Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar announced its new executive chef, Francesco Di Caudo. Di Caudo has more than 20 years of experience cooking in kitchens around the world. In his current role, Chef Di Caudo will work closely with family patriarch Gino Ferraro to oversee not only the staff and operations, but also the award-winning menu featuring authentic Italian cuisine in Las Vegas.

While staying true to Ferraro’s well-established brand and its most beloved dishes, such as restaurant’s Osso Buco and homemade pastas, he has been given the liberty to incorporate his own touches to the menu. New signature dishes from Chef Di Caudo include Tagliarini Aragosta, featuring 1-pound Maine lobster, seared to perfection, served with forest mushrooms and lobster sauce; Raviolini del Plin, housemade pasta pockets stuffed with veal and served with Parmigiano cheese reduction and veal truffle sauce and Angello in Crosta, Colorado rack of lamb with a Pecorino cheese and thyme crust, peperonata and pickle yellow mustard seed sauce.  

"We opened two Pizza Forte locations this year—Sunset Station and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. While I’m still at Ferraro’s on a daily basis, we are planning nine more locations within the next 18 to 24 months. We knew to continue offering the quality and service our guests expect, our family needed to find a chef whose bar for excellence was set just as high. We have found that in Francesco," Mimmo Ferraro says.

Concludes Chef Di Caudo, "It's a privilege to join the Ferraro family during their 30th anniversary in Las Vegas. There is no question their food is unsurpassed and is true Italian cuisine. While still honoring the dishes and tradition, I am bringing my own touches and fresh perspective to the kitchen."

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