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Hidden Dishes: Want To Be A Vegas Insider? Then Try These Secret Menu Items

Rao's Frutti de Mare

Rao’s Frutti de Mare.

Psst! Want in on a secret? Everyone wants to feel like a VIP when visiting Las Vegas. And who doesn’t love ordering off-menu? With our quick, handy guide to some secret menu items here on The Strip, you’ll be well on your way to being a part of the Vegas dining scene.

Begin with regional hamburger behemoth In-N-Out. Ubiquitous on the West Coast, most of the country isn’t lucky enough to partake of arguably the best fast-food burgers in the country. Even better, they have a whole secret menu — including “Animal Style” everything, 3×3’s and 4×4’s (referring to the number of cheesy patties), and even a concoction known as the Flying Dutchman. To find out what the latter is, you’ll have to order it yourself.

Elsewhere on The LINQ Promenade, a certain celebrity chef may let you in on a secret dish. You have to be in the know to order the G-Spot Sampler at Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips. Here you’ll get a trio of fish, chicken and shrimp, along with hand-cut chips. That’ll certainly hit the (g)spot.

Martorano's Penne Cognac

Martorano’s Penne Cognac. Photo Credit: Erik Kabik Photography/ erikkabik.com

Meanwhile at Paris Las Vegas, Steve Martorano has some tricks up his tattooed sleeves. You won’t find the decadent penne cognac, tossed with shrimp and crispy pancetta, on Martorano’s menu. Nor will you find spaghetti with jumbo lump crabmeat or Steak Piazzaiola. But trust us, they’re yours for the taking.

Not to be outdone, across the street at legendary Rao’s at Caesars Palace, the Pellegrino family has had generations to accumulate a plethora of off-menu specialties. Roasted red bell peppers with golden raisins and pine nuts lean toward the healthier side, while sausage with onions and peppers decidedly don’t. Frutti di Mare—mussels, clams, calamari and shrimp atop pasta with a touch of marinara— and chicken cacciatore arguably fall somewhere in between. But there’s even a traditional veal marsala if you’re in the mood. And why wouldn’t you be?

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