Chef Julian Serrano To Open Lago At Bellagio Resort And Casino In April

Las Vegas' own Michelin-starred chef, Julian Serrano, will put his special touch on Italian cuisine with signature small plates at his newest concept Lago. Set to open April 10 overlooking Bellagio's iconic fountains, his menu will tantalize guests to explore and share a variety of his gastronomic delights that show off his skill and passion.

Chef Serrano told us that "It has been an absolute thrill to re-imagine Italian cuisine for today's small plate culinary era. This restaurant will bring together food-lovers of all generations who crave exciting and thought-provoking dishes along with excellent service and high culinary craftsmanship."

Get your palates ready to indulge in a delightfully pleasing selection of raw seafood from cedro-marinated shrimp to succulent tuna served with blood orange. Expect shrimp-stuffed calamari served with intertwining tentacles, or the pesce intero, which is a whole grilled fish presented atop a bed of lemons and drizzled with olive oil.

Lago will not just be about small plates; grab a knife a dive into a one-pound bone-in rib eye, a red wine braised veal shank, baked cannelloni full of succulent pulled short rib, creamy mushroom risotto with hearty pieces of tripe and fresh mint, and even whole roasted suckling pig. Offering something for everyone (including vegetarians), Lago will feature Roman gnocchi with blue cheese, and caponata: a Sicilian eggplant dish.

Of course, we can't leave out the pizza. Guests will be able to enjoy a classic Margherita, the Nduja topped with gorgonzola and spicy calabrese spread, and a Bianca covered in smoked provolone and arugula.

Before, during, and after your meal, enjoy Lago's cutting-edge mixology program featuring signature preparations such as leather-aged cocktails. We have enjoyed chef Serrano's creations for many years and can't wait to take a seat at Lago and revel in his newest works of culinary artistry.