3325 Las Vegas Blvd S
The Palazzo Las Vegas
Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich continue their bro-mantic pairing of master chef and master winemaker with this haven of meat and grapes tucked away in the back of the Palazzo’s casino floor. High ceilings and dark tones mark it as a classic steakhouse and the menu confirms exactly that. They pride themselves on the wine list so don’t be afraid to ask the sommelier for guidance; you will not be disappointed. The attentive staff can be a dream with an army of waiters cutting and plating the steaks table-side while you salivate.
Rather than stress over the menu, just go with the Beef Tasting. At $95 a man it is a reasonable way to hit the menu highlights recommended by the chef himself.
The Good:The set-up of Carnevino gives you a nice break from the relentlessness of Vegas. It’s a great place to eat a terrific meal and catch up with the crew without having to yell over a Lady Gaga song.
The Bad:If it’s people-watching you crave, this is not the place. Carnevino is hidden in the back of the casino and most of the tables are inside, away from the floor.