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Locale Italian Kitchen Snags a New Executive Chef and More Shuffles at Wynn, Bellagio, and More

Plus new chefs at SW Steakhouse and Lakeside

A pasta dish in a blue bowl on a wood slatted table.
Cavatelli with butternut squash, sage brown butter sauce, coffee roasted pepita seeds, and whipped ricotta at Locale Italian Kitchen.
Locale Italian Kitchen

Leo Barrera took over as executive chef at Locale Italian Kitchen. In the past, he worked at BBCM (The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker in Los Angeles), the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and The Stirling Club. New additions to the daily dinner menu include cavatelli with butternut squash, orecchiette with braised short rib, a fig and bleu cheese pizza, American wagyu flat iron steak with smashed crispy potatoes and broccolini, braised beef short rib, pan-seared salmon with a roasted tomato puree, seared U-10 diver scallops with squash succotash, and rigatoni alla vodka with optional additions of Italian sausage or chicken.

David Walzog, the long-time executive chef at SW Steakhouse and Lakeside at Wynn Las Vegas, departed in June. Mark Lo Russo, who was the executive chef at Costa Di Mare, which closed in July, took over SW Steakhouse, and former Tableau chef David Middleton now heads up Lakeside.

Royden Ellamar, the long-time chef at Harvest at the Bellagio, departed the restaurant in August.

Travis Schultz is the new executive chef of Sparrow + Wolf. He previously worked at Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand, Cut by Wolfgang Puck at the Palazzo, the now closed Culinary Dropout at the Hard Rock Hotel, The Mansion at the MGM Grand, and Night + Market at Virgin Hotels.

Wolfgang Puck

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (877) 880-0880 Visit Website

Culinary Dropout

4455 Paradise Road, , NV 89169 (702) 522-8100 Visit Website

The Palazzo

3325 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 607-7777 Visit Website

Virgin Hotels

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169 Visit Website

Night + Market

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169 Visit Website

CUT

3325 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-607-6300 Visit Website

Tableau

3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 770-3330 Visit Website

Sparrow + Wolf

4480 Spring Mountain Road, , NV 89102 (702) 790-2147 Visit Website

SW Steakhouse

3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South, , NV 89109 (702) 770-3325 Visit Website

MGM Grand

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (877) 880-0880 Visit Website

Locale Italian Kitchen

7995 Blue Diamond Road, , NV 89178 (702) 330-0404 Visit Website

The Stirling Club

2827 Paradise Road, , NV 89109 (702) 732-9700 Visit Website

Joël Robuchon

3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 891-7925 Visit Website

Costa Di Mare

3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 770-3305 Visit Website

Wynn Las Vegas

3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 770-7000 Visit Website

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 698-7000 Visit Website

Lakeside

3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 770-3310 Visit Website

Bellagio

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

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