One of the most highly anticipated new restaurants heading to Las Vegas this year is opening earlier than expected. All’Antico Vinaio, the sandwich shop based in Florence, Italy — and known for its round-the-block lines, square slices of schiacciata bread, and sandwiches piled with cured meats and cheeses — will open this month at Uncommons in southwest Las Vegas.
The Florentine sandwich shop is known for doling out as many as 7,000 sandwiches a day. The Mazzanti family opened All’Antico in 1989 as a wine bar with a sandwich counter. It soon expanded, opening locations in Milan and Rome and two in New York — plus a recurring pop-up in LA. In Florence, lines often snake down the old streets, with customers gathering outside the shop to stand and eat the sandwiches loaded with cuts of porchetta, creamy spreads, and grilled vegetables.
The 1,350-square-foot space at 8533 Rozita Lee Avenue, Suite 100, will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 26, celebrating with a free sandwich for each of the first 100 customers in line starting at 12 p.m. It will serve a selection of its famous sandwiches made with Tuscan ingredients like pecorino and truffles, like the la schiacciata del boss sandwich with prosciutto Toscano, pecorino Toscano, and truffle cream; and the la summer, made with prosciutto Toscano, mozzarella, tomato, and basil. Tommaso “Tommy” Mazzanti, whose family founded the restaurant, says one of his favorites is the paradiso, made with mortadella, stracciatella, pistachio cream, and pistachio crumbles. Seating will be available in the courtyard of Uncommons, under shady trees or next to fire pits.
Mazzanati is opening the restaurant with Joe Bastianich’s hospitality group. It’s located in Uncommons near the Sundry food hall, Amari, and Salt & Straw. Jim Stuart, a partner at Matter Real Estate Group, the firm behind Uncommons, says that the 40-acre outdoor shopping, dining, and commercial development is a fit for All’Antico because the shop will be able to continue its tradition of serving walk-up customers in a pedestrian-friendly location. “I scratched my head in disbelief when they first wanted to bring it here,” says Stuart. “But it fits specifically with the experience they want to bring guests.” 2024 is positioned to be a big year for the $850 million Uncommons. Other businesses expected to open this year include the General Admission sports bar, J. Blanco, Kaiyo, Shawn McClain’s Wineaux, and the Todo Bien tiki and tequila bar.