Strip District offers tasty options


Enrico’s Cafe

4 stars

While most people think of Primanti’s, Pamela’s or DeLuca’s when thinking of food in the Strip District, Enrico’s Cafe is a lesser known option that offers tasty authentic Italian food. While there is limited seating inside and outside, customers will find a casual, friendly atmosphere with food that will have them wanting to come back soon. A well-known, must have item on the menu are Enrico’s pizzas. There is only one size that fits a regular dinner plate (four slices). Each pizza is made in the wood-burning brick oven. However, there are also a variety of pastas, sandwiches, and salads to choose from that are equally appetizing. Customers will not be waiting long for their food, which will be served in 10 minutes or less. No visit is complete at Enrico’s without heading over to the Enrico Biscotti Bakery next to the cafe. However, anyone wanting to get a bite of any of Enrico’s delicious meals or desserts has to go early: both the cafe and bakery close at 3 p.m. every day.


4 stars

From pastries to pastas, Sicilian pizza to paninis, Colangelo’s has everything Italian-lovers crave. Fresh pizza is a must. It is cooked fresh all throughout the day and placed in the bakery cases. They have the traditional pepperoni and cheese, but also include a red margherita, and an exceptional option, the white margherita. Fresh tomatoes and parmesan cheese are on top of a thicker, homemade dough. Another great pick is the aglio olio, a pasta with olive oil and garlic sauce. All pastas and salads are accompanied by their homemade bread that is worth going for alone. Ordering is done at the bakery counter, and standing room inside is limited. There is outside seating that is shared by La Prima Espresso Co., and only tall tables to stand at indoors. The drinks are limited to the mainstream sodas, vitamin water, and cold teas. Visit Colangelo’s for authentic, savory Italian food in the Strip.

Casa Reyna

4 stars

While some restaurants are not as inviting as others, Casa Reyna is filled with delightful employees who make the food experience extraordinarily better. Casa Reyna is a part of a Mexican grocery called Reyna’s Foods in the Strip District. As soon as diners enter the restaurant, they are immediately welcomed by inviting employees who actually take the time to have a conversation with their customers. The menu does not provide that many choices, but for fans of Mexican food, it is the perfect amount of options. The menu ranges from enchiladas to shrimp tacos. The best time to visit would be during the weekdays. There is no wait to sit and the food is delivered to the table in the perfect amount of time. Casa Reyna’s hours are not ideal on Mondays and Tuesdays as they close at 2:30 p.m., but any other day the restaurant is open for dinner. Diners looking for an authentic and delicious Mexican restaurant should stop by Casa Reyna.


3 stars

When it comes to dining at seafood restaurants, it’s important that both the atmosphere and menu are on the same page. One restaurant that really knows how to master these elements is Roland’s Seafood Grill in the Strip District. Not only does the interior of the restaurant create a spacious, charming and inviting feeling for guests, but the food makes it even better. A dish that stands out is the lobster mac and cheese. It’s definitely one of the more expensive dishes but is worth waiting for. It’s typical that diners will have to wait about a half an hour around dinner and sometimes longer on weekends. Although the food is fresh and well prepared, it does attract many customers, creating a lot of noise, especially during big game nights in the city. Overall, the food at Roland’s Seafood Grill will keep customers coming back for more in years to come.