VegasEats: Cafe Vettro at ARIA
That Which Makes The Plate Look Pretty
If there is one thing in this world that I love, it is the 24 hour casino cafe. During my two previous stays and numerous additional drop ins at ARIA, I never managed to give their take on the casino cafe, Cafe Vettro a shot. I really didn't know what to expect since reviews passed on to me by trusted friends and online strangers has been all over the map. One piece of information I was aware of was that Cafe Vettro had replaced their management team a month or so after opening, giving them about 8 months to find and fix two month old problems.
Upon arrival at Cafe Vettro, I was escorted through the dining room by two hostesses. Half way through, one went straight and the other one made a hard left (I followed) then stopped short near some tables. I stood behind her about for about 10 seconds as she surveyed the dining room, whereupon she wheeled around and walked right past me and back to the hostess stand. Huh? Quickly, I backtracked and sprinted forth to meet up with Hostess #2 who had yet to notice that I had gone missing. After catching up, she pointed at various sections and said "this section is closed, and so is this one," information I hardly needed to know. Perhaps she thought that Hostess #1 was still behind her? Eventually she turned around and asked me if I wanted to sit in a booth (no) and then pointed individually at vague patch of five tables. I took this as instruction to "sit somewhere here." I asked if the table closest to the window was satisfactory for her and she said it was. With that, I was handed a menu and told that my server would be with me shortly.
In this game of Casino Cafe Acey Deucey, I lost the first hand. Or maybe it was ten hands dealt really fast. Dunno. Don't care. I'm hungry.