A trip to Carlo’s Bakery was a must when my niece — a big fan of the Cake Boss show — learned of this west coast outpost. On Christmas eve morning there was a line about 20 minutes long at 11am. The items on display all looked impressive, but it was the lobster tail that I had my sights on. Its crunchy, yet light and airy shell gave way to an overabundance of smooth, rich cream filling. It’s a signature item for sure that is well worth the caloric intake. Mini cannolis, pre-filled to make service more efficient, still maintained their crunchy exterior. Their apple turnover was excellent — all the flavors of an apple pie wrapped in a buttery and flaky pastry. The mini red velvet cake didn’t disappoint either with its moist and chocolatey cake and cream cheese filling. My kid tried an oreo cake tower that I barely got to sample. He’s now a fan of the bakery as well.

Prices, as expected, are astronomical. My wife, kid and I walked away $40+ poorer but sated from our pre-Christmas bounty. There is very limited seating in the bakery — maybe 6 barstools that overlook the kitchen area. But, there is seating out towards Las Vegas Blvd, right outside Bouchon Bakery.

4 Stars

Palazzo/Venetian
3355 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 607-2356

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