The staff at Nove Italiano at the Palms Casino Resort seems to get it that we're still in the depths of a recession with a Valentine's Day dinner that lets you and your sweetie feast like royalty while avoiding draining your coffers.
The prix fixe menu is made up of five courses, with the entree consisting of a 22-ounce porterhouse steak, Maine lobster scampi and truffles mac and cheese, for $75 per person. At most restaurants, that one course would come close to the price tag here for all five.
While there, don't miss out on the Strawberry Sweetheart Martini, made with Russian Standard Premium vodka, blue agave, fresh strawberries and Perrier Jouet Blason Rose champagne for $15—the same price other joints charge for a simple top-shelf vodka martini (it's also available during V-Day weekend at N9NE Steakhouse).
The restaurant is near the top of the Palms Fantasy Tower and open Sunday through Thursday, 5:30-10:30 p.m., and Friday through Saturday, 5:30-11 p.m. For reservations, call 702-942-6800 or visit www.novelasvegas.com.