Eataly Las Vegas opened yesterday, December 27, in the city’s newest resort, Park MGM. The 40,000-square-foot culinary destination, located directly on the famed Las Vegas Strip, serves as Park MGM’s main entrance and features a vibrant space full of unique food counters, bars, cafés, and dining experiences offering traditional, authentic Italian food, all helmed by Executive Chef Nicole Brisson.
Eataly Las Vegas introduces several new experiences, most notably Cucina del Mercato, or “Kitchen of the Market,” an open, counter-to-table space that breaks the barrier between restaurants and the store – a first for an Eataly in the United States. The venue consists of six different fresh counters where guests can eat what they shop, and shop what they eat.
· La Macelleria: Butcher & Kitchen: La Macelleria allows guests to choose any cut of sustainably sourced meat from the case and watch the chefs prepare it right before their eyes, or they may bring it home to cook. Guests have the option to order from the chef’s selection of small plates and grilled specialties, or house-made sausages and traditional dry-aged beef. A small selection of Italian wines and beers are available to pair with each cut.
· La Salumeria: Cheesemonger & Kitchen: It wouldn’t be an Eataly without salumi and formaggi, which is sourced from Italy and the United States. Guests can enjoy a selection of meat and cheese boards curated by Eataly’s cheesemongers, or create their own from a variety of options.
· La Pizzeria: Roman Handcrafted Pizza alla Pala: Here, guests can pick up pizza alla pala, a favorite street food from Rome. This type of pizza is made with a dense, long-rising dough, stretched on a wooden paddle and then topped with seasonal ingredients.
· La Pescheria: Fishmonger & Kitchen: La Pescheria features a seasonal selection of fish from fishermen and distributors who adhere to sustainable fishing methods. In addition to the fishmonger’s selection of small plates and seafood pasta, the venue provides guests the option to select daily catches and watch chefs cook the specialty item just steps away in an open kitchen, or allow them to bring the delicacy home to prepare. La Pescheria also carries a daily selection of seasonal oysters, as well as pesce crudo - Italian ceviche – served with extra virgin olive oil and sea salt.
· Italian Street Food: Il Fritto, La Rosticceria, and Mozzarella Bar: Serving up typical street food specialties from Italy, the Italian Street Food counter is divided into three distinct areas: Il Fritto, offering lightly fried bites like arancini and fried seafood; La Rosticceria, serving rotisserie roast chickens, seasonal vegetables, and panini; and Mozzarella Bar, offering house-made mozzarella favorites.
· La Pasta Fresca: Market & Kitchen: At this fresh pasta counter, guests can watch the pastai (pasta makers) knead, roll, cut, and form intricate shapes by hand. Each pasta type is inspired by the traditions of a different Italian region, and will be paired with traditional sauces made from fresh, seasonal ingredients. Seasonally, guests can order fresh black and white truffles by the gram.
Eataly Las Vegas also features a robust bar program, with three new venues that showcase iconic Italian cocktails and spirits, as well as one of the largest selections of Italian wines in the U.S.—Hello! This is Vegas after all.
Did we mention that this Eataly is open 24 hours?
Catch us at 4 A.M. with a prosciutto panino and a Peroni.