On Sunday’s locals get 50% off of all food on the menu except specials at this elegant spot on Paradise, across from the Hard Rock Hotel. It sounds like a great deal (and is for the quality you get) but after alcohol, tax and tip my credit card still took a beating.

Our party of four adults (and two kids) ate family-style, which was a great way to sample several dishes. The carpaccio ($14) was well seasoned and topped with arugula and shaved parmigiano. The star of the scallop dish ($16) was a delicious chiffonade of brussel sprouts with pancetta and pine nuts. The two scallops lacked a good sear.

Following the two apps was a hearty gnocchi dish ($28) with plenty of slices of grilled chicken and heavily doused with pesto. The risotto aragosta e tartufo nero ($36) was rich and creamy, but the lobster was slightly overcooked.

The filet ($42) was as tender as expected and topped with roasted peppers, mushrooms, and onions and accompanied by potatoes, broccoli and carrots. The rib eye ($48) had a bold, beefy taste and was nicely charred.

They don’t have a kid’s menu, but willingly prepared grilled chicken breasts and buttered penne pasta for the two kids ($10 each)

The six dishes provided plenty of food for the adults, but we managed to down two desserts. The tiramisu ($12) was beautifully presented — a large square of creamy goodness that didn’t have an overpowering taste of espresso. Finally, we had the white chocolate Montenegro creme brûlée ($12). The best part of a creme brûlée is cracking the caramelized sugar coating and this one didn’t disappoint as the exterior yielded a delicious custard underneath. Although the white chocolate flavor was too subtle for my liking.

For a Sunday night the place was busy. The interior is upscale with it’s white linens, dark wood accents and classic vibe. It’s fit for a date night, power lunch, or just a fun night out with friends if you’re looking for something that isn’t too casual. It might be cheaper than other Italian restaurants on the Strip, but don’t expect chain restaurant pricing. Quality food isn’t cheap but this place is worth it, especially if you’re a local dining on a Sunday.

4 Stars

4480 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 364-5300

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