NOVE Italiano. Head to the Palms' decadent Fantasy Tower to try out this see-and-be-seen Italian restaurant with an excellent view of the Strip, vaulted ceilings, classical statuary, and ornately upholstered armchairs—there's an intentionally gaudy look about the place, and that's part of its allure among high rollers and poseurs. The modern Italian food, however, is seriously good and surprisingly restrained: several heirloom tomato caprese salads, crudo (sliced raw fish) of the day, daily risotto and gnocchi, or Veal Nove, which is scallopini with prosciutto, arugula, and lemon. The 24-ounce bone-in ribeye steak with a Gorgonzola crust is a particularly memorable treat. The Palms Fantasy Tower, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., 51st floor, West Side, Las Vegas, NV, 89103. 702/942–6800. www.palms.com. Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch.
Mar 6, 2013
I came into town for a Zexzoo.com event, and have had a chance to visit a lot of places. I have been to many hotels and restaurants, but none of them have measured up to the Palms and Nove Italiano. What a place and food... A must for anyone visiting Vegas...