I go to Vegas once or twice a year and when I visit I have a dinner at Battistas. I like the atmosphere,food,and all the wine you can drink. I enjoy Italian dishes. I don't like going to chain restaurants when I am in Vegas, like Cheesecake factory or Planet Hollywood.I could go to these restaurants in Chicago my home. To each his own. I know many people don't like Battistas. What do you Chowhounds think who have been to Battistas? I wish Vegas had more family owned restaurants. Does anyone have any other suggestions for restaurants that are family owned within 2 miles of the Strip?