Julian Serrano adds to his repertoire with LAGO, Las Vegas

Michelin-starred Chef Julian Serrano has launched his third Las Vegas restaurant, with LAGO opening in the world-famous Bellagio overlooking the spectacular fountains of the AAA Five Diamond Award-winning Las Vegas hotel.

At his third Las Vegas restaurant, Michelin-starred Serrano lets his expertise shine through an extensive menu of small-plate masterpieces built to encourage guests to experiment and explore.

  • Crudo Elegante – Crudo di Pesce marries raw seafood with the flavor of fruits and vegetables. LAGO offers its own creations like the Salmone with anchovies and the Tonno(aka Tuna),paired with a seasonally changing citrus.
  • Maestro Vegetariano – Serrano's flair for vegetarian gastronomy progresses with indulgences like Risotto cooked with red wine and burrata cheese; or the Carciofi Fritti, a beautiful preparation of fried artichokes served with mint pesto.
  • Pastas con Panache – Throw status quo out the window as LAGO's pastas showcase elite culinary skills and artistry, which dazzle the senses like the Calamarata, little calamari-pasta rings from Gragnano in Naples delicately stylized with squid sauce.
  • Piatti Grandi – Serrano hasn't limited LAGO to small plates as the menu boasts an indulgent section aimed at the hearty eater with creations such as the Piedmontese beef tenderloin with gorgonzola cheese or the Bistecca one-pound ribeye trimmed with sea salt.

"I remember when I was approached about opening my first Bellagio restaurant, Picasso, in front of some 'wild fountain.' It was unheard of at the time, but the potential was undeniable," said Serrano. "LAGO is a continuation of what Jean-Georges [Vongerichten], Sirio [Maccioni], Todd [English] and I started here – executing exceptional, thought-provoking cuisine in a setting you can't find anywhere else in the world."