We stumbled (not literally) across Fiamma at MGM Grand quite by accident. The studio walk there is filled with restaurants, all with menus posted outside for easy perusal. The hubby almost convinced me to try a bunch of yummy-sounding sides at the steakhouse so he could dig into some meaty monstrosity, but we were able to compromise on Fiamma, which had more options for me, and still had a few steaks on the menu for him.
I would classify Fiamma as “rustic Italian” cuisine in a modern setting, but I could be way off base here. Whatever you want to call it, it was delicious, and the service was great. We went pretty early, so it was quiet, but our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. I made sure to mention I was a vegetarian before ordering and he was able to point out a few items that were vegetarian for me.
I started with the pear salad, but with no cheese. (I’m not vegan, I just hate stinky cheese like gorgonzola.) Then I had the pumpkin gnocchi, which was delicious. But I’m a sucker for anything with butternut squash or pumpkin. They have a tasting trio of gnocchi, but one has lobster in it; if they can do it without, I’d suggest trying that. Most of the pasta dishes seem easy to modify so there are plenty of vegetarian options here, and it seems at least a few could be made vegan.
I got the sense that they were more than happy to accomodate special requests and were used to some picky Vegas diners. They’ve got non-dairy sorbet on the menu, so everyone can enjoy dessert, and the wine list was reasonably priced. All in all, I was very glad we found Fiamma. Great spot for a nice but not super fancy meal.