Giada - The Cromwell

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Contemporary Italian
Italian food lovers can rejoice: Emmy-Award winning celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis has opened her first-ever restaurant, GIADA inside The Cromwell.
This charming Las Vegas restaurant welcomes diners with warm colors, comfortable furniture and natural lighting thanks to the restaurant’s huge retractable windows. Guests can eat in the dining room, lounge or at window tables, boasting breathtaking views of the Bellagio fountains and Caesars Palace.
The menu consists of Italian cuisine with refreshing, Californian influences. Menu items include lemon spaghetti, chicken cacciatore, marsala herb chicken meatballs, rosemary focaccia and lemon flatbread and vegetable Bolognese rigatoni. GIADA adds a lighter touch to Italian dishes, all while staying true to classic Italian recipes.
There are family-style options, along with a vegan and gluten-free menu options. Desserts, like the lemon ricotta cookies and sorbets, serve as the perfect ending.
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AL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

To start we were seated in a very small table at the front of the restaurant a few inches from couples on either side. The restaurant was less than 25% full at 6 pm. We had two appetizers. I enjoyed the stuffed dates. My wife did not eat her sweet peppers. They were tasteless. I love risotto, but it takes over an hour to cook it they way I do slowly stirring in wine .which is what gives it the rich taste. I do not know Giada does it but I would not serve it to my friends.
Very slow and inattentive service.
When we left an hour and a half latter the restaurant was about 75% full. I walked quite a way to the front of the restaurant and there several nice tables at the window which had the advertised Bellagio fountain view although not a very good one.
The lack of the view was not important to us since we are staying at the Bellagio and have a wonderful view of the fountains from our room . Definitely worth the extra 50 bucks a night for the king deluxe with view.
We are almost done with our week in Vegas. The Mesa grill does Bobby Flay proud and every restaurant at the Bellagio has been very good but pricey. Giada is the exception

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LB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in our experience was outstanding.
I highly recommend Giada's for fine dining

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RH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Octopus salad was perfectly done, but the lobster ravioli was a bit chewy.

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KF
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I really wanted to like this restaurant and was very excited to dine here. Unfortunately, the experience was sub par. The service was very slow and we we had to flag down a waiter to help us repeatedly. We had three or four different servers while we were and the meal took 2 hours and 40 minutes for an appetizer and pasta dishes.

The octopus salad was over charred and a bit rubbery and the potatoes with it tasted old and tangy. The arancini balls were fine - a bit too much lemon zest - but not bad. The olives were also covered in lemon zest. The pastas were just ok. The bucatini was chewy, the rigatoni was salty and mediocre, and the risotto was fine.

In the end the bill for my meal alone with tip was $93.00 for a meal that took way too long and was just ok. An overall disappointment for a place we all wanted to love. I'd recommend going to another place in Vegas for the money you would spend.

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w
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar this time and thoroughly enjoyed talking with our bartender Katie. We shared our appetizer, pasta and salad with a wonderful glass of prosecco. Thanks for s great evening.

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BM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are excellent. The wine list is very good. It is definitely expensive but well worth the price.

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NS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've wanted to go to this restaurant since it opened. My husband and I LOVED it. The service was exceptional. We started with an appetizer sampler. My favorite was the bacon wrapped date. I had the arugula salad and lemon spaghetti served with shrimp (fantastic). My husband had the romaine salad and risotto with crab and shrimp (he requested the shrimp be substituted for the scallops). Neither of us finished our meals just because there was so much and we were saving room for the best dessert EVER!! We shared the chocolate soufflé served with roasted marshmallow gelato. Terrific. I highly recommend a visit to Giada's.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the tasting menu

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AW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and the aesthetic were both lovely, but I'd call the food good, not nearly as great as I thought it would be. The orzo meatballs fell apart once cut, the salmon was not aesthetically appealing. Both the cauliflower and salmon were not prettily plated and were a bit greasy. A $39 dish at Giada's should not feel like a dish you can find at a corporate Italian franchise at the local shopping mall. The environment is cozy and sophisticated, and the rosemary olive oil bread was delicious. Best dish was Giada's spaghetti with lemon, mascarpone, and shrimp. I think it might be fun to go more casual next time, i.e. to sit at the bar and have pizza and wine!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date.

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CT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good but not great food and a little pricey for quality if food

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated quickly, service was excellent, and the food was outstanding. Great meal to enjoy at the end of a very busy week working a tradeshow (CES). I would definitely return!

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RF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Giada’s is top notch and what you would expect from one of our favorite television chefs. The staff is extremely attentive, the atmosphere is classy, and the food is beyond heavenly. Words alone fail to capture the experience! Dinner at Giada’s will be part of our plans on the next trip out to Vegas.

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C
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The pizza was pretty bad. The meatballs and stuff were just standard. They said they make their own dry extruded semolina spaghetti which impressed me. If I was served that at someone’s home I wouldn’t be too upset I guess but when our to eat I expect a little more.

The service was good.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect- staff were exceptional, meal was best we have had in Vegas, coffee was sensational and best I have ever had in USA. Signature spaghetti was everything I had hoped it would be and everything about the meal surpassed expectations. Will definitely make this a must do when I come back.

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LK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Healthy delicious food - charcuterie plates were fab, vino list was exquisite, branzino with veggies was excellent and pastas were perfectly al dente. Staff was great - had appetizers at bar and loved the reparte with her team.
Only thing missing was Giada - we missed her by a night. :(
Have all of her cookbooks and we use her recipes weekly. Simple, great flavors and alwasy get rave reviews.

JK (Giovanni) & LLK (Linda)

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MT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

We live in Phoenix and visit Vegas often. This was our 6th visit to the restaurant. At the most recent visit the service was not the best but this was the most disappointing experience. The restaurant knew it was our anniversary. We were seated in a “very undesirable”table -not even part of the actual dining area, but a walk-way leading to a private dining room. Our server came to the table only 3 times. The rest of the staff served us. The food was good but we were rushed through our meal and decided against desert after waiting about 20 minutes after our plates were cleared. We were asked if we wanted desert-no special recognition for our anniversary or asked if we wanted coffee or an after dinner drink. When we said no the server immediately presented us with the check. It really put a damper on our evening, to which we were so looking forward.
So very very disappointed, not a good way to treat customers-especially returning customers.

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JE
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Small portions. Slow service in the bar area. Food was good but not excellent as expected.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Location and environment is incredible. Food was just OK.

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KK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Besides Giada being one of the most beautiful women on the planet, her food was incredible. Starting with the antipasta tray all the way to the desert. You can tell that the pasta is 100% made from scratch. Delicious! A great place to take clients.

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AJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner at Giada. The food was great and we were well taken care of by the restaurant staff. We’ll definitely be back when we visit Las Vegas.

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VV
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Extremely disappointed after all the hype. $20, at lunch, for about 6 ounces of pasta. No salad. No bread. There are other places on the Strip with a great view, Mon Ami Gabi comes to mind, with food as good and more reasonably priced. Wine by the glass list was lacking. All in all and expensive unrewarding experience.

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D
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch tasting meal purchased on Groupon was much more wonderful than expected. The food was superb and the service was excellent. The lemon souffle dessert was spectacular.
The view of the strip from a window table was an added bonus. I will definitely take my out of town guests here in the future.

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a
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant!

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DG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best. Please open one in SF or Yountville :) even Walnut Creek. Somewhere in the Bay Area. So awesome and unique.

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l
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great but service was not. They weren't that busy either.

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KB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was okay. Nothing wrong, just run of the mill and not what I’d expect from an upscale establishment. Food tasty but overpriced.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the restaurant was very romantic. Good job Giada! 😁👍

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful!

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J
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Went for anniversary - burger was terrible, salad was hot, service was good.

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LN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Coming from NYC expectations were a little high...was a little disappointed in the quality of the food. Just good. Not great.

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FD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great view. Great service.

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TO
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A definite bucket list item. Awesome in every way a little pricey but what isn’t in Vegas anymore

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great and gave amazing recommendations for dinner.

We had drinks at the bar before and after dinner. The bartender Jhovanny was one of the best we’ve had in years. He made our night so much more enjoyable and we look forward to coming back because of him.

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JJ
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and flavors, along with friendly and attentive service.

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JM
Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food as well as the service here. It’s been amazing each time. We finally tried the tasting menu...oh my goodness so much food, I was beyond stuffed!

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a
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

The menu is very nice and the restaurant is beautiful. I was really looking forward to dining here after watching Giada for years. Unfortunately, our server kind of ruined the experience for us. He seemed to be giving other tables with larger groups and more “white collar” guests attention. He didn’t really care to serve us & our food took a very long time to come out. He did not check on us after our food came out either. Its disappointing but i still did leave a 20% tip. I believe it’s important to treat everyone equally, unfortunately servers at this restaurant dont do so.

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DL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I took my family to Giada's and it was a pleasant experience but be careful what you order. The menu options were not anything out of the ordinary. Spaghetti, Ravioli, Bucatini but with a Giada twist. We ordered the Appetizer sampler so we could try everything. It was a great choice. The bacon covered dates were excellent. The olives were a nice way to sample different kinds. The crustini was very good too. I think the best item on the menu was the Ravioli but the lemon over powered some of the subtleties of the dish. We were about to order from the kids menu for my 8 yr old but the waiter informed us that they could prepare the normal spaghetti but for kids. The thing they do not tell you is that we will charge you the adult price for it. Also we ordered the meatballs. It came with 5 good sized meatballs. The waiter did not tell us how many or how big they were but my kids ordered them. You would think that the waiter would say something to how they could share the order but the waiter was more than happy to let us over order our food. Unfortunately the meatballs were too bready and over priced. I think the waiter needs to lower their brow a bit and be more informative and helpful with ordering. It should not require this amount of effort to order a meal.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing and the service was impeccable. Will definitely visit again the next time in Vegas.

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