Rocco’s NY Italian Deli

I stopped by Rocco’s back in May for a quick lunch to go. Two words grabbed my attention as I walked in: Lobster Roll. I’m a sucker for almost anything with these over-priced crustaceans, so it was a no-brainer to try it. Their version of a lobster roll ($12.99) was a large hoagie roll stuffed with 1/2 lb of meat.

They give you the option of adding mayo into the mix, but I passed. Instead, I opted for the more straightforward preparation, which was drizzled with butter and herbs. The first few bites were amazing — lots of meaty lobster and bold flavors, but it was evident that they did more than drizzle butter on it… more like drowned it in butter. The bread did a good job of soaking up a lot of it, but it was just butter overload. Even Paula Dean would have thought it too much.

There’s no doubt it was one of the better lobster rolls I’ve found in town, but the butter made it tough to finish. Towards the end, I just ditched the bread and finished up the lobster. If they ease up on the butter they’d have a real winner on their hands.

3.5 Stars

1181 S Buffalo Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 254-4777

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