Before going to Giada's I read nothing but glowing reports here from those who enjoyed her restaurant. So if you looking for another glowing report, stop reading here. Went there and surprised my bride for her birthday last Monday.....she got all dress up and had no idea where I was taking her. Her eyes lit up like a school girl when I told her we had to climb the stairs to dine at Giada's as she's a huge fan of her TV cooking shows. Beautiful dinning area but we were place on the west window wall and the sun was relentless for our eyes. But they had the appropriate blinds to shield us from the sun, however when they were in place you really couldn't take advantage of our window seats and watch people walking the strip. We ordered for starters Prosciutto di Parma buttery, salty & sweet, pork $18...this was the only dish we got a LOT of. But it wasn't buttery, salty or sweet....just fatty has all hell. Wife ordered a cream roasted cauliflower soup $12 that she really enjoyed......I tasted it and didn't care for it. THE WINE.........can't remember the name of it but it was the cheapest bottle of Chardonnay they had at $75.......was expecting a spectacular chardonnay but to our surprise the waiter showed me the label and then cracked open the bottle by unscrewing the cap....usually screw top wines are the cheap crap that can be found in the discount isle of any liquor store. Now we have tired way more wines that I'm willing to admit and have found our favorite chardonnay is Kendall Jackson that can be had here from $9.99 to 16.99 per bottle. The crap we were served couldn't hold a candle to KJ. This was our biggest disappointment at Giada's. Main Dish : wife ordered Risotto (ree-ZOHT-oh) crab & scallops $32 which she enjoyed but thought for that money she would have received more then 2 scallops and even less crab. I ordered Surf & Turf 7oz filet with crab raviolo, port wine butter sauce, roasted brussels sprouts $56. I ordered it med rare and in the middle of the fillet it was RAW not rare. I ate around the middle and that part was very tender and tasty. However the crab raviolo was a huge disappointment as it was just one raviolo filled with VERY little crab. The 2 roasted brussels sprouts were very good. For dessert we orded the daily special that was a apple tart thing that was suppose to include two different kinds of gelato. it came with two VERY small slices of apples and some kind of cream sauce over it and on the side on SUPER SMALL ONE scoop of gelato at $8....nothing special here.....should of been $1.99 So there you have it........we had a great time there and would of even ordered another bottle of wine if it was a better wine. But we already ran the bill up to $262.00 including the tip. Would we recommend Giada's....NO...not at these prices and NOTHING.....I repeat NOTHING blew us away that we ate or drank that night. Now on a much HAPPIER NOTE......we decended down the stairs and before leaving I need to use the men's room so the wifey said she would wait right there.......came out of the men's room and she was not insight AGAIN....LOL.....So I thought she was in the ladies room and decided to wait right there because I could see the Duke/Wis game on TV.....but after only 2 minutes or less I heard all these women screaming just a little ways from me. So I walked over there to see what was what only to find my wife in the middle of it HIGH FIVING three other women. She plopped down $10 on #30 on the roulette table and sure enough it came in paying 35-1.......SWEET......much sweeter then Giada's dessert.