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Chef James Trees announces opening date for new Tivoli Village restaurant

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Posted at 12:57 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 15:57:08-05

Chef James Trees and LEV Group Development Partner Carlo Cannuscio have announced the opening of Al Solito Posto (‘At The Usual Place’), an invigorating new restaurant and lounge offering a fresh take on Italian favorites and refined cocktails.

The doors will officially open on Jan. 22.

Warm, neighborhood-style service driven by distinguished professionals, and classic dishes done uncommonly well, will define the experience at Al Solito Posto, which will face the grand fountains at the main entrance of Tivoli Village.

Under Chef James, the kitchen team is headed by Executive Chef Emily Brubaker (formerly of Joel Robuchon/Sage) while Beverage Director David Bonatesta (formerly of NoMad) will guide the bar program.

Carlo Cannuscio (formerly of Valentino, Bartolotta, Twist) will oversee the dining room in concert with General Manager Andy St. John (ex-Bouchon, Carbone).

Al Solito Posto promises to have you look at dishes like Minestrone, Eggplant Parmigiana and Chicken Piccata with new eyes, while the fun, sophisticated bar menu (some highlights: A clarified Milk Punch, fig-infused Old Fashioned twist and Italian-inflected Apple Martini) will delight all lovers of a fine cocktail.

Italian wines, naturally, will dominate the cellar.

“In creating Al Solito Posto, we wanted to take the opportunity to look at Italian food, and really the whole neighborhood restaurant experience, in a truly new way,” said Trees. “We are really proud of the amazing team that’s come together at Al Solito to make this a reality,” said Trees. “They are all stars, very dedicated to bringing local Las Vegas the best. It’s that simple.”

“All of us look forward to welcoming old friends, and new ones, to this wonderful room,” said Cannuscio. “To me, it already feels like a second home.”