A Reimagined Spiedini Fiamma Italian Bistro Returns to Rampart Casino

With an ambience reminiscent of an Italian neighborhood cafe, the menu concentrates on a rich range of Italian classics

Rampart Casino is currently commemorating over two decades of serving the Summerlin and Las Vegas areas, and part of the celebration includes the opening of Spiedini Fiamma Italian Bistro. If the Spiedini name sounds familiar it’s because an earlier version by that name was opened by pioneering Las Vegas chef Gustav Mauler and thrived for several years before it closed during the pandemic.

The new incarnation comes with a revamp of the décor. A coastal vibe is achieved via shades of blue, curves mimicking waves, sand colored stacked stone and a beautiful coastal mural by local artist Anne Marie Vadala.

Courtesy of Spiedini Fiamma

Paying homage to “fiamma” in the name, there are flame-element features including fire pits on the patio, an open kitchen and a raised fireplace feature in the dining room. The location is still the same, in the main Promenade connecting Rampart Casino to the JW Marriott Las Vegas just past the sports book and outdoor patio area surrounded by lush greenery, waterfalls and koi ponds. There’s also a private dining room that accommodates large groups with its own entrance and nearby parking.

The kitchen is helmed by Room Chef Paula Smagacz, who has more than 20 years in the industry. She returns to the property after being part of Rampart’s team more than a decade ago, working as a chef in banquets. She has since worked in kitchens at high-end hotels including revamping the culinary program at Santa Anita Park racetrack, and recently as chef de cuisine at The Ritz-Carlton on the island of St. Thomas. 

The Spiedini menu focuses on a robust selection of Italian staples that give the feeling of being in an Italian neighborhood cafe.

On the menu there is a full roster of starters, including: mussels served in a saffron broth; crispy calamari with zucchini; shrimp scampi with white wine butter sauce; chopped salad with bacon, corn and avocado; and burrata caprese with heirloom tomato and aged balsamic.

Entrees feature pizzas like Margherita with tomato and basil and prosciutto and fig with arugula and parmesan cream sauce; Braised Short Rib with cheese polenta and broccolini; Risotto Primavera with portabella, squash, zucchini, tomato and spinach; Frutti di Mare with clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari and squid ink pasta; Lobster Ravioli with tomato cream sauce; 8 oz. Filet Mignon with wild mushrooms, tri-color fingerling potatoes and wine demi; and Lasagna with bolognese and ricotta.   

The menu is rounded out with fan favorite Italian finales such as Tiramisu, Salted Caramel Budino, Cannoli enhanced with pistachio and chocolate chips and a selection of housemade gelatos.

Tiramisu and Cannoli

The bar area extends from the Promenade walkway into the restaurant. The beverage program includes an extensive list of $35 Italian wines and a list of Reserve Wines; Italian classic cocktails such as the Limoncello Martini and Sparkling Aperol Spritz; signature cocktails like the Michelangelo (Mezcal, Aperol, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, passion fruit puree, prosecco, grapefruit bitters and lemon juice) and a selection of draft, local and Italian beers.

On Sunday and Monday guests may enjoy an exceptional deal. The Italian-style Family Pot serves 2-3 people and includes meatballs, sausage and short ribs cooked slowly in red sauce with bell peppers and roasted garlic; and choice of pasta (rigatoni, spaghetti or fettuccine) for $50.

Spiedini Fiamma is open Sunday through Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 5-10 p.m. For more info and to view the complete menu visit https://theresortatsummerlin.com/dining/fine-dining/spiedini-fiamma.

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