To call Bartolotta Ristorante simply a restaurant seems unjust. This romantic eatery within the Wynn Las Vegas is more like a magical portal into the heart of Italy. Chef Paul Bartolotta celebrates the traditions of Italian cuisine at his namesake restaurant, which features an elegant, Old-World Italian indoor dining room and a beautiful outdoor patio. In the patio, diners enjoy views of the garden and a pristine lagoon, featuring several shimmering silver orbs floating on its surface. Inside, the dining room presents a romantic setting with dim lighting, a magnificent winding staircase, and sparkling crystal chandeliers. Regardless of where in the restaurant you choose to dine, you are practically guaranteed a lovely, magical experience.
The magic of Bartolotta, however, isn’t strictly limited to its exquisite design. With an emphasis on fresh seafood and shellfish flown in daily from Mediterranean waters, Bartolotta serves up appetizers of seafood and pasta, salads, fish and crustacean entrees, meat dishes, and other classic Italian specialties. The menu is set up in traditional Italian manner with multiple courses, so you’ll walk away feeling more than satisfied.
For a delicious appetizer, try the Sauté di Vongole, a light but flavorful starter with sautéed tiny clams, tomato sauce, garlic, white wine, and parsley. Fish entrees are aplenty and priced by the gram, with offerings such as John Dory, Snapper, Gilthead Sea Bream, Turbot, and more. A variety of sauces are available to complement fish entrees, such as cruda (tomatoes, arugala, garlic, red onion, olive oil, and red wine vinegar), acciughe (anchovy, garlic, olive oil, parsley, thyme, and oregano), and acqua pazza (garlic, pomini tomatoes, white wine, and peperoncino). And even though it’s not one of the restaurant’s signature items, the Roasted Rack of Lamb with sweet roasted garlic sauce is a popular and tasty selection.
Be sure not to skip out on the “dolce” course – desserts here are a study in sweet culinary sophistication, such as the Summer Strawberry Salad with cappuccino schiuma and mascarpone sorbetto. Tasting menus are also available for groups, and large enclosed cabanas in Bartolotta’s outdoor patio provide ultra-intimate dining for a date or special occasion. A beautiful restaurant offering an unparalleled selection of seafood, Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare is a truly elegant culinary experience.