Retro by Voltaggio, the first Las Vegas restaurant from TV stars, judges and renowned chefs Michael and Bryan Voltaggio, made its opening debut earlier this month at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, bringing guests and visitors a highly-anticipated, limited-engagement dining concept.
“We welcome Michael and Bryan to the Mandalay Bay family as they introduce this new and fun dining concept,” said Mandalay Bay President and COO Chuck Bowling in a statement. “The creativity, dedication and energy they have shown in creating the vision for Retro will show in every element of the guest experience. Our guests are in for a memorable experience only the Voltaggio Brothers can deliver.”
Conceptualized by the famed chef duo, the one-year culinary residency experience will celebrate the best of the ’80 and ’90 with the brothers’ modernized take on classic American dishes served in an environment with playful and nostalgic nods to the era.
“My brother and I came of age in the 80’s and 90’s and we want Retro to reflect that time with vintage flavors and style brought to life in a modern way,” said Michael Voltaggio in a statement. “From the food and the dishware to the art and music, we are inviting everyone to join us in fondly remembering the radical sights, sounds and fun of those years.”
Located in the former Aureole space, Retro guests will have the opportunity to explore the brothers’ elevated takes on nostalgic “snacks,” such as Pepperoni Rolls featuring San Marzano marinara, basil and Stracciatella; handmade Chicken Pot Pie Fritters served with a buttery cracker crust, pea leaves and lemon; and Deviled Eggs topped with sturgeon caviar.
Shareable plates will include the Wagyu Beef Pot Roast served with beef fat potatoes and nantes carrots; Smoked Fish Dip made with smoked trout, fennel and radish and served with a side of sea saltines; and Michael and Bryan’s “Voltaggi O’s,” a twist on the canned childhood favorite, creatively prepared with anellini pasta, tomato gravy and a giant meatball.
“It has been our goal to open a restaurant in Las Vegas for many years, and to see it start to all come together in such an exciting way has been a dream come true,” shared Bryan Voltaggio in a statement. “We are honored to join the incredible roster of chefs and restaurants at Mandalay Bay and to continue delivering first-class dining experiences to the resort’s valued guests and visitors.”
Retro by Voltaggio is now open for reservations Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m.–10 p.m., which can be made here.
Photos courtesy Retro by Voltaggio