Chef Marc Vetri is a Philadelphia culinary legend who came to Las Vegas in 2018 to open a brilliant-but-short-lived fine-dining restaurant atop what was then a newly renovated Palms. When the Palms failed to reopen post-COVID, Station Casinos offered the chef and his team this “temporary” pop-up within the Red Rock Resort, for a different kind of Italian restaurant. The Palms has since been sold, and Osteria Fiorella has been upgraded from temporary to permanent.
As this restaurant was preparing to open in 2020, Vetri told food writer Al Mancini (then with the Las Vegas Review-Journal), that it would be “a little bit more red sauce-y” than his previous local spot. That means a menu packed with East Coast Italian-American classics, but executed at a higher level than we’ve come to expect of those dishes. It’s a combination that clearly resonates with his Summerlin neighbors, as well as our experts. Osteria Fiorelli was cited as a favorite Italian spot by local chef James Trees (Esther’s Kitchen, Al Solito Posto) as well as Vegas Revealed podcast host Dayna Roselli. Roselli’s co-host Sean McAllister named it his favorite celebrity chef restaurant.