Buddy V’s Ristorante
Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian/Palazzo
3327 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
You wouldn’t think a guy who focused on cakes could operate a restaurant, but Buddy Valastro, of the TLC Show “Cake Boss,” has a family-inspired and themed Italian spot in a corner of the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian/Palazzo. Open less than a year, it has already found its stride and is becoming one of the more popular places. Start with Aunt Nina’s Mozzarella En Carozza, described as Jersey City Style fried mozzarella, crostini, tomato ragu and Genovese pesto. For entrees the Osso Buco is one of the best. Two other dishes not to miss are the Chicken Parm and the Chicken Rigatoni alla vodka.