Restaurant Review: Giada, Las Vegas, NV

While we were in Las Vegas last weekend, we planned a Saturday evening dinner at Giada.  Giada De Laurentiis' first restaurant opened in The Cromwell Hotel just about one year ago, and we chose it because it is listed on the current Eater Las Vegas Heatmap.  The menu is Italian with a California influence, so think Italian dishes with a lighter touch like lemon spaghetti and vegetable Bolognese rigatoni.  The location is prime - right next to the Bellagio and across from Caesar's Palace.  Since we dined at Giada on the 4th of July, we had the added bonus of watching the Caesar's fireworks from right across the street.  Please read on for photos and descriptions of our meal at Giada Las Vegas.

We arrived early for our reservation, and grabbed drinks at the bar.  Our fantastic bartender, Giovanni, crafted two delicious cocktails for us.

I chose the Giada cocktail: Kappa Pisco, pineapple gomme syrup, lime, apricot preserves, egg whites, and Angostura bitters.

I could not find this cocktail online, but it was like a manhattan with a kick.  He loved it.

The bar area has a great vibe - I am glad we arrived early for our reservation and had a chance to hang out for a bit.

The dining room is set up nicely with tables set up in a half circle along the windows.

Bacon Wrapped Dates with spicy Italian sausage & gorgonzola crema.
Fregolotto with morel mushrooms, baby zucchini& squash blossoms.

Bucatini with calabrian chili pomodoro & fresh ricotta.

Mustard-Crusted Rack of Lamb with summer panzanella and puttanesca couli.

Milanese Style Veal Chop Saltimbocca.

Chocolate hazelnut torte with blackberry and raspberry creme anglaise.

I hope you enjoyed these photos from our dinner at Giada Las Vegas!  If you are in Las Vegas and craving light Italian fare, I do recommend a dinner visit.  Thank you for visiting my blog today, and I hope you have a great weekend!

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