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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J
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s like my Italian grandma moved to Las Vegas and opened a restaurant. Great, authentic homemade Italian food, with a touch of old Vegas with lounge entertainment in the dining room!

BF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Bootleggers every time we are in Las Vegas. We brought two newbies with us on Sunday and they loved it as much as we did. We have referred lots of our friends to Bootleggers as it never disappoints! Our waiter Mark was awesome as well.

KR
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going for many many years. A MUST try. Trust me you will love it. Enjoy!

AC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was a great local restaurant. I had the Porkchop Marsala and the meat was deliciously tender and seasoned just right.

LC
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. It's definitely worth repeating!

RR
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bootlegger is our favorite place in town and we dine there weekly. The food and service are always outstanding.

MB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great meal. Awesome wait staff and a fun place to eat with friends

ED
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed dinner however our friend was disappointed that Lasagna was cold. We were wondering why that we could not get a later reservation and watched people just walk up and get table.

B
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I loved it! The food and service were both phenomenal. Worth the prices, for sure.

BC
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the Wife’s 60th Birthday & we decided to celebrate in Vegas

AD
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

This used to be one of our favorite Italian restaurants in Vegas. Food didn’t seem like it tasted as good and definitely was over priced for the quality. Service was good but the live piano player/singer seemed to be a waste of entertainment. My pasta was over cooked and rather starchy. Just not as good as it used to be.

JR
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Anxious to try Bootlegger Bistro after seeing Anthony Bourdain's segment --it lived up to the hype.
We loved sitting in our cozy leather booth listening to live entertainment, while enjoying a delicious meal. Our meal's consisted of incredibly loaded wedge salads, lasagna and eggplant parmesan. All were fantastic!
I highly recommend leaving the strip to enjoy a night of nostalgia.

KB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Best lasagna in Las Vegas. Service was excellent. I was surprised, however, to learn that the entrees don't come with a small Caesar or green salad. The table is given garlic knots and marinara sauce, but that's it. Everything is ala carte. Three of us had the lasagna; two of us took half of it home. One of us had the Shrimp Scampi -- she ate every bite and then licked the bowl, LOL!

OT
Montana
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday party

OT
Salt Lake City
46 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Expect fresh pasta made on site. Calamari and eacargot luke warm. Veal great. Pistachio gelato. First time there before going to Sante Fe and the Fat City Horns. Had tine to focus on the meal.

JO
Palm Springs
75 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We were very disappointed in the food and the waiter had such attitude it was a turn off.

KP
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bootlegger Bistro is my family’s first choice for lunch or dinner when they come to visit me. It reminds them of the great Italian food they grew up on when dining out
With their grandfather and me. It’s always consistently delicious and as it was the last time we ate there. Lasagna and fettuccini are favorites as well as the best Caesar salad in the world according to my thirteen year old great grand daughter. It can’t be any better than that!

Also, it is always a happy place! I’ve never been there when there weren’t several celebrations going on and lots of laughter and singing! This is how life, family and friends are meant to enjoy food and the company of others. Keep up the good work!

UG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One can never go wrong when you bring out of town visitors here. The food is consistently delicious.

B
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating, originally booked for 4 people. Unable to update to 6 people however I was able to put in the notes “6 People total”. When we arrived they were able to seat all 6 of us at a great table at our original time. Concurrently they were very busy as they had a party of 28 who arrived at the same time as we did.

The food was fantastic as always. Our guests from Houston & Denver were very impressed.

We have also done takeout in the past -Delish!😋

S
Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bootlegger is one of our all time favorites! The food is really good & it always is! I have been going there for years & years! I highly recommend it!!

DD
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the items on the checklist of what we want when we dine out are consistently checked at Bootlegger. The food is ALWAYS delicious and it’s always presented just right. I ordered a medium rare filet mignon on this visit and it was absolutely perfect! I have dined here about 10 times and never had a complaint about ANYTHING.

K
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

The food was not very good, large portions but tasteless food.

SP
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and fabulous entertainment! The service was exceptional and we will go back next time we are in Vegas.

LN
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Bootlegger was great. We were seated right away. Had a great server. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very nice with live music. It was a little pricy for a regular evening out but I’d go again and take friends for a special occasion ..

ER
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our time @ Bootleggers. The food is always the best.

TC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service (forget his name, but he was from San Diego originally). Also really enjoyed the live entertainment. Food was great

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food & service were excellent as usual.

MB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit , we met friends from out of town... the experience was great, food was exceptional highly recommend . We will definitely add to our frequent dining out list.

JE
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated immediately when we arrived, seated back in a corner however they were very busy. Large birthday party right next to us, server very busy and crowd very noisy...however we understand parties, and the server brought our drinks immediately and a nice platter of garlic bread bites with marinara dipping sauce and stated she would be with us ASAP. Shortly we placed our orders and thoroughly enjoyed our meals! Definitely the best Italian cuisine in town, I always recommend to everyone. The atmosphere is so much fun, and the harpist entertaining very good.

KB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a mid-way point between my house and the hotel in which my friend was staying. We were seated immediately and our waitress Carina was very good; her bus support was excellent. In fact, after we were done, we wanted to have pictures taken of us using our cell phones. Couldn't get the waitress to look our way; she was done with us once we'd paid. But the busser took two pictures each and earned a $5 tip.

You get bread and sauce. The sauce was flavorful and thick. The bread knots were just okay. Would have benefitted from a little more spice or some cheese maybe.

My Linguini and Clams had very little flavor. I took half home and ate them the next day -- after adding red pepper flakes and grated Parmesan. I took home two servings of Lasagna. Hubby thinks that the Bootlegger's Lasagna is the best in town. Based on what we had for dinner at home that evening, I would have to agree. It was awesome.

This is a fun space. It's very 'old Las Vegas.' Looking forward to my next visit at the end of the month. It'll be dinner, so there will be live entertainment.

Big parking lot. Great location, almost centralized.

JT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love going to Bootlegger Bistro. Our server was Eduardo (Eddie) who was super attentive, friendly, knowledgeable, and the list goes on. We had chicken parm, bruschetta, fried ravioli, lasagna, and of course, Sicilian Lemon Drops to drink. All were fantastic.

I had friends in town who had never been here and they were just amazed by the history of Bootlegger, the exceptional service, and the exquisite food. Bootlegger is my go-to place when I have friends and family in from out of town. I can't wait to go back.

d
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It's but a distant memory of what it used to be. The "service" was weak - overcooked food, the waiter had to be reminded (after waiting fifteen minutes) about our drink order.

WB
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lower score in value due to nobody mentioning an additional cover charge and a two drink minimum for show in Copa Room. Was under the impression that dinner would waive cover and or drink minimum. Nobody responded to my email regarding a cover charge. This added $40 to our evening...restaurant needs to be upfront with all charges.

N
Orange County
61 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place and everyone we bring with us love it.

WP
Las Vegas
60 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service whether it’s a special with 22 people or just everyday eating after a busy day for the two of us. Always satisfied.

B
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience once again. Fantastic food, drinks and atmosphere.

SG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great food service and ambiance I highly recommend

h
Las Vegas
38 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's always nice to have live music while you dine but not when you have difficulty talking and hearing with the people you are dining with. The piano player should tone down his music during dinner hour 6p.

RR
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bootlegger Bistro is our favorite familiar, comfortable spot in town. Great food, good prices and most importantly, the best service in Las Vegas from genuine, awesome people.

OT
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, excellent service, great entertainment and a colorful history at this family owned and run establishment!

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