The traditional Italian restaurant in Mandalay Bay happens to be another (if you can believe it) Wolfgang Puck restaurant. The eatery is designed to keep the authentic tradition of little street side cafes in Italy. Offering both indoor and patio seating that stretches out toward the casino floor. The architecture inside the restaurant is truly amazing with large columns and an open wood-beam ceiling that is both casual and romantic at the same time.The dining room is decorated with warm lighting and tall ceilings for an open effect. The bar is often lively and a great place to sit and enjoy a glass of fine wine.
Classic Italian dishes, including several seafood pastas, are delicious yet still light enough to enjoy, unlike many fancy Italian restaurants in town that use thick heavy sauces that weigh down the food. Appetizers include spicy clams, prime beef Carpaccio, and caprese salad.Other entrees include traditional steaks, chops, and seafood “boards," which are basically pieces of fish cooked on a wood plank that gives off delicious flavor. These dishes include Salmon, stripped bass, or Alaskan halibut. One of the signature dishes at this restaurant is the risotto “frutti di mare” with sea scallops, shrimp, and clams. Of coure, no Wolfgang Puck restaurant would be complete without his pizzas. The pizzas are cooking in a wood-burning oven that is visible from the dining room. The pizzas at Trattoria del Lupo are more Italian with traditional flavors than Wolfgang’s usual pizza selection. Try the margherita pizza for an interesting take on an Italian classic. Ask the sommelier to suggest a wine that pairs with your dish. The wine list at Trattoria is hand-picked with several selections straight from Italy. Whether you are enjoying pasta, pizza, fish, or something from the grill, this restaurant has a wine that will make your dinner just that much more enjoyable.