The iconic Greenwich Village Italian restaurant, Carbone, has finally opened its doors here in Las Vegas as the latest addition to the ARIA hotel’s impressive collection of culinary destinations. Carbone comes from acclaimed chef Mario Carbone, along with his partners, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick and has consistently received stellar five-star reviews from top food critics.
Carbone will not just merely duplicating what they did at the successful Greenwich Village location, but rather tailor the new location at ARIA specifically to the city of Las Vegas. Carbone specializes in classic Italian-American cuisine and it offer first-class table-side service along with utilizing only the finest ingredients in all of its signature dishes. The main dining room is incredibly lavish, looking more like a classic Italian opera house than a new restaurant on The Strip. Mario Carbone wanted his namesake restaurant to have a true “throwback” quality to the fine-dining restaurants of the late 1950’s. Case in point would be the table-side waiters, who are called “Captains” and don fancy burgundy tuxedos that have been designed by top fashion maven, Zac Posen. In a time when many fine-dining restaurants in Las Vegas have gone a bit more casual, Carbone takes you back to a time where elegance was embraced.
Be prepared to splurge at Carbone as a dinner for two can run almost $400 pretty quickly. One of the restaurant’s most popular menu items is the massive veal parmesan, which is paired with a succulent veal chop and is every bit as delicious as it is decadent. That dish goes for $64 alone, or should you crave some fresh lobster fra diavola, that is listed at market price each day and can typically reach as high as $90. But for these prices you’re getting much more than just a meal, Carbone is providing you with a fun and unforgettable classic dining experience. We’d be remised to not mention the baked clams or octopus pizzaiolo, which are both fantastic antipasti starters. Pasta lovers will be in heaven savoring Carbone’s popular rigatoni vodka, which is so flavorful that even The Godfather himself couldn’t refuse this dish.
Superior food preparation and customer service are the hallmarks that have driven so much of Carbone’s success. These seemingly simple ingredients to success are all to often forgotten, but now you can experience a fine-dining experience that harkens back to vintage Vegas with a modern twist.
Carbone at ARIA
3730 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89158
Photo courtesy of Carbone