3595 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Dining date: 4/24/15
I had dined at Giada just a few months ago for dinner but my mom, a big fan of De Laurentiis, wanted to give Giada a try. We came by for lunch on a Friday right before the Vegas Uncork’d Grand Tasting.
The lunch menu offers a large variety of small plates, some sandwiches, salads and a couple pastas. Two of the signature lunch items were not yet available on this day which was kind of disappointing. Given we were about an hour into lunch service I found this kind of odd. Still, we found a few other items to try off the menu.
Giada’s Sangria prosecco, fresh lemon, lime, strawberries, mojito mint syrup
Sangria was the choice to begin this lunch, crisp and refreshing.
Fall Vegetable Minestrone
I’m not sure if this was really a “fall vegetable” dish, but it was simple and satisfying. Not the most photogenic of dishes, though.
Orzo Meatballs with parmesan pomodoro
Meatballs were served lukewarm, but tasted fine with a sweet pomodoro.
Salumi Picante Pizza spicy dry sausage, san marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, oregano
The spicy salumi was pretty delicious on its own, but I found the crust to be a little limp and kind of oily.
Venetian Panino turkey, gruyère, fontina, whole mustard, peppadew
Tenderloin Sliders with pepper jelly on cacio e pepe rolls
G’s Baked Pasta of the day lasagna
Lasagna was satisfying, pretty hearty with layers of pasta and cheese, as well as little bits of meat. An arugula salad brightened things up a bit.
Lunch at Giada was as expected. The food was simple though executed with ups and downs. The decor was beautiful though, especially for a daytime meal. Still a restaurant to try for big fans of Giada, but there are plenty of better Italian restaurants on The Strip.