Ferraro’s: A Las Vegas classic

Feb 5, 2002 6:04 AM

Ferraro’s has been synonymous with fine Italian dining in Las Vegas for nearly two decades, and now in 2002 the Ferraro restaurants at 5900 W. Flamingo and 1916 Village Center Circle in Summerlin is featuring a Passport to Italy cultural wine program on the 15th of the month.

The program showcases Italian culture and wines paired with regional cuisine at the monthly dinner. At the end of winemaker program, two Grand Prize, 10-day all expense-paid trips to Italy for two will be given away to qualifying patrons.

“This exciting program will feature a full year of wine, food and a chance to win a trip to the same regions that we showcased throughout the year,” said Gino Ferraro, restaurateur and owner of Ferraro’s restaurants in Las Vegas. “I feel that this is a good way to show and explain in a personal way the roots of Italian cuisine and to give patrons a firsthand experience of my passion for food and wine.”

The winemaker dinner will feature wines from Italian wineries in the regions of Piedmont, Tuscany, Marche and Veneto paired with specialty dishes created by Gino Ferraro.

During the monthly dinner, a raffle will be held for prizes and to qualify for the Grand Prize trip to Italy. To be eligible for the monthly drawings during the winemaker dinners, patrons can receive drawing tickets by purchasing dinner and a bottle of wine.

An award-winning restaurant, Ferraro’s recently won the Distinguished Restaurants of North America Award for the second year in a row, and the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence in 2001.

Ferraro has also received recognition and accolades including the 5 Star Diamond Award, Best Italian Restaurant by Las Vegas Life magazine, Best Restaurant by the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association, and the Best Italian Restaurant in the Review-Journal’s annual reader poll.