Las Vegas has been known for Italian cuisine for decades featuring fine authentic dishes on and off the strip. Here are the 2014 Top 10.

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 Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort.

For a real James Beard experience and Italian seafood this is the only place you should go. Try the Ligurian octopus salad and choose your own fish from the rolling fish cart.

Circo at the Bellagio Resort . 

Classy and elegant is the word here. A real showcase of authentic Tuscan cuisine such as pastas, fish, and mouthwatering hot and cold appetizers that will please your palate.

 Scarpetta, in the Cosmopolitan Resort.

Celebrity Chef Scott Conant has done a great job featuring a seasonal menu that features foie gras, pasta and fish dishes that will not disappoint anyone at the table.

 Sinatra, in the Encore Resort.

Who does not love “Frank “!  Every Sinatra fan must dine at his namesake restaurant. Get a close up look at his Academy Award for “From Here to Eternity “and enjoy mouthwatering Spaghetti and Clams, lasagna Bolognese and risotto.

 B&B Ristorante at the Venetian Resort.

This home of the dynamic duo of Chef Mario Batali and Winemaker Joseph Bastianich is a mandatory stop. Their specialties include beef cheek ravioli with black truffles and crushed duck liver, whole grilled branzino with summer squash and salsa verde. Don’t forget to enjoy a nice bottle of wine that features choices from every region in Italy.

 Nove, on top of the Palms Resort.

The view from any table is breathtaking!  Pasta is made in house daily as well has many classic Italian delights to choose from. Stop in for their happy hour and enjoy Oysters Rockefeller and one of their signature cocktails.

 Rao’s, at  Caesars Palace Resort.

What else can you say but enjoy this legendary New York restaurant in Las Vegas! Order one of their renowned giant meatballs with a Pellegrino family touch.

Ferraro’s , Off the Strip.

The Ferraro’s family has been in the business for generations. Choose from a variety of homemade pastas, sausage, breads and desserts. Try their ossobuco and choose a bottle from their very large wine list.

 Buddy Vs at the Palazzo Resort.

Dine with the boss. “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro proves he is not just about desserts. His family friendly menu features favorites like Grandma’s Meatballs and “My Wife’s Eggplant Parm. The view of the strip and signature cocktails are worth a try as well.

 Chicago Joes, Downtown

Go “old school “at the local’s favorite in a Little Red House serving classic Italian cuisine since 1975. You never know who you will see dining alongside of you.

 Gina’s Bistro Italian, Off the Strip.

This small, tasty venue is as homey as you can get right down to the red checkered table cloths .The dishes are authentic and portions large.  Stop in on Wednesday and choose any bottle of wine on the list for half the price.