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The Alex Stratta Re-Invasion of Vegas Continues with Tapas, His Third Concept

Stratta takes over Pizza Lounge at Tivoli Village.

Alex Stratta and Pizza Lounge
Alex Stratta and Pizza Lounge
Pizza Lounge by Chelsea McManus

Alex Stratta is going all in on opening new restaurants in Vegas. First, he announced his Alex Stratta Italian Steakhouse going into the Gramercy, probably opening this spring. Then he revamped the menu at Elements Kitchen & Martini Bar, the martini lounge and restaurant at Rainbow Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue.

Now comes word that he’s opening Tapas by Alex Stratta in Tivoli Village, taking over the now-shuttered Pizza Lounge. Expect the restaurant to open by mid-December.

A cagey press release notes that the tapas restaurant takes over the "2,700 square foot, indoor/outdoor space at the intersection of the existing Tivoli Village development and its phase two (which currently is under construction and scheduled to open by the spring of 2015).…DIXI is taking over the space, previously occupied by an early-stage restaurant that spent more than $750,000 on tenant improvements and equipment. In return, the company will: enter into a modified lease; assume payments on approximately $79,000 of debt incurred by the former tenant, and grant to that former business's owners 50,000 restricted shares of DIXI's common stock."

DIXI, of course, is the company Stratta partnered with to open a multitude of new restaurants in Las Vegas. Stratta, who earned two Michelin stars with Alex at Wynn Las Vegas, plans to serve seafood, meat, poultry, paella and vegetable dishes, as well as stock a full bar with sangria, bottled and tap artisan beers, wines by the carafe and by the glass and non-alcoholic drinks.

Diners can watch their dishes being prepared in an exhibition kitchen.

Pizza Lounge

420 S Rampart Blvd, Vegas, NV 89145 (702) 778-0400 Visit Website

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