It’s pretty hard to summon the energy to write a review of a place when the only thoughts that spring to mind are “it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.”
Before we get to specifics, though, a little history is order.
ELV note: Tomorrow morning, in a first for us and KSNV TV, we will be featuring an actual, dyed-in-the-wool vegan restaurant on Wake Up With the Wagners. So, in order to retain some balance in our life (and some self-respect), we at ELV thought we’d post last week’s video featuring the most un-vegan-like cuisine we could think of…brought to you by an old favorite that just keeps getting better and better.
FERRARO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & WINE BAR
4480 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Hearthstone is very zeitgeist-y. This is neither a compliment nor an insult, just a statement of fact.
Everything about its menu is designed to appeal to those who know just enough about food to want something better than Claim Jumper and Panera, but not so snooty, well-heeled and demanding that they are willing to spend $200+ dinner for the really good stuff. In this respect, it is very much like the newly opened Therapy: an amalgam of middle-brow, consumer-friendly signifiers (pizzas, small plates, pastas, burgers, etc. etc.), all designed and executed by good chefs, not a bunch of accountants.