There’s a Full Italian Street Inside a Las Vegas Home for Sale

published Feb 9, 2023
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Home is where the heart is — and for one Las Vegas family, it’s also where their favorite Italian eatery is, too. Spotted by Zillow Gone Wild, this $6.5 million mansion designed and built by architect Richard Luke in 2011 has an inner courtyard that looks like it was copy and pasted from an authentic Italian alleyway. There are Italian-style storefront facades, an operating fountain, and patio tables where you can enjoy a nice cup of cappuccino. 

“This couple went to Italy and loved it so much… I guess you’ll see how much,” Zillow Gone Wild captioned their February 7 Instagram post.

One person commented, “It’s like Diagon Alley at Universal and the shops at Caesar’s Palace had a baby.”

The rest of the sprawling 6-bedroom, 9-bathroom mansion is complete with mahogany wood, white walls, and sweeping views of the Nevada mountains being the main show. Sure, there are hints of an Italian theme here and there (the grapes on the backsplash and scrolled iron motifs give nod to a more traditional design), but one would never guess that a full movie set is hidden just below the surface.

The courtyard leads to a basement “pub” and home office space, which is connected to an impressive home theater. There’s also a 600-bottle wine cellar down there, according to the Zillow listing.

Some people in the Instagram comments love the idea of having Little Italy in their basement. One person wrote, “It’s…actually rather charming.” But others aren’t so enthused with the replica. “Did they really go to Italy, or just Venetian and Palazzo on the strip?” another added.

Sadly, there’s no chef inside that faux restaurant whipping up homemade pastas, so that’s definitely a loss.