Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro , Cuisineist Editor Elaine Harris

Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro , Cuisineist Editor Elaine Harris

The Venetian / Palazzo Resort have yet another star under its roof and this time is a family affair. Renowned baker Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro opened his first restaurant with veteran restaurateurs Elizabeth Blau and Chef Kim Canteenwalla with a fabulous view of the Las Vegas strip.

Chef Kim Canteenwalla

Chef Kim Canteenwalla









Known for his family’s Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey, Buddy Valastro’s Buddy V’s offers up family recipes passed down by his mother, grandmother, aunts and siblings.

The décor made us feel warm and welcome as we we felt like we walked right into his family’s dining room. On our visit we actually did dine with Buddy’s very energetic, enthusiastic family and of course his lovely mother Mary. 


Sitting at the table with his family, is reminiscent of a Sunday dinner at his grandmother’s house. The entrance features metal and glass inspired by the Lackawanna train station in Hoboken . The bar area is rustic with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the famed Las Vegas strip.




There is a real feeling of intimacy as we gazed around the walls  adored with  photographs of the Valastro family and light fixtures made  of whisks and hanging rolling pins as room dividers.


The cocktail list shows off libations  like a Negroni Biondo, Buddy V’s Hobokon Sling and our favorite , Buddy’s own take on a Manhattan .For dinner, we highly suggest the Osso Bucco and the grilled Octopus, yes that’s right grilled!  and on this night it was cooked to perfection. For the Fini , Oh come on !  He’s the Cake Boss, pick anything and its going to be great.


We have stopped in on numerous occasions since the opening and found the dishes consistent and the service right on spot.




Buddy , Elizabeth and Kim have a huge hit on their hands and the Venetian / Palazzo Resorts another tasty dining venue .