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Review: Settebello Las Vegas


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Review: Settebello Las Vegas

lvmanager | | May 17, 2007 03:01 AM

So from what I heard this place was a "can't miss". I went in this evening around 5:30.

I was one of 3 tables there. The waitress told me to sit wherever I wanted so I chose a seat near a window and she brought the menu over to me. I pretty much knew what I wanted but I looked it over anyway. I saw the "misto" and decided that I would try that before the main reason that I stopped in. I ordered that and a margherita to cover all the basis - along with a Moretti Pilsner. The antipasti arrived as a HUGE plate. Well enough for 3-4 to share as an appetizer. The plate arrived with 4 types of meat ( mortadella, prosciutto crudo, prosciutto cotto, and finnochiona ) along with artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, olives, roasted mushrooms, parmigiano, and enough flatbread to feed Green Valley. It was all pretty good - the mortadella and prosciutto crudo were the stars along with the excellently prepared flatbread.

The pizze came afterward and did not disappoint. HOWEVER ... I had heard this place talked up so much from friends and these boards that I was expecting the second coming. I have to say that although it was really good - it wasn't great. I was expecting the crust to be even thinner and crispier than it was. Don't get me wrong - the crushed tomatoes they use were fantastic as well as the mozz, but I was expecting more along the lines of flatbread. Despite this thought I finished the pie and really enjoyed it. I headed over to Valley Cheese & Wine afterwards as a topper to the experience. They have a lot of great products in there and I probably would have spent a fortune if I weren't moving out of state in the next couple weeks ( the products would have to be tossed before I could use them up ).

At any rate, I had a good time although it didn't quite live up to ALL the expectations I had but I would definitely go back when I'm in the area. I don't know if I would make the trip just for that ( although that tomato concasse was REALLY tasty ), but I'm sure I will patronize it again.