BALLA ITALIAN SOUL NAMED ‘BEST NEW ITALIAN’ RESTAURANT IN LAS
VEGAS WEEKLY’S 2023 BEST OF VEGAS READER’S CHOICE AWARDS
Restaurant Nabs Top Honors Less Than One Year After Opening
LAS VEGAS (August 2023) – Balla Italian Soul inside SAHARA Las Vegas was named “Best New Italian” restaurant in Las Vegas Weekly’s 2023 Best of Vegas Reader’s Choice awards.
The restaurant, the latest Las Vegas offering from James Beard Award-winning Chef Shawn McClain, opened inside SAHARA Las Vegas in October 2022, earning the fan-favorite distinction in less than one year.
Balla specializes in handmade pastas and Roman pizzas, as well as fire-roasted meats and fish. Other popular dishes include homemade focaccia bread and steamed mussels. The restaurant features an extensive, Euro-centric wine list and a cocktail program with several different Negronis and liqueur-infused espressos.
Locals also love Balla’s midweek promotions; Las Vegas residents and restaurant-industry friends receive 50% off all steaks on Tuesdays and 50% off bottles of wine on Wednesdays. Locals and industry professionals can also receive a VIP Local Card which provides access to premier experiences and offers for future visits. Perks include personal tableside visits from the manager as well as access to wines with special pricing, featured menu items not available to the general public and upcoming seasonal items.
“We work hard to deliver world-class Italian cuisine and top-notch service every night, so to be recognized for these efforts is quite wonderful,” said David Grates, general manager, Balla Italian Soul. “We’re honored to hear Balla has established itself as a locals’ favorite so quickly.”
The Best of Vegas awards were announced at Las Vegas Weekly’s Best of Vegas 2023 celebration on August 10. The event was hosted by Greenspun Media Group and held at Zouk Nightclub inside Resorts World Las Vegas.
The awards, which highlight fan-favorite Las Vegas businesses across five main categories, also appeared in the August 10 issue of the publication. Click here for full list of winners.
Balla Italian Soul is open nightly for dinner service from 5 to 10 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, click here.
ABOUT BALLA ITALIAN SOUL
The newest restaurant from James Beard Award Winner Chef Shawn McClain and McClain Camarota Hospitality Group, Balla Italian Soul celebrates the ingredient-driven flavors of the Italian coast. The energetic new restaurant at SAHARA Las Vegas leads with bold flavors, bright colors and a relaxed Mediterranean vibe. Follow Balla Italian Soul on Instagram and Facebook for updates.
ABOUT SAHARA LAS VEGAS
SAHARA Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,613 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Alexandria Tower, more than 85,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, AZILO Ultra Pool, two rooftop pools and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 600 of the latest slot and video poker machines, 50 classic table games, Infinity – a premium gaming lounge, The Poker Room at SAHARA Las Vegas and a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings includes Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; famed Philadelphia sports bar Chickie’s & Pete’s; The Noodle Den; CASBAR Lounge; Uno Más; Prendi; The Tangier; Zeffer’s and James Beard award-winning Chef Shawn McClain’s Balla. SAHARA Las Vegas is also proud to serve as home to MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas presented by Channing Tatum. SAHARA Las Vegas players can also enjoy the perks of an Infinity Rewards membership, a joint loyalty program between SAHARA and its sister property Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Reno, which gives players the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards across both destinations. SAHARA Las Vegas is a minority-owned business certified by the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council. For more information, please visit saharalasvegas.com and stay connected on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.