— Originally posted on Yelp on 10/18/09 —

Veloce wasn’t very busy on the Saturday night that I went. I was 15 minutes late for my reservation but they didn’t seem to care. I was still seated right away and got a table by the window. Our server (Nicolo? Nicoli?) was great — friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The decor is trendy/modern/chic. The tables along the windows are 4-tops. The ones in the middle of the restaurant are communal tables or tables meant for larger groups. The restaurant itself is rather narrow but long, with a bar on one end. I was expecting a fusion restaurant when I heard that the cuisine was a mix of asian, Italian, and American food. But, that wasn’t the case at all. No attempts to fuse flavors and ingredients from different regions. Just a lot of different stuff on the menu. Here’s what we got:

Amuse bouche – opa on some sort of cracker. I wasn’t paying attention to our server when he was explaining it. It wasn’t bad, a little chewy but not bad at all.

Edamame – a little too spicy for my taste

Yellowtail nigiri – the cut of fish was a little on the small side, but the quality of it was outstanding.

Tuna nigiri – like the yellowtail it was melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

Prosciutto and melons – when I saw this on the menu I pictured something really creative with the prosciutto, melons, and figs. But when it came out it was just the separate ingredients laid out on the plate. As a stand alone dish it would be considered disappointing, but when eaten with some of the spicy dishes we ordered it was very refreshing.

Surf and turf roll – the best thing we had all night! A spicy tuna roll w/ kobe beef on top. They were a little heavy-handed with the sauce. The flavors of the tuna and beef could have stood out on their own without drowning it in sauce. But still a fabulous dish.

Crab cakes – made up of big chunks of crab meat w/ little filler, these things were tasty. The corn sauce that accompanied it was great.

We didn’t have any room to try their desserts but we’ll be back. Overall, the food was very good and reasonably priced. Our total came out to be around $150.

4 Stars

12300 Las Vegas Blvd S.
Henderson, NV 89044
(702) 797-1000

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