On our first evening in Las Vegas, after a long flight, we were craving some good quality comfort food. After a quick google search, I identified a restaurant called Battista’s Hole in the Wall. It was only a few minutes’ walk from our hotel and the online reviews were good.
So we headed over to the restaurant, which is located just off Linq Lane (the road that leads up to the High Roller Ferris wheel). And within a ten minutes we were seated at a table.
Battista’s Hole in the Wall is really quirky. On entry you’ll notice there’s a massive cabinet filled with miniature bottles from everywhere. There are also lots of decorative items handing from the ceiling, and photos of all the famous people who’ve visited all around the walls.
Battista’s is an Italian restaurant. There are 25 different choices of main but it’s quite a simple concept. You get either minestrone soup or an Italian salad to start. With a basket of garlic bread. The you order a main and to wash it all down you can have either the house red or white wine. To end they bring you a cappuccino drink, which is not actually coffee, it’s a cinnamon malty drink. The meal is priced on the main dish and everything else comes with it.
Our waiter was very friendly and service was super efficient. There was a lovely ambience in the place too. There was an accordion player who came round to the tables too.
The food was very good quality. The garlic bread was probably the best I’ve ever tasted. I ordered lasagne and it was quite salty, but then again we don’t cook with much salt to I’m much more aware of it when others do. It was really cheesy and had lots of layers. My husband had the cannelloni and enjoyed it immensely. We both had the soup to start and it was yummy! The house red wine was very palatable too. Overall a brilliant experience and great food. Definitely a little gem in Vegas.
I’d recommending booking ahead at Battista’s. I had seen online that people sometimes wait up to an hour. We were fortunate that we only waited about 10 minutes to be seated.
The portions are huge! I could only manage about 1/3rd of my lasagne and even my husband couldn’t finish his main. Although he did eat half of my soup!
The meal at Battista’s came to $58 and we left $70. In America you generally tip 20% so it’s worth factoring this in before you decide on a restaurant. So in pounds that’s around £53. Great value for such a nice venue, great service from our server Doug and lovely food too!
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