Carnevino is an Italian steakhouse in Las Vegas. Owned by celebrity chef Mario Batali, it’s considered by many to be one of the best steakhouses in the city and United States. Carnevino is located at the Palazzo.
We were seated by a great server who was very knowledgable about the menu and was happy to answer all of our questions. To start, we ordered oysters and grilled octopus as appetizers. The octopus was one of the best I’ve ever had, and the pasta was phenomenal. The oysters were excellent. We declined to order a bottle of wine after looking at the wine list and seeing the cheapest bottle was nearly US$500.
We also tried two pasta dishes, tagliatelle bolognese and a gluten-free pasta. The tagliatelle was one of the best pastas I’ve ever had (a theme is building) and I couldn’t tell the gluten-free pasta was gluten-free.
Next, it was time for our steaks. For our group of five, the server recommended two of their signature steaks. The massive bone-in ribeye and Fiorentina porterhouse were more than enough to satisfy our appetites.
The steaks were brought out and carved table side, with the server explaining which pieces of meat would be more flavorful and which had less fat. He even encouraged us gnaw the rest of the meat right off the bone when we were finished – it IS the best meat!
We ordered four sides to accompany our steaks. Roasted eggplant with tomato and basil, sautéed mushrooms, grilled asparagus, and balsamic glazed Cippolini onions were the unanimous choices.
When we finally dug into the steaks, all five of us were impressed. To continue the theme, personally, it was one of if not the best steak I’ve ever had.
The bill for our group came out to nearly US$750 after tax and tip but we felt it was well worth it. The overall experience was excellent and I’d happily recommend Carnevino if you’re looking to splurge for a great meal.