These pecorino-crusted lamb chops from Circo in the Bellagio aren’t cheap ($51), but you get what you pay for. And what you pay for is about the best lamb you can find…anywhere. Properly trimmed, crusted and cooked, they taste of sweet, grass-fed lamb — not of some de-nuded, lamb-like meat product — and are a lamb lover’s dream. ELV has had them at both Circo’s (in New York and Vegas) and can attest to their lip-smacking lamb-ness at both venues.
You wouldn’t know any of this if you researched Circo on Yelp. On Yelp, you get idiotic comments like:
Pecorino and Thyme Crusted Rack of Lamb. Please get rid of this dish!! I don’t know if they just did an exceptionally bad job since it’s a tasting portion, but honestly one of the worst pieces of lamb I’ve had. A regular sized cut of lamb rack with too much fat. Too overdone. Not that much flavor. And coating is waayy too thick. I take a bite and all I taste is fat and coating, no meat. Not good. I’ve had better lamb from Trader Joe’s frozen section…
That’s because Yelp sucks.
Just thought you’d like to know.
OSTERIA DEL CIRCO
In the Bellagio Hotel and Casino
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109-4303