LAVO Italian Restaurant - Las Vegas

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Located directly on Las Vegas Boulevard, Corporate Executive Chef Ralph Scamardella and his experienced team treat guests to a culinary voyage with selections of classic Italian dishes. Signature highlights include the one-pound Kobe Meatballs, served with sausage ragu and whipped fresh ricotta, and the Lobster Scampi Pizza, baked straight from a wood burning brick oven.

On Saturdays, indulge in a brunch experience like no other on the Las Vegas Strip. This signature daytime event provides a full menu including extravagant OTT dishes and later transforms into an explosion of neon lights and confetti showers. Whether indoors in the famous LAVO dining room surrounded by modern luxurious décor or on the patio overlooking the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip.
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EF
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reviews varied about noise and busy-ness which was something I noted since I brought our 3yr old but I think it’s all about timing. Just like ebb/flow of crowds by the Chinese New Year displays, so is the level of noise. We went at 6pm on a Friday and we had a great experience. NOT too loud, service was VERY attentive and food was fantastic! Toddler enjoyed the margherita pizza, bone in rib-eye cooked PERFECTLY medium rare and was sliced for easier sharing (great suggestion by server) and I’m a sucker for charred octopus and theirs was delicious! Saw a lot of meatballs ordered but there was only a certain amount of space in my stomach! Will come back to try carbonara pasta!! Oh and Lavolini was refreshing and I had a great glass of J Pinot with my steak! Not cheap but what Vegas joint is? Well worth every dollar!

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience1

SUPER LOUD. Ate outside. Dining room packed like sardines and no place to walk through the dining room without brushing up against a person seated or their table, what a cluster design. Great waiter and a pleasant experience outside with the heat lamps. Was so hoping to be wowed but just wasn’t.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Drinks were subpar. Service was okay.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LAVO is an annual business event for me. I have yet to have a bad meal there and the service is spectacular. I had a dinner the night before at a steakhouse in the same hotel and the bill was twice as high for the same number of people. Premium food and drink at an appropriate price point.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

With reservation waited 45 min.

MT
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We were seated 90 minutes after our open table time. We talked to some other parties and their time was after us and the got seated earlier. I seen other parties go in before us that came after us. When we checked 45 minutes after our time, they said we are second in line. It was strange since we saw 6 parties go in after that. It was very frustrating since we were doing a business dinner. I guess since we didn’t grumble loud enough, we didn’t get seated accordingly.

SH
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was cold. Our table was situated right at the bar so it was noisy, crowded and with constant traffic all around. We made the waiter aware of the food being cold and the manager took the meals off the bill. We weren’t looking for that but to make the kitchen aware. Food was very tasty just cold.

TM
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food: the Meatball is the perfect appetizer, but everything else on the menu is excellently prepared and presented. Although it was a little noisy, we were dining during SHOT show, which is always noisy and crowded. All in all, you can't beat a meal at LAVO.

p
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best brunch here. I forgot the name of our waiter but he was super awesome and nice and funny. Definitely made our morning to a great start. The food was actually good too. Tastes fresh. I can never find any spaghetti that is as good as the ones I had in bora bora but I'd say theirs here, is the closest thing to it. I really liked it. Definitely a good brunch place to go to while in vegas. It's literally right across from the Treasure island casino and hotel. But with the vegas strip street, you have to go to the venetian bridge to cross over than down the venetian hotel out to the strip then make a right and head to palazzo hotel. It's a nice setting restaurant. I look forward to coming back to this restaurant whenever I visit vegas again.

M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in Vegas! Everything is so good.

EF
Monterrey
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Pizza was more of a flatbread, not pizza.
Hostess was rude, didnt want us to enter since they were closing (my dinner reservation was at 10:45 pm.
We arrived at 10:51 pm, she told us “you have exactly 9 mins to sit and order from the menu”. We did just that.

JT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Italian food I have ever eaten. If you go out for one nice meal when in Vegas, go to Lavo. Great service, amazing food & great value. If there was one drawback, I would say it is a little loud at times. The great food and bang for your buck more than makes up for it though.

LM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 4th year with the corporate team and hands down spectacular on all! Keep up the great work! We love coming back!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT SERVICE FROM COURTNEY, GREAT FOOD ,GREAT DRINKS!

A
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were excellent. We have been coming at least once or twice a year to LAVO and it has always been great.

n
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

I went with my friend to LAVO for his birthday and overall it was great - the pasta especially was very good! The service however was pretty horrible :( Our cocktail order got lost, and wasn't delivered until we had our mains for about 10 minutes (30-40 minutes after ordering), an appetizer we didn't order was delivered to our table and we were almost charged for it after being told when it was dropped off that it was "compliments of the house", our waitress gave our take-home portions to the table next to us, and frankly we were rushed through our dinner instead of being able to relax and enjoy the event. There was no mention of the occasion (birthday) at all even though it was listed on the reservation. I don't need free stuff but even a cookie with a candle seems appropriate when you're spending hundreds of dollars on a birthday meal. Again - the MOST important part, the FOOD, was SPECTACULAR!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening with my husband. This restaurant was recommended to us by one of our local friends. Very nice staff and food fantastic!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buscabamos en nuestro viaje de vacaciones en Las Vegas un buen restaurante Italiano y vimos en internet a LAVO. Fue una buena experiecia en comida y atencion

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday Italian Brunch Buffet was multi bene. The atmosphere is quiet and soft which makes for a nice brunch. The only down side is drinks are not included in the price and there are no refills for soft drinks.

d
Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday endless Italian brunch is the best!!!! My husband and I love it , I can’t say enough great things about Lavo and how amazing the food and service is!!!!

B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience5

It was really beautiful inside and I loved the bathrooms they were so well decorated
It just was a little expensive for what they were offering and to have a server when you also have a buffet is just odd. I felt like I could’ve walked to the bar and ordered a glass of wine and gone to the buffet. I tipped 20% but I wasn’t sure really what for? The food was good but it was amazing

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Mal servicio

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Más de 30 minutos esperando, de pie, para conseguir una mesa reservasa con 3 dias de antelación. Relación calidad/precio mala

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and great food

BC
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was excellent and she was concerned that we had a nice relaxing dinner and enjoyed the experience. Our dinner was a birthday celebration and a complimentary slice of cake with a candle and a chocolate birthday sign was brought to the table. The portions are large and the food preparation and presentation are excellent. The signature cocktails are very good and you should try the cucumber vodka spin on a mojito that they serve it is a very refreshing drink, and they also serve a great old fashioned with a big rock that is excellent. A must try is their signature meatball appetizer, all I can say is wow...

SD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & Service top notch.... Derrick, our waiter, took good care of us.... we felt appreciated as customers.... get the Meatball, it’s fantastic....we’ll be back....

AW
Hong Kong
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

we were seated at a table in the corner where there is a door behind he curtains. People keeps opening the door even though it was locked. I asked the waitress to help but she said will not happen but it kept on happening! Getting notice from the waitress was so difficult. I keep on asking for salt, wine, this and that but was not attentive at all .... This is my second visit but wasn't like this in my first.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer we will definitely be back!

S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The menu choices are great and the food is delicious, with perfectly cooked pasta. But we waited more than 30 minutes for our table for two, even with a reservation. And rather than offering some sort of comp or just an apology, we were asked several times if we paid for our drinks.

HC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

From the moment we walked in our experience was awkward and sub par for a restaurant of this caliber. From being greeted at the door by a man on his cell phone, turning us over to a hostess who then waited for his approval to seat us and then was waived on by him. To not being greeted by a server for over 5 minutes, once greeted we were told they were changing over staff for the evening shift and would be turned over to another server. We quickly ordered drinks and our entrees. After approximately 15 minutes with only water in an empty restaurant, our current waiter looking over all the tables talking to another server, we saw another server bringing beers to a table. She saw our empty waters and quickly apologized and filled them. We told her we had been waiting on drinks for over 15 minutes. She recalled having seen the order put in but didn’t know why we hadn’t received them. She went to grab those and put food came at that point. She continued to check on us and apologize. Our server finally came to check in after having our food served for a few minutes. The young lady who had helped us, Amanda, continued to check in and was very helpful. She saved our experience as we were not pleased at all with the service at every level until that point. Thank you to Amanda for noticing us and taking care of us. The rest of the staff needs work on how to actually attend to customers, even during busy times with a shift change.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Acabamos de llegar a Las Vegas y queríamos comer rico y lo logramos.
Excelente comida y ambiente.

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CV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the experience! It was for our son’s 21st birthday and he was amazed by the food and service! This was our second time to Lavo and will definitely be back!

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Meatball is amazing but everything we had was really great. Excellent service. Highly recommend this venue

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel was great! Service is top notch and food was prepared to perfection! Forget the $50 buffet, enjoy!

YR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 10 year Anniversary and it was truly worth it!

S
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was very salty this time the bread and calamari extra salty ... and chicken Marsala supper sweet must have had a new chef in training usually we eat here food has always been spectacular this time was dissatisfy

LE
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we stepped inside, the service was excellent, we were seated at a table that was comfortable and enough room to give all 7 of us ample room to eat and socialize with each other, every appetizer and plated menu items were served with perfect timing, the food was delicious !! All 7 of our family members were impressed with everything about Lavo! We will be back again on our next visit to Las Vegas!

RG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You must go to LAVO next time you’re in Vegas. Don’t miss the meatball and the eggplant parm, deliciousness!!!

AR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Food had no flavor. Overpriced for what it was. Also there are no refills on soft drinks

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