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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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening with fantastic food and a perfect old VEGAS feel ambiance. We’ll definitely be back! Thanks!

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DrewO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was wonderful. Cody (sp?) was friendly, professional and fun!!
thx!

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hansg
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food service was excellent piano bar was on point. Old pics were the bomb

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vipJulieF
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard is the best! (Well, next to the Chicken Angelo!)
We love this restaurant! I have people come to town and ask where to have dinner... This is my go to restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian meals I have had

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VictorW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic

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ChrisD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience. Lunch menu is very reasonable!

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Jackvs1
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Need to update online menu as two of us saw chick cacciatore and another dish online but was not on actual menu. Had to get server to take order. Dinner was delicious on all fronts, servers filled water glasses throughout meal; Caesar salad dressed perfectly. Without a doubt will be back.

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SusanC
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wanted to try this location for years. So did our friends. Food and service was very good.

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stephaniel
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live piano and good food. Polite, friendly and welcoming staff. My husband had a wonderful ribeye steak and I enjoyed the salmon ravioli with lemon cream sauce. Old Vegas style charm, clean, comfortable and delicious. We returned for breakfast the next day on our way out of town. Plenty of convenient parking. Open 24/7 .

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RickF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience. Lots of items to choose from. I was able to sample something from everyone's plate and everything was so good. The live entertainment (George Bugatti) was very talented. I will definitely put this on my "go to" list.

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ChuckL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Excellent food and the service is perfect. Have been there several times and never a problem.

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vivalasvegas
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time there , absolutely love it ! I live in Cleveland, Oh brought my mom and she enjoyed as well, could not stop talking about how great the food was !
Will be sure to come every time I visit Vegas

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vipbchqst
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite when we come to
Las Vegas. Lasagna is amazing.

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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Old school service and ambiance. Great authentic Italian food at non-inflated prices.

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vipTaylorbetz
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aaron was outstanding waiter! All around great experience
& great Concert after! Santa Fe & horns

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RonaldB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not miss your your chance to dine at the best Italian cuisine in Las Vegas.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was amazing. Best family owned restaurant we’ve been too.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard is the best waiter and ALWAYS makes our visit very enjoyable. This is a must!!

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vipTerryC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice menu selection. A little pricey, but the food is excellent.

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KarenP
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Nevada for two of my grand children. Bootleggers is a must for the rest of the family...reminiscent of Italian restaurants their grandfather loved. My granddaughter is a celiac and there were lots of choices for her to chose from.

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vipKAYMoon
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the food and the staff, a great restaurant for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really loved it!!

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vipMicheleG
Las Vegas
56 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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Beenthere42
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bootlegger Bistro is one of my favorite finds in Las Vegas. I love the Chicken Marsala and have never been disappointed in the service or the food.

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vipDanVegas
Minneapolis
54 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The atmosphere is fabulously old school. The server could have exhibited a little personality.

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KVKDSK
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Don't fill up on garlic bread! It's delicious along with the marinara sauce but you'll eat too much and won't have room for dinner. I had the osso buco and while everything tasted delicious, the veal shank was on the smaller side and hardly had any marrow. Some pieces didn't have any marrow at all and hardly any meat. However, my friends enjoyed their meals and someone had the ribeye which looked delicious.

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DianaS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and tasty food!
Kodie was our waiter, and he was a hoot. He was funny, yet very professional.
I will definitely return and try breakfast and lunch.

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TheHappyBroker
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cody was our server. He was absolutely fabulous. Told us the history of the restaurant and their food was fabulous
We are coming back March 19th with another out of town family member. We will be asking for Cody!

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Pinklvr
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friends researched where to dine in Las Vegas and suggested we try Bootleggers. The history alone was reason to give it a try.
So glad we did! The server was engaging and funny. The food amazing. They have the best lasagna I have ever had. It was so good we decided to have breakfast there on Saturday morning. That too was amazing and the eggs Benedict so good.

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Alcovet
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Loved the music and the food was superb! We will be back!

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Budward
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this restaurant as it was Featured on Anthony Bourdain's show "No Reservations". Only three Vegas restaurants were featured in the hour program. Bootlegger has been in Vegas since forever and serves up some of the best Italian food I have ever eaten in what only can be described as a setting that could be in the
"Goodfella's" movie. Very good piano player singer over in the corner of the plush restaurant, not overpowering, just playing the ol' standards. So I think they have entertainment nightly or at least later in the week. Bourdain returned to eat there a second time while the were in Vegas shooting the show. That says something.
I had what Bourdain ordered, simple "Spaghetti and Meatballs" which were superb, my wife had the Veal Piccata, got to admit the morsel she feed me will make that my choice when we return next week. We are renting in Henderson for a month and have found "the Place". A good friend is coming out to work here and is so thankful we have found him his new home away from home. Our waiter Eddie was one of the best, will ask for him on our return.
Great food, ambience and service, the place is filled with history and the photo's on the wall of fame make you aware, that all the greats have been regular clients over the history of the place.

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vipChristineW
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance. Request a table in the showroom with live entertainment. We joined their VIP club via their website and got a free bottle of Wine.

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JeanB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have a fabulous meal with a wonderfully attentive waiter. Will most definitely be a place we come back to again when entertaining guests.

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VickiB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very disappointing dining experience. Went for my husband's birthday. Service was extremely slow. We were seated at 5pm and there were few people there, but took over 1 hour after we ordered to be served. Food was mediocre. Was not at all what I had expected.

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vipMpcflyers1
Las Vegas
110 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We went for early dinner! I mention this to be fair to the establishment we were to early to enjoy the musical entertainment. I am assuming the reason for the cost of entrees is to supplement the cost of entertainment!! My wife’s bday was addressed up front and nothing!! No candle no cake nada!!!! Very disappointed.

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SeanO
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very professional and knowledgeable servers, recommendations were on point and greatly appreciated. Offered to move us when we were seated next to screaming child, wasn’t an issue with the general noise of the crowd. Enjoyed the entire meal, staff was the highlight.

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ChristinaM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lasagna was the best I have ever had! Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most mouth watering raviolis and lasagne. Literally melts in your mouth.

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vipDrMikePNYC
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Away from the hustle and bustle, than goodness there is bootlegger to help "keep it real"all these years. Entertainment while dining as well as a bar dining option. ANYone wo claims its "old fashioned" etc simply is ignorant of what las vegas really is/should be about. :)

FAQs

Bootlegger Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Bootlegger Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (702) 736-4939.

Bootlegger Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 1373 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.