Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis has opened her first restaurant at The Cromwell.
The cuisine embraces her passion for Italian cooking with lighter California influences. Guests can enjoy De Laurentiis' signature dishes, family recipes and a signature antipasto station. An open kitchen lets diners watch chefs prepare specialty pastas, flatbreads and desserts.
De Laurentiis cultivated her Italian cuisine in the kitchen of her grandfather's restaurant and later began her career at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. De Laurentiis has starred in many shows on Food Network and is also a correspondent on NBC's "Today." She is the author of six cookbooks, all of which have charted on the New York Times best-seller list.
Start out with breakfast, which includes dishes like salmon cake Benedict, Italian hash (marble potaotes, bacon, finocchoina salumi, peppers, tomatoes, onion confit and egg) and a Sunrise Polenta Waffle. Lunch and dinner items include lemon spaghetti, chicken cacciatore, marsala herb chicken meatballs, rosemary focaccia and lemon flatbread and vegetable Bolognese rigatoni. De Laurentiis adds a lighter touch to Italian dishes, all while staying true to classic Italian recipes.
Desserts, like the lemon ricotta cookies and sorbets, serve as the perfect ending.
On the weekends, Giada offers a brunch with dishes like lobster hash and Italian chicken and waffles. Items can be ordered ą la carte or guests can choose a prix fixe tasting menu. Of course, bottomless mimosas are also available.
Located on The Cromwell's second level, Giada seats 260 guests and offers a private dining room for large parties. The restaurant offers beautiful views of the Strip and Bellagio fountains across the street. The windows are retractable, giving guests an al fresco dining experience.