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Your First Look at Julian Serrano's Lago Menu

His Italian restaurant at the Bellagio debuts in April

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Chef Julian Serrano is oh-so close to opening his third restaurant in Las Vegas, taking a swing at Italian this time to complement his French and Spanish fare.

His restaurant Lago debuts in April, taking over the Circo space with a view front and center overlooking the Fountains at Bellagio.

Serrano, who already has the 15-year-old French restaurant Picasso at the Bellagio and his eponymous restaurant at Aria, explores small plates as well as whole roasted suckling pig, giant one-pound bone-in ribeye steaks and braised veal shanks.

"It has been an absolute thrill to re-imagine Italian cuisine for today’s small-plate culinary era," Serrano says in a press statement. "This restaurant will bring together food lovers of all generations who crave exciting and thought-provoking dishes along with excellent service and high culinary craftsmanship."

The menu includes sashimi dishes such as cedro-marinated shrimp and tuna served with blood orange. On the seafood side of the menu find shrimp-stuffed calamari, octopus served with intertwining tentacles or the pesce intero — a whole grilled fish served on a bed of lemons and drizzled with olive oil.

Serrano also included vegan and vegetarian dishes such as truffle-style mushrooms, Roman gnocchi with bleu cheese, and caponata — a sweet and sour Sicilian eggplant.

No Italian menu is complete without pasta, so Serrano includes a baked cannelloni filled with pulled short ribs and a mushroom risotto with tripe and fresh mint.

Serrano tries his hand at pizzas, serving three including a classic Margherita, the Nduja topped with gorgonzola and spicy Calbrese spread and a Bianca, covered in smoked provolone and arugula.

One more tease. Lago plans to have leather-aged cocktails.

Lago plans to be open from 5 to 11 p.m. nightly.

Below, the entire menu from Lago.

Lago menu

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3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (888) 987-6667 Visit Website

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