Fathom Favorites : Las Vegas Restaurants

1. Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana

The Neapolitan Pizza craze is at its best at this authentic Italian neighborhood joint in Henderson, just South of the airport, a location that comes in handy since they import flour, tomatoes, prosciutto, and cheese from Italy. The menu is filled with classic pies, but they’ll let you add toppings.

140 Green Valley Pkwy.
Henderson, 89012

2. Monta Ramen

The Chinatown newcomer serves Japanese noodle soups in special broth made with pork bones and imported soy sauce and cooked for 12 hours. The menu lists four ramens and twice as many toppings. The cuisine and the small dining room are totally authentic, and the prices couldn’t be more affordable. 

5030 Spring Mountain Rd., Suite 6
Las Vegas, 89146

3. L’atelier de Joël Robuchon

Since the French wonderchef (who collects Michelin stars like some girls collect shoes) closed his NYC location, this sleek, red-and-black Vegas outpost is the only place you can taste his cuisine without a passport. Sit at the bar: it’s the best way to experience the delicate and impeccable plates prepared before you. (For a fancier experience, Joël Robuchon is right next door.)

MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, 89109

4. Eat

A new hidden gem serving breakfast and lunch in the first floor of an old apartment building downtown. Chef Natalie Young is developing a following for her variations of American comfort food classics like grilled cheese, chicken pot pie, shrimp and grits, and iceberg wedge.  

707 Carson Ave.
Las Vegas, 89101

5. The Beat Coffeehouse & Records

A cute coffeehouse and record shop in the Emergency Arts Center downtown. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a menu heavy on sandwiches and wraps, salads, baguette pizzas, and more than 20 seasonal beers.

520 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, 89101

6. Lotus of Siam

Located off The Strip in a very what-are-we-doing-here strip mall, don’t let the very unassuming looks fool you: many foodies consider this the best Thai restaurant in the country. Must order dishes include Khao Soi (curry noodles) and Sai Oua (spicy sausage). And do make reservations: this place is hardly a secret.

953 E. Sahara Ave., #A5
Las Vegas, 89104

7. Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare

An authentic Italian seafood palace run by esteemed chef Paul Bartolotta, whose nightly conversations with his purveyors at fish markets in Italy results in a menu of fish rarely served in the United States. The room is grand and elegant, and the tables to book are the outdoor cabanas around the lagoon.

Wynn, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, 89109