Great Little Place Big Food Flavor
The place is small, but there were a few groups of 8 in the place and we were one of them. The ambiance is cosy and comfortable with dim lighting and the atmosphere changes with the crowd. Remember it is a small place, so it can be romantic if there are a lot of couples or it can be a little more "fun" if that is the attitude of the guests.
But above all, the Food was the main attraction! The Cioppino was great, the appetizers were tasty (roasted peppers; mussels; and calamari - not fried were on our list), and the servings were plentiful! I can't remember what everyone had for dinner, but we go back to Chicago Joe's every time our group is in town (this was our 4th time). And it is a great value for what you get!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been going there for
I have been going there for many years. The food and service is always great.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm from the East coast and
I'm from the East coast and look forward to my yearly trip to Vegas so the whole family can go have dinner at Chicago Joe's. I've been dining at Chicago Joe's for 13yrs and have never been disappointed.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've got a "jones" for "Joe's!
Traditional red-sauce Italian that tastes like my godmother's. The sauce is heaven and the meatballs are fluffy light clouds floating in it. The lasagna was the best I've had in a restaurant and the limoncello cake is the perfect finish to an old country-perfect dinner.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't beat the food at Chicago Joe's. Occasionally they forget to pay attention when the check is due, and it's a problem when going to a show. Food makes up for it.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old School Italian
A definite throw-back to the days of red & white checkered table-cloths and Chianti bottles with candles dripping wax. But the red sauce is so good, all the classics are on the menu and the staff so genuine that you have to love it. The ambience is good - to say it is very good would be an overstatement. Go see what I mean...
Ingredient quality is very good, food arrives without fanfare and nobody rushes you. You should try it before the neighborhood gets so gentrified that the ownership or the landlord have to sell.
I make it a required stop on every Vegas trip as it is a welcome relief from the price shock of everything on the Strip!
Bring the kids - the meatballs are great.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is great since it
The food is great since it tastes homecooked. More of an old world Italian menu.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I like this place the more I go to it. Very authentic, tasty Italian food, reasonable prices. Evening dinner specials until 6:30, excellent coffee as well after dinner. Love the ambience.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to eat then head
Great place to eat then head over to the Smith's Center for a play or concert.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful find, off the beatn path
When in Vegas, you don't always have to eat at the high-priced, glitzy hotel-type restaurants! Chicago Joe's is a delightful neighborhood-style restaurant, in a converted house not far from the Downtown area, that serves up an impressive menu of food with some of the best service I've experienced anywhere. The wine list is simple and straightforward, the atmosphere is charged with the air of "good friends meeting for a bite to eat", and the menu features an array of homestyle dishes that can whet most any appetite. My favorite appetizer was the calamari...cooked in a dark broth and NOT fried (thank goodness!). The salad choices were ample, and served crispy and fresh as they should.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
How the locals eat
I've been going to Chicago Joe's now for about 10 years and it is still one of my favorite spots in town. I bring all my out of town guests there and the staff is friendly and always remembers us. As an added bonus, it is not a wallet killer and the food is always good. I highly recommend.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had family dinner to celebrate a big birthday and Chicago Joe's was the perfect location to celebrate! The food was outstanding, the server was great and the other restaurant patrons even joined in on singing "Happy Birthday" - We are not from the area and were thrilled to find such a gem that is not the Las Vegas Strip type of scene. Will definitely go back when we return to the area.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly a hidden gem
Joe's is a place you don't want to miss, been going for years and the food and service is always spot on! Reservations always a good idea, you may walk in and find open tables and get turned away due to the entire place reserved.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice...off the beaten path
We were looking for a nice Italian restaurant away from the strip. This worked out very well. Wait staff did a very nice job. Perhaps not 5 star dining but pretty darn good.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice change from steril, modern settings in most Las Vegas resuarants.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
best in town?
southern italian at its best....just off the strip....quaint old house....been their for years...fresh from the oven rolls the best in las vegas....definitely one of the top italian restaurants in town with many...
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best kept secret in Las Vegas
This is a great place to have a dinner with friends or a romantic dinner. The service is great and the staff is efficient. The meal at this restaurant is far better in my opinion that that served at the Buca, Olive garden and Carraba's. I have told owe of my friends that had never heard of it to give it a try and they raved about it and they had been living in town for over 20 yrs.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Home cooked Italian. Great food, excellent service. Get the stuffed artichoke!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Off The Strip Gem
After $100 a person meals on the Strip a nice change. Chicago Joe's offers excellent Italian food at a neighborhood restaurant prices. Homemade dishes, good sized portions and good (friendly) service.
The building is an old house, location is a bit questionable, but we've never had a problem there. 7 block walk from Golden Nugget, taxi ride from the Strip.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Small Portion Menu
Go early and order off of the small portion menu. You will get plenty of food for a great price. Excellent way to begin an evening on the town.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't go to Chicago Joe's if you thrive on noise and usual "Vegas strip food"
This is a neighborhood restaurant near downtown that's well known to the locals and unknown to tourists.
It's a family run business with great homemade Italian food .
The specials are always terrific. We go every time we visit Vegas and have never been disappointed
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM