As one of the most iconic and breathtaking properties on the strip, it’s not surprise that the Bellagio is constantly looking for ways to reinvent its product to stay ahead of the competition. In September it was announced that the property will be launching a new restaurant this spring – an Italian restaurant called Lago which is being opened by Julian Serrano and supposed to debut in March or April 2015.
If the name sounds familiar, it’s probably because this 2 Michelin star chef already operates two properties in Vegas including Picasso (for the past 15 years at Bellagio) as well as his self titled tapas restaurant Julian Serrano at Aria.
The concept of Lago is pretty straightforward, small shared plates with an Italian twist that focuses on diners experiencing many different parts of the menu rather than focusing on only a few dishes. While there isn’t a ton of information about the menu out there yet, the press release from Bellagio explained the idea behind the menu:
“Serrano’s menu encourages guests to discover Italian cuisine differently. Reinvented presentations of small, savory Italian dishes will offer the opportunity for guests to indulge in a variety of Chef Serrano’s cuisine. Menu selections will include antipasti offerings such as carpaccio and bruschetta; fresh pastas such as risotto and gnocchi; an assortment of pizzas; and exquisite main dish selections such as salmon, chicken and steak. Side dishes also will be available to accompany any menu item.”
When it comes to decor it seems as per Vegas standards no expense will be sparred to wow diners at Lago, and there are rumors of 100 foot glass mosaics and other classic decor rounding out the dining experience. Additionally and perhaps equally as cool is the view from the restaurant, which overlooks the Bellagio fountains and will also offer a small outdoor terrace right at the end of the Lake spanning the front of the hotel. Diners can also enjoy a selection from a 600+ bottle wine list featuring some of the most rare and sought after wines from around the globe.