Carrabba’s Italian Grill is a beautiful restaurant that is surrounded by palm trees and located in Summerlin. Inside the large venue, Carrabba’s dark colors and wooden tables, along with dim lights, allow for a relaxing and inviting ambiance, and create the perfect place to catch up with friends or family. Popular items on their menu include their Shrimp Diavolo, Grilled Tuscan Skewers, chicken marsala, lobster ravioli and their delicious tiramisu. Everything at Carrabba’s is made fresh, from their mozzarella sticks to their minestrone soup, giving guests a true authentic Italian experience. The grill keeps guests returning by providing excellent service, to match their delicious cuisine.
Opened in 2001, Chronic Tacos delivers generous portions of Mexican cuisine to customers across four states and in Canada. Derived from third-generation family recipes, the menu features a plethora of hunger-humbling options. Let finger tendrils coil around burritos ($5.99+), quesadillas ($5.99+), and tacos ($2.99)—available in carne asada, al pastor, pollo asada, carnitas, and vegetarian varieties—before depositing them in ravenous maws. Salsa is mixed daily with fresh vegetables, and chips are cooked in-house. Chronic Tacos opens at 9 a.m. to accommodate early-rising tortilla disciples by serving breakfast burritos, bowls, and tacos.
At 808 Tapas, two island cuisines converge in a bounty of Japanese and Hawaiian dishes. The worldly palates of executive chef Yoshiyuki Kojima and sous chef Rex Ibanez don't stop there, either. Elements from global recipes influence every one of their dishes, whether it?s the eatery?s take on nachos?ahi tuna poke and avocado atop fried lotus root chips?or their potato-free fries, composed of Panko-crusted slabs of eggplant. Italy even gets its time in the sun with a caprese salad crowned in lomi-lomi salmon, a Hawaiian specialty. Inside the restaurant, diners ponder whether science will ever determine how many Hawaiian islands there are at long communal tables or at the sushi bar, where chefs craft more than 20 roll varieties.
Roma Deli & Restaurant distills the flavors of Italy into its menu and its stores' shelves, which overflow with Old World--style pastas, sauces, and wines. As owner Giuseppe Consarino told the Las Vegas Review Journal in 2010, "a lot of people claim [to use] Grandma's recipes. We have our own grandma in the kitchen." He went on to describe the deli's passion for Italian culinary traditions, such as making sausages and mozzarella in-house and seeking out freshly baked loaves of bread. These ingredients lend rustic flavors to the assortment of hearty sandwiches, sauce-glazed pastas, and prosciutto-topped entrees on the menu.
Roma Deli & Restaurant's decor pays similar homage to Italian culture. A striped awning crowns the deli counter, and the walls sport Old World touches, such as vintage advertisements for Italian wines and a painted mural that commemorates the invention of Rome's first food blog.
Wearing matching T-shirts, the smiling family that owns and cooks at Island Malaysian Cuisine stands in front of a tropical backdrop, a reminder of home. It's just a small homage to their island upbringing, though. Their true tribute lies in their restaurant?s extensive menu of soups, seafood, and tropical rice dishes, all prepared the way the cooks remember them from their island days.
They serve fish-head soup in a steaming clay pot and slather fried chicken in a sweet mango sauce. They even whip up kueh lapis?which translates to ?layer cake? in Malay?a delicate and colorful snack or dessert made by steaming individual layers of tapioca and sugar.
These authentic culinary efforts earned Island Malaysian Cuisine the title of Best Malaysian Restaurant in the Best of Las Vegas 2013 contest.