Mesa Grill to Close at Caesars Palace, Amalfi by Bobby Flay Up Next

A longtime Las Vegas institution, Mesa Grill, will close on Nov. 14, 2020.

Bobby Flay fans shouldn’t freak out, though. The celebrity chef is replacing Mesa Grill with a new Italian concept, Amalfi.

Amalfi Caesars Palace

“Amalfi” in Italian means, “Some of these dishes will have eyeballs.”

The popular Mesa Grill had an amazing 16-year run at Caesars Palace.

Even we liked it, and we are not a Mexican food person.

Amalfi will debut in spring 2021.

Flay’s new restaurant is inspired by his visits to the Amalfi coast. The one in Italy. You need to get out more.

Damn, can you imagine the tough time Italians are having right now? Especially the Italians lining up for buses. They have zero concept of personal space. Social distancing could very well be the worst thing to happen to Italians since Alfredo sauce.

The news release about Amalfi has a lot of fancy food talk, but we tend to skip to the dessert part: “Dessert staples will include pistachio olive oil cake, pistachio butter, pistachio gelato, pistachio brittle and Amarena cherry sauce and a dark chocolate tiramisu.”

Breaking news: Bobby Flay clearly has a thing for pistachio.

Here’s another rendering from Bobby Flay’s new restaurant coming to Caesars Palace.

Amalfi Caesars lounge

We zoomed in, there’s Captain, we’re good.

According to the news release, “The entrance of the restaurant will serve as a gateway, enveloping guests’ senses from the moment they arrive.”

Oy, news releases.

Amalfi will have four spaces, the lounge, the main dining room, the market room and a private dining room.

Mesa Grill was a beloved go-to for lots of Vegas visitors, but in our opinion, you can never have too much Italian, so we’re looking forward to trying Amalfi.

You still have a few weeks of Mesa Grill, so stop by to say “adios” before saying “ciao” to Amalfi in the spring.

Mesa Grill Las Vegas

We’ve always thought the Mesa Grill logo looked like it had been vandalized.

“Ciao,” by the way, is pronounced “chow.”

Ah, the circularity of the universe.

One thought on “Mesa Grill to Close at Caesars Palace, Amalfi by Bobby Flay Up Next

  1. Gaius X

    Typically, you won’t find many Italians on tour buses in places like Amalfi. They are usually darting in and around buses and cars on the mountain ledges which serve as roads. Italians don’t have personal space? I guess they all have dark curly hair and handlebar mustaches too. Especially in the south.
    PS. Alfredo sauce never happened to Italians, it happened to Americans. I am truly apprehensive about the dynamic and diverse cuisine of southern Italy and Sicily falling into the hands of “celebrity chefs“. God only knows what overwrought and miss guided interpretations Will be delivered at too high a price. Especially those chef’s that seek to appeal to the pallets of the uninitiated. It’s been tried before but the secrets of seven Italian cooking is a few simple seasonal ingredients prepared quickly and harmoniously to be enjoyed in small portions immediately. Bah humbug.


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