A little gem of a restaurant, Pasta Mia is in the middle of Sin City, with its two locations; this is one dining experience you don’t want to miss! Pasta Mia West is nestled in a mini strip mall on the West side of Las Vegas. Far enough away from all of the hustle and bustle of the noisy strip, yet close enough to schmooze with the locals – a unique experience, one that I really enjoyed! Pasta Mia West has excellent authentic Italian food with all of the bells and whistles that you would expect from a big city like Las Vegas.
Here’s What I had:
Prosciutto Ham with Parmigiano Cheese – a delightful appetizer, with a delicious array of cheese and prosciutto.
Sea Scallops served with seasonal vegetables – Big fresh bay scallops, with a sweet light lemon sauce, terrific!
Pasta Portofino, with Clams, Mussels, Calamari, and Lobster on a bed of Spaghetti and marinara – I just loved this dish, it had a lovely amount of fresh seafood in a very flavorful red sauce. All of the clams, mussels, and shellfish just popped in your mouth.
Scampi Shrimp in Garlic, Butter Sauce – another great dish filled with nice light garlic flavors, in a balanced butter sauce.
Veal Marsala, Tender Veal breast with sautéed mushroom in a dry Marsala wine sauce – The veal is super tender with a sweet mushroom Marsala sauce that hit the spot.
Fettuccine Shrimp & Mushrooms, Pink Creamy Alfredo Sauce, with Porcini Mushrooms – The porcini flavor adds a subtle nuance to this delicious pasta dish, and the shrimp are butterflied and just spectacular.
Ossobuco, slow cooked in a delicious red sauce – They prepare this dish for hours and hours, many
Italian restaurants attempt to do this the traditional way, but Pasta Mia succeeds with flying colors.
Tiramisu, Mascarpone Cheese, Espresso, Rum, Lady Fingers, and Cocoa – This dessert is so smooth and delicious, just spectacular.
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About The Chef: Chef-owner Armando Martinez has been a notable chef in the Las Vegas area for over 29 years. As one of the openers for the famous Piero’s Italian Restaurant, he has served his old world Italian pasta dishes to some of the world’s most iconic celebrities, including Celine Dion, Andre Agassi, and Brooke Shields. Splitting his duties as chef and owner of Pasta Mia West, chef Armando has been celebrated in the Las Vegas area since opening his restaurant more than two decades ago. Chef Armando is a winner of the Award of Excellence and is also a Five Star Award Winner.
Pasta Mia is truly an award-winning Northern Italian cuisine. Having stood the test of time in a city that sees restaurants come and go, Pasta Mia West continues to draw rave reviews for its Northern Italian cuisine, especially its pasta. Linguine with fresh mussels, lasagna Bolognese, and a multitude of other pasta masterpieces stand out here.
Crisp linens set the tone for an elegant dinner, while a garden patio waits to whisk guests away from the noise and random downpours of confetti that beleaguer the Strip.
My meal was so fantastic; every little ingredient was fresh and perfect. I was so happy to be here. This is what I call a hidden gem, a spot that someone has to take you too, but luckily I found Pasta Mia on my own. I would go every time I am in Las Vegas it is just that good!
The interior is very basic Italian, with hand-painted murals of the iconic Rialto Bridge in Venice, the perfect spot for a portrait or selfie. But you’re not at Pasta Mia for the ambiance; the cuisine is the real winner here.
“Rated Excellent” – Zagat, Award of Excellence Winner, Five Star Award Winner, “Pasta Mia’s food is so good, you’ll finish the huge portions even if you don’t want to”! Heidi Knapp Rinella – Las Vegas Review – Journal.
Pasta Mia West
4455 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Monday – Friday:
11am – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday:
Noon – 10pm