Unfortunately, it has really gone downhill..
Historically I have enjoyed eating at Circo in Bellagio. There is something about it that always seems extra scrubbed and immaculate. The setting is lovely, overlooking the Bellagio fountains.
Unfortunately, it has really gone downhill. That isn?t to say the food is terrible; it just is not up to the price tag, or comparable to other great Italian restaurants in Las Vegas.
They used to have a duck pasta to die, but it is no longer on the menu. No problem. But when asked why, the waitress said that it is a heavy dish and they take it off for the summer. I guess she doesn?t know that Christmas is winter. That speaks to her ineptitude though, not the food. The salmon was bad, and the tuna tartar was marginal at best.
The real problem with the dinner was the service. They have lost some fine staff and it really shows. I don?t know the reason, nor it is not my issue. Our server was awful. I guess she thought since she worked in a casino it was OK to bluff.
She did not know the menu well, and was totally unpolished. The service was incredibly slow. I had to ask three times for the check and then she brought the check for the party next to us. Furthermore, they had confirmed a window table for us, but did not honor.
You would think in this economy, and with the restaurant extremely empty, they would at least try to act as if they care.
get what you pay for. Circo is a great place but you'll spend the money for it. The food is very good, especially the meat dishes. The view is beautiful which looks over the bellagio fountain. The service does not match the restaurant's quality characteristics. Everyone from the hostess to the manager was somewhat cold and uninviting. We spent a lot of money and still entcountered this, so who knows why this is the case. We were there for the food and ambiance, so the service aspect didn't bother us, but this is an important factor for many. If you want to be catered to, don't go here, but if you are more interested in Italian food and wine then give it a try.
The Bellagio's "circus house" is one of the best Italian restaurants in Las Vegas..
Shades of red and gold cover this dreamy, circus-themed dining room. Large windows look out onto the Bellagio fountains, making it a perfect spot for a romantic meal. The menu includes a rich 30-vegetable Tuscan soup, pastas or risottos with nary a tomato and a simple sauteed chicken breast in a lemon-and-capers sauce. Lamb is lightly treated with just the right touch of Chianti. Exquisite bomboloni (fresh doughnuts stuffed with cream) offer a sweet ending.
left me broke and dissapointed. the decor was nice and exciting...wish the food was too but was not at all. my fiance ordered a steak and he was fine with it, until i tried to steal all the food from his plate! my meal was ridiculous. from the way the menu described my dish (shrimp and pasta), it sounded really delicious BUT, when they brought it out, it was dissapointing. looked like some kid made tiny little pasta, drizzled with olive oil, with BABY boiled shrimp. they could of at least got me some nice BIG shrimp and put some FLAVOR in my dish for that kind of price! i was stuck with it cause they were about to close. dessert was good. the view for the water show was the only thing that was nice there.
Mrs. Janet Heath. This was a total disappointment after reading reviews and expecting a wonderful meal. Their dishes have a wonderful presentation but lack flavor in every aspect. We were seated next to a couple that agreed. The wait staff is o.k. and just that. I do not suggest this restraunt if you put a lot of value on your taste buds.
Surreally Expensive. Circo is among the usually chic but overpriced fine dining restaurants that populate the Bellagio. The playful circus-monkeys highwire theme is wonderful but the food and service were not up to par with the decor.
Excellent Food - Request Ignored. The food was amazing and the service superb. My only complaint is that I made reseravations months in advance, specifically requesting a table by the window (as it was a very special occasion - not to mention we flew in from Boston!!!). I reconfirmed the window seat prior to our trip and did so the week we checked into the hotel. The night of dinner we opted to wait 20 minutes for a window seat, only to be disappointed with a tiny table placed by the wall about 20 feet from the window. Families with no reservations were given prime seating and I sat there totally disenchanted with the entire experience.
Simply the Best!. We go there everytime we are in town. This is by far the best restaurant in LAS VEGAS. Food, service, presentation and ambiance are exellent. Their manager Mr. Granata is working at Le Cirqe now, but stll comes to say hello to us when we dine there. Ask to be seated in the area where Mark works. If you ask me he is The Best waiter. Go there and you will come back again and again.
Perfect!. The food and service were outstanding; however, to have the PERFECT dining experience, you must request a window table. There simply is nothing to compare to the view of the Bellagio fountains with Paris in the backgound as you are surrounded by a warm, inviting atmosphere and great food. We'll definitely return. FYI....try the ravioli.
Exceptional food!. The food here was incredible. One of the best meals I have ever had. The service was a little stuffy, and I would say the dress was much closer to dressy than casual. I would have felt uncomfortable here casually dressed. Definitely reserve a window seat if you can so you can see the fountains!
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