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Neighborhood Gems To Explore in Las Vegas

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The wide variety of food available in Las Vegas doesn’t just apply to the restaurants on the Strip. Locals know the secret neighborhood spots where a good Italian meal, a great oyster shack, or even healthy fare can really satisfy. Here, a look at 13 neighborhood gems that span from Summerlin to Spring Valley and beyond.

Restaurants are listed from north to south.

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1. Mezzo Bistro & Wine

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4275 N Rancho Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89130
(702) 944-8880
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Mezzo Bistro & Wine in the northwest features happy hour seven days a week from 4 to 6 p.m., $8 lunch specials, and Italian dishes such as chicken riggies and the pepperoni pizza.

Pepperoni pizza at Mezzo Bistro & Wine
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2. Americana Restaurant

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2620 Regatta Dr Suite 118
Las Vegas, NV 89128
(702) 331-5565
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Located on Lake Jacqueline, Americana blends European flavors with American fare. The restaurant in Desert Shores offers the crowd-favorite smoked salmon tartare to start, with the filet mignon sliders as a main course. Do sit on the lakeside patio.

Americana
Americana
Americana

3. Ohlala French Bistro

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2120 N Rampart Blvd #150
Las Vegas, NV 89128
(702) 222-3522
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Ohlala French Bistro serves authentic French fare with the atmosphere of a cozy bistro. Patrons here rave about the warm crusted pistachio goat cheese appetizer, served with onions confit jam, honey, and crostini and the bavette a l’echalotte, a flank steak served with French fries.

The warm crusted pistachio goat cheese appetizer at Ohlala French Bistro
Ohlala French Bistro

4. Barcelona Tapas Restaurant

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1501 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 834-3990
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Barcelona Tapas Restaurant inside the Artisan Boutique Hotel offers an all-you-can-eat option daily, specials on different days of the week such as $1 sliders on Tuesdays and $1 tacos on Thursdays, and even a happy hour with 50 percent off food. On the regular menu, patrons love the stuffed dates, strong sangria, tacos, and empanadas.

Tacos and sangria at Barcelona Tapas
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5. Chef Marc’s Trattoria

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8615 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 233-6272
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Chef Marc’s Trattoria in the Lakes dishes out authentic Tuscan fare such as escargot, various homemade pastas, and meat entrees, as well as offering an extensive wine list.

Escargot at Chef Marc’s Trattoria
Chef Marc’s Trattoria

6. Salud Mexican Bistro & Tequileria

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8125 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 665-6423
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This family-owned restaurant on the west side features a combination of modern and traditional Mexican cuisine. A craft tequila bar, $5 daily happy hour, and popular brunch menu all add to the appeal of this gem. Fans of Salud repeatedly order the octopus salteado, lobster enchiladas, and the churro waffles for dessert.

Churro waffles at Salud Mexican Bistro & Tequileria
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7. Pasta Mia West

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4455 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 251-8871
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This Spring Valley gem features Northern Italian cuisine such as linguine with fresh mussels, lasagna Bolognese, and gnocchi alla Romana with sausage and porcini mushrooms. Some of the house specials include pollo dello chef with a chicken breast with eggplant and prosciutto as well as a pollo pizzaiola with a light tomato sauce and veggies, both for less than $22.

Pasta Mia West
Pasta Mia West
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8. Forte Tapas

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4180 S Rainbow Blvd #806
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 220-3876
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Forte European Tapas Bar & Bistro from Nina Manchev features a mix European comfort foods and wines as well as sangria and craft beers. Most dishes come as tapas meant to share such as the marcona almond stuffed dates, mixed Spanish olives, chorizo simmered in red wine, truffle mashed potatoes, and French fries covered in beef stroganoff.

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9. Crab Corner Maryland Seafood House

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6485 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 489-4646
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Crab Corner in Spring Valley advertises that it’s the only Maryland style crab house on this side of the country. Seafood is flown in daily, where the fresh blue crabs can sell out before the end of the day. Customers also love the bacon-wrapped scallops, calamari, and hush puppies.

Blue crabs at Crab Corner
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10. Pier 215

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7060 S Durango Dr Suite 101
Las Vegas, NV 89113
(702) 586-3311
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Those in the Spring Valley area love Pier 215, a fusion restaurant mixing Japanese influence with Italian flavors. Popular menu selections include the crispy pork belly, the Hawaiian breeze roll, the Kobe beef short ribs, and the miso-glazed salmon with brown rice risotto.

Crispy pork belly at Pier 215
Pier 215

11. Table 34

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600 E Warm Springs Rd #180
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 263-0034
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Table 34 in the southeast features small versions of comfort food. Some of the most popular dishes on the menu include the macaroni and cheese with pancetta, bacon pizza with Gouda, and Buffalo fried shrimp.

Buffalo fried shrimp at Table 34
Table 34

12. Prosecco Fresh Italian Kitchen

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8878 S Eastern Ave #104
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 776-7772
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Prosecco features traditional favorites such as Caprese salad, capellini Pomodoro, and of course, Margherita pizza. Some of the most requested menu items however, include the ruby salad, a mixture of beets, a spring mix and goat cheese and the lobster ravioli on the brunch menu.

Ruby salad at Prosecco
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13. Spaghetty Western

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10690 Southern Highlands Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89141
(702) 834-4611
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In the Southwest part of town, customers love Spaghetty Western for its successful blend of classic American Western with Northern Italian. Menu favorites include the sage butternut squash ravioli, the antipasto platter, and the pink vodka sauce paired with any type of pasta.

The antipasto platter at Spaghetty Western
Spaghetty Western

1. Mezzo Bistro & Wine

4275 N Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89130
Pepperoni pizza at Mezzo Bistro & Wine
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Mezzo Bistro & Wine in the northwest features happy hour seven days a week from 4 to 6 p.m., $8 lunch specials, and Italian dishes such as chicken riggies and the pepperoni pizza.

4275 N Rancho Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89130

2. Americana Restaurant

2620 Regatta Dr Suite 118, Las Vegas, NV 89128
Americana
Americana
Americana

Located on Lake Jacqueline, Americana blends European flavors with American fare. The restaurant in Desert Shores offers the crowd-favorite smoked salmon tartare to start, with the filet mignon sliders as a main course. Do sit on the lakeside patio.

2620 Regatta Dr Suite 118
Las Vegas, NV 89128

3. Ohlala French Bistro

2120 N Rampart Blvd #150, Las Vegas, NV 89128
The warm crusted pistachio goat cheese appetizer at Ohlala French Bistro
Ohlala French Bistro

Ohlala French Bistro serves authentic French fare with the atmosphere of a cozy bistro. Patrons here rave about the warm crusted pistachio goat cheese appetizer, served with onions confit jam, honey, and crostini and the bavette a l’echalotte, a flank steak served with French fries.

2120 N Rampart Blvd #150
Las Vegas, NV 89128

4. Barcelona Tapas Restaurant

1501 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Tacos and sangria at Barcelona Tapas
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Barcelona Tapas Restaurant inside the Artisan Boutique Hotel offers an all-you-can-eat option daily, specials on different days of the week such as $1 sliders on Tuesdays and $1 tacos on Thursdays, and even a happy hour with 50 percent off food. On the regular menu, patrons love the stuffed dates, strong sangria, tacos, and empanadas.

1501 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89102

5. Chef Marc’s Trattoria

8615 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Escargot at Chef Marc’s Trattoria
Chef Marc’s Trattoria

Chef Marc’s Trattoria in the Lakes dishes out authentic Tuscan fare such as escargot, various homemade pastas, and meat entrees, as well as offering an extensive wine list.

8615 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89117

6. Salud Mexican Bistro & Tequileria

8125 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Churro waffles at Salud Mexican Bistro & Tequileria
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This family-owned restaurant on the west side features a combination of modern and traditional Mexican cuisine. A craft tequila bar, $5 daily happy hour, and popular brunch menu all add to the appeal of this gem. Fans of Salud repeatedly order the octopus salteado, lobster enchiladas, and the churro waffles for dessert.

8125 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89117

7. Pasta Mia West

4455 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
Pasta Mia West
Pasta Mia West
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This Spring Valley gem features Northern Italian cuisine such as linguine with fresh mussels, lasagna Bolognese, and gnocchi alla Romana with sausage and porcini mushrooms. Some of the house specials include pollo dello chef with a chicken breast with eggplant and prosciutto as well as a pollo pizzaiola with a light tomato sauce and veggies, both for less than $22.

4455 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103

8. Forte Tapas

4180 S Rainbow Blvd #806, Las Vegas, NV 89103
Forte Tapas
Forte Tapas
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Forte European Tapas Bar & Bistro from Nina Manchev features a mix European comfort foods and wines as well as sangria and craft beers. Most dishes come as tapas meant to share such as the marcona almond stuffed dates, mixed Spanish olives, chorizo simmered in red wine, truffle mashed potatoes, and French fries covered in beef stroganoff.

4180 S Rainbow Blvd #806
Las Vegas, NV 89103

9. Crab Corner Maryland Seafood House

6485 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89118
Blue crabs at Crab Corner
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Crab Corner in Spring Valley advertises that it’s the only Maryland style crab house on this side of the country. Seafood is flown in daily, where the fresh blue crabs can sell out before the end of the day. Customers also love the bacon-wrapped scallops, calamari, and hush puppies.

6485 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118

10. Pier 215

7060 S Durango Dr Suite 101, Las Vegas, NV 89113
Crispy pork belly at Pier 215
Pier 215

Those in the Spring Valley area love Pier 215, a fusion restaurant mixing Japanese influence with Italian flavors. Popular menu selections include the crispy pork belly, the Hawaiian breeze roll, the Kobe beef short ribs, and the miso-glazed salmon with brown rice risotto.

7060 S Durango Dr Suite 101
Las Vegas, NV 89113

11. Table 34

600 E Warm Springs Rd #180, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Buffalo fried shrimp at Table 34
Table 34

Table 34 in the southeast features small versions of comfort food. Some of the most popular dishes on the menu include the macaroni and cheese with pancetta, bacon pizza with Gouda, and Buffalo fried shrimp.

600 E Warm Springs Rd #180
Las Vegas, NV 89119

12. Prosecco Fresh Italian Kitchen

8878 S Eastern Ave #104, Las Vegas, NV 89123
Ruby salad at Prosecco
Prosecco/Facebook

Prosecco features traditional favorites such as Caprese salad, capellini Pomodoro, and of course, Margherita pizza. Some of the most requested menu items however, include the ruby salad, a mixture of beets, a spring mix and goat cheese and the lobster ravioli on the brunch menu.

8878 S Eastern Ave #104
Las Vegas, NV 89123

13. Spaghetty Western

10690 Southern Highlands Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89141
The antipasto platter at Spaghetty Western
Spaghetty Western

In the Southwest part of town, customers love Spaghetty Western for its successful blend of classic American Western with Northern Italian. Menu favorites include the sage butternut squash ravioli, the antipasto platter, and the pink vodka sauce paired with any type of pasta.

10690 Southern Highlands Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89141

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