This award-winning off-Strip spot's been serving classic Italian eats to locals and celebs alike since 1949.
The original Bootlegger Ristorante opened near Tropicana and Eastern back in 1972, but the legacy continues south of the Strip at the Bootlegger Bistro, where the same classic Italian-American style is felt in both the food and decor. Deep red hues are everywhere from awnings and napkins to the paint job on the walls. Even some of the original booths are still around. The restaurant, covered with photos and plaques honoring celebrity visits, is open 24/7 so stop by whenever you like. There's also the Copa Club or Vegas Room for private events and a to-go counter, where lasagna and cannoli are in equal demand. The same family has run the operation since day one (featuring the recipes of "Mama" Maria Perry), a Vegas story that dates back to a Fremont Street pizzeria in the 50s.
How to book: Call 702-736-4939 to book a reservation.
This iconic Las Vegas staple has plenty of swagger and old-school style. It also has lots of space. Enjoy lasagna, meatballs, and other classic Italian-American dishes in one of several dining rooms. Larger parties (like rehearsal dinners or wedding receptions) can go a step further and book the Vegas Room (20-50 guests) or Copa Room (50-250 guests).
How to book: Call 702-736-4939 or book a reservation online for six people or less. Larger groups for big events should email the restaurant directly.