Casa di Amore is a restaurant that has the kind of old school Las Vegas charm that locals and visitors want to soak up like a hungry man mops up the last bit of sauce with a hunk of bread.
This is the kind of non-chain gem of a restaurant that I search for. It’s got plenty of unpretentious atmosphere; plain wood floors, simple table and chairs, some comfy booths and lots of vintage black and whites of the great ones adorn the walls. The menu is moderately priced (entrees from $24 to $35) and crammed with classic Italian favorites like Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagne, Osso Bucco, Chicken Piccata, Gnocchi, Veal Francaise and on and on. Delicious. When you are dining at Casa di Amore you picture Mama in the kitchen, standing over the stove with a big wooden spoon. It’s real old school family Italian that makes it feel like home; very Little Italy.
Live Music & a Limo
There is live music every night at Casa di Amore. It makes an already perfect setting even more enjoyable. George Bugatti, a very talented performer who has appeared with Tony Bennet and been on TV, croons with a rich silky voice that does justice to classic songs by Sammy, Frank and Dino; real vintage Vegas. Make a request. George would love to sing it for you.
Arrive in style! When you call and make a reservation ask about the FREE limo service that will pick you up from your hotel and deliver you to Casa di Amore like a member of the Rat Pack.
We shared Mussels Marinara, fresh mussels steamed open in a rich marinara sauce and the Insalata Di Amore, mixed greens, buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. Both were very tasty. We shared a pasta dish, Gnocchi Alla Prosciutto, homemade gnocchis with prosciutto, white wine, spinach and a four cheese sauce. Absolutely fabulous! For the main course my husband chose Chicken Valdostana, sautéed chicken breast with mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts topped with provolone cheese in a pink cream sauce accompanied with fresh vegetables and a twice baked potato. I had one of the special dishes featured that night, a Surf & Turf. It was an 8 ounce Filet Mignon with four shrimp done with a white wine basil garlic butter sauce and accompanied with sautéed spinach and Italian style potatoes. Simply delightful. You’ve got to have the garlic loaf. It’s practically a meal on its own. For dessert we had the Canoli, perfectly rich and creamy with a nice crisp shell and the Chocolate Truffle, a chocolate gelato with a zabaione center, carmelized hazelnuts and topped with cocoa powder. Loved them both!!
The service was wonderful. Our server Michael treated us like a new relative that’s joined the family. He walked us through the very extensive menu and pointed out the signature dishes, described the specials and answered any questions. Michael was observant and attentive. He made sure we were happy with our selections, refilled water glasses and poured our wine.
I just love a good sense of humor. If you order a Canoli for dessert at Casa di Amore you get a free souvenir t-shirt. The front has the Casa di Amore Las Vegas logo and on the back it has those immortal words of wisdom from the movie The Godfather, “Leave the gun. Take the canoli.” How can anyone resist this place? Mangia!
Heads Up Locals! (visitors too) Check out these Promotions
Casa di Amore is open from 5pm to 5am!!!! And the entire menu is available for the best late night dining in Las Vegas. After 11pm every night all pizzas and all drinks including specialty cocktails are 50% OFF! For wine lovers they have 50% off all bottled wines on Sundays and Mondays. That’s a deal!
Casa di Amore is located at 2850 East Tropicana about 10 minute drive from the Strip. Open 6 days a week from 5pm to 5am. Closed Tuesdays. Call 702-433-4967 for info and reservations. Don’t forget the limo!