No matter how much Las Vegas changes and evolves, there will always be demand for the retro experience, places you can go and things you can see that hearken back to the days when Sinatra or Elvis was onstage—a taste of vintage Vegas. As time goes on, it’s only natural that such throwback venues will become more rare. That’s what makes Andiamo so special.
First, it’s an Italian steakhouse straight from Detroit, and it has only been open at the D on Fremont Street since 2013. But its dedication to the highest quality of cuisine and service align with that old Vegas vibe, as do the servers in white jackets, the cozy high-backed booths and the roving dessert cart.
The atmosphere alone is enough to have you recalling a bygone and glorious era, and the menu only fortifies that feeling, old-fashioned food with a few modern touches that make all the difference. Steaks and chops are butchered on the premises, appetizers are hearty enough to make a meal of their own, and classic dishes like Italian wedding soup, tableside Caesar salad and Dover sole are executed faithfully and with flair.
If you know where to look, you don’t have to go to an old Vegas restaurant to bring back those old Vegas feelings. Andiamo Steakhouse at the D, 702-388-2220; daily 5-11 p.m.