Address: Aria, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Status: Monday through Saturday from 5 to 10:30 p.m.
Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick’s Carbone debuts tonight at Aria, bringing an homage to the Italian-American restaurants of the mid-20th century with table side service. Las Vegas returns to an era where the glamour, showmanship and table side service ruled the dining scene. The food is inspired by a time when lobster fra diavola, chicken scarpariello, veal parmesan and octopus pizzaiolo dominated the scene in Las Vegas.
The original Carbone debuted in Greenwich Village in 2013. But while the New York version has its own personality and the menu is similar, the design here is inspired by the history of Las Vegas and the Rat Pack era.
The waiters — dubbed captains" — are skilled professionals with a New York edge. Each captain has been hand selected by the Carbone family to deliver the entertaining attitude and premier service for which the restaurant is renowned, wearing burgundy tuxedos, created by fashion designer Zac Posen to reflect the fashion during the late 1950s. Hand-painted plates that remind diners of grandma’s house and era-specific music set the tone for the restaurant.
Below, take a look at the menu.