- Grace Bascos
Las Vegas› Restaurant
Piero's Italian Cuisine
355 Convention Center Dr.
Our Rating Neighborhood Just Off The Strip Phone 702/369-2305 Prices Main courses $32–$49 Cuisine Type Italian Web site Piero's Italian Cuisine
A beloved Las Vegas institution, Piero’s has been a longtime hangout for Vegas bigwigs from every industry—Rat Packers, hotel bosses, performers, and even folks they refer to as “casino industry businessmen,” which is a nice way of not calling them mob guys. On any given night, you can still see local execs and politicians having dinner around the tables with their families. The rule of the house: everybody gets to eat in peace, so even if you see a celebrity, play it cool. If you walk in and think you’ve been there before, you might recognize the dining room from the film Casino, which shot several iconic scenes with Joe Pesci, Robert DeNiro, and Sharon Stone in the low, leather booths here. To encourage a convivial atmosphere, bartenders are heavy-handed with what they call a “stiff pour.” The menu has stayed essentially the same since Piero’s first opened in 1982, if only because the Glusman family who runs it has a very “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude. Favorites include the chef’s special veal scaloppini, pounded thin and tender, then battered and covered with prosciutto and cheese, and linguini alla vongole, or with clams, a favorite of Sinatra’s whenever he came in. If their guests who have been coming in for 30 years don’t need a change, neither do we.
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