There are restaurants from top chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Lorena Garcia, elegant hotel suites, shows that pull from Motown favorites and the movies of Baz Luhrmann and nightclubs that fill with bouncing bodies year after year.But the signature attraction at the Venetian casino resort in Las Vegas has always been its gondolas — slim, stately bo...

With Pizzeria Monzú, Giovanni Mauro is returning to his roots — and at the same time bringing Las Vegas a less-familiar aspect of Italian culinary tradition. Mauro is one of three sons of the family that operated Nora’s Italian Cuisine at 6025 W. Flamingo Road for nearly 30 years. He operated Nora’s Winebar and Osteria in Rampart Commons a few year...

Gondolas don't last long, which is why vintage ones are scarce. Travelers can see one of the world's oldest and intact Venetian gondolas in Las Vegas, not Italy. Through the summer season, the gondola, believed to have been built around 1850, is displayed in the waterfall atrium at sister properties The Venetian and The Palazzo. The vessel, w...

When you think of Italian food, images of pasta and red sauce immediately come to mind whether or not you’re aware of the multitude of styles and vast diversity contained within this revered cuisine. The newest Italian restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip, Osteria Costa at The Mirage, focuses on the food of the Amalfi Coast, a stretch popular with int...

A downtown pop-up dinner this month was both a collaboration between two local chefs and a return to the spotlight for one of them — Gina Marinelli. About 50 people attended the recent dinner, “One Night, Two Chefs, Three Courses, Fo(u)r a Good Cause,” which paired Marinelli with Justin Kingsley Hall, executive chef at The Kitchen at Atomic and was...

The bi-annual San Gennaro Feast has had its license pulled and its event planned for May has been canceled after a Las Vegas Metro Police undercover investigation revealed a vendor at the festival sold alcohol to minors. This will mark the first time in nearly four decades that the event featuring thrill rides and Italian food has been canceled. Fe...

Organizers of the twice-yearly San Gennaro Feast announced they are canceling next month’s event because of licensing issues. The festival was scheduled for May 9-13. The Clark County Department of Business License suspended the business license of the San Gennaro Feast and the liquor license of its caterer, the Las Vegas Horse Expo, said Anthony P...

Pasta and pizza are elemental, basically flour and eggs in the former, with yeast and olive oil added for the latter. That simplicity is deceptive, with success or failure resting on the skill of execution and deftness of embellishment — and there North Italia excels. The restaurant boasts that all of its pasta is made in-house and that’s an import...

Allow Osteria Costa to transport your taste buds to the Amalfi Coast with their handmade pasta, seafood, and pizza. What was once a steakhouse, is now a restaurant bringing the taste of the ocean to the desert that surrounds Las Vegas. The new Italian restaurant at The Mirage serves southern Italy classics and transports to the south of Italy the m...

She’s one of the most beloved food personalities across the country and around the world, known for an effervescent attitude, warm personality and megawatt smile. But as a chef and restaurateur, Giada De Laurentiis is uncompromising. She demonstrated an ultra-sharp focus and tenacious commitment to providing a consistent experience at her very firs...