Onda Ristorante at the Mirage
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5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Closed: Tuesday & Wednesday
No Celebrity Chef
Onda offers classic-rustic Italian cuisine with American innovations.
All you can eat mussels
Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
$20 per person.
Choice of Preparation:
Mussels in white wine sauce with garlic & parsley Mussels marinara served with freshly grilled bread.
Sample Menu Items
Prix Fixe $39.99
Romaine, Endive & Radicchio Salad
Honey, Sherry Vinegar Marinated Beets & Caramelized Walnuts
Braised Seafood Sausage
Wilted Italian Cabbage, Seared Polenta & Saba
Roasted Spaghetti Squash, Juniper Berry Reduction
Seared Monkfish & Maine Lobster
Artichoke, Mushroom, Beet Greens
Caramelized Pumpkin, Sweet Garlic & Lima Beans, Chardonnay Sauce
Pear Frangipan Crostada
Chocolate Mascarpone Cheesecake
Romaine Spears & Treviso $12
Caesar Dressing & Crisp Parmesan Wafer
House Stretched Mozzarella, Today's Best Tomatoes, Aged Balsamic & Tuscan Olive Oil
Beef Carpaccio $13
Micro Arugula, Black Truffle Coulis
Calamari Fritti $14
Tomato & Basil
Agnolotti, Veal Cheek, Seasonal Vegetable Ragout & Natural Reduction $26
Tagliatelle, Garlic, Shrimp, Zucchini, Squash, & Chilies $28
Porcini Rubbed Filet Mignon, 8 Oz. $39
Fried Potatoes, Toasted Chick Peas & Rosemary
Veal Chop $42
Swiss Chard & Caramelized Root Vegetables
Grilled Free Range Chicken Breast $29
Polenta, Brussels Sprouts & Dried Cherry-Grappa Reduction
Osso Bucco $42
Saffron Risotto & Horseradish Gremolata
Mavens Overview: Onda
Onda at the Mirage offers classic Italian cuisine, with the bonus of a wine bar fronting the restaurant. The restaurant regularly offers wine tasting's.
The Internet Buzz is mixed. The meat dishes, particularly the Osso Bucco garners favorable buzz. The pasta dishes received mixed reviews, with the Calamari Fritti appetizer being out-right panned.
Internet Buzz: Onda
- The front area of Onda consisted of a little wine lounge. Just a place to relax and do some wine tasting. The actual restaurant is in the back of this place. The bread they gave us was typical, but the dipping sauce they provided was amazing! It was a mixture of olive oil, vinaigrette, diced tomatoes, and roasted garlic cloves. Mmm!!
- OSSO BUCCO A huge huge shank served on top of cheesey risotto rice. Yum! They even give you a fork to dig out the bone marrow in this veal shank.
- Try: the lasagna. I know it may sound dull to order a lasagna in Vegas, but wow, this was good. It was huge with many layers and it comes with a side of asparagus.
- It was just ok. They say it was voted best in Vegas, but I would really question that
- This has to be one of the best kept secrets in Las Vegas. I wandered in on a Friday night as I had heard about the free wine tasting. This is great as you can sit in the lounge, sip the wine and have appetizers. We were shocked on how good the appetizers were and could have stayed all night sampling.
- The website says that it was voted "Best Italian Restaurant" by the Las Vegas Concierge Association. Onda is supposed to offer classic-rustic Italian cuisine with American innovations. What we found it offered was cafeteria quality Italian food with poor service.
- I was extremely impressed by the quality of their Filet Mignon and have been impressed by it many times since. I honestly think the steak they serve at Onda is amongst the best I have eaten and I have eaten in many steakhouses all over the country and all over the world. They also have an extensive wine list that isn't too rude $$$ wise!
- The restaurant itself is nicely decorated and has a great atmosphere. We had a booth tucked in a corner and there was no one next to us (we had 6 pm reservations), so it was romantic and cozy
- For an appetizer, we had the calamari. It ranks as some of the worst calamari we have had...the breading was overpowering and I am not sure the calamari was cooked perfectly. I ordered the capellini and scallops...big mistake. The pasta flavor was incredibly bland and the scallops were super rubbery and did not have a good flavor at all. They were so poor that I could barely force myself to eat two of them. My husband ordered the garlic crusted sea bass which he said was just OK and there was nothing special to it.
- The Osso Bucco my girlfriend ordered was excellent, my rigatoni bolognese was acceptable. The feta and tomato tort we shared for a starter was very rich, and the sorbet I closed things up with was great.
- Tucked away in the corner of the Mirage, we nearly missed this restaurant for one of the more obvious ones. Compared with the stuffy service we had had in other top restaurants, it was lovely to be made so welcome by the excellent staff and the food was first rate. We are only sorry we missed the wine tasting night.