Bertolini’s Authentic Trattoria

9500 W. Sahara Tel: 702-869-1540
3500 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Tel: 702-735-4663
Typical slick consultant-designed restaurant with a flavor of big-city interior desecrators and trendy menu – not to say that it doesn’t work because it has all the atmosphere and menu selection you expect out of one of these places. Well prepared food w/ a twist on the usual Italian ingredients (how about potatoes and green beans in your pasta?)

Bootlegger Bistro

7700 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 702-736-4939.
Does it seem to you this restaurant has been around forever? Well,you are right! Lorraine Hunt (who was also our Lt. Governor) and her husband “Blackie” have operated restaurants in Las Vegas at least since the ’40s. Their last venue was on Eastern near Tropicana Av. They must be doing things right to be able to stay in business this long. And they do. Some of the best Italian food in town. They also have dishes for the vegetarian crowd. I recommend this restaurant heartily. Also a very good location for tourists driving in from Cal. Just drive South on the Strip (Las Vegas Blvd.) for about five miles. The building will be on the left going south.


Cromwell, Las Vegas Bl. S. near the Flamingo. 855 422 3271
Sun.- Thu. 5 – 10:30, Fri. – Sat. 5 – 11. (all pm).

I had dinner there recently. Very good. Try for a window seat with a nice view of the strip.