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Breakfast in Southeast Valley (Phoenix)?

We have enjoyed The Farm House in Gilbert for many years. Great, homestyle breakfasts, including any kind of omelet you could dream of, cream chipped beef, homemade cinnamon rolls, you name it. Lunches are delicious as well.

Although it is not a traditional breakfast item, their banana cake is out of this world.

Not to be confused with the Gilbert House (haven't tried it), The Farm House is located in downtown "old" Gilbert.

The Farm House Restaurant
228 N Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ
(480) 926-0676

Oct 23, 2009
scubazz in Phoenix

Need romantic Italian in Vegas (close to Caesar's)

How's the ambience at Fiamma? We can live with a less romantic atmosphere if the food and service are great. Had reservations at Fiamma the last time we were in LV but ended up at Craftsteak, so Fiamma is still on the radar.

Jan 16, 2009
scubazz in Las Vegas

Need romantic Italian in Vegas (close to Caesar's)

Thanks for all the suggestions! Will continue reading reviews, but given the proximity to Caesar's, I am definitely leaning toward Il Mulino New York or Circo.

Jan 15, 2009
scubazz in Las Vegas

Need romantic Italian in Vegas (close to Caesar's)

Taking my husband on a surprise 40th birthday trip to Las Vegas Feb 17-19. Asked him what kind of food he wanted on his birthday, and his reply was, "Italian, of course!"

He thinks that means one our favorite Italian restaurants (Tutti Santi in Mesa, AZ, or La Stalla in Chandler, AZ).

I've searched and read Chowhound posts for weeks to get ideas for this dinner. At least it's been narrowed down to Italian, but I'm still undecided.


1) Close proximity to Caesar's Palace I know there are probably more and/or better Italian options farther away, but I'd like to stay near Caesar's, or at least on the strip.
2) Price for two with cocktails & tip < $300.
3) Good Italian food.
4) Quiet, romantic atmosphere. Really don't want a loud, crowded dining room.

Any recommendations that meet any or most of these criteria would be greatly appreciated! Even telling me that there's nothing that will meet all my criteria would be helpful.

Currently under consideration:

- B&B Ristorante (Venetian)
- Fiamma Trattoria (MGM)
- The Grill at Valentino (Venetian)
- Enoteca San Marco (Venetian)
- Rao's (Caesar's)

So, Chowhounders, can you please help me with some pros and cons? Thanks in advance!

Jan 15, 2009
scubazz in Las Vegas