Chef Scott Conant’s D.O.C.G. is simpler and more rustic than Scarpetta, its sister restaurant next door. But don’t let that fool you. Officially a wine bar (named after the highest level of Italian wine, Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita), D.O.C.G’s fare is as good as it gets — few bites in, you’ll be swooning as much over what you’re eating as on anything you’re sipping. Standouts from the refined Italian menu include the margherita pizza with a thin, chewy crust topped with tomatoes that pop with flavor, and the imminently shareable grilled filone — thick slices of bread served fondue-style with truffle oil and creamy duck egg. And, with 3,000 bottles of wine to choose from, the perfect pairing is guaranteed.
—Andrea Kahn, Custom Publishing Writer
The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South