Cake Boss Buddy Valastro closed his Italian restaurant at the Palazzo to go through a renovation.
“Buddy V’s stopped service on June 22 and will remain closed for approximately six weeks to complete renovations. These renovations were previously scheduled to take place during the summer months,” the restaurant tells Eater Vegas.
Buddy V’s Ristorante opened in October 2013 in an 11,000-square-foot space designed by New York-based Celano Design with an entrance made of metal and glass, inspired by the Lackawanna train station in Hoboken near his grandmother’s home. Rustic wood flooring, distressed brick, and an eclectic mix of furniture and light fixtures in the entrance and bar area recall an Italian-American living room. Inside Valastro features photos of his family, light fixtures made of repurposed whisks. and water jugs and hanging panels made of vintage rolling pins.
Über restaurateur couple Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla, who have Honey Salt, partnered with Valastro on Buddy V’s, serving Italian-American food inspired by Valastro’s family gatherings and the recipes passed down by his mother, grandmother, and aunts.
Buddy V’s marked Valastro’s first venture in the restaurant world. He also has Carlo’s Bake Shoppe at the Venetian and PizzaCake at Harrah’s Las Vegas.