Fiamma Trattoria at MGM Grand

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MGM Grand

Dining Hours

Sunday & Monday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm


Executive Chef
Stefano Chiarugi
Pastry Chef
Cynthia Inguanzo



Price Range

3 course menu starting at $45

From Internet Buzz: Total bill for appetizer, 2 entrees, and 1 soft drink after tax and tip was around $75.

Suggested Attire

On the Dressy side of Business Casual


The restaurant includes four areas: a café; a bar and lounge; a split-level dining room; and a private screening room.

Sample Menu Items

Signature Dishes
Short Rib Ravioli ~ Barbera Wine ~ Melted Butter ~ Black Truffle
Grilled Mediterranean Sea Bass Orange Panzanella ~ "Salmoriglio"
"Piemontese" Braised Beef Short Rib Caramelized Root Vegetables ~ Potato Puree



Mavens Overview: Fiamma

Fiamma Trattoria at the MGM Grand is a New York transplant, fortunately the patient survived and is thriving in its new warm Las Vegas environment. Fiamma Trattoria offers traditional Italian cuisine, skillfully prepared. The menu is backed-up by a large wine list, 700+ at last count.

The Internet Buzz is favorable for Fiamma Trattoria. Two of the restaurants signature dishes seem to garner the most buzz:

Short Rib Ravioli ~ Barbera Wine ~ Melted Butter ~ Black Truffle
"Piemontese" Braised Beef Short Rib Caramelized Root Vegetables ~ Potato Puree

Internet Buzz: Fiamma

  • There's a fireplace in the middle that's perfect for sipping cocktails and lounging while you wait.
  • A beautiful, postmodern space with a split-level dining room that's done in rich chocolate, copper, and tan tones.
  • The best way to start your meal is with the rosemary grilled shrimp with the tomato vinaigrette($18)... or the seared scallops with caponata and vincotto($18).... which is a dish you'll be pressed hard to find elsewhere. The blending of Sicilian and Apulian elements actually works quite nicely. Follow it with the rigatoni bolognese($21)... the house version uses sausage and prosciutto to give it a flavorful, almost smoky undertone. The best entrees, in my view, include the sea bass($29), which is prepared with a salmoriglio.
  • Every dish I've ever had at Fiamma is at least very good, if not great. "Modern Italian" can go horribly wrong, but the menu here is interesting and well thought out. Love the short rib ravioli (though throwing one or two more on the plate would be nice), and the spaghetti and 'kobe' meatballs are simple, but/and just exactly right.
  • I ordered the vegetarian lasagnette. It looked like a nest of pasta and was stuffed with artichoke hearts, eggplant, and cheese. The filling was enveloped by pasta that was wonderfully light and crispy from baking, and warm marinara surrounded the nest. It was simply delicious.
  • I never stray from the Lobster Knucci, Grilled Octopus, Carpaccio, and an off-menu pasta dish I request from time-to-time when I know my chef friend is in the kitchen. Each of those items I repeatedly order is delicious and consistant. However, I've tried my dining partners' entrees each & every time they are not pleased with them, and I have to say that the flavor of the meats & sauces really were just so-so.
  • To start, we had a fried ball of cheese and some other goodness. Difficult to describe. . . but it was amazing! I'm sure if you want to order it you can probably just describe to them that you want a fried ball that has alfredo sauce in the middle. We imagined it to be tiny, but the portion was pretty large.
  • Such a wonderful dining experience!! The appetizers were AMAZING! We had the Burrata, Calamari, and Salad... and the entrees were even better! We had the Gnocchi, spaghetti, filet, and sautéed mushrooms...FANTASTICO!
  • $22 for only six 1-1/2" raviolis - that's outrageous! When I nicely told our waitress that the ravs were expensive for only six of them, she said, "Oh, I usually tell people it's a small plate, like an appetizer."
  • The short rib at Fiamma (brasato) is amazing. I'm usually the person who orders something different even though she already knows what she has liked in the past, but I'm sticking with the brasato. The meat is tender, and an amazing sauce covers the it and the delicious roasted veggies. The decor is great, but besides my plate and the fireplaces, I can't remember much else about the place: not what my dining partners had, nor what I ate before the entree. I think that's a good thing
  • For our main course we had the lobster gnocchi, the short rib ravioli, and a side of asparagus. The lobster gnocchi was delicious although I wouldn't say it was the best I've ever had. My favorite was the short rib ravioli. The flavors were so unique that I couldn't get enough of it!
  • Fiamma has great food and a stunning decor of warmth and comfort.



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