seemed like a desperate way to get more money. When our bill already was above 550 dollars, without the tip, for 4 persons. We ordered to much side dishes cause one is even big enough for 4. Normally it's like 70 euro per person when we dine here which is totally worth it. Now it was over 100 euro which was a bit too much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.