Treasured Las Vegas Restaurant Hosts Celebration

Treasured Las Vegas Restaurant, Piero’s Italian Cuisine, Hosts 40th Anniversary Celebration

The best Italian steakhouse in the city celebrated 40 years on Monday night. I have been frequenting Piero’s since the first year it opened.

Jimmy Hoffa, Jr., and his family and I dined many years ago, along with Alan Dorfman who was the Teamsters Asset Manager, and his successor Alvin Baron. I dined a couple of times with Joey Cusumano and friends along with the boxing legend Ken Norton.  

One night we were seated next to the whole cast from Casino, parts of which were filmed at this fantastic establishment. 

The owner Freddie Glusman lived just a few doors down from me in Las Vegas Country Club. Countless celebrities over the years have had a magnificent evening here. 

On Monday, more than 200 well-known people of Las Vegas were among the people to celebrate and congratulate Mr. Glusman, including Las Vegas Raiders owner and regular, Mark Davis. The treasured Las Vegas fine dining restaurant’s owners, founder Freddie Glusman, and his son, Evan Glusman, treated guests to a fabulous celebration to honor the momentous occasion.

Guests, dressed to the hilt, were welcomed with champagne upon entering. Buffets were set up in each room, which were completely full. Freddie, himself a local icon, and Evan, who is now at the helm of Piero’s, thanked party guests, many of whom have been dining at Piero’s since the restaurant opened in 1982. People spoke of the Glusmans’ many Las Vegas contributions, as well as what the restaurant has meant to them, personally. For many Las Vegas locals, Piero’s has been the go-to restaurant to celebrate numerous special occasions.

Piero’s treated everyone to a feast featuring some of the restaurant’s favorite dishes, including agnolotti and a carving station with prime New York strip steak. A decadent seafood tower was overflowing with crab claws, shrimp, and more, and an ice sculpture by American Harvest Vodka treated guests to classic martinis.

Anyone who has watched the movie Casino over the years and seen inside the restaurant will recognize the great piano bar in the front room, which is filled nightly. Conveniently located right across from the convention center with valet parking, this restaurant always give you a night to remember.

Photo credits: Ray Alamo

Photo #2: Shelley Stepanek