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A Handy Guide to Restaurants in Henderson

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgFinding a good meal doesn't mean you have to leave Henderson. Here's a look at some of the delicious dishes that can be found in Nevada's second largest city in our handy guide to restaurants in Henderson. Within, 20 places that can hit the spot.

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Bernard's Bistro

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Fans loves the weekend brunches at this French and California fusion restaurant on Lake Las Vegas. Try one of the quiches.

Bistro Pizza

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Try the calzones at this Henderson mom-and-pop pizza shop. Fans like the garlic knots and wings as well.

Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina

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Carla Pellegrino’s little restaurant on Eastern Avenue combines her flair for Italian with Brazilian touches. Try the pollo scarpariello.

Bread & Butter

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A bakery, breakfast and lunch spot all wrapped in one tiny spot. Chris Herrin, formerly of Bouchon, has created a neighborhood meeting place with some of the best bagels out there. Try the sourdough waffles made into sandwiches, the breakfast pizza topped with sausage and eggs or the breakfast waffle gravy sandwich.

East Ocean Dim Sum & Seafood Restaurant

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Henderson has its own bona fide dim sum restaurant with 60-odd fresh dishes served on roving trolleys served up all day long.

Gaetano's Ristorante

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Readers love the Northern Italian fare cooked in a homestyle way at this restaurant. Look for homemade pastas and raviolis, veal, poultry, beef and seafood. Try the Mezzelune di Vitello con Porcini made with homemade half moon pasta filled with veal, served with peas, prosciutto and porcini mushrooms in a light cream sauce.

The Great Greek Mediterranean Cafe

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Look for Greek staples such as gyros, souvlaki, spanakopita and tzaziki on the menu here.

Hank's Fine Steaks & Martinis

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Down at Green Valley Ranch, the steaks at Hank’s bring them in. Try the gorgonzola crust on the steaks. Want to split a dish? Try the Tomahawk Chop or Chateaubriand made for two.

I Love Sushi

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Americanized versions of sushi rolls are a big hit at this Eastern Avenue staple.

Naga Thai Restaurant

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Readers call this a nice option for Thai food in Henderson. Try the lemongrass chicken and the Tom Yum soup. Vegans can find dishes to meet their needs; just ask.

Pasta Shop Ristorante

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Fans of this hidden gem say the authentic pasta churned out by hand daily is reason enough to come. Brothers David and Glen Alenik have been making their own since 1989 in this funky little restaurant with art from David’s wife Ann Alenik. Look for an emphasis on seafood.

Penn’s Thai House

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Penn Amarapayark’s hole-in-the-wall Thai restaurant makes everything down to the curry from scratch. Try the larb made with ground meat, spice and rice-powder salads, marinated Thai barbecued chicken on the bone and green curry with shrimp.

Settebello Pizzeria

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Pizzas cooked in wood-fired brick ovens with a crisp crust that you have to tear apart by hand bring in families from all over the valley. Try the Capricciosa with tomatoes, prosciutto, artichoke hearts, roasted mushrooms and olives or the Quattro Stagioni, a margherita pizza divided into four sections and topped with sausage, salame, mushrooms and olives.

Shabu Shabu Paradise

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This tiny restaurant with 24 seats boils its thinly sliced meats and vegetables in water. Diners can choose between shabu shabu and sukiyaki.

Studio B Buffet

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More than 200 items make the menu at this buffet at the M Resort. Next door, a live-action studio. The seafood buffet on the weekends showcases crab legs, oysters on the half shell, shrimp cocktail, mussels, crawfish and more.

Terra Verde

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Try the homemade pastas, stone oven pizzas and seasonal dishes at this Italian restaurant. Even Mediterranean fish makes the menu.

Todd's Unique Dining

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Chef and owner Todd Clore’s wine dinners are the toast of the town and sell out quickly at this restaurant with a neighborhood feel but gourmet fare. Clore manages to change up the menu to keep foodies coming back while satisfying regulars. Try the teriyaki white fish.

Vic's New American Cuisine

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Vic "Vegas" Moea's new restaurant in Henderson will probably be better known for it's view of the valley. The Food Network Star just opened Vic's with his own take on American fare in the former Trumpets space in the Sun City Anthem Center.

Ventano Italian Grill & Seafood

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Southern Italian with a view comes at the hands of Arnauld Briand and Carmine Vento. Try the eggplant rollatini rolled in ricotta.

Weiss Deli & Bakery

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Kosher deli fans love the chicken noodle soup at this deli. Don’t neglect the bakery items such as apple fritters, challah bread and more.

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Bernard's Bistro

Fans loves the weekend brunches at this French and California fusion restaurant on Lake Las Vegas. Try one of the quiches.

Bistro Pizza

Try the calzones at this Henderson mom-and-pop pizza shop. Fans like the garlic knots and wings as well.

Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina

Carla Pellegrino’s little restaurant on Eastern Avenue combines her flair for Italian with Brazilian touches. Try the pollo scarpariello.

Bread & Butter

A bakery, breakfast and lunch spot all wrapped in one tiny spot. Chris Herrin, formerly of Bouchon, has created a neighborhood meeting place with some of the best bagels out there. Try the sourdough waffles made into sandwiches, the breakfast pizza topped with sausage and eggs or the breakfast waffle gravy sandwich.

East Ocean Dim Sum & Seafood Restaurant

Henderson has its own bona fide dim sum restaurant with 60-odd fresh dishes served on roving trolleys served up all day long.

Gaetano's Ristorante

Readers love the Northern Italian fare cooked in a homestyle way at this restaurant. Look for homemade pastas and raviolis, veal, poultry, beef and seafood. Try the Mezzelune di Vitello con Porcini made with homemade half moon pasta filled with veal, served with peas, prosciutto and porcini mushrooms in a light cream sauce.

The Great Greek Mediterranean Cafe

Look for Greek staples such as gyros, souvlaki, spanakopita and tzaziki on the menu here.

Hank's Fine Steaks & Martinis

Down at Green Valley Ranch, the steaks at Hank’s bring them in. Try the gorgonzola crust on the steaks. Want to split a dish? Try the Tomahawk Chop or Chateaubriand made for two.

I Love Sushi

Americanized versions of sushi rolls are a big hit at this Eastern Avenue staple.

Naga Thai Restaurant

Readers call this a nice option for Thai food in Henderson. Try the lemongrass chicken and the Tom Yum soup. Vegans can find dishes to meet their needs; just ask.

Pasta Shop Ristorante

Fans of this hidden gem say the authentic pasta churned out by hand daily is reason enough to come. Brothers David and Glen Alenik have been making their own since 1989 in this funky little restaurant with art from David’s wife Ann Alenik. Look for an emphasis on seafood.

Penn’s Thai House

Penn Amarapayark’s hole-in-the-wall Thai restaurant makes everything down to the curry from scratch. Try the larb made with ground meat, spice and rice-powder salads, marinated Thai barbecued chicken on the bone and green curry with shrimp.

Settebello Pizzeria

Pizzas cooked in wood-fired brick ovens with a crisp crust that you have to tear apart by hand bring in families from all over the valley. Try the Capricciosa with tomatoes, prosciutto, artichoke hearts, roasted mushrooms and olives or the Quattro Stagioni, a margherita pizza divided into four sections and topped with sausage, salame, mushrooms and olives.

Shabu Shabu Paradise

This tiny restaurant with 24 seats boils its thinly sliced meats and vegetables in water. Diners can choose between shabu shabu and sukiyaki.

Studio B Buffet

More than 200 items make the menu at this buffet at the M Resort. Next door, a live-action studio. The seafood buffet on the weekends showcases crab legs, oysters on the half shell, shrimp cocktail, mussels, crawfish and more.

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Terra Verde

Try the homemade pastas, stone oven pizzas and seasonal dishes at this Italian restaurant. Even Mediterranean fish makes the menu.

Todd's Unique Dining

Chef and owner Todd Clore’s wine dinners are the toast of the town and sell out quickly at this restaurant with a neighborhood feel but gourmet fare. Clore manages to change up the menu to keep foodies coming back while satisfying regulars. Try the teriyaki white fish.

Vic's New American Cuisine

Vic "Vegas" Moea's new restaurant in Henderson will probably be better known for it's view of the valley. The Food Network Star just opened Vic's with his own take on American fare in the former Trumpets space in the Sun City Anthem Center.

Ventano Italian Grill & Seafood

Southern Italian with a view comes at the hands of Arnauld Briand and Carmine Vento. Try the eggplant rollatini rolled in ricotta.

Weiss Deli & Bakery