Brezza’s appearance on our list of favorite steakhouses isn’t surprising. Chef Nicole Brisson mastered the art of dry-aging beef while helming Mario Batali’s Carnevino, which had one of the finest aging programs in the world. She’s since taken over that program, aging her own beef in a massive Las Vegas facility and cooking the best of the best over white oak coals and olive branches at Brezza. But make no mistake about it, Brezza is an Italian restaurant at heart, specializing in pasta and rustic fare.
Brisson, who once ran all of Batali’s local kitchens, spent some time cooking in the suburbs after overseeing the launch of Eataly at Park MGM. And local writer Bob Barnes echoed the sentiment of countless foodies when he wrote that it is “so great that she has returned to the Vegas Strip (where I think she belongs).” The dining room is gorgeous, and the spacious patio offers an awesome view of Las Vegas Boulevard, and the landmark Peppermill.