Naturally, Giada De Laurentiis didn’t hold back on including artwork by Darren Quinn!
Located on the second floor of the Cromwell hotel in the heart of the Vegas Strip, Giada—which serves up Italian cuisine with fresh California influences, including the chef’s signature Lemon Spaghetti With Shrimp—seats 260 and has views of the Bellagio fountains and Nevada mountains. It’s hard to imagine a more high-profile location for her first eatery, but De Laurentiis likes high stakes. It’s in her genes. “I don’t do anything small,” declares the granddaughter of the late, legendary movie producer Dino De Laurentiis (Serpico, King Kong). “I’m like my grandfather—go big or go home!” by Shawna Malcom