In pretty much every major city with a serious food scene, there’s an Eataly. We're talking New York, Rome, Moscow, Istanbul, Paris and the list goes on. This 40,000-square-foot Italian market-cum-food hall sits at the front of Park MGM and is intended to look like a rail station. It bustles like one, especially before or after Vegas Golden Knights’ games or concerts at T-Mobile Arena next door. Vegas’s version doesn’t differ much from other Eatalys—fresh seafood counter, cured meat kiosk, and giant bags of flour to show that, yes, they’re making all that pasta in house! But unlike cities where you buy charcuterie, cheese, and crusty bread for a picnic in a nearby park, Vegas doesn’t have quite the same vibe. Here, you’re more likely to walk up to one of the counters for (not inexpensive) ready-made or made-to-order items, like Roman-style pizza from the bakery, and post up at a high-top table in the center or at the Gran Caffé Milano wine bar. Sweets are plentiful at stands on the lower level, whether it’s small-batch gelato or cannoli filled to order—or the only Nutella bar in town.
For a more structured meal, try the intimate and rustic steakhouse Manzo or the airy La Pizza e La Pasta. When you find the mosaic bull—a replica of one in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II—at the entrance between the market and the casino, take a spin around it three times. It’s supposed to bring you luck, handy if you head back to the casino floor.