Paul Bartolotta's Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at Wynn Las Vegas just unveiled its new design after undergoing a renovation that started in November. The entire space got a refreshed new look. Find a brighter restaurant with more contemporary touches throughout. Even the lagoon outside and bar upstairs have new modern touches, including a tornado of fish in a chandelier greeting guests as they make their way down the dramatic staircase. Here now, 14 things you need to know about the renovations at Bartolotta.
1. The intent was to make the space more contemporary while referencing a sea theme to mimic the Mediterranean seafood cuisine served here.
2. The walls were painted cream with tricolored "rays of light" wall coverings, reminiscent of Italian travertine.[Photos: Cal Bingham]
3. Tricolored mother of pearl appliqués can be found inside those rays of light. This is an abstracted reference to the light coming through the sea water and the bubbles of air rising to the surface from the fish.
4. The staircase received a makeover with bright colored floral mosaic wrapping the stairwell wall and cascading down the wall.
5. The central feature of the new design is a tornado of gold leaf fish hanging from the atrium that are bathed in light to represent a school of fish in the water.
6. A patterned stone floor was installed in the bottom floor of the restaurant.
7. The chairs are all new with a contemporary style and dark espresso-colored wood with cream colored upholstery.
8. The existing banquettes were covered with a light colored fabric that has distinctive grains and weaves that are the same as the chairs and bar stools.
9. The bar has been updated with upholstered panels and new bar stools.
10. Tables have new linens while the napkins now have a gold trim.
11. The restaurant has new drapery with a heavy textured weave.
12. The fish carts have been updated with bright new finishes that reflect the new decor.
13. The lagoon has been refinished and stocked with Koi from Japan.
14. The Pergola's now have new lanterns to modernize the outdoors along with ceiling fans to help the flow of air throughout.
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