A locally owned place on Rainbow and Desert Inn, Strip View Cafe does offer a view of the Strip in the distance (if you squint really hard) and some good eats. The interior is beautifully decorated with a rustic, yet trendy, motif. The staff, particularly the owner, was very friendly while describing dishes on the menu, many of which are made from scratch. Sandwiches are large with prices to match. The chicken pesto panini ($10.95) was excellent with its house made pesto, plentiful white meat chicken topped with melted provolone, tomatoes, basil and EVOO. It came with a side of not-so-creamy potato soup. Even more expensive was the fig and prosciutto panini ($13.95). It was good for a few bites but the cloyingly sweet fig spread was too much half way into the sandwich. The lamb curry pie ($5), made in-house, had a pronounced gaminess to it that benefitted from a curry sauce that added some much needed depth. Saving the best for last, the mascarpone cake ($5) was a tantalizingly sweet dessert comprised of multiple layers alternating between creamy and rich mascarpone and chocolate.

3.5 Stars

3225 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 471-7171

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