Costa di Mare at Wynn Brings Italian Coastal Cuisine to Las Vegas
Executive chef Mark LoRusso’s menu at Wynn’s Costa di Mare focuses on sustainably sourced Mediterranean seafood from fisherman throughout the Italian coastline. Housed in the old Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare space, the new restaurant opened in late 2015.
The chef works with local fisherman and markets throughout Italy to source the best and freshest seafood. His menu includes langoustines; Mediterranean blue, spiny and slipper lobsters; imperial red prawns; whole turbot; john dory; snapper, branzino, and sea bream, as well as daily specials.
The selection of fish is presented to guests via a long fish cart. Diners can choose from a variety of sauces and condiments to accompany their fish including mint gremolata; olive oil and lemon; cruda with tomatoes and arugula; white wine and garlic; and peperoncino peppers.
Pasta dishes include cuttlefish ink tagliatelle with shrimp and lobster; spider crab ravioli with artichokes; linguine with clams; sea urchin and crab spaghetti; and risotto with scallops, shrimp, lobster, clams, crab, cuttlefish, and octopus.
In addition to seafood, the menu features a whole roasted chicken, rack of lamb, filet of beef, and a 40 ounce bone in Porterhouse for two. Costa di Mare offers a family style tasting menu for $160 and a plated tasting menu for $195. The family style menu includes seared sea scallops; sautéed clams; grilled octopus; grilled shrimp, langoustine and spiny lobster; cheese ravioli; cuttlefish ink pasta; frutti di mare risotto; a whole roasted fish; and a dessert sampler.
The plated tasting menu includes crudo with cuttlefish capellini; red mullet and eggplant; grilled scampi; lobster risotto; spaghetti with sea urchin, crab, and tomato, a whole salted fish, and a dessert sampler.
Diners can choose to eat al fresco in one of 48 cabanas overlooking a beautiful lagoon or inside the recently renovated upper and lower level tables. The indoor décor features hard wood floors, a dramatic staircase, beautiful orange, yellow and red tiled walls, and a unique fish sculpture hanging from the domed ceiling.
Desserts are grand and include huge samplings of gelato, fried donut holes, chocolate mousse, and panna cotta.
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