Le Golosita


9500 S. Eastern Ave (last visit: May 2008).
Italian.


A number of restaurants have opened in this area, some three miles south of the airport and three miles east of South Point Casino. Far from any tourist area, they have a local flavor - and local prices.



The Menu
I don't really know. They advertise lunch, dinner, a bakery, and a pizzeria, but I came for the gelato.



The Atmosphere
Again, I don't know about the restaurant proper. I ate my gelato in an area that is shared by the bakery: a few small tables on a tile floor.



The Meal
I ordered a large gelato, half pistachio and half fig and walnut. The pistachio had a strong pistachio flavor. It was dense, rich and creamy, clean tasting and not at all gummy. There were a few candied pistachios mixed in. All in all, one of the better versions I've had in recent memory. The fig and walnut consisted of a vanilla base. Figs added mostly sweetness and only a little flavor, with a few very small chunks of fruit mixed in. There was nothing wrong with it, but it suffered in comparison with the pistachio gelato. Still, it was pretty good.


Summary
I don't know about their meals, but their gelato is good. If you're a tourist on the Strip, there are plenty of much closer options. However, if you're in the area it's a good choice.



The Bill
The large gelato was $6, plus tax and tip.


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