Il Chianti

72 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy #100, Henderson
(702) 566-1999

Recent Reviews

John B.

I absolutely love this, from the service to the authentic food everything each time I have been there has been wonderful, I highly recommend this as the place to go for Italian.

Pat C.

We always enjoy this restaurant. The food is excellent and so is the service. We usually try and go twice a month. Very nice wine list. Call for reservations on the weekend.

Roger E.

They are OPEN for business during this terrible crisis , pickup or delivery only but still. Why wait in line for hours at the market when you can get a delicious lunch or dinner right here. And at reduced prices......Same great tasting food( American Italian) but without the incredible service. My great excuse for not cooking. My only reason for not giving 5 stars was the risotto. Although delicious, it was more like rice then the traditional Italian risotto I enjoy. Thanks for staying open guys.

Benjamin B.

Chef Rudy manifested such an incredible dining experience. My fiancee and I hands down love Il Chianti, including the amazing people, quaint ambiance, thoughtful menu, and unwavering 5-star experience. When we think of Italian food, no questions asked Il Chianti is where you'll find us. Keep up the amazing work Chef Rudy & team! We appreciate all of your hard work.

Jerry W.

I always wanted to try this place. Finally made the time the other night. I picked up penne Bolognese and it was AWESOME!! I'm looking forward to bringing a few friends to get a taste of the rest of the menu.

William Cliff

Using fresh and locally sourced ingredients,This Chef has crafted a dynamic menu. By highlighting the best dishes in the world, taste buds are transported to a bustling Italian trattoria. From the sea; grilled fresh salmon. And from the land; slow roasted pork belly and delicious Lamb Chops ? ? ? ?.

Tori S.

This place is the best! the customer service and the food were both absolutely amazing! The calamari appetizer was super good and the chicken parmesan was one of the best i've ever had! Our server was so nice and accommodating and the musician was fantastic! everyone was singing along with him and some people even got up and danced, it was so much fun, i will definitely be coming back to this place soon!!

Katina K.

AMAZING! I would consider this a hole in the wall type of place, only heard about it via passing by. Beautiful in the inside, fantastic flavors; I had the pear and cheese tortellini, my boy friend had classic spaghetti, great customer service. We weren't dressed as nice as we could have, but we were still treated wonderfully. The owner/chef even addressed us to see how we were and to thank us for coming in. We will definitely be returning.

Cathy Young

Not the greatest. Had young teens with us. It was 3 pm. They couldn't make pizza because the bread didn't come in yet. An Italian place should be making their own pizza dough. The tortellini was not homemade. Frozen imitation. At first our waitress seemed very attentive then it became almost annoying. Hardly finished clearing a plate and she was there to see if she could take it away. Felt rushed even though there were only 2 other full tables.

Marlene L.

Amazing food, neighborhood restaurant, great wine and staff can't wait to come again!

Trixie N.

Chef Rudy's words... "When you think of Filipinos, you think doctors, nurses and engineers. You never think of great chefs. We need to change that thinking!" I have heard Chef Rudy, owner of Il Chianti, say that to others and he is absolutely correct. Chef Rudy does not cook straight up Filipino food but his restaurant is an upscale Italian Steak, Seafood and Wine restaurant. If you are looking for Fil dishes, he does have a few that are fusion Italian and Filipino which are also delicious. I have been to Il Chianti for a couple years because of the food, the chef and the friendliness of the place. Chef Rudy hails from my parents homeland, the Philippines. From his humble beginnings, how he started in the restaurant business, worked with the famous Charlie Trotter up to opening Il Chianti is the American Dream. Why he chose Italian instead of Filipino food is an interesting story in itself, have him tell you why when you visit! Over the decades he has traveled to Italy, has been educated and worked with the best. Chef Rudy has the knowledge and experience of upscale Italian food and wine that is impressive. He is quite the character and does come out during the evening to greet his guests, which is just Filipino hospitality to the core. The food here is delicious and I cannot pinpoint my favorite dishes. I do like the Adobonation style dish which is a Fil-Italian fusion. Instead of rice this fusion dish is served with Risotto, pretty genius! Any of his pasta dishes are incredible as well especially the alfredo cooked on a cheese wheel with a blow torch! Yeah that blew me away! The Shrimp Bruschetta is also delicious if you are looking for a good way to start your meal. I also recommend trying out one of the specials of the day. I once was served a delicious Sea Bass topped with Crab Cake- so good! Save room for dessert though. Chef Rudy and his pastry chef make incredible desserts such as his Crème Brulee Cheesecake. I was blown away with that one! Yes, Il Chianti is an amazing place only because the owner has heart! He works hard and has passion.

Melissa R.

I love this place! I've never had a less than amazing food experience here. My fiancé and I have had many different dishes offered and they're always delicious. Last night we were there for Valentines Day dinner. I ordered the special which was Chilean sea bass and lobster with a lobster sauce on a bed of risotto and it was mouth watering! He ordered chicken Parmesan. We had the chocolate cake and my atf, creme brûlée. I can't wait to go back again.

Lord Meridius

My wife wanted to go here she is Italian and we are from the East Coast we had Joann as our waitress she was very lovely and attentive throughout her ordering process, even with missing our appetizer she was a very great waitress. which my wife went with the special which was delicious I had the rock shrimp with funghi which gave us both the itis. This restaurant is a Hidden Gem in Henderson a must Eatery for any foodie or couple who wants to spend a true romantic night.

Adrian Lomeli

Such great service! The Chef is super friendly as well as all of his staff. The food is beyond delicious! Hands down the best garlic bread I've had.

Karel Stokell

We were immediately greeted by multiple servers who brought us water but our main server was Roger. He was absolutely wonderful and SO happy and nice and gave us great energy. I haven't had a server so polite and genuine like that in awhile that he really made a wonderful impression.The breadsticks they gave us were so good. I only wish it came with a huge bowl of that marinara!

W. Fox

Outstanding service with the absolute best menu and flavors. This place is a hidden gem yet is always packed and reservations are needed. Everything is fresh, homemade, and unique. Definitely not a typical Italian restaurant with dry bread and flavorless sauce. This place was insanely delicious.

Harp Chapmen

We were pretty much seated right away and in a corner, which was good for our little distracted eater :) There were lots of menu options, so we had to ask our server some recommendations! I forgot the name of my fried chicken dish, but I got it with a side of Mac n cheese. You get a choice of cornbread or biscuits, stick with the biscuits. The cornbread was underwhelming and dry.

Christine Gigante

Chef Rudy is superb!! We were celebrating my son's graduation from UNLV and Chef always comes out to greet us and thank us for coming! We have been here many times and have NEVER had a bad meal. We will ne back for sure!

Jeff P.

I had the Rigatoni tonight, and I'm telling you it was the "best dish ever"! Everyone else loved their plates.. Best part about Il Chianti is the people, the staff, Chef Rudy and Calvin.. Love this place and the food!! If you haven't gone yet, go! The best Italian in the VEGAS Valley!! Chef Rudy is amazing, always a hug and a smile!!Thanks for always being a great night out..

Any1Unbiased ?.

Family friendly restaurant... fun live music for all! Very stimulating & loud, this is not conducive for a romantic dinner OR seeking to relax. They cater to families with small children ... singing happy birthdays & what not. IF you are desiring a candlelit atmosphere this is not the restaurant for you! We were seeking a quiet dinner ... but had fun! THE BREAD was AMAZING !!!! Pro's: Delicious ciopino, (hubby is picky) hubby was pleased he gave it, two thumbs up! Highly recommend! Antipasto platter was quite nice, the added mushrooms and balsamic drizzle catapulted the overall flavors. The German Riesling (refer to pic) was spectacular!! The chef was very personable and engaging. Nice vibe! Con's: Very loud! They should give it a break and do low soft dinner music from time to time. Personally not a fan of the disruptive birthday announcements & singing, again it's a true family restaurant. Great for grandchildren & festive celebrations. Cuisine: The rock shrimp vodka dish was not great, did not marry well and was average at best. It seemed tossed together without much thought. Would not order again. Not memorable. :/ The margarita pizza, wow, not sure where to start, sadly it was very dry and boring. I love margarita pizza, however, I prefer it with FRESH basil & tomato, would not order again. Albeit, my father loved it! It's all subjective as we all are aware. On a good note, the lobster bisque was really nice! All in all, the family had a good time. Pro tip- For a quieter experience stay away from peak days or times.

Monica Williams

This place is soooo cute! The chef is really nice and will come and talk to you. On top of that the food is really good. Great service and a special cute atmosphere. I've been here a few times, I really like it here.


Great Italian restaurant in a comfortable family setting. You'll love the food and the friendly service!

Michael McLoughlin

We were looking for a place for lunch before flying out on Thanksgiving day and found this place. My wife and I shared a Ceasar salad and the sausage platter. I had a glass of the Montepulciano with my lunch. Everything was nicely done, from being seated to paying the bill. Our meal was fantastic and I will return the next time I'm in the area.

Remko R.

Quite possibly the best Italian food in Vegas/Henderson. Total hidden gem with amazing prices. I had the rack of lamb which was superb. I will definitely be coming back here.

Richard Maranta

Nice family restaurant serving Italian food. Large menu but probably should be reduced. Great staff and fast service. Very welcoming. Not the highest quality Italian but large portions. Bread was low grade and not the greatest dips. Seafood pasta special was hot but overly rich. Chicken parmigiana was so so with visible burned crust under the sauce which was a bit salty. But still we came away satisfied. Loved the live music.

Riea Z.

The wife and I wanted to try a Italian Restaurant near our home and found Il Chianti rt down the street from our home. This place has some of the best tasting food we have had in a long time. The Owner who is also the Chef came out and introduced himself to the wife and I making our visit exceptionally welcoming . Our waitress was also top notch. The Pricing was average $$$ but well worth it. We aren't drinkers but they also have a vast variety of wine to choose from. Owner Operated and it shows!!!!

Shana N.

Il Chianti is the hidden gem. We have been looking for an authentic Italian Restaurant to dine in for some time. Searching through Yelp saw Il Chianti's high rating which sparked our interest. We came and dined last night and we weren't disappointed; the food is exceptional. It was soooo good that we came back the vey next day and ordered the same calamari pizza again. The chef's special pan roast with spicy pink saw was soooo good that we wanted to bottle the sauce to bring home. Even their breadsticks and dips (marinara and balsamic) were delicious. The seabass special was far better than many seafood specialty restaurants that we have been to. Even the seafood restaurant that we thought was our favorite falls short in comparison to Il Chianti. To top it off, it was very nice to see Master Chef Rudy coming out and greeting every table. We got to meet the master chef and were greeted warmly. Rudy is awesome. The staff, especially the Rose, made us feel welcome. In addition, the live music in the background was wonderful. We even were warmly greeted by the famous musician, Calvin Brooks. The overall experience made it easy to see why Il Chianti has so many regular customers coming back. We'll definitely return as regulars. -S & L

Linda McIntosh

Excellent food and service. The entertainment was wonderful too. We highly recommend Il Chianti

Rosanna V.

After living in Henderson for 10 we decided to venture out and try a new spot. Il Chianti did not disappoint us! The food was absolutely amazing! Their breadsticks were served with marinara and balsamic/oil. They were soft and flavorful. I had the chef's special which was a lobster with shrimp in a garlic cream sauce served on pasta and we also had the salmon filleta which it was cooked perfectly. We had the créeme brûlée and cheesecake for dessert and both were the perfect, but cheesecake was phenomenal. Service was stellar and the chef even came out to greet us. I'm looking forward to returning.

Jesse B.

Our best meal in Las Vegas (Henderson officially) Recommended by a fantastic waitress at Hash House A Go Go my wife and I were looking for incredible Italian on a recent trip and hit the jackpot with Il Chianti. Before even going in you are treated to an amazing view of the strip and Las Vegas from their patio where you can sit when it's warmer outside. Il Chianti is an easy Lyft/Uber ride from where we stayed on the strip. From our amazing waiter Roger to meeting the chef and owner the meal was flawless. The delicious smells upon walking in were a sign this was going to be an amazing meal. They had live music and it felt more like dining in someone's home as this is a locals restaurant. We started with warm and pillowy soft breadsticks to crispy onion ring and calamari appetizer to pasta entrees (lots of seafood options available), wine and homemade tiramisu the food was beyond delicious. I had the special which had a portion of eggplant parmesan, chicken parmesan and pasta carbonara with parmesan from a cheese wheel that was used for the dish (blow torch action!!!) My wife loved her gnocchi alla vodka sauce. Both were filling portions. Kudos to Il Chianti for stellar service and food.

Ramon Issa

The Adobo caramelized mushrooms are AMAZING, lamb chops perfectly done so TENDER and Cheesecake/creme brulee to top it off! So nice to have the Chef/Owner Rudy came to greet and visit with us and our service thanks to Roger was top notch you will be treated like royalty here from the moment your step for in the door. Enjoyed the live jazz singer/guitar as well. You won't be disappointed!

Linda A.

Came here on a Saturday night with high hopes after reading so many positive reviews. I called to make a reservation since this restaurant doesn't take reservations through open table. We were seated immediately by a kind hostess. Right off the bat I liked the entertainment. I believe his name was Charles and he was doing a wonderful rendition of Louis Armstrong's "what a wonderful world." We were immediately greeted by multiple servers who brought us water but our main server was Roger. He was absolutely wonderful and SO happy and nice and gave us great energy. I haven't had a server so polite and genuine like that in awhile that he really made a wonderful impression. The breadsticks they gave us were so good. I only wish it came with a huge bowl of that marinara! I went with the seafood cioppino and my husband got the pear and cheese tortellini per Rogers recommendation along with a glass of red wine and some beer. I deduct one star only because I really wanted a steak/filet but I only saw one dish that had this in it which was disappointing because the restaurant has steak in the name. If I'm wrong and somehow missed this on the menu please let me know and I'll fix my review. Also the beer choices were not the best so I guess I have to mention that. We both ate every bite because our food was so delicious and Roger kindly brought us refills of breadsticks. After reading all these reviews about Chef Rudy greeting tables, I was a little wary that it would happen but it did! He even came by twice, once before we got our entrees and once afterwards. He was so nice and I appreciate that extra touch of customer service. We're fairly close by (20 minutes or so) and I think we definitely want to come back and try more of the menu. Many thanks to Roger, all the food runners, and Chef Rudy for a very nice dining experience!

jess m.

Awesome little tiny, authentic Italian place with an awesome view if you're sitting on the patio. They pay attention to every little detail and treat you like friends. Chef Rudy makes it a point to introduce himself and make sure everything is to your liking. I've tried A LOT of Italian restaurants even in little Italy in New York and this was by far one of the best I've ever had. I wouldn't change a thing!

Marissa T.

One of the best restaurants we've been to in Las Vegas/Henderson and we have eaten at some of the top spots. Everything from the food to the service was perfect. The standouts for us were the mushroom date appetizer (amazing!), the carbonara pasta, the seafood pan roast and the brûlée cheesecake (OMG!). The prices were very reasonable for the quality of food. The wine selection was also great, and again, the prices very fair. We can't wait to go back, and plan to tell everyone we know to make a stop here. We had the pleasure of meeting Chef Rudy the night we dined and told him personally how wonderful it is to have such a unique and tasty dining spot in Henderson. Our server was a relative of his and he was great too. One tip--make reservations. It can get crowded on weekends and even on the Wednesday night we were there it was a full house.

Jane T.

Superb food & service. Beyond my expectations. Every dish had great flavors. Kudos to the staff & chef. We were wonderfully greeted by Chef Rudy. Wish the restaurant was closer to me. I strongly recommend this restaurant. Please come support this local business.

Bernie S.

Went there for the first time Saturday 11/2 and walked in to a soloist playing appropriate music. The location was in a strip mall with other food resources and was comfortable. The wait staff was very nice and attentive. The food was good and the portions were huge enough to provide at least one additional meal at home. Our only complaint is that, despite making an advance reservation and half the tables were empty when we arrived and when we left, our table location was not appropriate. Our table was located at the end of the hallway leading to the restrooms and right next to the kitchen door. I felt like we were eating a handout meal in the back room. The owner came by and chatted and said to make a reservation the next time you come in. We did. I would suggest they eliminate that last table from the seating plan.

Kellie S.

Food was good had the lambchop dinner, asked for it to be medium well, but it looked and tasted like medium rare. Added a few more spices to the lambchops, that made it great.

Shar M.

This little restaurant is a hidden gem in Henderson,NV! As we were passing through Las Vegas on our way home to AZ, I found this on Yelp. The 4-1/2 star review didn't do it justice! The chef, raised in the Philippines, and trained in San Francisco, makes the most amazing marinara sauce I've ever tasted and all from scratch! It's perfectly seasoned, has a depth of flavors that can only be gotten by making it with fresh ingredients and cooking it long and slow! I had this sauce on an extremely tender, pounded in the kitchen, piece of veal Parmesan and nearly licked the plate!

Yvette A

Food was excellent! Great atmosphere! Great music! Chef was very friendly...came to our table to thank us for coming in. I was very impressed!

Sandra L.

Excellent food and customer service. Our first time there this evening and we enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience. We would highly recommend