Spiedini is hip, trendy, and everything that you would expect to see from a posh Las Vegas hotel like the JW Marriott. Warm orange and turquoise accents create a warm feeling in this sleek and contemporary dining room. Chef Gustav Mauler creates old world Italian dishes that are updated for a gourmet palate. However, the prices are not what you might expect. In fact, everything at Spiedini is reasonably priced and is sure to impress anyone that eats here.
Start with an incredible appetizer like the sesame seared ahi tuna or the beef carpaccio with gorgonzola, caramelized walnuts, arugula, and olive oil. Another favorite are the fresh clams and mussels served with spicy Italian sausage in an herb and tomato sauce with ciabatta crosttinis. For an entrée, try the perfectly seared osso bucco or the veal marsala with a sauce that is prepared fresh for each and every plate. Seafood lovers will enjoy the pan-seared halibut cooked in a caper and lemon butter sauce or the grilled swordfish. The cioppino is a mix of fresh shrimp, tuna, halibut, salmon, mussels, clams, and calamari in a light tomato broth served over pasta. This dish is served the traditional way with seven different types of seafood, which many new world Italian restaurants no longer take the time to prepare. Spiedini also serves a wide selection of steak and chop options. Try the 16 oz. bone-in Sirloin served with crisp onion rings. Other selections include a lamb chop, filet mignon, and the tagliata of beef. For pasta entrees try the fettucini with chicken, the lobster risotto, or the house favorite: honey roasted duck risotto. The menu at Spiedini is so large that it can be hard to choose but you are certain to find a dish that appeals to everyone in your party. The wine list is also extensive and includes selections that you won’t find anywhere else. Spiedini is the perfect place for a romantic date or a group celebration. Either way, this restaurant has a way of making every experience feel like a special occasion.