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Bootlegger Bistro

4.8
4.8
2405 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Good things never change. Since 1955 Chef Maria of the Bootlegger Bistro "Nevada's First Restaurateur of the Year" has been creating the finest in Italian cuisine for generations of satisfied customers. Big portions, great food, and a relaxed romantic atmosphere. Featuring Classic Vintage Vegas Entertainment 7 nights a week, The Bootlegger Bistro constantly tops Las Vegas’s best of lists and has been featured on everything from ABC Television to Bravo and the Food Network. Full menu and video poker at our bar. The Bootlegger Bistro where celebrity’s and locals gather.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 77 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American, Steakhouse

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (702) 736-4939

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Maria Perry

  • Catering

    Catering Menu available for pick-up through our Take-Out Department. Call 702-736-7080.

  • Private party facilities

    Elegant private room available for up to 50 people.

  • Private party contact

    Natalie Devitt: (702) 736-4939

  • Neighbourhood

    South Las Vegas

  • Cross Street

    Robindale

  • Parking Details

    Easy access from both Las Vegas Blvd South and Robindale. Truck and bus turnaround and parking.

  • Entertainment

    Live Vintage Vegas Entertainment, 7 nights a week. Vegas the way it used to be. Vegas the way it’s supposed to be.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,405 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Las Vegas

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  • South Las Vegas

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  1. JM

    JustinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dino was our server. Extremely friendly and easy to talk to. Even gave us some history lessons on the booths we were sitting in. Food was phenomenal. I had the lasagna. Not your traditional lasagna. Basically comes completely unconstructed but with all of the cheese melted over and top and sauce around the dish. Definitely recommend! They also surprised us with a free dessert because we told them it was our anniversary. Completely unexpected and very much appreciated. We will absolutely be back!
  2. ER

    ERDNYC

    New Orleans

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We love Bootlegger and have been going for many years Last night if was so noisy and crowded we couldn’t hear the music Service is terrific
  3. SS

    SheilaS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Mariano, the harp musician. He is very talented and personable.
  4. C

    Chefmarc

    New York Area

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal and experience. Old school Italian with great food. Scampi app wedge Marsala and bolognese. Definitely going back.
  5. BP

    ByronP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was well worth the trip. We felt welcomed and the server was very patient and professional. The food was spot on and atmosphere was just right.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service.
  7. PH

    PHYLLISV

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and the show they do for your dinner is so much fun.
  8. SR

    StevenR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the place to go for Italian food in Vegas. Excellent quiet atmosphere for an early evening meal and the staff were excellent.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We really do like this place so I’m sorry to write a mediocre review this time. 1. When we first arrived, they seated us in one of those half round booths. I have a large purse. We all have winter jackets. None of us are petite. They change the table without hassle. 2. The waiter seemed to push us into ordering right away. We all got the feeling he wanted to get things going. Unfortunately, we wanted to take our time reconnect with one another, and not be rushed. He got it after a while. 3. When they brought the food, two of us had ordered a dish which they got wrong so the gentleman ate their food while we waited for our dishes to be prepared. The waiter was kind, and owned the mistake which we appreciated. 4. When it was time to go he brought us the check and to go boxes, but did not offer us anything for his error. Not that we expect it but a complementary dessert might’ve been the right thing to do. 5. After he brought us our credit cards, he said, would you like some water before you get back in the car? He may have met well, but we felt he was pushing us out. In the end, we had a nice time because of our visit. The food was pretty good, but not I wouldn’t say amazing. Kudos to the bus person she took care of us, refilling our water and bringing us fresh bread frequently - she was unobtrusive, but extremely attentive. Where do we return? Yes we’ve been here before and had a better experience. We like it but there are lots of amazing places to eat so maybe we won’t run back quite so fast.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service Excellent food
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food as always was 5 stars. Our server Timothy was awesome! Very professional and so personable! Will def request him for our next visit! As I mentioned when we were there, my family has been part of the Bootlegger fan club since the 1960s when they were on Eastern Avenue! Truly a gem amongst a ton of restaurants in our town. I always recommend when given the opportunity.
  12. C

    Chefrj

    San Francisco

    273 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    273 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best authentic Italian restaurant in Las Vegas, great service, and excellent food. Chef rj
  13. FA

    FABz

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You must have the Alfredo their sauce is absolutely the best! Any plate that has the Alfredo will do also, we frequent this restaurant and have never been disappointed.
  14. DP

    DanieleP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the ambiance and the food was great but the waiter we had (JJ) was phenomenal. I would definitely suggest this restaurant to a friend and I plan on dining there on my next visit.
  15. LF

    LouisF

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  16. ME

    MattE

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All staff was great and food is excellent. Wonderful evening all around
  17. S

    Skirader

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ivan was AWESOME
  18. n

    nickt

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was top notch, the food was excellent and hot! They made my daughter feel special on her birthday!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Waiter was amazing describing menu. Food was fairly priced.
  20. D

    Debby

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Bootlegger didn’t disappoint. Our favorite waiter Mark made our night even more special! And our dinners were outstanding!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    I had the escargot and it was quite chewy. The rest of the food was delicious. I thought it was a little expensive. The service was exceptional! I had left my purse and realized it when I walked out and they had retrieved it and they put it behind the hostess station! I appreciate that they had called me right away! Thank you!
  22. R

    Roxy

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience food was excellent
  23. EM

    ElizabethM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A little pricey but well worth it. Portions are great sized and every bite is memorable.
  24. JR

    JulieR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Extremely noisy due to large parties in too small of room with live music. Good is good.
  25. AP

    AndyP

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super wait staff and amazing food. Decor is a bit dated but service and food are far more important.
  26. JH

    JohnH

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and atmosphere were perfect for a catch up with a friend.
  27. DS

    DennisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try something new, you can not go wrong with their extensive menu. Sea Bass was excellent!!!
  28. TS

    TomS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is solid and the atmosphere is great, although a little loud. Pricey, but worth it -
  29. DB

    DonaldB

    Yosemite

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the service was awesome. I would highly recommend this resturant.
  30. K

    Kdavis

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and service was great! Will definitely return.
  31. CN

    Cal2NYC

    Las Vegas

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has been on my list to try for a while now. I am mad at myself for waiting so long. Bootleggers is one of the best restaurants in Vegas. The food is amazing, the service is great. This will now be on our top 3 restaurants to eat at.
  32. JR

    JeffR

    Las Vegas

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best pizza in town!
  33. ES

    EdSt

    Las Vegas

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Bootleggers is one of our favorite restaurants. Food is great, service good, and harp music last night was a nice touch.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Came here after finding out Giada was completely booked. I ordered the iceberg wedge (salad) and veal parmigiana, substituting the angel hair pasta for Fettuccine Alfredo. The waiter delivered some complimentary bread bites with marinara sauce. The bread bites were buttery bits of goodness, complimented by the robust marinara sauce. The wedge salad was fresh and crunchy. The crispy pancetta in the house bleu cheese dressing was creamy, tangy goodness, and not overpowering. This left me wondering how the veal parmigiana would fair. The veal parmigiana was crispy, even when covered with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. The marinara was packed with fresh tomato flavor and a kick of the right blend of olive oil and fresh basil. Every bite was a harmonious blend of flavors. The fettuccine Alfredo was creamy with the perfect amount of Parmesan cheese and garlic. My only regret was not having enough room for dessert. Definitely recommend.
  35. J

    Jacqueline

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We made a reservation due to the high rating. However, this high rating is very misleading. The service by the woman in the bar was nonexistent, with only 3 tables occupied and no one at the bar she never came back to check on us. She seemed very unhappy to be there. She didn’t smile and was short with us when we asked questions. The food was barely ok,I really was trying to like this place despite the server. I was expecting a decent meal based on the ratings. The salad was overpowered by dressing, it had wilted lettuce and garlic bread was NOT hot or fresh. The Penne with meatballs was bland. My husband’s Salmon dish was just ok too. This place is not commensurate with the high ratings. Skip this restaurant, anywhere will be better in service and food.
  36. T

    Tina

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Ribeye and it was amazing!! It was well prepared literally melt in your mouth..
  37. LU

    LincolnUfoodie81

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I must say I've eaten at numerous Italian restaurants across the globe and Bootlegger's Bistro is a standout for it's straighforward approach to authentic Italian dishes. The food, service, ambience...everything was done with care and attention to detail in an unpretentious way!! I highly recommend this gem of a restaurant for any occassion!! 4.8/5 stars!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and ambiance. Food was delicious and servers were attentive. Piano player was very very talented… although overall the sound system was a bit loud. Great restaurant, for everything except conversation. Will return.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was great along the the sweet lady that brought the water and bread. Food was excellent
  40. D

    Datenight

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family loves this place. This was 10-years in a row for a New Year’s lunch. Food us always good. Music in the evening is nice.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bootlegger Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Bootlegger Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (702) 736-4939.

Bootlegger Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 2405 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 77 times today
Google Map for Bootlegger Bistro

7700 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89123

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Robindale

  • Neighbourhood

    South Las Vegas

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Easy access from both Las Vegas Blvd South and Robindale. Truck and bus turnaround and parking.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Maria Perry

  • Entertainment

    Live Vintage Vegas Entertainment, 7 nights a week. Vegas the way it used to be. Vegas the way it’s supposed to be.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (702) 736-4939

  • Catering

    Catering Menu available for pick-up through our Take-Out Department. Call 702-736-7080.

  • Private party facilities

    Elegant private room available for up to 50 people.

  • Private party contact

    Natalie Devitt: (702) 736-4939

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