Buddy Valastro's Las Vegas restaurant has an affordable holiday prix-fixe menu with Lobster Soup; Grilled Double-Cut Lamb Chops with Wild Truffle Mushroom Risotto and asparagus; and Chocolate Bread Pudding with cinnamon gelato. Don't leave without visiting Valastro's Carlo's Bakery across the hallway to pick up some holiday treats to go.
Cost: Prix-fixe menus are $64 per person (plus optional wine pairing $32 per person or bottle of prosecco for $34).
How to book: Call 702-607-2355 or book a reservation online.
Buddy Valastro earned worldwide fame for his over-the-top desserts, but the star of Cake Boss is covering the market on Italian dining as well. Buddy V's Ristorante inside the Grand Canal Shoppes remains a top spot on the Strip for classic Italian-American cuisine with Chicken Parm, pizzas, and other favorites in partnership with Vegas power couple Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla. Make sure to order the Pork, Beef, and Veal Meatballs, which are some of the best in Vegas. If you just want cannolis or lobster tails to go, visit Carlo's Bakery across the hallway. Valastro also has an ever-growing number of cake ATMs on the Strip (and coming soon to the airport) and Boss Cafe opening in just a few weeks at The LINQ, with hand-pulled mozzarella and focaccia pizzas and sandwiches.
How to book: Reserve a table via Seven Rooms.