Not that great for the price. First, after having made reservations early, we were seated next to the serving station in a fairly empty restaurant. Shouldn't we have been rewarded for making reservations and being early in the dining period? The food at Onda Lounge was average. Factor in the price and I felt it needed to be much better. The scallops appetizer was cooked with a delicious sauce but had a sandy crunch. Properly washed scallops should not crunch. For dinner I ordered the Osso Bucco. Traditionally OssoBucco should be soft and practically falling apart. It was thoroughly under done. I had to chew and chew this tough piece of veal shank. If I were not out with others I would definitely sent my dinner back. The doughnuts and service were great though.
Delicious Food Very Good Service. Onda is a very nice Mediterranean bistro. I stated with a very good beef carpacio and followed with a sweet pea ravioli with a balsamic reduction.Both were delicious and I thought that the service was very good as well. I had a thoroughly enjoyable meal although I prefer Onda's sister restaurant, Olives at Bellagio. Worth a visit when staying at Mirage.
Not Great, Not Horrible, Just OK....
So it was a friends b.day & we decided to try Onda before going to "LOVE" which is by the way one of the best shows on the strip - but lets talk Onda... I arrived about 5min late as I walked into the restaurant I thought I was at the wrong place! They have this front room thats just, well, empty and very deceiving (supposed to be a lounge?). The hostess walks me back to enter this very warm d ecor room with a sunken sitting area, neutral colors, dark green chairs brick walls, interesting writting & recipes on other walls. <br>
To start we had the shrimp cocktail & calamari the sauce had great flavor, I had the Veal for dinner and well, it wasnt the best Ive had but it wasnt bad, slightly above average & I cant remeber what it was served with since this was back in October. However, the Lobster Rissotto was enticing-ly-delicious! I would deff go back for that. Not wow'd seems like it would be a gret family restaurant however children under the age of 5 are not allowed.
Service was average, there is deff better places for italian that I would go to before going back to Onda... sorry...
On May 16, 2008 we had dinner at Onda in the Mirage Hotel prior to attending the ?Love? show. It was probably one of the WORST dining experience we?ve ever had. The lady seating us put us next to a serving station. When we commented that it was not a table we liked she insisted that it would be fine and preceded to seat us anyway with an attitude that made us feel that we better take the table or leave. Since it was a very busy night in the hotel we thought we better take the table. Regularly throughout the meal wait staff and the bus boy would open a dishrack next to one of our chairs to place food or dirty dishes on, requiring us to lean sideways or get struck in the head. As for the food, it was pretty horrible. A dish of some find of tapinade was put on the table along with bread. This was not at all bad, but the entrees were grim. We had a veal picatta which was in some kind of a tasteless cream sauce, and a veal parmesan which was not quite as bad, but the veal in both dishes required a sharp steak knife to deal with. Quite an amateurish effort considering the price. We passed on dessert. We just wanted to get out of the place.
We have eaten in several upscale Las Vegas restaurants in the past few days, and this one was by far the bottom of the barrel. For the price there are numerous better dining options in Las Vegas. STAY AWAY!!!
Avoid restaurant at all costs!.
My family of 6 dined at this restaurant before seeing LOVE, the Cirque show at the Mirage. We knew to expect a high bill come the end of dinner, as the most expensive thing on the item was in the $50 range, but the average around $30-$40/pp. While ordering, our waitress had no problems giving us attitude when we requested drawn butter instead of lemon butter with our fish - claiming that the kitchen didn't have any. I ordered the $9 bowl of minestrone to find that it was flavorless, agreed upon by the entire table who also tried it. And when sitting down, the waitress offered that night's specials. We did not ask the waitress for specials, and this wasn't the kind of place where she hands out a card - it was a list of verbal specials, one in which my brother was interested in - the kobe beef. At no point did the waitress offer the prices of the special, nor did we even think to ask for it as nothing was listed on the menu over $50. As the dinners themselves were tasteful, the bill was not. And neither were the practices of the restaurant. The kobe beef special rang in at a total of $140 a plate - for one dinner - nearly triple the price of the most expensive item on the menu. And at no point did anyone mention this to us upon ordering. So we spoke to the waitress about it - and she assured us that it was the policy of the restaurant to not tell it's patrons prices of the specials, the customer must ask for it - even though we didn't ask for the specials in the first place. And upon talking to the restaurant manager, he agreed it was restaurant policy not to tell the prices of the specials because, and I quote, "it may embarrass the customer if he/she can't afford it." They have no problems embarrasing you when the bill comes and you can't afford it then!
What a horrible restaurant - it's nothing fancy, small portions and incredibly overpriced. There are many other nice restaurants on the vegas strip.... do yourself a favor and find one of those!
Great service. My friend and I joked about how the waiters were almost overstaffed. Elegant decor, and great Italian dishes, we can't wait to get back to this place to try more off the menu.
A nice quiet change from your average Italian. I have been here twice and really enjoyed the restaurant both times. Had some wonderful, stuffed lobster ravioli that were very tasty. The service was great and neither times was the place very crowded. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice quiet Italian restaurant.
Excellent Roasted Garlic, Tomato, Balsalmic Bruschetta.
The food and atmosphere were outstanding. Well worth the price. People in our party thought it was all hype, then came away wondering when we can all return.
Had one experience where a waiter we had suddenly was stuck with a table of 12 and we were ignored once we received our entrees.
Overall, I've been there three times and I can't wait to go back.
Very Good!!. We went to The Onda in October 2004. The decor is very nice. They had a lot of candles around the restaurant. The service was good. Our food was delicious!! You get a lot of food for the price. We would definitely return to The Onda.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors. Upscale, rustic Italian restaurant serves classic dishes like beef carpaccio, spaghetti carbonara, chicken Parmesan and veal piccata.
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