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Allegro in Wynn, food surprisingly good

LVI | Apr 2, 201507:55 AM

After sitting in the sports book for hours we got a little hungry and wanted more than the standard Zoozacrackers sandwiches and we did not want to leave the complex. Allegro, which is next door to the Wynn sports book, was the ideal choice. But over the years the food that has come from that spot (not Allegro but prior attempts at restaurants) have been mediocre at best so I was a bit skeptical to give Allegro a try. We decided to order the Prosciutto platter, one Bianca pizza and one Meatball pizza.

The Prosciutto platter was excellent albeit expensive $29, but what would you expect from the Wynn? If my memory serves me correct there were 3 different types of Prosciutto along with a pile of Mortadella. The grilled bread that accompanied it was perfect. Perfect char. Perfect texture. Perfect thickness. This platter was the epitome of simplicity and when you present a quality product there is very little you have to do with it.

The pizzas (I'm really not quite sure I'd call them pizzas as they could easily pass for flatbread) were excellent. The meatball was the right balance of cheese, sauce and meatball. It was a delicious pie, perfectly cooked with a nice chared crust. And as good as the meatball pizza was, the Bianca was that much better. I am a sucker for Prosciutto and arugula pizzas. I think they offer a wonderful balance of textures, tempatures and flavors to make them the ultimate pies. And this version was one of the better I have had. Again, well chared and ample balance of green to protein and shaved Parmesan scattered along with a drizzle of olive oil.

If I have a criticism of the place it is in the bar service (I love sitting at bars and rarely have any issues). One day sitting at a table was smooth and flawless. Bar...not so much. Took forever to get the attention of just one of the bartenders (only 10 spots at the bar...cmon folks). Then when I ordered a large Dogfish 60 I was delivered a small one. When I went to take a sip I noticed a gnat/fly in the head of the beer. So I called the bartender over and pointed it out. I also let them know that I ordered a large. They were very apologetic in acknowledging that it should have been a large and that indeed a gnat was in the foam. Is it just me or shouldn't a bartender offer to pay for "that one"? We did have several drinks. I just found it a little off putting.

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