From the minds that brought you dining and celebrity hotspot TAO comes LAVO, a Mediterranean bathhouse that will transport diners to another time and place with its Italian inspired cuisine. Chef Ralph Scamardella creates savory masterpieces out of Italian classics nightly, and celebrities file in every weekend to indulge in the restaurant’s romantic setting and well-adorned interior.
Originally opened with an emphasis on tapas-style dishes, LAVO now focuses on more traditional fare such as hearty steak and pasta dishes. However, tasty appetizers still remain, from Baked Clams Oreganato to Kobe Stuffed Rice Balls, as does the Raw Bar, with crudo selections like yellow fin tuna and pink snapper. For a lighter meal, soups and salads are also available, in addition to meatballs made from A-5 ground Kobe, which diners are particularly raving about.
New to LAVO is an a la carte selection of steaks and sides. Steaks, which are USDA Prime, aged for 21 days, and certified to melt in your mouth, include a Prime Filet, NY Prime Strip, and a Prime Ribeye. To accompany them, diners can choose from a delicious variety of potato dishes as sides along with trimmings like crispy zucchini, mixed wild mushrooms, and eggplant parmagiano. And to dress up your steak, the restaurant also offers a selection of butters, sauces, and toppings, like lobster and foie gras. Needless to say, you’ll never run the risk of having a plain or boring steak at LAVO.
The restaurant also offers several flavorful house specialties in the range of familiar, run-of-the-mill Italian dishes like Chicken Marsala and Grilled Swordfish Puttanesca, which are each served in generous and satisfying portions. A variety of pastas is also available, with classics like Spaghetti Carbonara and more interesting dishes like an Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Sweet Sausage, dressed in garlic, oil, and breadcrumbs.
LAVO also features a wood burning oven and some of the best – and biggest, at two feet long – gourmet pizzas in Las Vegas. And don’t forget to cap your meal with one of the sweet desserts, especially Chocolate LAVO Obsession, a rich chocolate cake served with fresh crème sorbet, cherry compote, and pistachio ice cream.
At LAVO, as much detail has been put into the design of the restaurant as the food. The restaurant includes a primary dining room, a 20-seat private dining room, and an outdoor terrace. All have been adorned in a Mediterranean bathhouse theme with warm colors and soft lighting, tile and stone walls, water-splashed plaster, water features, high wooden ceilings, and low hanging chandeliers. All the extra attention to décor gives the restaurant a touch of sophistication, while leather chairs and tables lend a sense of coziness.
LAVO is open seven days a week for dinner. Ideal for a late night dinner before an evening out, the restaurant is also home to a lounge and second-floor nightclub.
Palazzo Las Vegas
3325 Las Vegas Blvd S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Sunday – Thursday (5 pm – 12 am), Friday & Saturday (5 pm – 1 am)
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Open for dinner nightly, LAVO Nightclub open Tuesday – Sunday.
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Their menu that is made for sharing among friends and family.