All insiders know that Piero’s Italian Cuisine is a Las Vegas staple. Located less than a mile from the Las Vegas Convention Center, it’s the perfect place to dine after a long day of meetings. The 354-seat restaurant, which Freddie Glusman originally opened in 1982 (at a different location), is a favorite with locals, visitors and celebrities (e.g., Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese and Sammy Davis Jr.). What makes the place even more special is that Freddie and his son, Evan, who literally grew up in the restaurant, can still be seen at Piero’s chatting it up with regulars on any given night.
Conventioneers come here to taste everything from the family-owned establishment’s signature osso buco to its fresh fish (including halibut, branzino and copper river salmon), which is flown in daily. Other house specialties include the homemade ravioli with spinach and ricotta cheese.
Meeting attendees can savor all of this deliciousness in one of Piero’s private banquet rooms, which can accommodate intimate gatherings for 10 to 15 people or larger groups of up to 150. There’s also the 18-seat, private Monkey Bar that holds up to 70 guests in its 2,000-sq.-ft. space. And if your group needs a customized menu, the Piero’s team can assist.
After the meal, the infamous dessert tray will be brought to your group’s table. Whether it’s the crème brûlée, fruit tart or carrot cake — you can’t go wrong. —Laura Janelle Downey