A victim of its own unmistakeable success, a round of upgrades at Giada at The Cromwell is playing musical chairs for designers and construction crews.
Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis firmly established herself a restauranteur when her hit dining destination debuted in June and expansion plans are only limited by the physical 12,000-square-foot space. To add a new 3,078 private dining room into the restaurant, 3,146-square-foot of pantry space needs to be taken over.
In turn, that storage room has to go somewhere else. So it will be pushed further into The Cromwell, in an area currently occupied by the parking garage. To make up that shortfall, 200 parking spaces are being loaned to The Cromwell across the street at Bally's, which has plenty of room.
The new private dining area has potentially enough room to squeeze in 60 guests, three times the current number. Recent rumors have suggested it is being build with views of the Strip, but none of the current paperwork includes permission requests to build an also rumored new patio overlooking Las Vegas Blvd.
Giada was set to feature a large patio suitable for everyone in its earliest pre-construction designs, but instead opted for mechanical windows which rise upwards to better reveal views of the Bellagio fountains and the Strip below.
Now serving breakfast and lunch, easier bets when trying secure a table, the restaurant's next culinary upgrade is a long promised brunch once described by Giada as an "Italian dim sum brunch rolled around the restaurant on custom-made carts." A possible spring rollout is currently rumored.