It is fitting that there is a photo of Arnold Schwarzenegger sitting on the cash register at Pasta La Vista. This new Italian eatery moved into Reno Public Market earlier this year. There are constantly new food stalls calling RPM home, but this one caught our attention—and has made a name for itself—based on their method for cooking pasta inside o...

With many restaurants, it has become common, nigh unto a cliché, to speak of “elevating” foods that are typically straightforward: elevated bar staples, elevated comfort classics, elevated street eats. But elevating is a trickier lift than it might seem. When does elevating become erasing? Put another way: Is it still a Philly cheesesteak if it spo...

If you’re a fan of the classic Aperol spritz, wait until you see what Eataly Las Vegas has in store for you this spring and summer. A form of the spritz first came into being in the 1800s, evolving until it reached today’s form, with an amaro, sparkling white wine and soda water. But by adjusting for other spirits, there’s incredible flexibility in...

It’s always handy to have a restaurant next door. Lexie’s Bistro, an Italian-American spot, is planned to open in May at the Ilumina on Raiders Way community in west Henderson. The restaurant draws on some serious professional provenance, with executive chef David Jones formerly of Jean-Georges Steakhouse at Aria and Prime Steakhouse at Bellagio, a...

If you haven’t heard of All’Antico Vinaio, you’re missing out on one of the buzziest new eating experiences in the Las Vegas Valley, appropriately situated at the exciting UnCommons complex in the southwest. The storied Italian sandwich emporium based in Florence opened its fifth location in January and has maintained consistent lines out the door...

Music legend Frank Sinatra, affectionately known as the Chairman of the Board, was one of the greatest entertainers to emerge from the 20th century. He was also one of the most powerful people in the entertainment industry at the height of his fame. He even helped support President John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign. While there are certainly...

Pasta, osso bucco, risotto, and pizza — the Las Vegas Valley is home to many Italian restaurants, ranging from the pricier ones on the Strip such as Carbone and Matteo’s at the Venetian to the local family establishments, and even the hidden spots only true Vegas locals know about. Pizza lovers, pasta fans, and general Italian cuisine devotees can...

The City of Las Vegas is the capital of entertainment in the western United States. One could even say Las Vegas is the most entertaining place in all of America. So when we piled in the car and drove out from Los Angeles, we were going to eat like kings. There are different types of kingdoms, and my two boys were seeking to frolic in an Italian on...

Pool dining on the Las Vegas Strip can be trickier than you might think, especially at a property like Bellagio, which has a 25-year history of showcasing its signature dream of Italian opulence: part papal palazzo, part Palladian villa, with stops by the Lake District and the d’Este gardens. But at the pool, opulence perforce meets bathing suits,...

Opened in 1937, Casale’s Halfway Club, named for its location halfway between Reno and Sparks, has a long and storied history. For nearly 100 years, the family-owned hotspot has been a mecca for locals looking for good food in an unfussy environment. What started as a fruit stand and small market has morphed into one of the most delicious and authe...