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Photos: Giada De Laurentiis leads pink hard-hat tour of her Strip restaurant, sets opening dates


Erik Kabik / Retna /

Giada De Laurentiis conducts a pink hard-hat tour of her new restaurant Giada on Friday, May 7, 2014, at the Cromwell in Las Vegas.

2014 VUBBA: Pink Hard-Hat Tour of Giada

Giada De Laurentiis conducts a pink hard-hat tour of her new restaurant Giada on Friday, May 7, 2014, at the Cromwell in Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

2014 VUBBA: Bobby Flay, Giada at Mesa Grill

Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay co-host a Master Series dinner at his Mesa Grill on Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Caesars Palace. Launch slideshow »

Italian star chef and Food Network darling Giada De Laurentiis has set her opening dates for her first-ever restaurant to debut at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.

Not only can I tell you that the new restaurant and Italian kitchen Giada at the Cromwell will be identical in quality and cost to the prestigious three-star Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace, but I also can confirm now that preview service at Giada will begin May 28, with first official reservation seating starting 7:30 p.m. June 3.

Giada worked with her construction crew and the design team over the weekend to ensure that everything is in order as the restaurant moves into the final 17-day countdown. Our thanks to Erik Kabik of Retna for his photo gallery.

Unexpected construction snafus with the cantilevered windows that open out onto the Strip to become an open-air patio have now been resolved. They were tested satisfactorily on Friday, and the delays are finally over.

There is no doubt that this will be the most anticipated restaurant opening of the year — and the most successful. Talk about a hit to change the look of the Strip’s dining scene — and that photo of the all-male Caesars Entertainment chefs.

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