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Dine Like Chef Carlos Buscaglia at Hexx

He shares his favorites all over the city

Carlos Buscaglia
Carlos Buscaglia
Sam Abrams

Sin City is home to a lot of restaurants and bars, but there are tons of hidden gems that the majority of Las Vegans aren't unearthing. To help guide readers to these potential discoveries, Eater Vegas enlisted some of the city's food players to share their recommendations for a feature dubbed Dining Confidential.

Canadian-born Carlos Buscaglia grew up in Argentina, working at his parent’s Italian deli in Buenos Aires, before they moved to Las Vegas when he was 15. Now the executive chef at Hexx Kitchen & Bar brings more than 25 years experience to the kitchen at the 24-hour Paris Las Vegas restaurant. Buscaglia helped open Fiamma Trattoria & Bar in 2003 at the MGM Grand, and then opened Due Forni Pizza & Wine in 2010, serving as co-creator and executive chef. He joined Hexx earlier this year. Here he shares some of his favorite places to dine in Las Vegas. “Once I started working in the food and beverage world, I feel in love with this city,” he says.

Do you remember your first trip to Vegas? What happened that was memorable?

I was 15-years-old, and I couldn’t believe I was moving to Las Vegas. My first drive on Las Vegas Boulevard was just mesmerizing. The lights and the amount of people walking on the Strip was incredible.

Where do you like to eat breakfast in Las Vegas?

When I'm on the go, I enjoy going to Fruits & Roots to get a coffee and a smoothie. The Maca-Choco is my favorite. It’s made with all organic cashew milk, maca root, dates banana and coconut oil. If I have time to relax, Bagel Café’s corn beef hash is delicious.

What about lunch?

Nittaya’s Secret Kitchen. I dream of that spinach salad.

If you’re going out for dinner, which restaurants do you like to frequent? What makes them special? Any dishes you can recommend?

There are so many different restaurants I turn to. If I’m on the west side I like T-Bones Chophouse at Red Rock Resort and Sen of Japan. I really enjoy chef Gregg Fortunato’s cuisine, and since 7th & Carson opened, Legs + Eggs has become one of my new favorite dishes.

Where do you like to dine for a special occasion?

Bardot Brasserie at Aria and Costa di Mare at Wynn are my two spots for a specialdinner.

Are there any brunches in town you like to frequent?

DW Bistro’s pastry basket and jerk pork hash is where it’s at.

Let’s say you want to hang out with your friends after work. Where do you like to go?

Herbs & Rye, drinking Brown Derbys all night long.

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Fiamma Trattoria & Bar

3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-891-1111

Hexx Kitchen & Bar

3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 331-5100 Visit Website

7th & Carson

616 East Carson Avenue, , NV 89101 (702) 868-3355 Visit Website

DW Bistro

9275 West Russell Road, , NV 89148 (702) 527-5200 Visit Website


707 Carson St., Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-534-1515 Visit Website

Las Vegas

, , NV

Bardot Brasserie

3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 590-8610 Visit Website

Due Forni Pizza & Wine

3555 S Town Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89135 702-586-6500 Visit Website

Sen of Japan

8480 W Desert Inn Rd Ste F1, Las Vegas, NV 89117 (702) 871-7781 Visit Website

Costa Di Mare

3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 770-3305 Visit Website