The Venetian and The Palazzo are marketed as separate properties but treated as one by operator, Las Vegas Sands. Together the hotel has more than 7,000 suites and approximately 35 restaurants. Restaurants change often at The Venetian, so there may be a more or less open when you read this.
Don’t forget that the two casinos are connected by the Grand Canal Shoppes (SP), one of the largest malls in Las Vegas. Sands Expo is home to many conventions throughout the years and it’s helpful to keep abreast of the dining lineup that changes fairly often.
I’m actually writing this from the media room at one of the largest convention and expos of the year. The Global Gaming Expo is nearly a week long with seminars and a show all day long. It’s difficult to find time to leave the conference area during the day so it’s imperative to find a place to eat and meet.
This week I was able to escape for an hour for a quick lunch meeting at Chica. I had one of the best Cuban sandwiches for a late lunch. The Venetian has some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas. Between the two properties, they also have a lot of options. Let’s take a look at where you can grab a quick bite or wine and dine friends, loved ones or clients.
Quick Serve
Many of these quick-serve restaurants are in food courts in both casinos and the Grand Canal Shoppes. They are great options for a quick and relatively inexpensive meal in between sessions.
Cafe Pan
Caffe Presse (Convention Center location now Starbucks)
Chicken Now
Curry Pot
Johnny Rockets
Lobster Me
Panda Express
Prime Burger
Social Life Pizza
Wasabi Jane
Casual Dining
These are moderately priced full-service restaurants. They’re good for a low key meal without a long wait. I’ll make note of the restaurants in the Grand Canal Shoppes and away from Saint Mark’s Square with an *. Restaurants in the mall and away from the square often have a shorter wait than restaurants located in the casinos. This is useful if you’re in a semi-rush or don’t have reservations.
*Buddy V’s
Canyon Ranch Cafe
Canyon Ranch Grill
*Carlo’s Bakery
Grand Lux Cafe (The Venetian & The Palazzo)
Hong Kong Cafe
Lagasse’s Stadium
Mercato della Pescheria
Noodle Asia
Otto Enoteca
Paris Baguette
Public House
Sushi Samba
*Table 10
*Trattoria Reggiano
Yardbird Southern
Fine Dining
There are a lot of really good restaurants at The Venetian, The Palazzo, and the Grand Canal Shoppes. One of the main reasons I visit this casino so often is because of the great dining options. These are the best of the best in the hotels. Note: You will need a reservation during busy conventions.
B & B Ristorante
Carne Vino
Morels Steakhouse


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