You’ve perhaps seen it advertised on billboards along the 215. It’s from the creators of Salute at Red Rock Resort, a nicely done addition to the Italian tableau of Summerlin and the west valley. The Bottiglia space itself is bright and airy. It’s quite lovely in an informal manner, mixing the aesthetics of the American West Coast and coastal Italy, and has plenty of al fresco eating space under Henderson’s evening skies.
The dish: My linguine arrived picture-perfect. A not-huge but still sizable plate of semolina ribbons was ringed about its circumference with elegant Manila clams. Of all three entrants in my destination dining, Bottiglia’s plating was the most fragrant, with rich wafts of spectral umami steaming above the plate. (It’s said that the majority of flavor profiles humans perceive actually stem from sense of smell; my plate certainly proved this.) Edibly speaking, the pasta was excellent, and the clam meat was savory if not overly abundant, though I found the broth a bit too salted for my taste.