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For those of you who haven’t lived here for over 30 years, there used to be a Pizza Inn (competitor to Pizza Hut) on Tropicana west of Pecos. After Pizza Inn closed, the building became several incarnations before developing into Casa di Amore, reminiscent of “old” Vegas with good Italian food, live entertainment nightly, a full bar with gaming and player promotions, banquet facilities with customized menus, and even complimentary limousine rides to and from most casino resorts.
The atmosphere is one of low lighting, high leather booths with big portions and a neighborhood feel. The food is traditional Italian with a variety of specials, appetizers, entrees, pasta and pizza.
For example, Specials Della Casa include an antipasto salad on a healthy bed of Romaine topped with salami, provolone, ham, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts and Fontanella cheese. The Di'Amore Salad is mixed greens tossed with fresh Buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes in balsamic vinaigrette. Some of the appetizers offered include Roasted Peppers, Shrimp Cocktail, and Cold Caprese, which is fresh mozzarella and sliced Roma tomatoes topped with fresh basil, olive oil and Italian seasoning.
If you are in the mood for pork chops, Casa di Amore makes pork chops with vinegar and peppers. This dish features two 8 oz. pork chops sautéed with olive oil, Italian seasonings, then topped with cherry peppers in a tangy vinaigrette sauce and served with a side of wedged potatoes.
For seafood, try Cioppino, an absolute house favorite. This dish is packed with generous portions of fresh seafood including lobster, clams, mussels, scallops, crab, cod, and shrimp. Their Chicken Caprese is a boneless chicken breast sautéed in lemon butter sauce and served with sliced Roma tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil.
Steak Sinatra, what a name! The 12 oz. New York Strip is marinated, grilled and topped with Portobello mushrooms and roasted peppers in balsamic vinegar, red wine demi-glaze. The Veal Di Amore is tender pieces of veal pounded thin, sautéed with mushrooms and peas in a creamy veal flavored sauce over capellini.
For pasta dishes, there is Fettuccini Alfredo made with fresh homemade egg noodles served with a sauce of butter, cream, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Or Pomodoro Fresco, a generous portion of pasta tossed in a sauce with the perfect amount of garlic and oil, then finished off with basil and of course fresh tomatoes. (pomodoro fresco)
There is Gnocchi, homemade potato dumplings served with your choice of meat sauce, marinara or pesto.
An old world dish not offered many place is Stewed Tripe alla Neopletana, a traditional dish for many of the Italian immigrants coming to America. Their tripe is perfectly prepared in a red sauce.
Pizza is also offered with toppings offered anchovies, artichokes, black olives, extra cheese, fresh basil, green peppers, ham, meatballs, mushrooms, onions, pepperoni, pineapple, sausage, and tomatoes.
There is a bar and late night menu including Buffalo wings, chicken fingers, fried calamari, fried mozzarella, fried ravioli, and fried shrimp. The nightly entertainment is great to listen to while enjoying a favorite cocktail at the fully stocked bar. Casa di Amore is truly Old Vegas.
Current hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 4pm until 8am. Open all day and night on Sundays.
Casa di Amore
2850 East Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121