Bootlegger Bistro

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Italian
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.
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CM
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

One meal came out the others were wrong. We waited and then got meals. It was ok. A bit disappointed with lack of trying to make the timing match or warm up food.

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, Mark our waiter was awesome. We will be back. Thank you

r
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Bootlegger was wonderful, as always.

CC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Bootlegger is a hidden gem in my thinking as I would not have gone there without positive direction from a friend. A very nice find!
The food was excellent, service was good and the soft music in the background added a soothing feel.

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Italian food I have ever eaten. I would have a standing reservation here if I lived in Vegas.

KS
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the harpist playing in the dining room. Just enough background music that didn’t interfere with being able to hear your server or your dining companions!

SS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. recommendations were spot on! I tossed between meatballs or the pappardelle. The waiter said pappardelle all the way and if you do not like it I will buy your dinner. He knew! I can say best recommendation of the night. And the stuffed mushrooms are fantastic! If you like cocktails the blood orange martin is top notch.

WH
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the area and used Open Table for a late lunch suggestion. The restaurant was not crowded, but the service was excellent. We had a salad and lasagna. The salad was large and fresh with a good-tasting vinaigrette dressing. The lasagna was served in an excellent meat sauce. We were very pleasantly surprised with our lunches. Would go back again.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an exceptional visit, food is always phenomenal!

MJ
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meals with great variety of options on the menu. Our waiter provided good service. With two Italians at our table, we were happy to know the food was enjoyed by our guests.

EC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Es un restaurante tradicional estilo antiguo, música en vivo , la atención fue un poco seca o sin mucha atención, la comida normal, nada especial. Yo fui con muchas expectativas con un grupo de 11 pero la verdad, no fue lo que me esperaba para ser una restaurante con tantos premios.

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OT
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We went there because we wanted to hear the piano player who is excellent😉👍 I requested a seat near him I had no idea he only plays two nights a week and some harp guy was there who you could barely hear even though I sat next to him 🙄total waste of time and money😡

DE
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. We will return very soon. This is the best Italian restaurant in Las Vegas. The food tasted like home cooking.

DH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Dinner for two
Outstanding dining room staff in a retro decor room. It's a throwback from early Las Vegas days. Actually has a grand piano, singer/player accompanying a Stevie Nicks look-a-like.
Extensive menu of usual Italian fare and a wine list offering a good selection at fair prices.
We left happy and full

WG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated to the minute of our reservation. The waiter very informative, courteous,friendly, just the best ever. We found the food to be on par or better than some of the great restaurants in Italy.
In this case you get more value for your dollar here. I wish it was not a 4 hour drive from home to get to it.

LE
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We arrived half an hour prior to our reservation for a party off 3 on a Tuesday night. The place was packed. The young man at the desk said we would be seated at our reserved time or a few minutes earlier. We were seated 10 minutes AFTER our reserved time and only because we kept checking with the desk. We had a flight to catch and were anxious about being late. Both the young man and young lady at the desk were VERY unfriendly. And the lobby area was freezing cold with the air blowing right on us.

Once we were seated we were welcomed with yummy garlic squares and dipping sauce even before water was served. All 3 of us ate something different and we all loved our food. And, we loved the harpist. Quite a talent and personality.

PS We made the flight.

J
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love an old style Italian ambiance, food and comfort in a clean setting, you'll love the Bootlegger Bistro Restaurant. I would also recommend the great music they have there, too.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was very good, I wish I could say the same about the service which was marginal at best. If you have the misfortune of getting seated in the room with the piano player be prepared not to be able to talk over the “entertainment “.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful! Mama Maria’s recipes are the best! Great service and live music. The music was a little loud, and he was an exceptional musician.

MS
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole was a pleasure.

PT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only is the food wonderful, but on Monday and Friday nights, the incomparable Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns play in the Copa Room of this restaurant. This is by far the BEST band I’ve ever seen. If you visit Las Vegas, you must eat here and see this unbelievable band!

DJ
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It is best to be outside with a no smoking area. We were reacting to the inside area.
We still love you rat pack.
Thank you.

NJ
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. We came here for our anniversary and the food and staff were amazing! Would definitely come here again and recommend it to anyone.

g
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all (8 of us) had a wonderful dinner! We come to Vegas from Florida once a year & look forward to dining again at the Bootlegger.

S
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Celebrating my friend's b-day from the east coast. Same server as last time, slow and forgot things. Had to remind him a few times.

NP
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bootlegger is a must when we come to Vegas. The food is excellent and the staff is very attentive. There is also nightly entertainment such as the harpist we enjoyed on our most recent visit.

s
New England
67 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In addition to the dinner for which we were asked to write this review, my wife and I dined at Bootlegger half a dozen times or more while shopping for a new home in the Las Vegas area. We were staying at the hotel next door and ate there for dinner and lunch many times. We were never disappointed. The food and service and were always good. The live entertainment was also a treat. As the realtor we worked with while looking for our are home said, Bootlegger is kind of "old Las Vegas". That may be so, but on our last visit our son' s vegan girlfriend was able to find a meal from their vegan options. Bootlegger is a treat and we will be continuing to return now that we live n the area.

MS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster ravioli with chunks of lobster on top in a cream sauce was excellent. It was prepared just right and presented beautifully. The garlic bread with marinara sauce is addicting. Great Italian food! There were three of us dining to celebrate a birthday and it was fabulous. The food, the service and the music were all wonderful! We love this place!

S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A Fabulous & Classic Vegas Experience!! A MUST DO for anyone who has lived in Las Vegas for many years or those who can appreciate what the Iconic and Real Old Style Las Vegas represented!! Very few places like this remain in our renovated Las Vegas! A TRULY MEMORABLE EVENING of dinner and spectacular entertainment!

l
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sky our waiter was amazing. Made every detail
Impeccable. We have been coming in from out of town for years and love the Bottlegger!

LO
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great entertainment. Coming here for years.

l
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall services was outstanding - very prompt, attentive, and our server was very knowledgeable about the history of Bootlegger Bistro. Food was very good. The only thing I would say is that there was too much garlic used! Whenever you leave a restaurant tasting garlic, etc., they used too much! But I loved the Chicken Angelo - cooked perfectly. Ambiance was just right. If this restaurant was in my neck of the woods, I'd visit more often, but it's far for us to drive for a casual night out.

Thank you!

AH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Had the lasagna and penne pasta.

RR
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without fail, Bootlegger's always offers great food and even better service. It is that place where the staff genuinely cares about the customer. We always feel welcomed and did I mention that the food is great?

RY
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Went with 4 people. We ordered calamari as an appetizer, and it was EXTREMELY over cooked...to the point it was brittle like potato chips. I had chicken parm and was overcooked and dry. Others meals in my party were, noodles with bolognese sauce, spaghetti and meatballs & vegetable lasagna. Nobody at my table raved about the food. Very loud, staff is friendly and service is good.

J
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, the service and the food was over the top. EXCELLENT!!👌🏼I had no expectations, never ate there before and was visiting from Canada 🇨🇦. Our server was a lot of fun, great sense of humour, gave great detail about the menu and some of the top choices. He also gave great information and a detailed story about the history of the restaurant and the family.
Great experience I will be back again to eat here when visiting the area.

Thank you for a great meal and evening.

K
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always phenomenal food and excellent service. Old Las
Vegas at its best! ooK

l
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat!

g
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Las Vegas dining, I love it. I have been coming since I moved here six years ago, and continue to love it.