A satisfying dinner worth the price at ‘Don Vito’s’
Bread with Bruchetti (complimentary): The bread was very soft and the Bruchetti matched perfectly. Photo Credit: Emily Yu
Mozzarella Fritti (): With a gooey cheese filling that you can stretch, it was served with marinara and Alfredo sauce. Photo Credit: Emily Yu
Stuffed mushrooms (): The stuffed mushrooms were bland and and overall disappointment. Photo Credit: Emily Yu
14oz. Ribeye steak (): The tender and juicy ribeye was served with a sweet mushroom sauce and crisp string beans. Photo Credit: Emily Yu
Cassata Milano (): The Cassata Milano was very light and addicting. It is filled with crystallized fruits, wrapped in vanilla ice cream and then decorated with chocolate and strawberry syrup. Photo Credit: Emily Yu
Don Vito’s 9777 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89183
Deciding where to eat for dinner can be a tough decision. But, if you’re craving an Italian meal and a perfect dessert, I would recommend Don Vito’s. Just located inside South Point Casino, this Italian restaurant offers light appetizers and rich, but delicious entrees.
When you first walk into Don Vito’s, the dark ambiance creates a fine dining or a date night type of mood. The setting of the tables are elegant and the walls are painted to transport you to Italy.
To start off the service, the waiter served us complimentary bread, served with Bruchetti. The bread was very soft and the Bruchetti was light and well made. For appetizers, we ordered Mozzarella Fritti ($8.00) and Stuffed Mushrooms ($8.00). The Mozzarella Fritti blended perfectly with the marinara and alfredo sauce. I personally enjoyed it because it was very cheesy; once you bite into it, it feels like the cheese will continue to stretch. The Stuffed Mushroom ($8.00) on the other hand was very bland; even the stuffing, which was sausage, spinach and Italian Cheese did not meet my expectations. At first I thought it would be filled with flavor since it was stuffed, but instead it felt like I was just eating a regular mushroom.
For my entree, I ordered the Chef’s Daily Special, which was a 14 oz. Boneless Ribeye Steak ($31.00). The ribeye was very tender and had the right amount of peppers and herbs for seasoning. To top it off, they placed string beans underneath the steak and drizzled it with sweet mushroom sauce.
For those that prefer pasta instead of meat, the Linguine and Clams ($22.00) is the entree you should order. My dad ordered the Linguine and Clams. I tried it myself and personally, it is one of the most flavorful pasta dishes I have ever tasted. The pasta was cooked properly, not too soft nor undercooked. The spices were properly balanced, and even the clams had a kick of their own.
To end the night, I ordered a Cassata Milano ($6.00). It tasted exactly like a Milano cookie, but in an ice-cream form. To top it off, inside of the ice-cream are crystallized fruits. Addicting as it is, the Cassata Milano is surprisingly a very light dessert that can be enjoyed even if you think you are full.
Presentation wise, the food is very classy and clean. As for the service, they prepared the dishes in a timely manner with a friendly attitude.
If you do decide to go, I recommend you make a reservation. I went into the restaurant a couple of minutes after it opened and it was packed once we ordered our food. Thankfully, we got there earlier or we would have been waiting in line for a long time.
Overall, Don Vito’s is a little expensive than your regular restaurant, but the tasty food will make up for the cost.