More than six months after TV chef Bobby Flay closed his 16-year-old Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace, the space got a makeover and a switch to Italian fare from Italy’s Amalfi Coast. His new Amalfi by Bobby Flay at the resort showcases foods Flay discovered during his travels to southern Italy.
Flay says his time spent “exploring, cooking, and eating with the country’s greatest chefs,” inspired him to open the restaurant. Diners can start with antipasti such as shellfish fritto misto, crispy squash blossoms, charred octopus, tuna tartare, or roasted butterflied prawns. Pasta dishes include squid ink fettuccine with lobster and shrimp as well as paccheri with rockfish.
But it’s the fish market that drives the menu. A fishmonger guides diners through the fresh arrivals that can be grilled whole over charcoal or roasted al forno, served with lemon, capers, and salsa verde. The options change daily.
A small section of meats features Jidori chicken, filet mignon, a New York strip, and bone-in rib-eye steak.
For dessert, customers can order pistachio olive oil cake or dark chocolate tiramisu.
Olivia Jane Design & Interiors designed the close to 9,000-square-foot restaurant with a mix of organic fabrics, stone, and wood materials in the bar and lounge, the grille and main dining room, the market room, and a private dining room.
Amalfi by Bobby Flay, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard S. Open from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.