Dining » Las Vegas, NV

Dining in Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas serves up some of the best menus in the country. Check out these 10 restaurants that offer something a little different.
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Agave Mexican Restaurant

Agave Mexican Restaurant is upscale, colorful with a relaxed atmosphere and authentic Mexican cuisine. The first place in Las Vegas to feature a street taco stand on its expansive patio, Agave combines the dining experience with a fun place to hang out with friends and family. One specialty is its street-style quesadilla made with corn masa turnovers served with avocado-tomatillo purée, red fresno sauce, blackened jalapeño crema and spicy poblano carrot salad. Agave also offers an extensive tequila list with a full bar. Rachael Ray praised its smoky barbecue duck quesadillas and lobster empanadas in “Everyday with Rachael Ray” (October 2008 P.30).

DiMartino’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant

In 1973, DiMartino’s Family Deli was first established in Las Vegas by Shirley and Emiddio DiMartino, along with their six children. After expanding to a full-service Italian restaurant, it became THE place to mingle with celebrities, hotel and casino owners and politicians. In 2011, David DiMartino, one of the six children, brought back the family business with made-from-scratch traditional Italian favorites, freshly baked bread and a smooth, light yet rich cheesecake. Pictures of famous customers, both past and present, line the walls and the dining room is very family friendly but still intimate. The restaurant is easily accessible from the strip and the surrounding city of Henderson.

Due Forni

Located in the upscale master-planned community of Summerlin, Due Forni is not a traditional pizza place. Authentic Neapolitan (soft, hearty crust) and Roman (more like a cracker) pizzas are offered. Due Forni is the only restaurant in the country to use two specially created Napolitano ovens to bake the pizzas. Authentic ingredients are imported from Italy such as buffalo milk mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes. More than 40 wines are offered by the glass with its Enomatic wine dispenser including some limited production selections. Hot and cold appetizers, cheeses, salads and a mozzarella bar fill out the menu. Patio dining is available as well as two separate rooms, one for families and one for a more intimate dining experience.

Elements Kitchen and Martini Bar

For an intimate dining experience and 318 (still counting) martinis offered, Elements Kitchen and Martini Bar blends an international menu and combines an upscale eatery with a neighborhood feel. Celebrating its second anniversary, owners and chefs Jose Luis and Catherine Pawelek (respectively from Argentina and Holland) have also embraced social media, posting its daily specials on its Facebook page by 12 noon Pacific time. The cuisine is a combination of Floribbean, Asian, South American and traditional classics which includes tapas, seafood, grilled meats, pastas and vegetarian. Patio dining is also available with a view of the mountains and high-end neighborhoods to the west.

Little Dumpling Asian Buffet

Operated by a mother-daughter team in North Las Vegas, this is not just another buffet. It is really a super buffet featuring 65 items offering cuisines such as Asian-American fusion, Chinese, dim sum, Japanese, Thai, vegetarian, sushi, salads, soups, fruits and American classics such as pizza and French fries. There is also a live hibachi cooking station offering stir-fry chicken, beef or pork with noodles. Soft serve ice cream along with a variety of desserts ends the meal. Specialty dinner nights add crawfish, clams, lobster and crab legs. The environment is a blend of casual comfort with artwork and light and very family-friendly.