Carbone @ Aria

Glad you enjoyed it!

The place has become so popular, you have to book a reservation most nights now. I went on a Monday night and we had to eat at the bar because they were booked.

Another day, another fuckin great meal at Carbone. Stuck with the items I think are standouts.

Cheese

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Dat bread basket, salami and pickled veg.

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Shrimp Su’Modo

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Caesar fuckin salad :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes: the tender white fleshed anchovy they give you with this is amazing with each bite.

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Linguine Vongole :heart_eyes::heart_eyes: not as spicy this time, but still my favorite pasta here.

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Zuppa di Pesce :heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

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Spicy Rabe decent, not very spicy.

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Fuckin Meatballs…utter perfection :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

Note: these were cooked pink inside like all my prior visits. The texture and taste of these balls make them a must order. Do not not order this.

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Carbone: please start lunch service so I can grab a salad and meatballs.

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Ha, were you there last night? We got the same exact thing sub linguine for rigatoni after a bang at bardot brasserie.

We were there Sunday night, last night was Five50 and Blossom to go in the sportsbook.

Damn dude, I tapped out after Carbone. How is Bardot these days? Their french fries are amazing but haven’t been there in a while.

Love this place. Highlights - everything.

(free) pickles
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(free) charcuterie
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(free) parmigiano reggiano
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(free) bread basket (no pic)

caesar alla zz
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zuppa di pesce
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spicy rigatoni vodka
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meatballs
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(free) dessert
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(free) lemoncello
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@PorkyBelly knows how to do it right. Next trip to Vegas, I’m going there.

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Took my kids there for the first time. My 8 year old loves parmesan. He scarfed down the first piece. He wanted more. The very nice captain brought him over 4 more big chunks.

Great as always
Baked clams
Bread basket
Old fashioned
Rigatoni vodka
Caesar salad

I would not order the tortellini ragu again. It wasn’t bad but if I’m having pasta I’d rather have more rigatoni or the vongole.

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Had a fun, but somewhat mixed meal here this weekend. First, the good: the meatballs, caesar salad, and rigatoni alla vodka were just outstanding. It’s hard to imagine better versions of these dishes. I also really enjoyed the cheese, salami, and bread basked. Could have been done here.

Unfortunately we weren’t. Something just went wrong with the linguine and clams–it was so salty that it was inedible, and I am a salt fiend. We sent it back. And the steak we ordered to share (bone-in NY strip), while cooked to a nice medium rare, was tough and lacking in beefy flavor. It was pricey but not too crazy, especially for Vegas. I’d go back and probably stick to the classics, and maybe order the fra diavola or the zuppa di pesce.

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this is outstanding too.

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I think we have the same problem. Our eyes are bigger than our stomachs. The last time we went we stopped here and were completely satisfied. In previous trips we added on main courses like veal parm or other pastas and they were not necessary. Leaves more money in the wallet to lose at the tables too.

Wow, the vongole is a must order for me. Love the spice kick from the green chile they add. Sucks you got a salt bomb as that is probably my favorite pasta there.

Definitely get the zuppa di pesce as @PorkyBelly stated, just dunking the bread in that sauce is worth it. I would stay away from the turf part of the menu aside from the meatballs. Don’t ever order the chicken scarapelli. I also took some meatballs home and bread and it was amazing!

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Honestly I was so bummed with the linguine because everything else seemed great. The chew on the noodles, fresh clams, and a wonderful spice. But the salt level was just nuts. Thankfully they were gracious; the waiter tried a bite and said “wow” and they took it off the bill.

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I apologize if I have already asked this before but does anyone have current deets on the bar situation?

Looks like the stars are aligning to my very first visit on Friday

What do you mean?
The bar offers pretty much a full service. We did it and and loved it. They bring your bread and snacks while you wait for your food…and the bartenders are a great. Great drinks…great snacking.

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k, so if I walk in around 6p on Friday to eat a snack at the bar I should be good to go?

I would make a reservation even for the bar

fuck

tool?

yessir

I think you’ll be fine. Friday will definitely be more crowded but Vegas is dead between CES and the Super Bowl. There are open table reservations available for 1 person at 6pm Friday.