Openings and closings: Hello to two Italian restaurants, adios to a Mexican one (for the second time)
Italian food dominates the menu this week for local restaurant openings.
One locale is expanding, while two new restaurants will offer pizza, pasta and other Italian favorites.
In Summerlin, however, patrons will say adios to an upscale Mexican restaurant for the second time.
Take a look at some of the valley's recent openings and closings:
Giada's Italian Cucina
Giada's Italian Cucina debuted a larger footprint Saturday.
The three-year-old Italian restaurant increased its capacity to 100, doubled its table count to 23 and added a full-service, nongaming bar.
The Henderson restaurant, which serves traditional Italian fare such as chicken parmesan and lasagna, is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The bar is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Five50 Pizza at Aria began serving pizzas July 4.
Chef Shawn McClain's latest restaurant boasts pies baked in wood-fire ovens, an eclectic meat and cheese bar and specialty items such as wood-fired clams, linguica sausage and marinated octopus crostini.
For dessert, diners can tuck into an array of indulgences, including milk chocolate-lavender custard served in a miniature mason jar.
Five50 is open from 11:30 a.m. to midnight daily. Its slice counter is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Pizza Rock, slated to open downtown in September, will feature gourmet pizzas, artisan cocktails and imported beer and wine.
The 185-seat restaurant will offer a variety of Italian and American pizza styles cooked in one of the restaurant's four ovens.
Pizza Rock, 201 N. Third St., will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and from 11:30 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Dos Caminos has closed for the second time.
The Summerlin location of the Mexican eatery stopped serving last month after only a few months of operation.
The restaurant also had a short-lived location in the Palazzo that closed in 2011.