Warm and charming. Went there 8-20-08, and yes it was excellent. I ordered shrimp scampi and was surprised to get a dozen good sized shrimp along with the butter sauce. My wife ordered chicken parm and again she was very happy also. I noticed that the new trendy places on the strip are virtually the same and the helpings are not all that great. Batista's has a certain charm to it that the others don't and thats the best part of it. Our waiter was very nice and was there whenever you needed something. In short Batista's is warm while the others are cold and impersonal. Thats my two cents
Battista's hole in the wall. Battista's hole in the wall Some one had told me about this place so we whent and try it. wow its a good place to go eat dinner real nice italian rest i do recomended for others and i will go back again they have good service and you can drink all the wine you want red wine and white wine......
mmmmmmmmmmmm....... I LOVE this place....perfect chicken parm and wonderful warm service. Can't be beat in a city of italian restaurants...
Good Food....Good Vibe....Good Price....Lots a Fun. Yes, the food is just "good" and the service is good as well. The prices are excellent, especially considering you are right on the strip. You cannot beat the deal. All the free table wine you can drink, dessert and Cappucino. This definitely makes up for food and service. If you are looking for gourmet and don't care about price, you can certainly find suitable alternatives. If you are looking for good food, good fun and a good value....this is excellent.
Second rate Italian at best. Sent back my first choice because it was really bad.. Second choice was okay but I've had better microwaved dinners. Over priced... wasn't impressed with dusty, spider web "decor".
Great deal AND great food. This is a great deal for the money. Every meal comes with soup or salad bread sticks as much house wine as you can drink and a cappucinno afterwards. Theres not much room in the boothes but it gives the restuarant a more homey feel. The staff was great and very attentive.
Terrible Food and Service. After living in las vegas for 4 years and hearing so much about Batista's we decided to try it. What a mistake! The food was cafateria quality, but the service was worse. Everyone that works there is irritable and rude, from the door horror to the server. The highlights of the night were, the accordian player and the cappuccino.
Great tasting experience! Picture walking into a good italien restaurant in 1962 and you have this place pegged!.
Let me start by saying we walked into the place expecting to be disappointed. We are always suspect of concierge recommendations. The atmosphere is very busy and relatively old but clean which adds some nice character to the place. If you are expecting trendy and 'outside the box' Italian you will probably be disappointed. The place is an excellent deal and the food was quite tasty. While the menu is not fixed it is "old school". Every meal is served with all the house wine you can drink. In addition every table gets fresh garlic bread. Each entree is served with soup or salad and an after dinner sweet cappuccino drink with whip cream. While the salad uses iceberg lettuce despite my preference for other lettuce leafs it was excellent. The soup is minestrone and is not overwhelming. I did sample a variety of items off my companion's plates and everything tasted great. The presentation of the food is underwhelming and the portion sizes are average but delivered on small plates to look quite nice.
Now I realize why some people pan this place. This is not Olive Garden (not my fav). If you want innovative concepts in food that you have not seen before this is NOT your place. This is dad's Italian restaurant where the people are friendly and the food is zesty and delicious.
They handle large parties very well because there menu is quite simple and relatively inflexible.
Want Great Italian - Go Elsewhere!. We visited Batista's for dinner on a recent trip to Vegas after having it recommended by the front desk at our hotel. We did some online searching and it appeared to be a good option, so we set out. I didn't pay attention to the fact that most of the good ratings were several YEARS old. Our first "warning" was when the cab driver tried to talk us into going to another Italian restaurant.... The restaurant boasts "free" salad, garlic bread, house wine, and cappucino. Given the fact that spaghetti with pomodoro (tomato) sauce is $18.95 per person - I'd say it's NOT free. We weren't too hungry after snacking the day away - and tried to order one serving - but warning number two came when the server refused and said we'd have to order two separate meals. The food was marginal - Our marinara tasted exactly like Buca di Beppo (which is fine), but they charge about half the price! Buca's salad is great and the bread fresh and hot. The garlic bread we were served was dry and the salad limp and tasteless. Since we don't drink wine, the "free wine and cappucino" were a bust. We had a bus load of leftovers, since we were staying at a hotel and couldn't take the food with us. Not feeling great about the meal - we were left with a really bad taste in our mouths upon leaving. We asked the doorman for a taxi. He summoned the next car in line - and we ended up in a LIMO - and paid $45 for what would have been a $10 cab ride. My advice - if you want great Italian food - or reasonable prices - keep looking! This place was a rip off!
What is all the fuss about?. Although recommended by a local, we saw nothing special about this place. The bread had been sitting too long with the butter on it. It was edible, but not notable. The meal was okay, but the spinach was not good at all. We had to ask what it was! The salad was all right, but nothing special and you only got one bowl. The service was not exeptional either, even though they were not busy at all and there were two waiters taking care of us. I would find someplace else to eat Italian. It was priced too high too. The "all you can drink" wine is okay, I guess. We are not wine drinkers, so it was unimportant to us. The cappacino was good and a nice end to the meal.
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