Esther’s Kitchen

4.7
699 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Seasonal Italian Restaurant. Focused on Handmade pasta, bread and pizza. We get all of our products as locally sourced as possible. We will always accommodate vegetarian and vegan guests.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Great flavor with unique ingredients.

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BJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, and so incredibly fresh! Delicious and creative cocktails. The best beet salad I’ve ever had. The freshest pasta, and amazing meatballs. All served by a great staff on an outdoor patio that made it hard to leave.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate on the outside patio so noise level was not a factor, inside is very noisy.
Food was fabulous, I had the carbonara, totally recommend it!

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MF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Beet salad with goat cheese, the bread and pork dish all outstanding. Tad on the loud side.

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L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food & service! We’ll be back!

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London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing! best food, service and drinks, Love it

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RM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OPENTABLE, not the restaurant, needs to change the way the Website works, Esther’s doesn’t take reservations for lunch, it is counter-order service only, but OPENTABLE will say Esther’s is closed if they didn’t take the reservations.

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DK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 4, we're from the city of the New York, Los Angeles and Santiago Chile.
On the way of friends reunion and canyon trips, went to the Esther's Kitchen on 5/13 Monday for lunch.
If we had a plenty of time available, we almost go back to the Esther's for dinner.
We loved this restaurant.
All the foods that we ordered was sooooo delicious.
The price was inexpensive compare to the quality of meals.
We usually go to the similar quality of the restaurants in L.A but it is expensive.
Surely I want to go back whenever I pass-by Las Vegas.
Thanks Esther's Kitchen.

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OT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was good but we were surprised to learn upon arrival that we didn't really have a reservation because for lunch they do counter service. Luckily they had one table available to accommodate our party of 5. It worked out but wasn't ideal for an office lunch meeting.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was good. We really like the polenta with mushrooms. The bacon was very good. The atmosphere was bustling in a nice and enjoyable way and the staff was very nice and helpful.

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HL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, staff and setting...can't wait to go back again.

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BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome and service was great. Best part of the trip.

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TA
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Las Vegas offers amazing cuisine and this should be at the top of your list! Italian fare at its best! Amazing gastronomic combinations weaves through antipasti to pastas and entrees served by the consistently friendly and attentive staff! Grazie for yet another fabulous dining experience!

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A
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive knowledgeable staff served us delicious house made pasta dishes that our party of four enjoyed.

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S
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best modern Italian food you can get in Las Vegas!

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NL
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food is outstanding. Wait time was 30 minutes over reservations time on Open Table . Dining room is small so hard to have a conversation due to the noise.

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ZH
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! From the energy around the bar and creative bartenders to the knowledgable servers...we always have a great experience and some AMAZING food. Nuff said....

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A
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend. A gem just outside Fremont St. Excellent pasta & cool atmosphere.

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MF
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was a revelation. Don't miss the cauliflower appetizer with chilis, anchovy and capers . . . it's like nothing you've ever tasted. The braised rabbit tagliatelle was also a revelation. The best Italian in Vegas, which is saying something.

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PT
San Francisco
416 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I like the fact that this restaurant is off the strip in an industrial area of Vegas. There isn’t much ambiance, though. The food is good. I was dining alone and started with sourdough bread for $4, an incredible bargain given the size and tastiness of the bread; it was really good! I moved on to a simple and small pizza with a thin crust, which was good. Service was attentive.

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

If you want to have any type of conversation at Ester's do not go there! Noise level is off the charts. They need to do something about this!!! I have never heard a noise level like this anywhere in the world.

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ET
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THIS IS ONE OF A FEW TIMES WE TOOK FRIENDS OUT TO DINNER
THEY LOVED IT.
THE FOOD WAS FLAWLESS!!

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N
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If all the restaurants in Vegas this was the most memorable by far. I could eat here every day!

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Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pasta in town!!

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SL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We ordered a pasta dish, pizza and a Cesar salad to share. The salad was excellent, pizza could've been seasoned better and the pasta was overcooked. We would normally say something about overcooked food but observing the wait staff, we decided to just stay quiet. We went during lunch time on a weekday with maybe 1/2 of the tables filled. There were more than enough wait staff to go around. But they were not very attentive nor timely with their service. The kitchen was producing food left and right and at some points, the wait staff was too busy congregating with each other and not paying attention to all the dishes that we're waiting to be delivered to the guests. Maybe the owner needs to change the tip system to be a full waiter service. Because the way it's set up now, maybe the wait staff don't get the tips they deserve and therefore they think they don't need to go out of their way for better customer service. Food can be better seasoned and pasta cooked al dente. We left feeling we don't need to return again.

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NL
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing. Great recent changes to the menu (like the tortelli). Save room for ice cream!

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service and great food. Most of it. Deserts are a bit plain, but decent.

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

The space is small and somewhat loud. But starting with the cocktails, beer, and wine selections, coupled with the the tastiest food you'll have in awhile, just enjoy!!!!

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ME
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Fabulous food, with some rough edges around the service. It was very rushed and we began to think that the staff had decided we were not the hip sort of clientele they wanted in their restaurant. It was not a god feeling.
Some examples, we were seated and ordered wine, we waited, we waited, we waited. No wine. Salads appeared, still no wine. Finally about half-way thru salad course..wine.
The exact moment we finished the salad, the pasta course arrives, and before the pasta course is finished the main course arrives. We never had the chance to even discuss a wine pairing.
The waiter asked us to move our plates so he could lay down the main course. When we said we wanted to finish our pasta course and then order wine before the main event, he replied, "Well, people like having their pasta with their main meal. " Really??
Still, the chef and the kitchen were on their game, and the food was superb. The dessert we shared, a polenta cake with citrus segments and a sharp, tangy, blood orange base, was phenomenal

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was truly impressed with dinner at Esther’s. The in house bread was served piping hot, and it had the perfect crunchy crust outside with a hot and soft inside. Don’t refuse it - you’ll be sorry. The farm to table greens were fantastic. The carbonara was perfection! The pastas are all made in house. Nice wine list. I loved the atmosphere. Make a reservation as it fills up, even the bar. Prices a bargain for the service and food prepared. Can’t wait to return!

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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated as soon as we arrived but directly under one of the loudspeakers which made having a conversation nearly impossible and it was very hard for one member of our party who has hearing aids. They graciously set us up very quickly on their patio and we had a wonderful dinner. Service was very good but the 2 people who ordered wine with their meal never received it.
The food was great and we ended up enjoying the evening very much.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic highly recommend the burrata and Caesar to start! Porchetta was divine; waitstaff, bartenders, and the chef we spoke to were knowledgeable and hospitable. A+ guys keep up the good work!

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true hidden treasure in Las Vegas. One of the best dining experiences in town.

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RA
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

O had a wonderful time, and look forward to going again.

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Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent as usual however our pizza was way burned on the bottom and really took away from the flavor

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ND
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Duck pasta dish was incredible! Homemade bread is a must order.

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B
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cauliflower appetizer and Beet salad was amazing! The dishes are a unique take on traditonal dishes. I had Carbonera (but it was way too rich). Pasta is homemade and is outstanding. Great cocktails too.
A little pricey but food was outstanding. Would definitely go back.

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VD
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As a Vegas local, I had been wanting to try Esther's Kitchen for a long time. I'd heard great things about it -- and it turned out all of them were true. It's a smaller establishment, so having a reservation on a weekend night especially was key. We would have been waiting for quite a while had we not had a reservation. After you are seated and you've placed a drink order, they bring warm sourdough bread with a perfect crumb and crunchy crust to the table, along with butter and olive oil for dipping. Some of the best pre-meal, restaurant bread I've ever had. I was with three other people and we each ordered different things from pizza to pasta to a pork dish wrapped in more pork as entrees. Everyone agreed that our meals were fresh and delicious. My best friend ordered a cocktail from the menu and wanted another one, because it was so refreshing and well-made (albeit a little pricey). We all shared the butterscotch budino for dessert and it was done just right with a creamy texture and sweet/salty combination, an ideal and cap to the meal. The only bummer about the place is the tables are squeezed in close together, so we were RIGHT next to the people sitting on either side of us. The staff was friendly, the service good and the food outstanding though. I will definitely be going back for more.

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PJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our second time at Esther's and our experience was amazing our server, Eric was awesome and the food was fantastic! Definitely will be back!

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KG
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Esther’s Kitchen has become my favorite restaurant in Las Vegas. The food and cocktails are excellent. It is a fun and energetic.

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