- $89 for a four-course chef’s tasting menu for two ($160 total value)
The meal begins with sparkling wine for two and a family-style starter of arugula salad with pine nuts, pecorino cheese, and lemon vinaigrette. The second plate of rigatoni bolognese is also served family-style and includes bologna meat ragu and parmigiano reggiano. Each diner then receives an entree. They can choose from chicken piccata with lemon and caper sauce, salmon with roasted squash and roma tomatoes, or a grilled flank steak with horseradish mashed potatoes and a red-wine demi-glace. For dessert, the pair enjoys cheesecake, followed by specially crafted espresso cocktails, which conclude the meal.
Handcrafted, diamond-shaped chandeliers descend from the high ceilings of NOVE Italiano, casting their warm glow on an elegant but colorful dining room on the 51st floor of the Palms Casino Resort, with 270-degree views of the Strip and the city. Senses other than vision are piqued when tables fill with contemporary Italian dishes, such as salmon with a truffle pan sauce. The food alone has earned the attention of Zagat, where NOVE is ranked the best Italian restaurant in Las Vegas.
Smooth jazz or classic crooning fills the air in the early evening before transitioning into livelier tunes, such as upbeat soul and South American house music. Pours of red or white wine—NOVE Italiano's selection is comprised mostly of Italian and Californian vintages—balance the menu's dulcet Mediterranean flair better than Frank Sinatra singing back-up