Giuseppe’s is not the sort of place we’d normally bother with — sitting as it does alone, surrounded by sand and un-built, parched commercial lots in the southwest part of town.
But we were hungry and it was lunch time and we found the chicken wing slider thingies remarkably fresh and tasty. They’re really more like deep-fried chicken tenders tossed with some spicy wing sauce, smothered with bottled blue cheese dressing on thick-yet-spongy mini-burger rolls, but the overall effect amounts to one greater than the sum of its parts.
The regular sliders weren’t half bad either — coming as they do on those nicely fresh mini-burger buns, but the pasta was atrocious — virtually unseasoned and devoid of any meat flavor, in spite of chunks of evidence to the contrary. Similarly, the cheese smothering the dish was all hat and no cattle — leading us to the conclusion that this kitchen doesn’t pride itself in its ingredients as much as being able to get the most out of some hot sauce, a deep fryer, and some mighty fresh bread.
In a pinch (or after a long night at the video machines), those sliders will do nicely. If one pasta dish is any indication, those looking for anything approaching decent Italian food should look elsewhere.
ELV’s lunch for two with an un-pictured and forgettable salad came to $32 and he left an $8 tip.
GIUSEPPE’S BAR & GRILLE
6065 South Durango Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89113