We love Las Vegas and were quite pleased to find great drinks and cuisine on a recent visit both on and off the Strip. We had a fun and truly unique dining experience with one of our best pals off the Strip on W. Sahara at Capo’s Italian Steakhouse & Speakeasy. We learned about it from the Mystery Diners TV show and knew we’d love it. It is the classic “Mob” Steakhouse complete with red leather booths and mobster photos on the walls. You enter through the rear door and need the password to get in…which is posted on their website. We told them Auntie G. sent us and we don’t want to spoil your fun by telling you what happens next!

Ma's Meat Balls

Ma’s Meat Balls

We had cocktails in the classic bar then their dapper Maître d’ escorted us to a comfortable booth. Our waitress made us an offer we couldn’t refuse, so we ordered Ma’s Meat Balls & Peppers made with Capone’s Family Secret Sauce which we absolutely loved! Our favorite entrée was the delicious gigantic bone-in Tomahawk Chop for two, which was perfectly cooked medium rare. The Allegrini Palazzo della Torre Italian Red Blend and the Ecco Domani Pinot Noir both paired well with our monster steak. Save room for dessert as Tommy Gun’s Turtle Cheesecake is worth the calories. Double Espressos were the perfect finish to our excellent dinner.


Capo’s has live entertainment which adds to the atmosphere. We enjoyed the Lounge Singer/ Piano Player who belted out renditions of Chicago, New York New York and other Sinatra style songs. There was also a magician who visited each table with card and coin tricks. We could not have had a better dinner or more fun at Capo’s Italian Steakhouse & Speakeasy and will make it a regular stop when we are in Las Vegas. If you want better Italian food in Las Vegas you can foggetaboutit!


By Carol & Joe Davis


Dining Detectives

Capo’s Italian Steakhouse & Speakeasy

5675 W. Sahara Ave

Las Vegas, Nevada 89146