Vegas is a city with an abundance of restaurants of every kind, so even if you have more unusual or exotic tastes, you’re sure to find something that appeals.
However, when it comes to more popular cuisines such as Italian, there are so many options in town that it can be hard to decide where to head – and for the restaurants themselves, it can be all but impossible to stand out from the crowd.
This means restaurants that have managed to make a name for themselves among such a packed field of fierce competition must be doing something truly special.
This is exactly what the relatively new Amalfi by Bobby Flay has already managed to achieve – and if you want to find out how, in this post, we have all the details you need.
- Address: Caesars Palace, 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
- Phone: 702-650-5965
In May of 2021, renowned celebrity chef closed his Mesa Grill restaurant in Caesars Palace and converted it into a new Italian concept called Amalfi by Bobby Flay.
Flay has previously talked of his love for Italy and the country’s culture, lifestyle and food, and with his new restaurant, he explores the tastes and styles that have had such a significant culinary influence on him.
As the name suggests, the restaurant is inspired by Italy’s Amalfi coast and features lighting designed to be reminiscent of the soft colors of a Mediterranean sunset.
The restaurant also boasts a chic lounge and bar area that’s perfect for sipping a signature Amalfi spritz before sitting down to a memorably delicious Italian meal.
Of course, this being an Italian restaurant, you’ll find a wide selection of rich homemade pasta dishes, but more than that, the focus of this Amalfi is seafood, just as it is in the Italian town from which it takes its name.
Inside the restaurant, you’ll find a well-stocked seafood display presided over by an expert fishmonger whose job it is to answer guests’ questions about the available offerings and help them choose the most perfect meal.
The fishmonger will also be able to tell you where the fish came from and when it arrived in Las Vegas – some of the fish there is flown in directly from Italy itself.
At the end of the meal, you can also treat yourself to one of the irresistible Italian desserts and then round it all off with a classic Italian espresso.
So in short, if you want to take your tastebuds on a journey to the Amalfi coast to experience the authentic taste of Italy, Amalfi by Bobby Flay is the only place to go.
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Amalfi by Bobby Flay Menu
Start your meal with a selection of antipasti, both classic and creative, including:
- Bufala mozzarella with charred lemon leaves and caprese relish
- Burrata served with broccoli rabe pesto, roasted peppers and crushed pistachios
- Blue crab and eggplant meatballs with fra diavolo vodka sauce
- Charred octopus with burnt orange and pancetta
The selection of primi – or first courses – includes:
- Squid ink fettuccine with lobster, shrimp, squid and fra diavolo sauce
- Orecchiette with eggplant Bolognese, basil and ricotta
- Porcini agnolotti with hazelnut-chive sauce and balsamic vinegar
- Mafaldine with confit cherry tomatoes, anchovy roasted red peppers and Parmigiano
Fish and Seafood
Fish and seafood is a specialty of the house, and you can choose directly from the seafood display under the guidance of the resident fishmonger.
If you opt for fish, it can be grilled whole or filleted and then served with your choice of Meyer lemon and capers, red pepper and Calabrian chile pesto or salsa verde.
Other options are also available according to the season and arrivals.
Dedicated carnivores won’t be disappointed and can choose from the likes of:
- Chicken Parmigiano with crushed tomato sauce, bufala mozzarella and arugula olive oil
- Various cuts of Angus steak served with roasted garlic and rosemary
Delectable contorni – side dishes – include:
- Crispy potatoes with Parmigiano, oregano and lemon
- Roasted acorn squash nocciola with toasted hazelnuts, brown butter dressing and autumn spices
- White bean risotto with broccoli rabe and tomato confit
- Cremini mushroom polenta with mascarpone, parmigiano and white truffle oil
To finish, there is also an assortment of unmissable desserts for those with a sweet tooth, including:
- Caramel espresso tiramisu with mascarpone crème
- Triple lemon tart with lemon curd, lemon meringue and lemon-almond wafer
- Bobby’s pistachio sundae with pistachio gelato, dark chocolate sauce, Amarena cherries, vanilla crema and pistachio crunch
- Caramelized apple and toasted walnut crostata with whipped walnut crème fraîche
The drinks menu proposes a range of spritzes, including the house specialty Amalfi spritz, as well as a range of Italian, American and international beers.
You can also choose an expertly mixed cocktail from the cocktail menu, which includes:
- Bellini made with Drusian Prosecco Superiore DOCG and white peach purée
- Amaretto sour with Pinhook Hard Rye Guy, Lazzaroni amaretto, egg white and lemon
- Limonata with Bacardi rum, Limonata soda, lemon and mint
- Espresso martini with Stoli vodka, New Deal coffee liqueur and espresso
- Sun-Thu – 4:30pm-10pm
- Fri & Sat – 4:30pm-10:30pm
Reservations: Reservations can be made on opentable.com and are recommended if you want to be sure to avoid disappointment.
Dress code: The dress code is listed as business casual.
A Top Vegas Eatery for Seafood and Italian Classics with A Twist
As far as Italian joints in Vegas go, in terms of food, drinks, atmosphere, service and overall experience, Amalfi by Bobby Flay is up there with the very best – which is why in just two years, this restaurant has established itself as a firm Vegas favorite.
It’s always a risk opening a new restaurant somewhere with as much competition as Sin City, but Bobby Flay was confident in the quality of what he had to offer, and his restaurant is now firmly established as one of the most popular in town.