About Bootlegger Bistro

Good things never change. Since 1955 Chef Maria of the Bootlegger Bistro "Nevada's First Restaurateur of the Year" has been creating the finest in Italian cuisine for generations of satisfied customers. Big portions, great food, and a relaxed romantic atmosphere. Featuring Classic Vintage Vegas Entertainment 7 nights a week, The Bootlegger Bistro constantly tops Las Vegas’s best of lists and has been featured on everything from ABC Television to Bravo and the Food Network. Full menu and video poker 24/7. The Bootlegger Bistro where celebrity’s and locals gather.

7700 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89123
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Full Menu available 24/7 Breakfast: Monday - Sunday 7:00am-11:00am Lunch: Monday - 11:00am-3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Sunday 3:00pm-5:00am

Cross Street:
Robindale

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(702) 736-4939

Website:
http://www.bootleggerlasvegas.com/

Entertainment:
Live Vintage Vegas Entertainment, 7 nights a week. Vegas the way it used to be. Vegas the way it’s supposed to be.

Parking Details:
Easy access from both Las Vegas Blvd South and Robindale. Truck and bus turnaround and parking.

Executive Chef:
Maria Perry

Private Party Facilities:
Elegant private room available for up to 50 people.

Private Party Contact:
Natalie Devitt: (702) 736-4939

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bootlegger Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (20)
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Casual (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Romantic (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Cozy (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Late-night Find (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Fun (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Business Meals (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
People Watching (2)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Very good food, always a nice dinner option. Make sure you ask for the daily specials, the options change everyday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Great history of this family owned business. The live piano music was an unexpected bonus.

Tags: Live Music, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

My daughter and I were in Las Vegas for a mother/daughter weekend. We saw a special interest story on the local news channel that featured the owner who is 100 years old! We just had to try this historic Italian restaurant. The bolognese sauce was out of this world. The pasta was cooked to perfection and the cesaer salad was delicious. This is definitely a must do place when you are visiting Vegas. It is a little drive south of Mandalay Bay and the Tropicana, but the trip is well worth it!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

We had an enjoyable evening. There were many large groups so there was a lot of noise. I wish I could have heard the performer better. Our server was fantastic. We love this place.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

The gravy is good! The marinara is authentic slow cooked and a perfect melody of of herbs, & tomatoes! Spinach garlic olio is divine and the sausage is perfect! Everything is good!! Best place we have found next to Lauguna Beach Ca!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Best clam linguine EVER.

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

I have enjoyed the Bootlegger many times in the past; however, this last visit was disappointing. In an Italian restaurant, it is customary to offer olive oil and balsamic vinegar for bread dipping. We had to ask for it specifically. I ordered Chicken Alfredo. When the dish was presented, the noodles looked to have been sitting out for some period of time as they were dried on the surface and therefore rubbery. Chicken was dry. The creme brulee we ordered for dessert had an odd taste -- can't even identify what it was. We had to repeatedly request refills for the water glasses. Maybe it was just an "off" night, but I'll think twice before choosing this restaurant again.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Chairs very old and in poor condition.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 10, 2018

What a great find this place was! Was in town for the Celine concert (Never saw, as she became sick and had 2 canceled shows), and Bootlegger was highly recommended. They have live music nightly, and a harpist was playing thus night. So glad we tried it - our waiter, Triain "Try-on", was a pro! We wish could have stayed for coffee & dessert. We will definitely return again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We have been coming here for 10 years. This is our go to place when we are in town. The service is wonderful and the food is out of this world. Love it here ❤️

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Use to be nice just okay now, not sure if The restaurant has changed ownership.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great Italian food selection with an old school ambiance. The food is excellent and is served in a timely fashion. The wait staff is pleasant and makes the experience enjoyable. The cost is reasonable as well. Overall, the dining experience was enjoyable. The bar area has several big screen TVs so viewing your sports team(s) prior to dining is easy to do as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The service was spectacular! The food was absolutely incredible. It was my first time going there and am already making plans to return.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner celebrating Ray's 92nd birthday . The food and wine was super and the music was really great. It was perfect pitch so we could carry on a conversation and still enjoy the music in the back ground.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food.... wonderful service..... I'll be back!!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We love this restaurant! We make it a point to eat here during every visit to the Vegas area.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We have been to Bootlegger for breakfast, lunch and for dinner. Each and every time the food has been delicious and the service was excellent. We visit Las Vegas at least once a year (twice this year) and we make it a point to include The Bootlegger on our itinerary. The food is always fresh and authentic Italian. The food has always been of excellent quality. We recommend this restaurant to all of our friends who travel to Las Vegas.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Casual, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great Food, Great Service. Would like to see more detail on the expresso ( sugar cube, lemon skin, napkin ) etc. Not just plop a cup of expresso spilled on the saucer. Other wise a Very Nice experience. I believe Justin was our waiter? Very Good to deal with , Great Job. Overall Great Dinner. Would only like to see more detail on the coffees.
Sincerely, JAS

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food is excellent, always consistent. Friendly atmosphere, Great music.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always love the Bootleger! Good food, good service, good fun!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was excellent. Live music was good but a little too loud for casual conversation.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

2nd time at the bootlegger. First time awesome, 2nd time...marginal. Food was good, service was missing. Waiter had no energy, wine glass sticky, garlic knots hard, no ground pepper offered, no spoon for pasta. Not worth the price, not sure if we will try a third. Told them about a birthday, but no mention.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 12, 2017

I would say Bootlegger is "good enough," but it's packed so I may have chosen the wrong dishes. Going to try the pizza next time because the menu wasn't terribly alluring. Way too much garlic in everything (and I lived in Italy) but good cuts of meat and fish. Pasta was al dente to the point where the fettucine woudn't wrap around a fork, which was a change from the usually overcooked pasta in the US but still not up to Italian standards. Portions good, other than the skimpy $9 Caesar salad. I wouldn't call the food Neapolitan or Sicilian as much as Italian American because nothing resembled anything one might get in Italy (it described the carbonara as having a "cream sauce," which no menu in Italy would ever say, but not having eaten it, can't say if it was actually a cream sauce or genuine carbonara (in which no cream is used but egg, cheese and oil are added to the pasta itself. Loud and convivial, and the staff, while rushed, was friendly and professional. All in all, it was just good enough to try again.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Enjoyed the music but to loud. Very difficult to have normal table conversation.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Bootlegger Bistro was recommended to us while we were planning our Las Vegas trip. The food was wonderful. Our server was excellent. The only "fly in the ointment" was the cheesy male singer that was absolutely awful. Would have been much happier with piped in music with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin singing. Otherwise, a wonderful visit.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was pretty good my friend and i both had the Spinach fettuccine primavera was good but DRY! The Pawns were $6 a piece!! pricy! The ravioli was good and the pawn linguini was good but pricy! Service was ok nothing special a bit loud and crowded. Since the Sante Fe and Fat City horns were playing that evening to be expected they were excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

consistently good food. they don't seem to have enough servers so the service was slow

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always great food and service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Good food,good service, but food needed to be a little hotter temperature when served. Would try it once more,but if food not hot not again.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great Italian, affordable cocktails and great entertainment, especially when George B. is there!!!

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Old school Vegas. Nice to visit.
Booth was nice to sit in & listen to the music. Would recommend the pork chop with mushrooms.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We dined here in November 2017 and had a fantastic meal. We dined here on November 22, 2017 and had a lousy meal. We had 3 different entrees, the Osso Buco was cold, tough, and fatty. The Veal Saltimbacca was cold and the Veal was tough. The Manicoti was cold. We sent all 3 entrees back. This should not happen at a good restaurant. Something must be wrong in the kitchen for serving 3 meals that were cold.

Tags: Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We loved the Bootlegger when it was at Tropicana and Eastern years ago. In LV frequently this was our first time at the new location.
Service very good, although took a bit long to place our wine order but the food came out quickly and the server definitely knew how to serve
Ambience - dark and intimate with a piano player singing the best of Sinatra, Martin plus some 60’s 70’s pop. Big booth seats with tuck and roll upholstery - straight out the 50’s; reminde me also of Mama Leone’s in NYC. It’s a really nice restaurant. 75% full when our party of two was seated but very ast to have a conversation.
Food - great Italian food, take home portions. Chicken Parm was very food, breast was moist nad evenly breaded, perhaps a bit heavy on the cheese but not excessively so. I had the sausage dish, served with red peppers, onions, sliced roasted potatoes and foccacia bread with marinara on the side. Sausage was juicy, tender, moderately spicy with just enough basil (often they clobber you with basil - not here). The red peppers were so tasty, they actually competed with the meat.
Wine list - we found one of our favorite wines, which is a coincidence, of course but only added to our enjoyment. The list was decent but, as with any fine restaurant, its best to bring your own and pay corkage.
Value: Good value For the size of the portions in a nice intimate setting. $50 for both meals, $50 for the bottle of Meiomi Pinot noir. It’s right up there with Nora’s ove on Flamingo
Both Lyft drivers, to and from, complimented us on our choice.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Delicious and authentic Italian food. Great date night with live music!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Live Music
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I always have loved Bootlegger in the past. This year was a big let down. Starting with our waiter Roger who had no personality and appeared to not care one bit about us. Next the food had no flavor either. I brought the majority home and put it in the trash can. I did enjoy the bread and it was delicious. One trip to Bootlegger this year is enough and I normally go about 5 times in a 3 week period.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Best Caesar salad in the city. The baked ziti is fantastic. The martinis are delicious.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Best Italian in Las Vegas. Great food and amazing service.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very good food and service. Place is very busy and this was my second time. Will be back

Tags: Great for Lunch, Live Music, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Absolutely fantastic meal. The service was awesome the staff were so friendly I would eat there every day if I left here. Love your place

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Live Sports
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food and service, it has not changed since 1975!

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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