Buon cibo, buon vino, buoni amici. English translation: Good food, good wine, good friends. Welcome to Salute, an authentic Italian-inspired restaurant set to open this Fall in Las Vegas' Red Rock Resort.   Helmed by acclaimed international chef Luciano Sautto, Salute (which literally means "to health" in Italian) will feature dishes pa...

At the Nevada Museum of Art, in one room of its current "Italian Baroque" paintings exhibit, the Dandini clan is holding a family reunion of sorts.   There are the patriarchs, brothers Vincenzo and Cesare Dandini, Vincenzo offering the mythological figure of "Juno," Cesare represented by a luminously colored "Allegory of Musical Fame" and a...

During my travels, it always amazes me that certain restaurants stand above others. Parma Pastavino and Deli, located on 759 Washington Blvd. in Las Vegas, is one of those eateries where families love to sit back in one of their comfortable lounge chairs and partake in some very tasty cuisine. It's almost like relaxing in your living room. I didn'...

It's a sacred thing. Be careful when tinkering with any Italian family's recipe for Sunday gravy, that meat-stocked tomato sauce that gets simmered and reduced into a savory explosion of nostalgic happiness. "If you tweak and twist my family's recipe, you might be subject to harm," says Frank Pellegrino Jr., known best as Frankie, co-owner of...

Since the Pota family took over Bambino's East Coast Pizzeria, the valley's East Coast transplants have been finding their way there, mostly by word of mouth. The Pota family, led by co-owner Ralph Pota, took over the business at 2555 S. Durango Drive in October.   Ralph was born in Naples, Italy, and moved to the United States as a chi...

Are you Italian or just like to eat like one? If so, you will want to head out to the 34th annual San Gennaro Feast this week. The Las Vegas family fun festival celebrating the spirit of San Gennaro features more than 70 restaurant food booths, 80 amusements rides including the new 100-foot Vertigo, petting zoo and pony rides, midway games, arts...

By Andrea Doyle   New York Italian restaurant Carmine's is now open on the Las Vegas Strip. Located inside The Forum Shops at Caesars, the colossal 750-seat eatery serves up family-style portions of Southern Italian cuisine.   Las Vegas marks the restaurant's sixth location with others in Manhattan, Atlantic City, Washington D.C., and...

by Edward Bevilacqua   This week, at our monthly members dinner, which was attended by over 100 of our members (about 20%) we honored six of the students who were awarded scholarships. As the Club's influence grows within the Las Vegas Community, it is important that the Club helps the community.   As such, this is first time in the C...

Las Vegas is going through an Italian Renaissance —at least when it comes to pizza. The owner of downtown's Pizza Rock has opened a second store by the same name in Green Valley Ranch Resort, and is opening an Italian restaurant called Little Tony's in Palace Station. "We wanted to prove to Vegas that if we can do it in downtown, we can do it...

By Elaine and Scott Harris   Along with Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick, Mario Carbone is a co-owner of Major Food Group. Famed New York restaurant Carbone is an Italian-American restaurant created by Major Food Group's Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick, and a second location has opened in the Aria Resort and Casino in...