Location – The Venetian is sister to the Palazzo, both of which take up the Southeast corner of Sands Blvd and the strip.

The Theme – If the name doesn’t give this away, the gondola boats certainly will. There is an obvious Italian elegance here, starting at the lobby ceilings and ending in your stately suite.

Rooms – Yes, the Venetian is on the pricier side, but only because every room has been designed like a suite. You choose between one bed or two, but you will always have a separate living room with couch, TV, and incredible views.

Restaurants – When you stay at the Venetian, you have your pick of cuisine. If you can’t find something to suit your taste there, you can always hop over to the Palazzo, and see what’s cooking inside their collection of restaurants. But if you do want to stick close to your room, the Venetian has a myriad of fine food options to choose from:

  • B & B Burger in Beer – Next to the Poker Room on the casino floor, celebrity Chefs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich manage to make even a simple burger taste sexy.

  • B & B Ristorante – The dynamic duo delights with this old-world Italian restaurant found at the hotel’s restaurant row.

  • Bouchon – You’ll find this exquisite French concept from Thomas Keller inside the Venezia Tower on Level 10.

  • Buddy V’s Ristorante – The reality show favorite brings you the alluring Italian flavors that only come from an Italian Mama’s love.

  • db Brassiere – Market-fresh ingredients are at the core of this French-American restaurant, run by Daniel Boulud.

  • Delmonico Steakhouse – The celebrity king of Creole brings that New Orleans twist to this elegant steakhouse on the property’s restaurant row.

  • Otto Enoteca Pizzeria – Saint Mark’s Square in Vegas provides the perfect backdrop for this authentic pizza place.

  • Riva Poolside – Almost every resort has the umbrella-topped tables for poolside dining, and at the Venetian they are offering fine cuisine prepared by the legendary Wolfgang Puck.

  • Table 10 – Another Emeril Lagasse creation, who this time creates a casual dining environment inside of the Grand Canal Shoppes.

  • AquaKnox – Warm hues and cozy seating give way for an unforgettable forage into a fresh seafood packed meal.

  • Lobster ME – A genius concept in the Grand Canal Shoppes for those who love the taste of lobster, but don’t like to deal with the work.

  • Sushisamba – Not knowing your destination is sometimes a good thing, especially in this Peru/Brazil meets Japan fusion of food and design.

  • Zeffirino – Old-world charm and modern class combine in this traditional Italian themed restaurant.

  • Grand Lux Café – Conveniently located near the hotel’s theater, the Grand Lux Café is meant to sate any craving you are having at any time.

  • Canaletto – Breathtaking views of the canal are just the beginning of this experience which takes you all the way to Venice in sight, sound and taste.

  • Canonita – The rich bright colors and laid back vibe pay tribute to Mexico in a way that Abuela, and you, are going to love.

  • Casanova – Indulge in the fresh, clean flavors of the Mediterranean region, brought to the Grand Canal Shoppes by Chef Daniele Dotti.

  • Grimaldi’s – Right down to the red checkered table cloths, Grimaldi’s is a home-style Italian joint that not even celebrities can resist.

  • Yardbird Southern Table & Bar – This award winning restaurant tips the chef hat at the deep south, using only the best farm-fresh ingredients.

And this is just a small sampling of the culinary treats you can find at the Venetian. The Grand Canal Shoppes and Restaurant Way take you on a culinary tour of the world, boasting eateries of all styles and sizes.

Gambling – Aside from the luxurious poker room, you can have your pick of over 2,000 slot machines or any one of your favorite table games. If sports betting is more your style, than you are going to love watching the game on one of the biggest TV screens in the world at the resort’s Cantor Race and Sports Book.

Shows – You don’t want to miss one beat of the Human Nature Jukebox. This original show at the Venetian’s theater features an Australian pop group belting out hits from the 50’s right up until today.

Clubs and Bars – Stealing the hottest elements from its sister club in NYC, Tao Nightclub is one of Vegas’ premier night time spots to be seen in. Switch to low gear and a tap bear at the legendary Bourbon Room, or sip on wine with your pinky out at the high class Bellini Bar.

The Day Club – Tao Beach sits atop the infamous nightclub, offering a sophisticated (albeit very sexy) way to partake in the Vegas beach party scene.

Shopping – Over 160 signature stores make up the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian, where you will find the world’s most sought after brands.

Other Cool Stuff – In keeping with its over-all motif, the Venetian has added their own canal, complete with soothing gondola rides. Take the time to float along these man-made waters, while your professional gondolier lulls you to luxury.

Worth the Stay? – If your heart yearns for Italy, but your wallet can only cough up enough for Vegas, then the Venetian is your happy medium. All of the European elements are there, wrapped together beautifully in one large resort.