Location: Cosmopolitan

Address: Boulevard Tower, 3708 South Las Vegas Blvd Level 3, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Price Range: Moderate

The restaurant brings modern Italian cuisine to Las Vegas in an elegant restaurant that still maintains its rustic roots. Scarpetta is an Italian expression meaning “little shoe” or in food, it’s the bread that is used to soak up a dish. You will have plenty to soak up at Scarpetta. For starters, walk past the long bar area and into the main dining room, where the view of the Bellagio fountains sets the Italian mood. Then, order a bottle of your favorite Italian wine or let the Master Sommelier pick one out for you. You have to try the bread. The bread basket varies, but the foccacia is delicious and served with butter, olive oil and eggplant caponata.

Here are a few of Scarpetta’s most popular dishes:

Spaghetti – This is the signature dish of Scarpetta, and by far every diners favorite dish here.

Creamy Polenta – This is a staple food of Italian cuisine. Polenta is the perfect accompaniment to a wide range of meats, especially stewed meats, and it is arguably one of the most comforting foods you can eat when the temperatures drop. The Polenta here is served with a fricassee of truffled mushrooms.

Duck & Foie Gras Ravioli – Tender with a slight bite to the pasta; served with marsala reduction.

Branzino – Includes fiddlehead ferns, clams & ramp vinaigrette.

Veal Loin – Gremolata crust, salsify, favas & semolina dumplings.

Chocolate Cake – Served with salted caramel gelato & chocolate butterscotch.

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