Il Fornaio Restaurant at New York New York

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New York New York

Dining Hours :
Breakfast 7:30am-10:30am
Lunch/Dinner 11:30am - 12am

No Celebrity Chef


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Bakery serving pastries and sandwiches next door.

Sample Menu Items:
linguine mare chiaro
Thin flat pasta with clams, mussels, prawns and scallops; seasoned with tomatoes, crushed red pepper, garlic and trebbiano wine $23.95

scaloppine caprese
Thinly pounded veal sauteŽed and topped with tomato and fresh mozzarella; served with sauteŽed vegetables and roasted Yukon gold potatoes $24.95

pizza piccante
Eggplant, Andouille sauage, tomato filets, smoked mozzarella, oregano, basil and spicy peperoncino oil $14.75



Mavens Overview

Il Fornaio is part of an ever growing restaurant chain.

Started in 1972 as Il Fornaio baking school in Barlassina (Lombardia), Italy. Opened its first retail bakery in Milan in 1975. The first restaurant opened after a change in ownership in 1987 in Marin County, California. The first Vegas restaurant opened in 1996. Il Fornaio also owns Corner Bakery.

Il Fornaio serves pizza and pastas plus a selection of grilled meats, such as:

tagliata chianina $33.95
Beef tenderloin grilled rare and sliced, balsamic vinegar and green peppercorn sauce, served with saute´ed organic spinach and roasted Yukon gold potatoes and uccelletta cannellini beans

garretto d’agnello $26.95
Lamb shank braised with vegetables, herbs and Sangiovese wine; served with polenta and sauteŽed organic spinach

Located next to Il Fornaio is Il Fornaio Panetteria open Daily 6:00am-7:30pm Featuring hearth-baked breads, fresh salads, sandwiches, pastries, cookies, cakes, and coffee.

Il Fornaio gets generally good reviews. There are some comments that the breakfast buffet has gone downhill.


Internet Buzz

Atmosphere, inside was sublime, a break away from the noise and flash of the casino. Bread delivered with a high quality olive oil for dipping. Impeccable service. My Linguine Mare Chiaro (Thin flat pasta with clams, mussels, prawns and scallops; seasoned with tomatoes, crushed red pepper, garlic and trebbiano wine for $24) more than filling and compelling.

l Fornaio is a great place for breakfast if you are in the New York New York area! I recommend the Omelette Alla Contandina(red onion, bacon, potatoes) with a side of Polenta, garnished with Gorgonzola. The Omelette is stuffed full of goodness and the Polenta with Gorgonzola was a nice addition to the meal!

They just used to have really good sausage and bacon and after a while the quality seemed to decline and the food became a little bland.

Pizza with prosciutto/artichokes/asparagus is truly divine

Everything from the fresh-baked bread and olive oil brought immediately to our table, to the fantasticaly smooth Pinot Grigio, to the best Tiramisu I've had in years, and everything in between, this was an A++ for me.

While I love the food and the atmosphere of the hotel itself was great, the set up of the restaurant was odd. They have a patio, which would normally be fantastic, but it's still inside the hotel, so you're actually eating on the casino floor. I love to people watch, but it was hard to hear any conversation with all the noise from the slots and passersby.

The best ravioli I have ever had!!!!! Knowing that it's inside NY NY in Vegas, I really didn't expect much and thought I would be lucky if it's edible but this was more than edible. It was amazing and worth every penny. I highly recommend this place.

I ordered the promising sounding special - pesto penne pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and roasted pistachios. It was OK, but not amazingly so. For $16, I was hoping for something with more pesto flavor.

They have a separate bakery for sandwiches and baked goods. We bought some bagels and some other things which were very good and fresh. Yummy

My entree was super disappointing - it was the chef's special (as was the salad) and was supposed to be linguine with marinated salmon, swordfish, shrimp and scallops in a white wine sauce. I was turned off by the absolutely hacked to pieces little bits of fish; the salmon was recongnizable enough, the swordfish? was dry (at this point my husband points out it might be leftovers and hence, why it was the "special") The sauce is bland too.

Delicious Cioppino (Tuscan-style fish soup with monkfish, seabass, mussels, clams, scallops, prawns, tomato and herbs). Very good Fiadoni Di Pietro (salmon stuffed spinach ravioli) - the saffron sauce was awesome.

This is one of my favorite Vegas spots. I always make sure to fit in a visit here. I order the same thing every time - pasta with chicken and sundried tomatos. It is YUM!


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