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Satisfy Your Carb Cravings With Pasta In Vegas

Last updated: October 18, 2018 at 4:09 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Restaurants. Comments Off on Satisfy Your Carb Cravings With Pasta In Vegas.

Start practicing your fork and spoon twirling skills – it’s National Pasta Month. Of course, we never need an excuse to eat pasta – it’s a favorite comfort food and one of the most popular foods around.

Here’s where you can dig into a big plate of that carb-filled pasta in Las Vegas.

Best pasta in Las Vegas - Martorano's spaghetti D.O.P at Paris Las Vegas

Martorano’s spaghetti D.O.P. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Martorano’s at Paris Las Vegas

Martorano’s serves homestyle Italian cuisine with East Coast style from South Philadelphia chef Steve Martorano.

The macaroni (as the chef prefers to call it) dishes are made using imported Rustichella d’Abruzzo products and they’re always cooked al dente.

We love the simple, yet flavorful Spaghetti D.O.P. with San Marzano tomatoes, garlic, basil and D.O.C. Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

For a traditional family recipe, try the Rigatoni with Martorano’s famous Sunday gravy, made with chunks of pork and topped with a scoop of ricotta cheese.

Other tasty choices include linguine in clam sauce and bucatini carbonara.

GIADA Rigatoni Vegetable Bolognese - Best pasta dishes in Las Vegas

GIADA Rigatoni Vegetable Bolognese. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

GIADA at The Cromwell

If you want pasta with a slightly lighter twist, head to GIADA at The Cromwell. Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis makes her Italian favorites with California influences.

Be sure to try her famous spaghetti with shrimp, mascarpone cheese, lemon and basil.

We also like the rigatoni with vegetable Bolognese and the ravioli with lobster and crispy artichoke.

A new, not-to-be-missed item on the menu is the cacio e pepe bucatini for two, which is served in a warm pecorino Toscano cheese wheel.

Rigatoni with Sunday Gravy at Rao's inside Caesars Palace

Sunday gravy at Rao’s. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Rao’s at Caesars Palace

Legendary New York restaurant Rao’s is notoriously difficult to get into because it only has 12 tables. Luckily the restaurant’s outlet in Las Vegas has plenty of room for you to sit and enjoy their Southern Italian dishes.

There’s a wide variety of pasta dishes to choose from. Try the ravioli purses – ravioli with Bartlett pears, ricotta cheese, brown butter, sage and dried cranberries or the crab carbonara with blue lump crab, cream, egg, Pecorino Romano cheese, pancetta and cracked black pepper tossed with linguini and garnished with snow crab claw.

Another option is the sausage and cabbage fusilli with sweet and mild sausage and Savoy cabbage with pasta tossed in a light marinara sauce and finished with extra virgin olive oil.

And don’t miss the Sunday gravy, offered only on Sunday, made with beef ribs, pork braciole, Rao’s meatballs and sweet and mild sausage in a blend of San Marzano tomatoes, served with a choice of penne, spaghetti, linguine or rigatoni.

Head to Off The Strip to enjoy National Pasta Month with spaghetti and meatballs

Spaghetti with giant meatball at Off The Strip. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Off the Strip at The LINQ Hotel & Casino

This local Las Vegas restaurant offers a location at The LINQ Hotel & Casino on the Strip. They specialize in classic bistro and comfort food with a heavy emphasis on Italian favorites.

Check out the lobster ravioli – large, lobster-filled ravioli with asparagus, mushrooms and shallots, smothered in vodka sauce or the short rib ravioli covered in brown gravy and surrounded by Yukon smashed potatoes. Another favorite is the spaghetti with giant meatball topped with Chef Al’s secret marinara sauce.

You have a big group of hungry people at to Carmine's in the Forum Shops, their dishes come family-style

Lasagna. Photo courtesy of Carmines.

Carmine’s at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

If you’ve got a group and you all want pasta, there’s no better place than Carmine’s at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. You’ll find delicious Southern Italian-style food served family-style, which means hearty portions that are meant to be shared.

Carmine’s has every type of pasta under the sun. Choose from angel hair, linguine, penne, spaghetti, rigatoni and more and then add a sauce like clam sauce, ragu, pomodoro or just plain garlic and oil.

Chicken and spinach ravioli at TREVI in the Caesars Palace Forum Shops

Chicken and spinach ravioli. Photo courtesy of TREVI.

TREVI at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

Pretend you’re in Rome and grab a seat on the indoor patio at TREVI next to the replica Trevi Fountain in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

The restaurant serves classic and contemporary Italian dishes with a wide variety of pasta choices. Indulge in favorites like pappardelle Bolognese, spaghetti and meatballs and ravioli alla vodka or try something less traditional like salmon agnolotti primavera with asparagus, peas, summer vegetables and citrus-mascarpone fondue.

Other choices include gnocchi Modenese with ricotta and potato gnocchi, mozzarella and fresh tomato sauce and linguine frutti de mare, a signature dish with lobster, shrimp, scallops, mussels, tomatoes and scallions in a seafood cream sauce.


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Kristine came to Las Vegas more than 20 years ago to escape the frigid weather of Minnesota. Now she soaks up the sun while covering all things Vegas from dining to nightlife to hotels. She has written for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and When she’s not scouring the Strip for stories you can usually find her at a concert, enjoying a nice glass of wine or binge-watching Netflix and HBO.

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