Lakeside to Close at Wynn, Fiola Mare Coming in 2025

The only constant in Las Vegas is change and the inability to get change at slot voucher kiosks. Coins. Please keep up.

A new seafood restaurant is in the works for Wynn Las Vegas in early 2025, Fiola Mare.

The new restaurant will replace Lakeside restaurant. Lakeside will permanently close in mid-July.

Fiola Mare will be a joy for adventurous eaters, a cult from which we have been excluded due to our unwavering devotion to Stoffer’s French Bread Pizza.

Lakeside Grill opened in 2010, overlooking the hotel’s Lake of Dreams. Prior to that, it was Daniel Boulud Brasserie.

Lakeside’s replacement, Fiola Mare, is a Mediterranean seafood restaurant from chef and restaurateur Fabio Trabocchi.

Trabocchi has an impressive track record, and created a number of award-winning restaurants in the mid-Atlantic and South Florida areas, including one he’s about to open on a flipping superyacht.

If you say Fabio Trabocchi three times fast, you will automatically be 25% more Italian.

Here’s more about the restaurant from the official announcement: “Like its sister restaurant of the same name in Washington, D.C., the Las Vegas location will feature a raw bar at the entrance of the restaurant, as well as impressive seafood towers, an array of tableside services, and elegantly-grilled seafood entrees. The menu will highlight fresh seafood prepared with simplicity through delicate and subtle additions of color, flavor, and texture. Guests will also be able to make selections from The Carrello del Pesce—a seafood cart—that will offer multiple daily catch options.”

We are not personally a seafood person, but we understand many people are.

Can we please stop eating octopuses, though? How many animals can manipulate their chromatophores to blend in with their surroundings? Exactly. An octopus could be sitting next to you right now and you wouldn’t know it. Stop eating them. Let’s extend this to any creature with suction cups.

Oh, we forgot to share what Wynn says about the interior design of Fiola Mare: “As for the restaurant’s design, Fiola Mare will celebrate the abundance of the sea, with opulent finishes and bespoke maritime-inspired design elements. New custom furnishings, influenced by classic French and Italian designs from the 1940s and 1950s, enhance the dynamic floor plan which will maximize views of the Lake of Dreams.”

We used that description as a prompt to let A.I. take a stab at it, mostly because we know Wynn’s President & Chief Creative Officer of Wynn Design & Development, Todd-Avery Lenahan, sometimes looks at our blog and he’ll spit up his cocktail seeing how not terrible it is given it took two minutes to generate this rendering. Hey, it would be fine for most resorts. Not, Wynn, of course, but still.

You can’t spell “Fiola” without an “a” and “i.”

The Fiola Mare in D.C. is gorgeous.

This is a hard act to follow, but Wynn’s team is the best at overmatchery, surpassination and slamdunkering, interior design terms we just invented.

The awkward part of all this is successful restaurants don’t close in Las Vegas, so Lakeside was no longer drawing like it used to.

There’s still a little time left to visit Lakeside restaurant if you’d like to bid it farewell.

Here’s to what’s new and what’s next, the supply of which Las Vegas never lacks.

Update (7/11/24): We were curious about the name Fiola Mare and its meaning. The Internet claims the name means “Star of the Sea,” but that’s not the case, according to the chef. What does Fiola Mare mean and what is the origin of the restaurant’s name? “Mare” does translate as “the sea” in Italian, “fiola” means “my sweetheart” in Fabio Trabocchi’s hometown dialect. Fiola Mare means “my sweetheart, the sea.” Now you know.