Scarpetta in Cosmopolitan
Yes, we know: There are outposts of Scarpetta in Toronto, New York, Miami and Beverly Hills. But the signature pomodoro is legendary for a reason—and you should really be eating it in the capital of indulgence. The cozy, long dining room inside the Cosmopolitan is one of the most welcoming places to try Chef Scott Conant’s cuisine of childhood favorites-meet-modern Italian; I love both the super-light dishes (yellowtail crudo and tuna “susci” with truffles) and comfort-food preparations like guanciale-wrapped veal loin. And really, don’t miss that spaghetti pomodoro. I promise, it’s worth the price tag.