September has come and gone and Meatball Spot at Town Square still hasn't opened. The restaurant from Steve Davidovici takes over the former Nu Sanctuary space near Rave Motion Pictures.
Inside, construction is plugging away. When complete, the 6,500-square-foot Meatball Spot plans to have an exhibition kitchen with a 1,400-square-foot patio framed by white picket fences. Brick walls will fill the space, and red chairs and dark woods will pepper the dining room.
The joint plans to feature meatball dishes in pork, turkey, chicken, beef and veggie from executive chef Vincent Chiyuto, the former chef at Radio City Pizzeria at Tivoli Village. Meatballs can be served up as a slider on a brioche bun, the smash with two meatballs on a brioche bun and the hero with three meatballs on a French baguette.
Guests can add provolone and mozzarella cheeses as well as sauces such as pesto, garlic parmesan, spicy meat sauce, mushroom gravy, tomato and a specialty sauce.
The restaurant also plans to offer Roman-style thin crust pizzas as well as rigatoni in a classic tomato sauce, artichoke oreganata sautéed in garlic and butter, garlic mashed potatoes, white bean salad and more. Desserts include a variety of gelatos, cookies, milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches and more.
Sangria will be served in red and seasonal white.
Davidovici, the former partner in Pure Management Group, was caught up in the Internal Revenue Service investigation of the nightclub that lead to him pleading guilty to a single count of filing a false 2006 tax return. He agreed to a plea where he admitted under-reporting his income for 2006 by $141,306. He was sentenced to three years of probation, including eight months of home confinement, in June.
In August, Chief U.S. District Judge Robert C. Jones took over the case after an FBI investigation into ties between Senior U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson, who oversaw sentencing, Davidovici and Dawson's 38-year-old son, David.
Stevie D as he is known already has four outlets of Sugar Factory up and down the Strip, as well as Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas.
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