Vegas' address for a rib-eye and a rustic aesthetic
If you love a good steak and great wine, you’ll be happy at chef Mario Batali’s Carnevino. While there are Italian dishes on the menu (such as pappardelle with porcini trifolati), made-in-the-Midwest meat is the main attraction. You’re guaranteed a good cut, as the steaks are all natural and free of hormones and antibiotics.

The Italian villa-inspired dining room is decked out in dark wood, plump cushions, a marble bar and a big bronze bull, just in case you didn’t know it was a steakhouse.

Order a bottle from the never-ending wine list and share the slightly charred Florentine porterhouse, which is rubbed with sea salt, pepper and fresh rosemary. This succulent steak is one of the highlights of Mario Batali’s menu.
Our Inspector's Highlights
• Carnevino goes rustic with its interior design; the rich wood floors, heavy draperies and Italian accents give the steakhouse a distinct feel that sets it apart from other high-end Las Vegas restaurants.

• The big draws at Carnevino are its great steaks and wine (hence the restaurant’s name), but it can be difficult deciding what to order. You’ll have a dizzying array of international wines and dry-aged steaks to make your mouth water.

• Carnivores will want to opt for the Italian steakhouse’s special beef tasting menu, which gives you flights of the restaurant’s special meat options. You’ll get to sample portions of such terrific meats as Wagyu beef crudo, beef cheek ravioli and wet-aged Piemontese beef.

• When you want a drink to go with that porterhouse, Carnevino’s bar can mix up something that will hit the spot.

• The desserts at Carnevino incorporate fresh, seasonal ingredients, so expect delicious fruit-filled delicacies that will satisfy your sweet tooth without putting you over the edge.
Things to Know
• While the Italian restaurant serves world-class cuisine in a steakhouse setting, it doesn’t require collars, jackets or formal dresses. You’ll see fellow diners wearing shorts and sandals as well as suits and cocktail dresses.

• At the wine-centric spot, each dessert has a recommended pairing listed with it, such as the apple fritters and the “Coclheita” Nieport Porto 1995.

• Carnevino doesn’t have a kid’s menu, but the Las Vegas restaurant is more than willing to accommodate your little ones. There are enough antipasti, pastas and pizzas available to give your children choices.
The Food
• For its delicious burger, Carnevino piles its dry-aged beef patty with pancetta, onion and Gorgonzola or cheddar cheese. Choose arugula salad or house-made chips as your side.

• Available on both the lunch and dinner menus, Carne cruda (chopped-to-order steak tartare with raw mushrooms) gives you a potent taste of the Las Vegas restaurant’s signature beef.

• For a meat-free alternative, try the ravioli. Carnevino stuffs its pillows of pasta with ricotta and egg and douses it all with brown butter.

• You can’t go wrong with the bone-in rib-eye or porterhouse, but if we had to pick one, we’d go with the latter. The porterhouse, called “La Fiorentina,“ brings you a classic Florentine cut for two.

• When we visited the Italian steakhouse, the dessert menu included seven individual dishes, including a Concord grape crisp with oat crumble; a fig and mascarpone tart with handmade puff pastry; and a peanut butter tart with concord grape jam.
The Drinks
• The wine list offers hundreds of selections from around the world—a departure for a Batali-Bastianich venture, as the pair generally sticks with Italian vino — and a slew of scotches, grappas, amari and other fine spirits round out the menu.

• A handful of signature cocktails give you just another reason to check Carnevino out — sip on a Honeyed Ginger Ale, a mix of Wild Turkey “American Honey” bourbon liqueur, ginger beer and fresh ginger.

• The blood orange cosmo—a blend of Ketel One Citron vodka, blood orange juice, Cointreau and lime juice—is another signature sip that’s worth a taste.
Getting There
3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
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