Las Vegas is home to the biggest and the best shows and it is no different for the food. With world-renowned chefs opening up dining all over the city and surrounding areas it can be hard to weed through and find which one is actually the best. After years of scouring the city for the absolute best Italian restaurant in Vegas, we’ve finally found the gem!
Freshness is tantamount at Bottiglia, from the luscious herb-friendly cuisine to the breathtaking ambiance. Bottiglia is an ageless restaurant that offers sophisticated rustic Italian fare that is approachable, friendly and savory.
You can see this mantra rings true as soon as you step into the doors. You enter the restaurant through the Green Valley Ranch Hotel Just South of Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada. The ambiance here is simply remarkable. The decor features refreshing neutral tones with crisp pops of color throughout. This provides a dining experience unique for the area that is usually filled with neon lights and overwhelming color schemes.
The restaurant also has a large patio where you can enjoy your meal in the fresh, warm air of Nevada. On the patio, you can enjoy comfortable seating in a picturesque setting. Following with the fresh colors and natural vibe of the decor the patio is also surrounded by plenty of greenery giving you the impression of dining in a garden in Tuscany. On those cozy nights, there is also a feature fireplace to enjoy. There is just so much this restaurant has to offer and we’ve only gotten to the decor!
The real star of the show is the food. This fabulous kitchen churns out Tuscan-style food under the direction of acclaimed Chef Brian Massie. Chef Massie has created a menu of several unique dishes that treat their patrons to a true taste adventure. One of their most amazing offerings is the king crab bucatini. Featuring fresh crab, zucchini and roasted tomatoes atop a mountain of delicious bucatini pasta.
If seafood is not your favorite, try the wood-grilled ‘Wagyu New York’. The sauce that is paired with the Wagyu has a unique and distinctive flavor that sings without overpowering the already delicious steak. Another great menu item is the house specialty, the decadent pappardelle bolognese. This dish showcases the combination of braised short ribs, truffle ricotta, and piquillo pepper gravy.
Bottiglia also serves up their own inspired takes on some of the simplest Italian dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs and turns them into extraordinary culinary experiences.
We can’t forget about the wine list that is robust and unique, giving guests an array of choices from Napa/Sonoma, Italy, France, Argentina and more. If you usually enjoy a great glass of wine at dinner mix it up and order their sangria blanco. They offer it by the glass or by the pitcher and we HIGHLY recommend getting the pitcher. This drink is crisp with a beautiful marriage of flavors. The peaches, lemons and chardonnay tea pair so well with the white wine and vermouth making a remarkable drink.
A meal at Bottiglia wouldn’t be complete without one of their desserts. Strawberry panna cotta with lemon thyme pound cake or the lemon poppy seed donuts with blueberry sauce are just two of the more popular options. They even have a delicious vegan chocolate-coconut pudding, layered with flavors and was most certainly not done as an afterthought.
Panache and Style
You can see the intense thought and effort that goes into every item on Bottiglia’s menu. Nothing is ever made subpar in their kitchen as Chef Massie and his team members strive to create a unique and memorable meal for each guest that visits.
Not only does Bottiglia boast their delicious menu and setting, but they also offer a variety of experiences and deals to choose from. If you are trying to woo your date on a Friday night, Bottiglia has live music after 7 pm. Every week they feature a different artist to serenade you through your meal.
Perhaps you are looking for a classy brunch option. Every Sunday, Bottiglia hosts their brunch from 10 AM – 3 PM. With $18 bottomless mimosas and brunch items like lobster benedict and corned beef hash topped with poached eggs, this is an event you will not want to miss. Senior Sundays, half priced wine bottles and one dollar oysters are a few more of their calendar that is packed with events. Be sure to check their events page for other seasonal experiences.
Have a special event coming up? What better place to host it than Bottiglia. They have a lovely private dining room that can hold up to 26 people. The dining room also features an attached private patio. Host your next event at this Henderson Italian Restaurant will give you the opportunity to impress your guests with little to no effort. The kitchen team at Bottiglia can work with you to create a wonderful menu for any event.
When it comes to private dining, brunch, or a romantic date Bottiglia is always the right choice. The next time you are in the Las Vegas area, be sure to head over to the Green Valley Ranch for a meal you will never forget!