Pasta Idea

It’s a small, locally owned spot with freshly made pastas that far surpass what can be found at Buca di Peppo a couple blocks down. Pastas are made fresh every morning and the flavors and execution are better than what can be found at most sit down establishments off the Strip. There hasn’t been much buzz about this spot, but it’s a restaurant worth checking out. While small, it’s good for families and a quick bite.

Check the board for daily specials, like the fettuccine diablo ($14) full of bold flavored sausages, pepperoni, pepper and sundries tomatoes lightly covered in a pink vodka sauce. Their menu has a list of specialty pastas, as well. One is baked butternut squash ravioli ($14.95), with equal amounts of sweetness and savoriness and covered in a layer of blistered cheese.

You can build your own pasta dishes, but their pricing structure is a little awkward. You choose your pasta (there are over a dozen options priced between $4 and $10 each), then choose your sauce (over 3 dozen types from $4 to $12). I loved the pesto gorgonzola, but the gnocchi I paired it with was rather thick and dense.

Created by the same people responsible for Spaghetti Western in Southern Highlands, this tiny spot has quickly gained in popularity despite lacking in marketing. But, judging from the crowds that constantly fill their tables, locals are already aware of this gem.

4 Stars

7668 W Lake Mead Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89128



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