Components of Rio are very unhappy, however a brand new venue might perk issues up within the off-Strip resort’s gloomy Masquerade Village space.
Rio has introduced The Duomo, a brand new stay music and Italian eating idea, opens June 16, 2022.
The Duomo strikes into the previous McFadden’s and Wall Gaming Lounge area on the on line casino’s first ground, not removed from Kiss minigolf and the Chippendales theater.
As a result of we're clairvoyant, we took photographs of the area throughout our most up-to-date go to to Rio.
The brand new venue comes from the identical people as 172, the stay music venue within the former Martorano’s area. We belief that’s all she wrote for 172.
It feels like Duomo will attempt to be all issues to all folks on the programming entrance, with quite a lot of stay bands, together with rock, pop, nation and different.
The 300-seat Duomo will function a middle bar, arcade and informal Italian eating idea, Cupola Cafe.
The Cupola Cafe menu comes from chef Mimmo Ferraro, described within the announcement information launch as “celeb chef Mimmo Ferraro.” We’re fairly certain the chef advised them, “Please cease calling me that,” however information releases gonna information launch.
Mimmo Ferraro is the son of Gino and Rosalba Ferraro, founders of the favored Ferraro’s restaurant, the place Mimmo Ferraro served as Govt Chef. Ferraro can also be proprietor of Pizza Forte, with places at Virgin Resort and close to UNLV.
Cupola Cafe is described as a “trattoria-style Italian eatery” with “high-quality Italian delicacies in a quick-service format.” So, just about our culinary candy spot.
We applaud Duomo’s proprietor, Tony Sgro, for giving it one other go, however it’s a tricky time to be opening a restaurant in an undeniably difficult location. And by that we imply each Rio and the previous Wall area.
Rio’s in transition, because it was bought to an organization referred to as Dreamscape, however Caesars Leisure continues to function the lodge and on line casino.
There are loads of huge plans for Rio, however the Caesars Leisure lease doesn’t finish till 2023, which suggests Rio is in a state of flux. The World Sequence of Poker has moved, for instance, and capital enhancements have been gentle.
Try our latest Rio wellness test. We like Rio, however it’s going to be a slog for The Duomo. A lot of the clients on this a part of the constructing are consuming quick meals at Smashburger, trying out the hunks at Chippendales or enjoying minigolf. On the brilliant facet, Rio dumped the large timeshare gross sales space on its on line casino ground, so there’s that.
We’ll undoubtedly take a look at The Duomo when it opens in June (as a result of Italian meals), however Duomo has a advertising and marketing mountain to climb. On the brilliant facet, the area seems to be in fairly fine condition, so the funding to retool the place needs to be minimal.
Followers of stay music may have a brand new purpose to go to Rio, so right here’s to new and hopeful and smothered in marinara.