Oct 20, 2009

Harrah's Las Vegas - Penazzi 2009


Our second time here, at Penazzi, inside Harrah's casino, Las Vegas. I was so disappointed. I'm guessing the owner/chef has changed since 2006, because the service and food was much better back in 2006. I liked this place in 2006, but not anymore.

Back in 2006, this restaurant was like an upscale restaurant, dark lighting, quiet, fine service. In July 2009, I felt like I was at Bucca di Beppo. Also difficult to get the waiter.

Menu was kinda boring. I'd like to have more gourmet desserts at the place like this, something I can't make myself. Taste of the food was just okay.

They had stuffed mushrooms on appetizer menu and I asked if they can make it with no cheese. Because the description says stuffed with crab meat and veggies. As long as they don't mix cheese and stuffing together, they can probably do it. But this guy said it's better to not make any change, so he doesn't wanna do that. That's absolutely true, they make food because they think that's the best and they don't wanna change the flavor by removing cheese or something like that. But you know what, maybe sometimes taste gets better when you substitute. Plus if this stuffing (crab and braised veggies) has enough flavor already, I can order with no cheese and it still should be no problem.

Anyway, this made everything so difficult, because almost everything on the menu has cheese in it. I didn't have so much choice to eat. So we ordered 2 appetizers, 1 soup, 2 desserts, and the total came up to $52.

CLICK HERE for pics from 2006

Not delicious bread

Fried calamari $11.99
with marinara sauce

We both agreed, our homemade calamari is much tastier than this.

Grilled chicken sausage $12.99
Grilled chicken sausage with cannellini beans and pepperoncino

It was really weird texture but the more I eat, more I want. Addictive.

Wedding soup $6.99
Traditional Italian wedding soup, mixed vegetables, chicken, baby spinach and whole egg

Tropical Pabada Experience $7.99
White chocolate mousse with touches of passion, banana and sweet mango, served with fruits and berry coulis

It's good dessert to clean up your mouth.

Chocolate Raspberry Sensation $7.99
Chocolate raspberry genoise baked inside delicate pastry served with raspberries and warm chocolate sauce

menu 2009

dessert menu 2009

Rating (food): 3 / 5
Rating (service):3 / 5
Repeat: No

Wed-Sun: 5:30pm - 10:30pm



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