On Dec. 27, at 5 p.m., Las Vegas lands its very first Eataly, which not only plans to let customers taste 50 wines before they purchase one, but intends to stay open for 24 hours. Granted, the marketplace opening at the front of the Park MGM with two full-service restaurants, numerous quick-service restaurants, and several bars won’t entirely be open around the clock, diners with a hankering for an Italian breakfast at 3 a.m. can find it at Eataly.
As customers approach the front of the Park MGM, the entrance to Eataly awaits with the market on the right and the restaurants and one bar on the left, all taking up 40,000 square feet on one level. The space on the right is dotted with small stands, offering a fishmonger, cheesemonger, butcher, Roman pizzas by the slice, desserts, breads, desserts, a chef’s kitchen, and more. On the left sits an Italian restaurant, Manzo, that plans to open in mid-January as an ode to all things meat, a bar with service from evening until morning, and an Italian Neapolitan pizza restaurant with sit-down service.
As customers enter on the right into Cucina del Mercato, they find a wine bar; La Macelleria butcher; La Pescheria fishmonger and counter; La Salumeria cheesemonger with 200-plus cheeses and 100-plus salumi from 20 regions in Italy; a rotisserie dubbed La Rosticceria with prime rib and rotisserie chicken; and Il Fritto, what executive chef Nicole Brisson calls a fun place where she can do anything with Italian street food. Diners can grab a quick salad here as well.
At the front of Eataly, right on the Strip, customers can find stands for Nutella, Lavazza coffee, pastries, gelato, bread, candies, and more.
A small marketplace features Italian goods, from olive oils and truffles to dry pastas and tomatoes. Many of these products are used in the quick-service restaurants that sit above the market.
Looking at the Strip, Italian breads and pizza by the slice greet customers walking in on their right, while the wines sit next door. There, customers can try up to 50 different wines before purchasing a bottle. Home goods also make up a section of this area of Eataly.
Looking at the Strip, the left side of Eataly includes a bar, Manzo, and a Neapolitan pizza restaurant with two wood-burning stoves that cook pizzas in 90 seconds at 950 degrees. The Grand Caffe Milano plans to stay open from 4 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Thursday and from noon to 7 a.m. Friday through Sunday with a menu spanning breakfast through dinner along with late-night bites.
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