Canaletto

Venetian comfort food on the Strip
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Set at the meeting point of the Grand Canal and St. Mark’s Square on the Venetian’s second floor, Canaletto gives you the opportunity to experience an authentic, al fresco Venetian meal, without having to go outdoors.

Murano glass fixtures and an exhibition kitchen set the scene at Canaletto, with highlights such as risotto, baked sea bass under a salt crust and a sgroppino dessert fill the menu of the Italian restaurant.

A happy hour with $7 pizzas, artisan cocktails and appetizers and $3 domestic beers make the patio a perfect place to stop mid-afternoon during a retail day at the Grand Canal Shoppes.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Canaletto enjoys the lively atmosphere of St. Mark’s Square on the canal level of The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. So if you choose to sit out on the patio area, you’ll be able to take in the entertainment and people-watching in the recreated piazza while you enjoy a terrific meal.
  • Stop into Canaletto and sit at the bar to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and the opportunity to order off the restaurant’s entire Venetian-style menu.
  • The Las Vegas restaurant has a northern Italian feel to it, with a focus on Venice, which emanates from the 16-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and exhibition kitchen. The décor is punctuated by glass fixtures from Murano that will help transport you thousands of miles from where you actually sit.
  • Inside the restaurant’s main dining room, you’ll enjoy a number of booths to ensure a quiet, intimate meal; and there are five private rooms upstairs that can seat anywhere from six diners up to 175.
  • When the lights in St. Mark’s Square go down at 6 p.m., all the restaurants in the area gain an extra level of romance — Canaletto included. The lights inside the main dining room dim as well, amping up the sense of intimacy and privacy inside the Las Vegas restaurant.
Things to Know
  • Canaletto has a casual to fine-dining vibe, so you’ll see fellow diners in attire ranging from a T-shirt and shorts to jackets for men and dresses for women. The dress code often depends on the time of day you visit, though the Las Vegas restaurant doesn’t permit gentlemen to dine in sleeveless shirts after 4 p.m.
  • A meal at Canaletto runs the gamut from just $10 for light bites on the antipasti menu (such as the baccala alla vincentina, the salt cod baked in milk with onion, capers and garlic, served over soft polenta), up to $40 for the costata di manzo, a grilled 22-ounce rib eye steak.
  • The bar is open during the same hours as the Las Vegas restaurant: Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight.
The Food
  • For something different, we’d recommend opting for the seppienere, a risotto made with shrimp, scallops and fresh Mediterranean cuttlefish in natural black ink. But if that’s a little too exotic for you, there are still a few other kinds of risottos to fill you up.
  • We like to keep things simple with the margherita, a thin-crust pizza made with mozzarella, oregano, basil and tomato sauce. Though if you’re looking for more toppings, we’d tell you to go with the quattro stagioni, made with imported ham, mushroom, asparagus, artichokes, mozzarella, basil and tomato sauce.
  • Be sure to try the gnocchi either with a traditional meat ragu (bolognese) or with marinara and fresh basil (pomodoro). Or go for the quattro formaggi option, which comes with asparagus, shallots, Gorgonzola, Asiago, mascarpone, cream and Trebbiano wine.
  • The Venetians tend to think that a sip of sgroppino is the best way to finish a meal, but many just use it as an entryway to dessert. However you view this mixture of vodka, lemon sorbet, prosecco and a dash of cream, your palate will be pleased.
Getting There
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
TEL702-733-0070