New Bobby Flay restaurant brings a bit of the Amalfi Coast to the desert

Bobby Flay, celebrity chef and Mesa Grill owner, is a big fan of whole fish and pastas in Las Vegas.From 2004 to 2020, Flay's Mesa Grill offered his famous Southwestern cuisines at a prominent spot near Caesars Palace. Amalfi is Flay's first Italian restaurant. Flay was there for about a month before the grand opening in June 18.Flay included a thoughtful touch in this rustic and elegant space by having a fishmonger stand at the fresh seafood display to answer guests' questions. There are four seating areas, including a bar and lounge that glows with the sunset, a limestone mosaic floor and teak wood beams.You can order red snapper or golden snapper as well as branzino, carabinero shrimp and black bass. The fish can be grilled on charcoal or roasted in the oven. It is served with Meyer lemon, capers, red pepper, Calabrian chile pesto or salsa verde.Flay stated, "Opening Amalfi Palace at Caesars Palace has allowed my passion for Amalfi Coast's fresh flavors and culture to shine through,"Shellfish fritto misto, Meyer lemon aioli, pistachio pesto, and charred Octopus with burnt oranges and pancetta are some other highlights of the menu. Highly recommended is the squid ink pasta with shrimp, lobster and a robust fra d'avolo sauce.Amalfi is open from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays, and 5 p.m. till 10:30 p.m. Fridays through Saturdays. Reservations are welcome.