In a strange way, porchetta and Las Vegas are a match made in heaven. Created in Rome, the slow-roasted Italian dish is often associated with celebrations, holidays, and gatherings. Where better to celebrate than Las Vegas? Whether it’s the first night of vacation, an evening out with friends, or even an actual holiday, here’s where to find the classic pork roast dish both on and off-Strip.Read More
Warm Up with Savory Porchetta at These 10 Las Vegas Restaurants
Where to find this slow-roasted Italian classic
1. Vintner Grill
The lounge menu at Vintner Grill in Summerlin features porchetta served with Gorgonzola, house made jelly, mustard and fresh fruits. Paired with a glass or two from the sommelier curated wine list, it’s the perfect light meal or pre-dinner sampler.
2. Matteo's Ristorante Italiano
Formerly The Factory Kitchen, Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano at the Venetian is known for its Northern Italian fare. Porchetta is a standout menu item here featuring slow-roasted pork, fennel, sautéed red onions, and carrots.
Chef Lorena Garcia’s vibrant, Latin American restaurant at the Venetian serves Peruvian, Mexican, Venezuelan, and Argentinian dishes in a lively, gold-accented setting. Diners can order suckling pig porchetta along with pickled onions and Garcia’s signature spiced plantains.
Popular among UNLV students and diners in-the-know who are willing to venture off-Strip, Karved specializes in slow-roasted meats — so naturally porchetta makes an appearance here. The porchetta sandwich is comprised of free-range pork loin, crispy pork belly, arugula, and lemon caper sauce on a fresh baguette.
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5. Pizzeria Monzú
Located at the edge of Chinatown just minutes from the Strip, Pizzeria Monzu from chef Giovanni Mauro of Old School Pizzeria is more than just another Las Vegas pizza place. In addition to pizza made from dough leavened over five days, the menu includes a savory porchetta sandwich with lemon vinaigrette and arugula. Diners hoping to order the popular dish during lunch and Sunday brunch should arrive early before supplies run out.
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6. Vetri Cucina
Perched 56 floors above the city, Vetri Cucina at The Palms is known for its sweeping Las Vegas Strip views and simple yet upscale Italian menu. Diners can start a meal here with thinly shaved porchetta and tonnato sauce before moving on to almond tortellini, smoked goat with polenta, and Swiss chard gnocchi.
Julian Serrano’s fountain-side patio at the Bellagio makes for a picturesque setting where diners can order small plates and cocktails. Fans of Italian meats will love the antipasto misto with porchetta, proscuitto, and salame plus burrata, olives, and bell peppers.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Diners don’t have to travel to Portland, Oregon, to try chef Rick Gencarelli’s popular sandwich shop. The Cosmopolitan location inside Block 16 Urban Food Hall serves the same decadent menu, including a porchetta sandwich topped with salsa verde, parmesan, and caper mayo.
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9. Cured & Whey
Hiding just out of sight near the Strip, Cured & Whey is a hidden gem that’s worth seeking out for charcuterie, cooking classes, and a memorable porchetta sandwich. The dish is prepared with roasted porchetta, chimichurri, onion, and argula.
10. Spaghetty Western
Las Vegas, NV 89141
Diners flock to the south side of Las Vegas for lunch at Spaghetty Western, where the porchetta sandwich is drizzled with pesto aioli and topped with fontina cheese, mushrooms, and spinach.