By: Bob Gourley
Forbes Traveler has voted the Golden Nugget’s shark tank swimming pool as one of the top 10 in the world. Next to the space and within sight of the large aquarium is a restaurant that is noteworthy too, Grotto.
The expansive place has a traditional menu of Italian favorites and some great specials during Happy Hour. More on that later.
The appetizer menu includes homemade meatballs drenched in marinara sauce. Fried calamari is delicious along with an increasingly-popular artichoke and spinach dip constructed with fresh greens and artichokes, creamy béchamel sauce, grated parmesan and garlic crostini. Salads are highlighted with a spinach and bacon version with thinly-sliced sweet apples, crispy bacon, almonds, gorgonzola and balsamic vinaigrette.