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Balla Italian Soul - Sahara Las Vegas

4.6
4.6
342 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
“BEST NEW ON-STRIP RESTAURANT”—EATER VEGAS Joining SAHARA’s award-winning culinary lineup is Balla Italian Soul, a new Italian restaurant concept from James Beard award-winning Chef Shawn McClain and partners Richard and Sarah Camarota of MC Hospitality. Balla’s regional, seasonal menu offers fresh and vibrant plates to Las Vegas locals and tourists alike. Balla Italian Soul restaurant offers everything you know and love about Italian cuisine made bold and fresh in a vibrant setting that celebrates Italian culture and la dolce vita. Signature dishes include Balla’s selection of aperitivos, handmade pastas, Roman pizzas, an array of fresh seasonal vegetable dishes and salads, and rustic fire-roasted meats and fish, as well as a Euro-centric, eclectic wine list, unique cocktails and playful desserts featuring espresso liqueurs. This Las Vegas Italian restaurant design boasts bold, contemporary Italian art to create stylized spaces for authentic gatherings.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (702) 761-7000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Michael Vargas
  • Catering
  • Private party facilities
    For parties of 12 or more, please contact Michael.Halt@saharalasvegas.com
  • Neighborhood
    Sahara Hotel & Casino
  • Cross street
    Las Vegas BLVD, Sahara, Paradise
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public transit
    Bus Stop available outside of hotel on Sahara, also accessible via the Vegas Monorail
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Wine Dinner

    $150.00 per person

    May 25, 2024 only
    Wine Dinner Join us for an incredible experience celebrating National Wine Day! Our dinner will start at 7PM. We have partnered with Banfi wines to provide you an amazing 5 course meal with pairings for each. Our special menu is sure to excite and delight with never before seen menu items! The wines of Banfi are born of a passion and love for unique terroirs, from continuous research, and from the intimate knowledge of different territories and the ability to marry time tested and respected techniques with innovative solutions in both the vineyard and the winery. The splendid vineyards of Montalcino and Chianti, of Piedmont and the Tuscan coast, are the ideal cradle for wines of great character and outstanding quality.
    Wine Dinner Photo
  • Whiskey Education & Lite Bites with Heaven Hill

    $50.00 per person

    May 30, 2024 only
    Thursday, May 30 | 5pm – 7pm- Event Starts at 5 PM at the Balla Bar! Dive into the world of whiskey at our exclusive Whiskey Educational Dinner! Join us for a 2-hour immersive tasting experience led by experts from Heaven Hill. Enjoy lite bites and premium whiskey while gaining insights into each selection. Guests are welcome to stay after the event to order more food and drinks. Expand your whiskey knowledge in a fun and friendly setting with Balla and Heaven Hill!
    Whiskey Education & Lite Bites with Heaven Hill Photo
  • Dos Caras Tequila Tasting

    $50.00 per person

    Jun 20, 2024 only
    Indulge in the Rich Flavors of Dos Caras Tequila Join us at Balla on June 20th from 5PM to 7PM for a captivating evening of Dos Caras tequila tasting. Explore each expression—from the smooth Blanco to the luxuriously aged Extra Añejo. Your evening includes a special Tequila Espresso Martini and an array of small bites provided by Balla's Chef De Cuisine, Michael Vargas. Don’t miss an evening filled with sophisticated tastes and spirited education. Reserve your experience now!
    Dos Caras Tequila Tasting Photo

What 342 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • The Strip

    Italian

342 Reviews
  1. KristenS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service . One of our favorites to go and have a special dinner.

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  2. Chika

    Las Vegas

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Robert went the extra mile to make my birthday special. Excellent food and customer service 🥳

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  3. YnnetteT

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service at this resturant is always top notch.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place! Great service and good. Definitely planning to return for some a good meal.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was by far the best meal we had in Las Vegas. I can’t even explain how good the sea bream was. I now need to try and make it at home! Everything tasted delicious, even the bread was fresh from the oven and the portions were amazing.

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  6. PeggyT

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently dined at Balla and had an exceptional experience. The meatballs were absolutely delicious, bursting with flavor and cooked to perfection. The Caesar salad was fresh and crisp, with just the right amount of dressing and Parmesan. The drinks were refreshing and expertly crafted, complementing the meal beautifully. The ambiance and service were top-notch, making it a memorable evening. Highly recommended! Five stars!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such an amazing experience here. The staff were all perfect and the food was amazing!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food service and atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

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  9. MarkL

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a hidden gem still. Food was amazing, get the tasting menu with wine pairings if you have 4 people. Service was one of the best we’ve had in LV. Ambience is bright but warm. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here was fantastic. We had dinner before the Magic Mike show and the service was amazing, the restaurant was beautiful. Best April spritz I’ve ever had. We will definitely be back !

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  11. Dave

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overly priced, chicken was over cooked. Not what was wxpected.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was not that good and service was horrible!! No silverware until our food was cold. Had to get mgr to help.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time at Balla and it was very disappointing. We had Daniela again as a server, who as always was very friendly, but this time she was mostly absent and didn’t do a good job of checking on us. Our 6:45 reso had us seated as 7:05, which was annoying. We weren’t given the opportunity to order drinks until 7:25 and they didn’t arrive until 7:45. Overall, service was painfully slow. The food also wasn’t that great. Chicken Parm was really underwhelming and tough. The beet appetizer was average. Sea bream was fantastic. It’s expensive because it’s in a casino on the strip, but it should offer consistently great service and food and Balla did not on this trip. I had really raved to people about this place and I probably won’t anymore.

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  14. Hjay

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server ( can’t remember her name but maybe Hailey ) was terrific. I was ill( non contagious)that evening and she really helped me out. My wife’s diner was excellent.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was fine.underimpressed!! They need to work on a few things!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best experiences, all around, we have had in Vegas! Our server Eric was a gem and the hospitality across the board was unmatched! Food was decadent, so tasty from apps to dessert. Go check it out, you will not be disappointed!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ate was delicious. We ordered too much. We ordered the meat balls, calamari, focaccia, and Cesar salad to start. Followed by our main entrees, which included, (1) steamed mussels, (2) cannelloni Alfredo (3) Sea Bream (4) chicken Parm and (5) Spaghetti. [these are listed in order of my favorites]. Even though I ordered too much food I was disappointed that bread wasn’t refilled. Also when we do this again, we will like skip the entrees and just focus on the starters, they were that good and filling.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent! Pleasantly surprised by this newcomer. Different from the standard Italian fare

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great cuisine and fabulous staff! Highly recommend!

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  20. BizTraveler

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Balla Italian Soul is a gem that surprises. This restaurant provides quality and tasty Italian classics. The Chicken Parm is delicious and so is the classic Caesar salad. The staff was incredibly friendly and the the food v. price was a great value! I heartily recommend this restaurant.

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  21. JMac

    Northern MI

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service, in an intimate atmosphere.

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  22. TonyZ

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the medium rare 20 oZ ribeye, broccolini and garlic mashed potatoes. The steak was cooked exactly the way we wanted. Believe it was cooked on a wood-fired grill so it has a nice smoky flavor. The side dishes were also very well prepared. In all, it was a nice steak dinner. We loved the atmosphere and the service was quick and professional. Will come back again for sure.

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  23. AlenaL

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Very delicious food. Will be coming back.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best chicken parm I’ve ever had. Still thinking about it days later.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was terrible. Service was great and ambience was great for terrible food was also very overpriced. 

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  26. RooseveltT

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was very pleasant and they even gave my girlfriend a free birthday scoop of gelato ☺️

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  27. HansonL

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Pretty good food, nothing crazy good. Half priced steak on Tues is a good deal!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a fabulous restaurant! It’s tops on my list! The food was amazing and considering I am gluten and dairy free. I had many options. They were very accommodating and the chef even prepared me a special pasta dish. There were many items on the menu that are celiac friendly. The service was very attentive, and even though I was part of a large group I felt very included in the food choices.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and excellent service. In-house made pasta and pizza. Warm ambiance.

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  30. RonaldF

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals we’ve had in Las Vegas! The rigatoni and Chicken parm were amazing!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food ! Great experience definitely will coming back

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  32. DaniB

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience here as locals was a fantastic experience. The food was amazing and the service was amazing. We had Daniela as a server and Faith as her helper. They were both excellent. Faith was extremely attentive to our table of six. The food was absolutely delicious! We each ordered something different and tried each other's. I cannot remember what we had but down to the last bite was very memorable. Happy to refer this restaurant to others and happy to dine here again. The ambiance was nice. music and lighting at the perfect settings. Thank you!

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  33. VegasVic

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pasta extraordinary. The steak puts many steak houses to shame. The bread was so delicious and service by Daniella is always on point. Wine suggestion perfect. Another great meal. Thank you!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a lot, for sure I'll come back the rib eye was delicious and the Brussels sprouts outstanding

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was phenomenal and was fantastic they had options for my sister with celiac disease. The service was outstanding as well and would highly recommend it.

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  36. Anycitiguy

    Orlando

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my wife’s birthday here & the service and food and beverage was tremendous! If you are a foodie, you will enjoy this spot!

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  37. MrLasVegas

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steak was one of the best steaks I have had in vegas. Their bread is delicious. A gem of a place.

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  38. Local

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE!! Eric, our waiter, not only greeted me by name but knew the details about the visit being a date. The whole staff was extremely attentive, professional and very courteous. THE FOOD!! WOW!! Fantastic!! The flavors were amazing and we tip our hats to the Chef. We shared each plate and couldn't pick a favorite. We anxiously look forward to our next meal at Balla. Highly recommend.

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  39. JamesC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    2.5 hours from beginning to end. Service was really slow.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing dinner. Everything was delicious! Only downside was that the taste of Italy has changed, even though it was still on the menu and on the sign outside the restaurant. We were only offered the Caesar salad as our first course and a choice of the two other courses. Since we heard that the pistachio ice cream was amazing we ordered that as well. It did not disappoint. It was so creamy and delicious. Food was great; advertising not so.

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FAQs

Balla Italian Soul - Sahara Las Vegas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (702) 761-7000.

Balla Italian Soul - Sahara Las Vegas is rated 4.6 stars by 342 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Balla Italian Soul - Sahara Las Vegas

2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109-1137

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Las Vegas BLVD, Sahara, Paradise
  • Neighborhood
    Sahara Hotel & Casino
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Steak
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public transit
    Bus Stop available outside of hotel on Sahara, also accessible via the Vegas Monorail
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Michael Vargas
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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