When you go to Las Vegas you don’t go there to relax, you venture to Sin City to over indulge in whatever suits your liking. If sinfully good steaks and world-class wine are on your list you are in luck, as they are also on Carnevino’s menu. Chef Mario Batali offers all of your senses that opportunity to gorge with this Italian steakhouse in The Palazzo Hotel. A protégé under Chef Batali since 2000, Chef Zach Allen has the food coming out of Carnevino’s cucina as finely tuned as a Ferrari. The house-aged meats, simply seasoned with black pepper and sea salt, are all USDA Prime coming from the best farms from across the country. Whether it’s Heritage Foods pork, Marshall Farm’s organic veal or even Waygu beef, the staff at Carnevino sets the standard.
Quality is not just a term thrown around to describe every slab of beef, loin or chop in this four-star AAA restaurant; it’s the only word to use. The Dry Aged Bone-In Ribeye, La Fiorentina (a Porterhouse for 2) or the 12 oz. Filet Mignon are the best that beef has to offer. This place also has the culinary chops to compete with any restaurant on the strip, literally. Carnevino has Lamb Chops “Scottadita” from the finest farms in Colorado, a 20 oz. organic, free range Bone-In Veal Chop and a 20 oz. Bone-in Pork Chop to give others options other than the beef. If you want an assortment of carne, a Beef Tasting is also available.
While the meats might warrant the most attention, don’t blindly pass by the appetizers or the pasta dishes. Staples like the Black Fettucine, the Penne Puttanesca and the Cannelloni with braised duck will allow you to experience exactly why Chef Batali’s name is synonymous with Italian food. Grilled Octopus, Bison Carpaccio and Burrata Bruschetta are flavorful starts to what will be a wondrous meal.
The second half of the restaurant’s name is also second-to-none. The international wine list boasts bottles that will have no problem pairing with anything on the menu. If you’re looking for wine by the glass, great grapes like Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Noirs can be found here as well. There is also a huge assortment of specialty house cocktails, stellar beers, whiskeys, rums, scotches and tequilas to enjoy along with your amazing meal.
If your night is already filled with shows, bars and after hours parties, Carnevino is open for lunch at the bar at noon and would be a great option to start your day. It’s open seven days a week from noon to 11 p.m. Whatever your reason to visit Vegas: food, shows or bars, Carnevino is an experience, one that isn’t to be missed.
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