— Originally posted on Yelp on 7/29/10 —

Wynn/Encore Appetizer Crawl: Part 1

When you get to be my advanced age you don’t do bar crawls. Instead you do appetizer crawls. It’s easier on the system and takes far less recovery time. With the wife and a couple friends in tow, we decided to check out some of the Wynn/Encore restaurants. Bartolotta was our first stop.

We grabbed some seats at the bar, ordered some drinks and looked over the menu. We got two orders of the lasagnette con ragu di crostacei. It was recently featured on the Food Network as one of Bobby Flay’s favorite appetizers. Now, I’m not a Flay fan, but the dish did sound delicious — pasta, lobster, crab, shrimp, white wine and tomatoes. While it isn’t one of the best dishes I’ve ever had, it was very good with large chunks of lobster and crab and a light, fresh profile overall.

They were nice enough the split the orders so we each had our own plate. The bartenders were friendly and accommodating and didn’t mind that we only stuck around for a drink and one order. They did verify that the fish is flown in fresh daily from Italy — and yes, that expense is passed on to you. If you’re looking for cheap seafood go to Red Lobster.

4 Stars

3131 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 770-3463