Tucked away in a corner of Mesquite Nevada, just off the interstate is the dainty Highland Estates Hotel & Resort. Nestled within is Hugo's Hilltop Restaurant, where owner and head chef Hugo Cerff Rebatta, who operates Hugo's with his wife Joni, prepares traditional Southern Italian cuisine with a flair and passion.


Hugo began his culinary journey in Italy on the Island of Sicily. Those familiar with Italian cuisine know that when it comes to food and culture, Sicily is a county unto itself. Dishes from this region are more subtle and refined than typical Italian fare and Hugo's is no different.


Hugo was trained in Tuscany Italy and has worked at well known restaurants in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Las Vegas, and is now in Mesquite!