New York Times: 36 Hours in Las Vegas (May 2023)

May 10, 2023

Experience the Intrigue of Vegas History at Piero's Italian Cuisine

Dive into the storied past of Las Vegas with a visit to Piero's Italian Cuisine, a venue steeped in the city's notorious organized crime history. Opening its doors in 1982, Piero's not only offers a luxurious dining experience but also holds a place in pop culture, having been featured in Martin Scorsese's 1995 classic “Casino.” It's whispered that in its heyday, FBI agents surveilled mob regulars from an apartment across the street.

When dining at Piero's, you can choose from six distinct rooms, with the oak-lined Tarkanian Room being a local favorite — though securing a reservation is a must. Alternatively, you can sip a martini in the Monkey Bar and channel the era of the Rat Pack. The generous family-style menu highlights include the bone-in veal parmigiana, a rich osso buco that's been simmered to perfection, and the famous Pat’s Meatballs. Each dish promises a taste of Las Vegas' grandeur.

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