I was fooled by the beef carpaccio. During my first visit to Fiamma I sat at the bar, had a few drinks and fell for the well seasoned, savoriness of beef topped with frisee, shaved fennel and celery salad and parmesan flakes. Those few bites had me thinking — or hoping — that the rest of their food was as good. A return visit a couple months later proved otherwise.

Their bread basket was full of dry and crumbly focaccia. Short rib ravioli was mushy with a sweetness from the sauce that was overpowering. A surf and turf nightly special consisted of a mediocre lobster tail and a dry-aged rib eye with a red wine demi glaze that was the highlight of the meal.

What was worse than the food was the atmosphere, or more specifically, the temperature. It was unusually cold making it one of the more uncomfortable dining experiences in a while. We were ready to head until they brought out a complimentary dessert for my wife’s birthday. The tiramisu was a solid rendition, but we were in such a hurry to leave that nothing could have saved our meal.

2.5 Stars

MGM Grand
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-7600

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