Iconic Italian eatery Cipriani continues to grow its global footprint with the recent opening of Cipriani at Wynn Plaza last month. The iconic eatery brings over 85 years of Italian tradition to Las Vegas and here are 4 things you need to know about the Vegas location.
In 1948, Giuseppe Cipriani invented the delicious Bellini cocktail at Harry’s Bar in Venice. Cipriani was a big fan of the fifteenth century artist Giovanni Bellini—who utilized vibrant pink colors in many of his paintings. Cipriani also loved white peaches and wanted to utilize them to craft a delectable libation for Harry’s Bar. He mixed small white peaches with prosecco and created a cocktail adored by people around the globe. Guests can also enjoy a wide variety of other signature cocktails and a vast wine selection at the stunning bar at Cipriani.
While other spots on the strip feature Italian American menus—Cipriani transports your taste buds to an authentic Italian eatery. The menu features Venetian classic dishes like baccala manatecato with fried polenta and calf’s liver alla Veneziana. Other signature favorites are the baked tagliolini with Praga ham, risotto alla primavera, and the beloved vanilla meringue cake Giuseppe Cipriani shares, “We try to offer them some great food, made with quality ingredients and cooked following our traditional simple recipes, warm and attentive service and a relaxed atmosphere in an elegant environment.”
Las Vegas is a seen and be seen type of city. When you walk into Cipriani you are definitely going to see some famous faces. The Cipriani family’s private collection of photographs of iconic supermodels lines the walls at the eatery. Renowned photographer Marco Glaviano captured the likes of Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer over the years and “had no idea the Cipriani family would be his most important collector.”
Guests are immediately greeted by a bevy of service professionals when they enter Cipriani—and service is a big part of the success of Cipriani’s locations in New York, Hong Kong, Ibiza, and Monte Carlo. The Cipriani family wants guests to enjoy elevated service but also comfort. “Locals should view our restaurant as an extension of their home,” shares Giuseppe. He continues, “our service is attentive but natural—this is the only way we know to do restaurants.”
Photography courtesy Deed DeBruno