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Review of Dinner at Bartolatta

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by jhpa, Jul 21, 2012.

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  1. jhpa

    jhpa VIP Whale

    May 25, 2010
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Dinner at Bartolatta (at the Wynn) was incredible. As was our new tradition, we started our pre-dinner gathering with a round of Appletinis at the bar. These were the best of the trip…better than Olives. We all had a second round. Then we were taken to our table – an incredible view of the (non-swimming) pool out back surrounded by cabanas with dinning tables filled with diners in each one. We all decided to order the tasting menu. Great choice! Four courses served family style. Each dish was wonderful, outstanding, delicious – I am running out of words. If you like seafoood, go for the tasting menu here.

    The appetizers included a plate of grilled scallops, a plate of small pieces of a grilled fish similar to tuna, a plate of octopus with shaved locatelli cheese and sautéed mushrooms and a bowl of steamed clams in a great sauce worth dipping the bread into. The next course included seafood risotto, penne with shrimp and crab and lobster stuffed ravioli sautéed in butter with sage with a balsamic drizzle. The entre was a huge bronzino,must have been over three pounds , stuffed with herbs, grilled and filleted tableside. It was served with a simple salsa - chopped cherry tomatoes, arugula and olive oil. Wonderfully moist and flaky. Desserts were gellato, a tiramisu, a chocolate torte and a creamy cake almost like a cream Brule. I ordered one of my favorite wines and we easily finished two bottles. It was the best seafood dinner I have ever had anywhere.
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  2. JillyFromPhilly

    JillyFromPhilly Tourist

    Oct 14, 2011
    Gwynedd Valley, PA
    Trips to Las Vegas:

    Have had numerous great meals at Bartolotta - once or twice the service wasn't up to snuff, but even on those rare occasions the food was still terrific. The variety of rare seafood on the menu always had us trying something new each time we went back - I have probably tried at least a half-dozen varieties of seafood I never had anywhere else - some that I'd never even heard of - before trying them at Bartolotta.

    Although it was never a concern for us because we were always on a comp, people should be prepared that Bartolotta can indeed be heart stoppingly expensive depending on what you order - on many of the signature imported fish & crustaceans, the price just for the entree itself can easily exceed $200, and the way they display the pricing on the menu [by the ounce] doesn't make this easily apparent to many people, especially since you have to order an entire fish or lobster that may weigh well over 1 or 2 pounds [I've literally seen/heard people at nearby tables complaining about this to their servers when the bill came on more than one occasion] - but in my opinion it's really worth it as long as you know what you're in for price-wise before you go.

    Eating in one of the Cabanas around the lagoon at night is one of the romantic experiences you could ever possibly have in Vegas, though - but from my experience, these tables are impossible to get unless you have your casino host intervene on your behalf- and even then, depending on who else is eating there that night, you still might not have any luck getting one - so definitely try to arrange this in advance if you have your heart set on sitting out there.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2012
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