A Millennial’s Guide to Eataly, Las Vegas’ Newest Foodie Hotspot

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If Rome is a little too far for your budget, a quick trip to Eataly is the next best thing. NYC’s favorite Italian market has expanded to Las Vegas this past Winter. From its location to where to go first in this incredible little Italy, we’re here to walk you through the steps and cultivate your ultimate Italian market experience.

Located at Park MGM, you’ll be astounded from the moment you walk into this perfectly designed Italian dream. The first thing that’ll catch your eye (or at least caught mine) is the gelato stand off to the left corner. Not only is it the cutest thing you’ve ever seen but the smell alone of fresh waffle cones and creamy gelato is too good to be true. Gelato is really the only thing I need and when it comes to this particular one, dessert definitely comes first.

You will notice various markets around the venue with butchered meats and chefs whipping up their authentic Italian dishes in order to bring you the one and only open market experience to your feet. Try the La Cucina Del Mercato for a quick charcuterie board on the go or the Bakery & Pizza Alla Palla for a hot and steaming loaf of ciabatta bread to bring home.

If you’re craving a traditional Espresso, head on over to Caffe Lavazza for a shot or two of caffeine and a warm and fluffy croissant. And if you’re still drooling over the gelato bar I mentioned before, Eataly features a Cannoli bar, a chocolate bar and wait for it…even a Nutella bar. The chefs will literally make you fresh Cannolis and Nutella pastries in front of you…I could seriously live here.

So if you’re just in the mood to walk around, go on a date, or even finish some homework while munching on a Nutella crepe, Eataly is your place. But that’s not all. With La Pizza E La Pasta & Manzo, your dreams of dining in Italy will finally come true. La Pizza E La Pasta has the most amazing Italian food you’ve ever had. The pasta Bolognese is cooked so perfectly al dente and the Burrata will melt in your mouth, leaving your taste buds in heaven. And to top your night off, the tiramisu is to die for. Getting seated is a breeze, the wait staff is amazing, and the wine is on point. But if you’re looking for something a little fancier, Manzo specializes in meats and wine and has the best atmosphere for a nice night out. Aperitifs, signature cocktails, over 400 bottles of wine imported from Italy, need I say more?

Now for the fun stuff, events. Try the Market Walking Tours, cooking classes, and wine & beverage tastings to increase your knowledge of the art of Italian cooking and maybe even surprise your significant other with a home-cooked 5 course meal.

From wine-on-tap, to an open kitchen learning experience at Chef’s table, even to Eataly-themed poker chips, this market is the best thing to happen to Las Vegas. Fine cheeses, truffles, handmade and cut noodles…O Mamma Mia!

Monique Koman is intern #1 at The Vegas Post and one of our best content contributors. She is from Las Vegas, Nevada and grew up bilingual as a first generation Bulgarian. Other than obsessing over cute coffee shops and going on road trips as much as humanly possible, she’s very passionate about writing and photography. Monique is currently a student at UNLV, majoring in PR & Journalism and minoring in Spanish. She's obsessed with music and is always up to date with the top of the charts but loves oldies like the Gap Band, Foreigner, and Stevie Wonder. If you’re searching for the trendiest spots in Vegas and want an insider look on why we live in the best city in the world, make sure to take a look at her content!