A first-generation Italian American, Anna Maria Pierini always felt her most fulfilling blessing was to be an Italian born in America.  She was born in 1949, in Reno Nevada, to Pete and Maria Pierini, natives of Lucca, Italy who kept the Italian language and cultures strong in the home. Anna Maria’s youth was spent between Carson City, NV, Lake Tah...

Mark your calendar: Eataly Las Vegas is celebrating its annual Truffle Day on Saturday, December 5. In time for the holidays, bring home fresh white truffles from Italy at the lowest price of the season!  In Italy and across the world, white truffles are considered culinary gold. The small, aromatic, and bumpy tubers are incredibly rare, only in se...

One of the nicest restaurants on the Strip, in decor and cuisine, has to be Giada. Since opening in 2014, De Laurentiis’ California-influenced Italian food has caused thousands of happy diners to pat their bellies in supreme satisfaction. Although it was closed for several months, fans could keep up with De Laurentiis via her website, giadzy.com, f...

Get ready for some excellent Italian food when you step into the quaint courtyard at Mercato della Pescheria. The restaurant features tables covered in checked tablecloths to enhance that Italian village atmosphere. Appetizers include Italian classics such as meatballs and bruschetta, but you can indulge in shrimp cocktail, too. Jumbo shrimp scampi...

It’s great to see Buddy Valastro recovering from a hand injury he suffered at his home (he recently shared a post on Instagram showing him icing a cake with his uninjured hand), and it’s also great to see the reopening of his amazing restaurant, Buddy V’s Ristorante. And like the resilient man behind the restaurant, Buddy V’s is ready to get back t...

Las Vegas’ population includes quite a few New York City transplants. If you were to poll a small sample, we’d wager that one of the things that most excites them about Las Vegas is that it has the only other Rao’s Italian restaurant in the entire country. And if you’re at all familiar with the original location in New York City, you’d get what the...

During football season, I try to go to a lot of sports bar-themed places for my reviews. But as we all know, 2020 has been extremely difficult for a lot of local restaurants. So I am trying to have a good mix of the places I go to and review. This week, I tried a place that had opened last November and even though this place is just three minutes f...

While all outlets at Eataly have not reopened, there’s still more than enough reason to visit the huge Italian marketplace that offers fresh fare and an abundance of food-and-wine retail from the boot-shaped country. There’s still a week left of October, the month that celebrates vegetarianism, and you can get your fix at the La Pizza e La Pasta ou...

The Clark County Commission on Tuesday unanimously agreed to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day once a year but lawmakers were also clear that the new designation would not replace beleaguered Columbus Day despite sharing the same date. Beginning in 2021, every second Monday in October will be designated Indigenous Peoples’ Day, in part, to acknowle...

Don’t you want a slice of pizza right about now? I mean, you’re in Las Vegas, you’re walking around a lot of casinos, expending a lot of energy and burning a lot of calories. Sure, you want a slice—and maybe a little bit more. If you find yourself walking the floor of The Mirage, you’ll find plenty of that satisfying foodstuff and much more at Oste...