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  • Writer's pictureGrant Guy

Battista's Hole in the Wall




Tucked behind the Las Vegas Strip, in a car park that barely smells of pee at all, and where only a few bums hang out, lies one of the best and most unique old school Las Vegas restaurants you will ever find.


Even if you don’t try the restaurant (and if you don’t, you’re crazy), then at least do a drive by at night to marvel at their glorious Neon signs.


Battista's Hole in The Wall has been operating in this same location since 1970 despite the fact that some of those plastic vine leaves and signed celebrity photos look like they’ve been there since the 60’s …. or the 50’s ….


Make sure you arrive a little early, so you can enjoy a pre-dinner martini in the memorabilia packed bar area.


We sat in a fabulous worn leather alcove surrounded by the world’s largest collection of miniature liquor bottles - it was very impressive, and the martini was perfect.


To enjoy the full Battista's experience, order one of their all-inclusive prixe fixe dinners - it includes WINE! As soon as we had ordered a CARAFE of red AND a carafe of white wine was delivered to our table, room temperature, and ready to set our teeth on edge, but that is all part of the charm.,


Several times when we’ve dined at Battista’s, we have been lucky enough to be serenaded by the in-house piano accordion player. When he found out we were Australian, classic Australian tunes came out of that piano accordion like there was no tomorrow.


From its wine barrel shaped entrance to its red and white checkered baskets of garlic bread, Battista’s is an explosion of old school Italian restaurant cliches that can’t be beat.


One hundred thousand million stars. We love Battista's.

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Southern Nevada #10 - last visited November 2021

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