Chic Strip-side dining
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Before the Las Vegas party crowd heads upstairs to club LAVO, they gather for dinner and drinks at this first-floor restaurant. Join the party and order up a bunch of dishes to share, such as the Kobe meatballs with whipped fresh ricotta, spaghetti carbonara, cacciatore pizza and grilled New York prime strip with garlic gorgonzola butter.

You’ll want to keep dessert all to yourself; treats include the chocolate bread pudding with silky dulce de leche and vanilla ice cream, or the warm apple crisp, which updates plain old apple pie with cinnamon ice cream and a bowl made of hazelnut streusel.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • LAVO has a Roman bathhouse design that’s punctuated by stylish accents, such as Murano chandeliers. Its luxurious little details and almost Moroccan-palace vibe makes this Las Vegas restaurant and nightclub stand out from the rest.
  • Since it has a prime location inside the Palazzo along Las Vegas Boulevard, LAVO’s terrace lets you look out over the Strip while you nosh on a Kobe-beef meatball or sip on a signature cocktail.
  • The expansive lounge area and all the different rooms ooze a distinct, sexy vibe — and don’t be surprised if you spot a celebrity or two hanging out.
  • We think the booths inside LAVO are the best tables in the house. From one of these cushioned seats, you’ll have a great view of most of the restaurant and lounge.
  • You might think of LAVO first as a nightclub, but that would be doing the menu and the wait staff at the Las Vegas restaurant a disservice. Once you’ve tasted the meatballs, the roasted Chilean sea bass or the Oreo zeppoles for dessert, you just might have to change the way you think about this Sin City hotspot.
Things to Know
  • The Las Vegas restaurant is open Sunday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. The lounge at LAVO is also open seven days a week, from 5 p.m. to midnight on Mondays, and from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday to Sunday.
  • While you can get a great meal in a chic atmosphere anytime here, we recommend coming on one of the nights the nightclub is open to get the full LAVO experience. The club is open five days a week, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
  • LAVO has a dressy-casual dress code, which is in line with the Las Vegas restaurant’s dual status as a lounge and nightclub. If you plan to go to LAVO just for dinner, you’ll be fine on the more casual side; but if you plan to stay for the nightlife, we’d recommend wearing something a bit nicer — think of a collared shirt or cocktail dress.
The Food
  • LAVO, equally well known for its nightclub, might surprise you with the number and quality of its food options. The Italian restaurant in the heart of Las Vegas earns high praise for its luxe spins on classic cuisine.
  • Made from fresh ground A-5 Kobe beef, the Las Vegas restaurant’s meatballs can come with sausage ragu, whipped fresh ricotta or with a salad and garlic crostini.
  • LAVO’s most popular dish roasts Chilean sea bass and adds in fresh heirloom tomatoes, butter and crispy portobellos to make a seafood dream.
  • If you enjoy cold cuts, then the carne pizza topped with sopressata, prosciutto, tomato, pepperoncini and fresh mozzarella will be right up your alley.
Getting There
3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109