Salute Trattoria Italiana: A new Red Rock Resort restaurant

Salute Trattoria Italiana: A new Red Rock Resort restaurant
Salute Trattoria Italiana brings southern Italian fare to Red Rock Resort. (Amelinda B Lee)

Need an excuse to visit Summerlin, the master-planned community on the western side of Las Vegas? Look no further than the new Italian restaurant Salute Trattoria Italiana at Red Rock Resort.

Chef Luciano Sautto, a native of Naples, Italy, brings family recipes handed down for generations as well as simple ingredients for his surprisingly light southern Italian dishes.

A truffle tagliatelle features Sautto's black truffle cream sauce, one of the most-touted dishes on the menu, with Piedmontese black truffles that are shaved tableside. Other dishes include an osso bucco ravioli, crispy arancini, a whole roasted salted branzino and bucatini vodka prepared tableside.

The chef, a third-generation pizzaiola, has an exhibition kitchen at his disposal as well as an antipasto bar at the casino entrance. Also find braised meats, vegetarian dishes and fresh seafood, as well as a waffle maker for cones that hold gelato made in-house.

The 4,000-square-foot room features imported Italian marble around the entrance, a bar at the rear of the space and a patio that sits at the entrance to the casino.

The restaurant is part of a $35-million renovation of Red Rock Resort. Other restaurants are Mercadito, from the Sandoval brothers in Chicago, the Asian fusion spot 8 Noodle Bar and Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar from Salute's parent company, Clique Hospitality, under the market-inspired guidance of Brian Massie.

Info: Salute Trattoria Italiana, (702) 797-7311