Best Dining near European Music Fest

Take in some Old World tune-age and across-the-board culture at the European Music Fest here in Las Vegas this May—and make sure you have room for a little wining and dining at Café Americano for the occasion!

The European Music Fest (EMF) 2019

The European Music Festival, or EMF, brings a slew of high-profile performers from across Europe to the festival stage at the LAWN in Downtown Summerlin (1980 Festival Plaza Dr, Las Vegas, NV) from Friday, May 3rd through Sunday, May 5th.

The multilingual, multicultural good times go down from 4 PM to midnight on Friday and Saturday and from noon to 9 PM on Sunday.

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Best Las Vegas Restaurant for Cinemacon

If you’re coming to Las Vegas this spring for the world’s biggest get-together of movie-theater owners and its associated trade show, we invite you to dine with us here at Café Americano: as convenient a place to bring your appetite during this year’s CinemaCon as you could ask for!

Our 24-hour restaurant sits right in the main lobby of Caesars Palace, the glitzy Sin City venue for the 2019 CinemaCon, so we’re here for you whenever you need us.

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National Meatball Day events in Las Vegas | 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — It’s time to celebrate an international treasure… the meatball! We have rounded up the best places to celebrate National Meatball Day on March 9 here in Las Vegas!

Downtown’s Therapy restaurant is putting a twist on National Meatball Day with their popular chicken meatballs. The bite-size hors d’oeuvres are served with a spicy jalapeño cilantro sauce and Grana Padano cheese. (Learn how to make this meatball in the video above)

Cafe Americano
Fall in love with Café Americano’s meatballs, served complimentary with the purchase of two entrees on March 9! Pork and beef meatballs are slow-braised in a San Marzano tomato sauce – they’re melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

Since Carmine’s was established in 1990 in NYC, the Italian family-style eatery has served more than 15 million meatballs (1750 tons!) across its locations. Carmine’s Las Vegas features meatballs as a side dish, as a slider, on a hero and topped on spaghetti.

Flour & Barley
Flour & Barley will be offering the Meatball Pizza made with smoked mozzarella, provolone cheese, caramelized onions, and meatballs garnished with green onions for $19. The pizza will be available from March 6 through 12.

Greek Sneek
Greek Sneek at MGM Grand, offers a diverse menu of inventive Greek and Mediterranean dishes. On March 9 try Greek Sneek’s meatball pizza, infused with traditional Mediterranean flavors priced at $20.

SG Bar
PT’s Entertainment Group’s elevated tavern, SG Bar, offers a shareable dish of veal and pork meatballs baked in tomato sauce, topped with creamy ricotta cheese and served with a warm baguette, priced at $16.

TREVI Italian Restaurant
TREVI will celebrate National Meatball Day with their classic homemade meatballs, served with zesty marinara sauce and fresh basil, priced at $6.



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Romantic Dining in Las Vegas, NV

Café Americano in the Caesar’s Palace Hotel in Las Vegas invites you to take your date out for a romantic lunch or dinner any day of the week!

February 14 is coming up, so a Valentine’s Day treat may certainly be in order, but, of course, any day is perfect for a lovely meal or cocktails with you sweetheart!

Why Café Americano?

Unlike most of the other fine dining establishments located in Las Vegas, Café Americano is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year. There is not a day or hour when we can’t serve you up a delicious meal and drinks!

We like to say that our fare is the comfort food beloved by Americans mixed with a unique Latin twist. Our dining guests love the meals, appetizers and hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and specials we serve, and we know you will too!

Our regular menu is always available from 11 AM to 11 PM daily. You can get everything from tacos and classic burgers to salads and make your own pizzas. We are located in the Las Vegas Caesar’s Palace Hotel, which makes us convenient for hotel guests and visitors to the area as well. Our food is all fresh all the time!

Romance in Las Vegas

Many couples from around the nation (and the world!) come to Las Vegas to get married. It’s the perfect spot for a convenient, worry- and stress-free, inexpensive wedding. It’s also sure to provide lasting memories for you and your sweetheart.

Of course, whether you live here permanently or are in Las Vegas for your wedding, honeymoon, anniversary, or just a special getaway, it doesn’t matter! We invite you to enjoy a romantic meal at Café Americano, which will be sure to please you both.

Our environment is perfect for setting the mood. We offer a low-key romantic style, with romantic lighting and luxurious decorations. The mood is high-class, yet comfortable.

Our Menu

Many of our guests who are couples come to enjoy dinner, and we have much to choose from. Start with an appetizer like grilled artichoke hearts or crispy calamari and move on to something more substantial for your main course.

Some of our most famous dishes are our Alaskan Halibut – pan roasted with grilled polenta cake, basil pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, and herb butter — and our Cowboy Ribeye — a 22-ounce bone-in ribeye with house steak sauce and sweet potato and chorizo hash. Guests also love our pizzas, burgers, and tacos.

Ready for a romantic dinner or lunch out with your sweetheart in Las Vegas? We hope to you soon!

Best 24-Hour Dining for Super Bowl Sunday

One of the only restaurants that is open 24 hours a day in Las Vegas is called Café Americano. At Café Americano, we invite you to come join us for Super Bowl Sunday, which is coming up quick! Because we’re open all day, we will definitely be open through the big game, but come early for a delicious breakfast, or feel free to stay late for some delicious late-night dining as well!

As always, everything we serve at Café Americano is all fresh, all the time. In fact, that’s our motto. We pride ourselves on offering delicious comfort food, American style, but there is a Latin twist on everything we serve as well. It’s the best of both worlds!

Group Dining and Events at Café Americano

One of the best things about Café Americano is that we have lots of room for group events. After all, the Super Bowl is an occasion to get together with friends, family, and coworkers, so we invite you to grab a group of people and reserve a spot at Café Americano! It’s super fun to enjoy the big game with those you love to spend time with.

If your group is like a large enough, you may want to reserve a private room for the Super Bowl. We have ample TV screens, lots of seating, and of course, you’ll be able to handle eating and drinks anyway you like. Some groups prefer to order one thing for everyone while others start individual bills or just offer drinks. The choice is yours, and we cater to you!

Specials You Won’t Want to Miss

Café Americano offers a number of awesome specials throughout the week. For example, while you’re here for the Super Bowl, delight your taste buds with your very own, personally-crafted Bloody Mary. We offer make-your-own Bloody Marys so that you get just what you want out of this favorite drink.

If you are on the lookout for something a little bit lighter and fresher, try a mimosa! Right now, we are also offering our delicious Cuban sandwich and several other to-die-for specials you can try!

Join Us for Super Bowl Sunday!

Remember — we will definitely be open this Super Bowl Sunday and will have the game playing on all of our screens, so come on down to cheer on your favorite team! Café Americano offers relaxed and comfortable seating, the best food and drinks in town, an awesome staff, and, of course, the perfect atmosphere to enjoy this famed event (and kick the winter blues)!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Café Americano offers a Fresh & Flavorful Take on Cuisine

Café Americano is a 24-hour restaurant located inside Caesars Palace by the hotel lobby. The restaurant is billed as “All Fresh, All the Time.” I can attest that it lives up to this standard. The experience was, simply put, amazing and exceeded our expectations. The service here is incredible. But the real star is the fresh, light food.

An often unique take on contemporary American cuisine is offered here. Café Americano’s cuisine is inspired by the fresh and flavorful tastes found in Florida.

We started our meal with the Tuna Tartar and that was a great way to begin. This set the tone for the evening, and that tone was “freshness.” The Tuna Tartar featured a unique combination of ingredients, including Florida mango and a wasabi mousse. These added a complexity of layers to the flavor that included a fresh sweetness and a spicy kick.

Another star on the menu is the Land & Sea, which features prime filet mignon and a 6 oz. cold water lobster tail. The filet practically melted in my mouth it was so tender. The lobster tail was cooked to perfection. It brought me back to my childhood days on the East Coast where fresh food from the sea was plentiful. This had a taste so fresh I felt I could actually taste the ocean.

I had the same feeling when eating the Lump Crab Cakes. There is only one way to make authentic crab cakes and that is with fresh ingredients. Between the lobster in the Land & Sea, and the crab in the Lump Crab Cakes, I forgot I lived in the middle of the dessert. I was half expecting to walk out of Caesars Palace and see the Atlantic Ocean.

For dessert, we had the Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding. The bread pudding, simply put, is second-to-none. This is the dessert that anyone visiting Café Americano should order.

The cocktails at Café Americano live up to the high standards of the food. There is something for any taste.

The Cucumber Martini was the star of the drinks menu for me. It features Sky Vodka, cucumber, Combier, mint and orange bitters. The flavors combined for a light, refreshing taste.

f you have a sweet tooth like I do then the Espresso Martini is for you. Made with Absolut, espresso, Kahlua and dark cocoa, this martini is a decadent dessert in a liquid form.

If you are not a seafood connoisseur, Café Americano has a large menu that features a little of everything from breakfast to sandwiches to an assortment of entrees.

Café Americano features a relaxing environment, terrific service, great food and drinks. All of these together combine to form an excellent dining experience you won’t soon forget.

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Dining Out: Cafe Americano


Cafe Americano, from Miami-based V&E Restaurant Group, opened in July as a 24/7 restaurant in the resort’s main lobby. It’s designed to have a social atmosphere, in a sleek interior decorated with dark woods with neutral and natural accents and broad window walls that offer sweeping views of the outdoors. Cafe Americano serves fresh juices and smoothies and has a complete cocktail program. A three-course Early Bird Menu is $49. Here’s a sample of the menu:

Early Bird: Belgian waffle with limoncello-macerated berries, $19; Captain Crunch French Toast, $19; huevos rancheros, $24; corned beef hash skillet, $25; Cuban breakfast, $21; egg-white Kaiser sandwich, $19.

Lunch: Corned beef sandwich, $19; grilled portobello burger, $20; Old School Burger, $20; Baja Burger (guacamole, chili-dusted tortilla strips, chipotle crema, lettuce and tomato), $21; applewood-smoked turkey and ham sandwich, $21; Cuban sandwich, $19.

Dinner: Skinny flat iron steak stir-fry, $28; spaghetti and giant meatball, $24; carbonara linguine, $26; Mediterranean seafood pasta, $34; 24-hour-marinated buttermilk-fried free-range chicken, $29; prime filet mignon, $48; cabernet-braised short ribs, $36; seared Skuna Bay salmon, $32.

Cafe Americano is open 24/7. Call 702-650-5921 or visit

— Heidi Knapp Rinella

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Café Americano Sets Itself Apart

Compelling variety breathes life back into the 24/7 restaurant at Caesars Palace.

It seems like it was only a few weeks ago that I was telling you how I rarely review 24/7 restaurants located in hotels. Oh wait—it was only a few weeks ago. And then I went on to review Siegel’s 1941 in El Cortez. And now I’m back to write a bit about another around-the-clock casino “coffee shop” worth trying: Café Americano in Caesars Palace.

The latest modest entry into Caesars’ star-studded restaurant lineup replaces celebrity chef Michel Richard’s Central. Unlike many writers (and many members of the public), I actually thought Central was a very good restaurant, especially during chef Todd Harrington’s tenure. But asking a chef who has earned Michelin stars to adapt to the 24-hour hotel cycle was certainly a difficult undertaking. Fortunately, Café Americano isn’t saddled with such lofty expectations. Given its prime indoor/outdoor real estate just off the main lobby of Caesars, it could really get away with putting out the same mishmash of predictable staples you’ll find in just about every casino coffee shop. And don’t get me wrong, you’ll find a lot of those on this diverse and occasionally predictable menu. But you’ll also find a few surprises, which is why it’s worth a visit.

The first thing that caught my eye was the pizza selection. While everyone was oohing and aahing over Caesars’ rather unimpressive importation of Brooklyn’s famed Di Fara Pizza, the folks at Café Americano created an interesting pizza menu. How many other places in town offer a pie with San Marzano tomatoes, hand-cut pepperoni, andouille sausage, braised short ribs, vinegar peppers, whiskey onions, mozzarella and a fried egg? Or another with octopus cured in olive oil, pesto, mozzarella, arugula, Grana Pedano and roasted cipollini onions? And if you can think of someplace that does, I’m guessing you can’t get them at 5 a.m., when you come down with a case of the late-night munchies. And those are just two of the seven pizzas this café offers.

Among the pizza selections, I found the octopus to be a bit too close to a salad for my taste, but that’s just because I’m an unhealthy eater who tends to get scared by too many greens on the dish. If you’re a fan of arugula and octopus, you should love it. The Whole Hog—made with pork belly, andouille, pulled pork, pecan-smoked bacon, house-pickled jalapeños, mozzarella, cheddar and a lightly sweet guava barbecue sauce—was a bit more to my liking. And the pizza oven (gas, despite the decorative wooden veneer) also puts out a wonderful dessert in the form of a Nutella and banana calzone. It’s big, messy and delicious.

The rest of the menu is surprisingly diverse. Appetizers include such predictable options as fried calamari and sliders alongside more interesting dishes, including short-rib tacos and red-pepper hummus. There are, of course, plenty of burgers and sandwiches. The bar boasts 11 beers on tap and another nine in bottles. A dedicated “skinny menu” features entrées that are less than 500 calories.

In the soup section of the menu, alongside French onion and lobster bisque, you’ll find tonkotsu ramen. I’ll admit it might not be as good as what you get at your favorite Chinatown haunt, but it’s still quite satisfying. And a Cubano sandwich I had on a recent trip was solid, but a bit on the salty side. Of all the dishes I’ve had here so far, the only real disappointment was a giant mozzarella-stuffed meatball that was rather dry. Nonetheless, I appreciated the playfulness of creating an inside-out meatball parm, as well as the fact it was accompanied by delicious house-made ricotta and vinegar peppers.

Every time I wander into Café Americano, I see staff I recognize. Some are holdovers from Central, while others I know from various other establishments. But the service has been nothing but fantastic. Although Café Americano is far from fine dining or haute cuisine, Caesars Palace isn’t exactly lacking in those spots. Here, I found a place that’s interesting enough to make me rethink my disdain for round-the-clock casino joints, and satisfy my appetite any time of day.
Al’s Menu Picks

Ramen bowl ($19)
Whole Hog pizza ($20)
and Nutella calzone ($13)

Café Americano

Caesars Palace, 702-731-7110, Open daily 24 hours. Dinner for two, $40-$100.

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