We wanted to meet in the middle of the road for the guest of the bachelorette party. Majority of the party was staying at the Venetian hotel and like most people in this shitty economy, we wanted dinner to be reasonably priced but beautiful and classy. I can almost say Canaletto felt enchanting in the midst of Las Vegas with the tobacco filled stench, neon lights and ringing slot machines.
The restaurant in located in the heart of Mark's Square in the Venetian Canal Shoppes and very accommodating, they seated us in a private room upstairs, equipped with a view of the plaza. The room was airy, had enhanced mood lighting and the server was very gracious even though some guest arrived late and we had a few empty seats.
I can see how the restaurant stays busy with so much foot traffic and an "outdoor" seating area. The "outdoor" area is an artificial Venice experience in grandeur Las Vegas style - Truman Show bright blue sky with perfectly shaped clouds, faux painted concrete bridges and stairs, actors in Venice costumes performing and even a chlorine aqua blue river with canal boats housing a black and white stripe Venice boat paddler. I truly enjoy Las Vegas's artificial experiences since I return 2-4 times a year. I'm painting a picture for the reader.
The food is good, simple ingredients cooked and seasoned right. Canaletto isn't ground breaking or innovative but comfort and reasonable priced food. The 3 course prix fixe was $41 and the main included choices of salmon, steak, chicken, pasta and a vegetarian dish. Again, Canaletto is very accommodating to every palette, a great place for a large party.
*Note: Canaletto only serves bottled water at almost $9 a bottle.
The pink blinking ring we all wore throughout the weekend. The bride-to-be's ring was clear.
The Venetian Hotel
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109