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Zeffirino, an Italian restaurant inside The Venetian hotel, has a history that predates the hotel by nearly six decades—the first Zeffirino opened back in 1939 in Genova, Italy. Since then, the son of the original restaurant’s owner, Gian Paolo Belloni, has shared the family tradition around the world, including its Las Vegas outpost. Along with house made pastas, the restaurant is most famous for its pesto sauce: Pope John Paul II once called Gian Paolo the “Pope’s pesto maker. ” On the dinner menu at Zeffirino, you’ll find the trofie alla crema di pesto con patate e fagioli, a house made pasta sautéed in pesto cream sauce with potatoes and green beans that draws from the special family history. With each bite you take of your meal at Zeffirino, you can be sure your dish comes with a side of authenticity.