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  • irisandjune Iris & June
    Independent Coffee Shop in Victoria
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    Bonanza's Espresso Blend
  • moo Moo Cantina
    Lomito Time
  • chorbizarre Chor Bizarre
    Restaurant with personality
  • squaremilebelen Bean Review
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  • ottolenghi Ottolenghi
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  • quantus Quantus
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  • pearlliang Pearl Liang
    About Time for a Chinese

Batali + Bastianich = Carnevino

Of all my friends probably the closest one as picky as me to go eat in a restaurant is Chapa, in Vegas after studying Zagat recommendations he suggested to go and have lunch in Carnevino. The place is owned by restaurateur tycoon Mario Batali and wine connoisseur, vineyard and restaurant owner Joe Bastianich. Executive chef Zach Allen is in charge of the magic and Adam Perry Lang is responsible to source and age the meat. 

The place
Nice ambience, quiet for Sin City, modern, and relax. The service was great, the waiter had an amazing knowledge on the wine as you would expect in a Bastianich restaurant. We were a big table so the decision was to share entrées and then go for a main. The starters we ordered were a tagliata di manzo which was some sort of rocket and beef carpaccio, carne cruda (steak tartare), and fried calamari. For main I got the lamb chops, and shared a pappardelle with porcini trifolati. Also had the chance to try Mary's spago with lamb ragu. 

Wine time
The beef carpaccio was nice, with the rocket and parmesan, nice flavours and original presentation, the tartare was excellent, really well executed, and the fried calamari was perfectly battered and with a nice spicy punch. 

Beef carpaccio
The lamb chops were perfectly seasoned and cooked, great flavours, and the pappardelle was superb, the pasta was al dente, the sauce was spectacular, same for the spago.

Great restaurant, a must if you want to eat well source meat, excellent pasta, and a superb wine list. 

Wine reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Airport” 

Flight Attendant: We have some delicious Chateaubriande, my personal favourite, or, if you prefer something lighter, a poached Dover sole in a delicate white wine sauce with just a hint of saffron 
Jerry: Oh, saffron! That sounds good 
Flight Attendant: And today we're featuring wines from the Tuscany region 
Jerry and Tia: Tuscany!

T: +1 702 789 4141
Italian Cuisine
Approx Damage: $40pp
Area: The Strip
Las Vegas
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