Osteria del Circo at Bellagio
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5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Italian (Upscale Tuscan food inspired by Egidiana Maccioni)
Appetizers $12-$25; Beluga Caviar $180/ounce; Seafood Plate $60
Pastas: Lunch $15-19; Dinner $24-$30
Fish and Meat Dishes $30-$49
Business Casual to Dressy
Great views of the fountain show.
Sample Menu Items
L'Agnello alla Moda del Circo
Colorado Rack of Lamb, Pecorino Cheese and Thyme, Roasted Pee-Wee Potatoes with Raddichio $49
La Margherita Pizza
San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese & Basil
Butter Poached Pistachio Crusted Maine Lobster, Sautéed Shallots & Zucchini over Black Venere Rice
Mavens Overview: Circo
Osteria del Circo at Bellagio is the lower priced cousin of Le Cirque, the ownership of the two restaurants runs in the same family, Maccioni. The decor hints at an upscale circus with bright yellow table cloths, blue and red striped window treatments and wood paneled walls. Although the true focus of the room are the Fountains of Bellagio, which appear, as if magically, through the windows.
Circo describes their cuisine as:Upscale Tuscan food inspired by Egidiana Maccioni
The decor receives a great deal of Internet Buzz.
reminiscent of a European carnival tent with Adam Tihany's playful, sophisticated big top décor
The wine list is extensive featuring a collection of more than 900 wines with a focus on wines of Italy.
The Internet Buzz is mostly favorable, for both the food and the service. The only consistent negative buzz is about the high prices, but that is to be expected at most Bellagio restaurants.
Internet Buzz: Circo
- My husband had the john dory which was divine. It cost $40 and was served with a delicious artichoke puree. I opted for one of the specials, which was a risotto with a plethora of truffles. Mmm! The cost for each of our meals was $40, but that was only because we were too exhausted for desert and we didn't order drinks. Definitely a splurge, but well worth it for a lovely evening. The view from the restaurant window was terrific with the Bellagio's fountain show. Service was impeccable.
- They put us right next to the window, so we could watch the bellagio fountain show that would go off every so often. It was the highlight of the evening. Plus the decorations and the ceiling are very nice.
- in all honesty for the amount of money you throw down at a place like this it really should be better. I will say the quality of our meal was solid. Great pasta, excellent sauce (arguably the best meat sauce I've ever had), and the seafood seemed fresh. Service was also on par with what you would expect. The sommelier knew his stuff and took the time to give us some good suggestions and samples. Also its got a great location and you get a nice view of the Bellagio fountains at night.
- Great View, Good Food, Greeter was a Snob!
- the aesthetic - although I understand the concept it was entirely too bright and colorful for my liking. Fabrics and materials used were good and the furnishings seemed well made, but the theme was wrong. I was there with family so it didn't matter to me, but I don't think this makes a good 'date' destination.
- Great italian food! Some of the best spaghetti I've ever had, I could go on about the texture of the noodles and the richness of the sauce. Enjoyed the smoked swordfish appetizer, the panna cotta was delightful and jiggly, bellini sunburst went straight to my head. Service was impeccable. The setting was a fun circus with the Bellagio fountains out the window.
- Upon entering the restaurant, I was impressed. The decor was excellent. I was treated like a princess. We had a semi-private table with a view of the Bellagio fountains. We are going back to the Bellagio in about a month and I hope to try Circo's older brother Le Cirque!
- Appetizer - Veal & Mushroom Filled Ravioli - Perfectly done w tasty fillings drizzled with asparagus sauce Salad - Spring Salad Mix, Champagne Vinagrette, Caramelized Walnuts, Gorgonzola Crostino - Fresh and crisp Dinner Entrees Halibut - Very fresh fish and nicely prepared and baked. Rack of Lamb crusted in pecorino and thyme - just excellent - perfectly crusted on outside, tender and juicy inside, flavor was superb
- excellent food - and pricey but worth it !! - walnut, apple salad - delicious $17 - spiniach cheese raviolis $24 - melted in your mouth, fresh, cheesy but light, not overfiling, perfect. -holdenrige pinot noir $16/glass - 'house' salad $12 - spaghetti bolagnaise $30 - VERY thick noodles, handmade, new taste on bolagnaise sauce but delicious.