Terra Rossa returns to anchor Red Rock Resort’s culinary lineup

Posted Thursday, 23 January 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

If Red Rock Resort’s Italian restaurant, Terra Rossa, sounds familiar, it’s because you’re revisiting a beloved locals favorite. The original Italian eatery closed in 2016 and returned to the property at the end of last year after a couple of other Italian concepts—Clique Hospitality’s Salute and Scott Conant’s Masso Osteria—came and went there. Perhaps the Stations-run Terra Rossa is what the space needed after all, and it’s back as the rightful anchor. Chef Dan Rossi (Rose.Rabbit.Lie., Scarpetta, D.O.C.G.) helms Terra Rossa after nearly three years as Red Rock’s assistant executive chef. Now that he’s in the driver’s seat, he’s demonstrating his penchant for family-style Italian cuisine. The expansive menu is divided into many categories: antipasto, soups and salads, pizza, pasta fresca (made in-house) and pasta secca (imported from Italy), beef, veal, chicken and fish. Start with the vegetarian artichoke Française ($9), which gets the traditional French treatment typically saved for chicken. Tender artichoke hearts are dipped in flour and egg, fried lightly and served with blistered cherry tomatoes and lemon butter sauce. The Bianca pizza ($14) is simple but flavorful, topped with salty prosciutto, fresh arugula and buffalo mozzarella. The menu focuses heavily on veal, offering seven iterations, including three chop variations ($69) and classics like veal marsala and scaloppini ($30), while the chicken mattone ($22) takes advantage of Terra Rossa’s Josper grill and oven: The breast and legs are butterflied, stuffed with herbs and flattened with a brick, then grilled inside the charcoal oven to achieve a blackened outer crust, while the meat remains juicy on the inside. If pasta’s what you crave, the cacio e pepe ($15) is as classically Roman as it gets: al dente spaghetti tossed with Pecorino Romano and peppercorn, then hit with a splash of cream and olive oil for a velvety, rich bite that only gets better. Save room, because cappuccino and cannoli is the proper way to punctuate a truly Italian meal. TERRA ROSSA Red Rock Resort, 702-797-7777. Sunday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 5-11 p.m.

Other articles published by Las Vegas Sun

Posted Thursday, 27 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

UNLV is still riding high after a big win over previously undefeated San Diego State on Saturday, and the Rebels hope the momentum will carry over to tonight when they face off against Boise State in a key late-season Mountain West battle. Can UNLV...

Posted Thursday, 27 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

The NFL and its players have moved closer to a new collective bargaining agreement and the next decade of labor peace that would come with it. If the process is at first-and-goal now, though, there's still work to be done to get into the end zone. With a ...

Posted Thursday, 27 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

The last time the Golden Knights met the Edmonton Oilers, it was back in November. Vegas was having a putrid month and lost 4-2. Things have changed since then. The Golden Knights are riding a six-game winning streak, currently the NHL's longest, and...

Vegas Play of the Day: Virginia at Virginia Tech Posted Wednesday, 26 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

The sixth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun's sports staff is now underway, effective July 1. Bankrolls start at $10,000 for each of the four participants, with the objective to increase it as much as possible over...

Posted Wednesday, 26 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

The Las Vegas Lights soccer franchise is always eager to try wacky promotions. They, after all, have llamas on the field for the pregame festivities. The Lights announced today that they will host a “Midnight Match” July 11 against Orange County FC,...

Posted Wednesday, 26 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

With 18 games left in the regular season, the Vegas Golden Knights sit in better position than they have all year. Justin Emerson and Case Keefer come to a mutual agreement on that opinion on the latest Vegas Golden Podcast, presented by the Credit One...

Police: Man fatally shoots brother during argument Posted Wednesday, 26 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

A man fatally shot his brother during an argument Tuesday morning at an apartment complex in the west valley, according to Metro Police. The shooting was reported about 9:35 a.m. in the 9100 block of West Flamingo Road, near Fort Apache Road, police...

Posted Wednesday, 26 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

In a future that isn’t that far off, Robin Lehner will be handed the reins of an NHL team and told to go. He’ll be the No. 1 guy, the unquestioned starting goalie.  He’s earned it after two seasons of splitting the net with Thomas Greiss and Corey ...

Posted Wednesday, 26 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Here’s what you’ll find in this week’s episode of the Sun on the Strip: Recapping Sarah McLachlan's performance at Encore Theater and getting ready for this week's shows from Harry Connick Jr. Morrissey is coming to the Colosseum...

Control your own health care Posted Wednesday, 26 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

It scares me, the number of people willing to give up their freedoms and put their fate in the hands of career politicians to exert more and more control over their lives. Some people who have no concept of how the real world works. Bernie Sanders has...

Posted Wednesday, 26 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

The big winners of last week’s Nevada caucuses were Sen. Bernie Sanders, Latino and younger voters, and Las Vegas. The biggest losers, besides the candidates not finishing with delegates, were caucuses as a voting system and centrist-Democratic...

Posted Wednesday, 26 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Although the dust hasn’t completely settled from this year’s Nevada caucuses, the state emerged from the weekend having avoided the disastrous problems that played out in Iowa. Now, to ensure we never have to dodge a bullet like that again, we should ...

Posted Wednesday, 26 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Durango High basketball coach Chad Beeten saw a play on game film that concerned him. He quickly asked for it to be replayed. The Trailblazers were preparing for today’s class 4A state quarterfinals against Reed of Northern Nevada, starting the process ...

Rule of law has been damaged Posted Wednesday, 26 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

The rule of law within the federal government is broken. The attorney general is “fixing” criminal law cases for the president. William Barr has attempted to lessen sentences for both Roger Stone and Michael Flynn. He has interceded in cases before...

Infighting hurts eventual nominee Posted Wednesday, 26 February 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Defeating President Donald Trump should be the objective in November. Defeating Germany was the United States’ objective in Europe during World War II. The U.S. forces did not succeed by giving bombs to Germany to drop on England and our other allies....