Member Rating 5 out of 5 by PDJ on June 12, 2003

Canaletto is not the finest but the most romantic place to dine in The Venetian. It occupies the most prominent location in The St. Mark's Square, which has the ambience of being outside with simulated sky that changes with the time of the day. Although it is spacious inside, I found the "outside" seating particularly pleasant. At lunch time, you could be enjoying Italian songs sung by a group of opera singers, and at dinner time, you could be serenaded by a trio of strings.

The restaurant is distinctly Italian, serving the authentic Northern Italian cuisine. Chef Luigi Bomparola is known as a master of the rotisserie and grill, but I found his seafood dish, which was almost like a soup, quite delightful (don’t ask me what it’s called). He complements the meal with freshly baked breads from Il Fornaio's nearby bakery and a list of Canaletto’s distinctive vintage.

Although I could not speak for all the waiters, the one who served my table was truly enthusiastic about the chef and the food he prepared. He could ramble on and name various dishes as well as the places of their origin and what made them special. The wine he recommended was the closest anyone has ever matched my taste buds.

The restaurant is open from 11:30am to late evening hours. It does not get extremely crowded but if you have an important date to please, a reservation may be a wise thing.

Venetian Hotel Casino - 3355 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109
(702) 733-0070

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