Who is the chef at Allegro and what is his background?

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Laura Janelle Downey

The chef at Allegro, which is located inside of the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Wynn Las Vegas, is Enzo Febbraro. The Naples, Italy native was surrounded by food as a kid growing up thanks to the help of his mother and grandmother. When dining at his Sin City restaurant, you’ll notice that he’s always moving from the kitchen to the dining area in order to mix and mingle with guests because family-style relationships are important to him. When I had dinner there, chef Enzo (that's what everyone calls him) sat down at my table and explained some of the dishes brought over in addition to telling me all about his culinary background and more. He’s such a nice man and his food is delicious. If you’re there, you must try his addicting calamari and shrimp, the focaccia wood-fired pizza (mozzarella, crème fraîche, smoked salmon, chives and red onion) and his family’s baked lasagna Napoletana (Sunday meat Ragu sauce, meatballs, smoked mozzarella and pine nuts).

Cindy Pearlman

Allegro chef Enzo Febbraro is a native of Naples, Italy, where his passion for cooking was sparked as a young child. He spent many hours learning how to cook alongside his mother and grandmother, perfecting their heirloom recipes. At 16, he graduated from culinary school in Italy and was an apprentice chef in across Europe, including many five-star hotels in Paris, Nice, Munich, Madrid, Milan and London. He first worked in Las Vegas as part of the culinary team at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Now at the helm of Allegro at Wynn Las Vegas, chef Enzo offers classic Italian-American favorites, merging old-world tradition and new-world innovation. A well-respected executive chef, he joined the team at Wynn Las Vegas from the nation’s capital where he ran the acclaimed D’Acqua Ristorante, D’Acqua Café and Forno Italian Oven & Grill. His rustic cooking and commitment to sourcing the finest, distinctive ingredients have been showcased in meals Febbraro has created for Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

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