Photo courtesy Eataly Las Vegas

Eataly, the authentic Italian marketplace, announced it will open its Las Vegas location at Park MGM, in December 2018. Las Vegas marks the sixth U.S. location of the Italy-based company, which has more than 35 stores worldwide.   

The 40,000-square-foot culinary destination, located directly on the famed Las Vegas Strip, will serve as Park MGM’s main entrance and feature unique food counters, bars, cafes and dining experiences offering traditional Italian food in a vibrant ambiance. Eataly Las Vegas will feature al fresco dining, as well as several areas dedicated to live cooking demonstrations. 

“We are thrilled to partner with MGM Resorts International and Sydell Group for this exciting new venture,” said Nicola Farinetti, CEO of Eataly USA. “With each of their many distinctive properties, both organizations have demonstrated their dedication to quality – something that we value above all at Eataly.” 

The Eataly Las Vegas experience will offer authentic Italian dishes, from tried-and-true Neapolitan pizza and pastas to specialties such as regional Italian street food and hand-pulled mozzarella and burrata cheese made in-house, all helmed by Executive Chef Nicole Brisson. A wide variety of Italian desserts and sweets, including beloved favorites like house-made gelatos and cannoli, will round out the Eataly experience. 

Guests will be able to explore the flavors of Eataly while dining, along with enjoying the opportunity to shop high-quality products to bring the essence of Eataly home. The venue will offer a variety of premium food selections such as cured meats, cheeses and fresh seafood as well as an assortment of artisanal Italian favorites imported from Italy - from bronze-extruded pasta to extra virgin olive oil. Unique keepsake items, gifts and fine housewares that embody Italian design also will be on the shelves for visitors to purchase.

“Eataly Las Vegas will showcase our continued evolution,” explains Farinetti. “We are integrating our retail store and restaurants further than ever before to create a more immersive and interactive experience surrounding premier food offerings.  We can’t wait to share our country’s delicious cuisine and culture with the Las Vegas community – while Eataly will always remain authentically Italian, we are also excited to incorporate the culture and ingredients of the American Southwest throughout the venue.”

Eataly Las Vegas will join Park MGM and Nomad Las Vegas’ spectacular culinary program, which includes: Primrose, Roy Choi’s Best Friend (opening Dec. 28), Hogsalt Hospitality’s Bavette’s Steakhouse and NoMad Restaurant by renowned Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara. 

For more information, visit www.eataly.com or www.parkmgm.com