60-Minute Feasts: Lakeside Trattoria, A Taste of Italy at Wynn Macau
August 23, 2023
Restaurant snapshot: Lakeside Trattoria joins the Wynn Resorts repertoire in Macau and Cotai with a casual dining experience, focusing on the foundations of Italian dining: fruity antipasti, cheesy pizzas, garlic-driven pasta, cured secondi, and gelati to remember.
Vibe and venue: The Italian dining room is situated beyond the rush of the glitzy shops and hotel lobbies housed within the Macau resort. It elegantly sits in eyeshot of the Nam Van Lake, concocting a similar dining vibe at Lake Como in north Italy, albeit in the heat and luxury of Macau.
Value for time & money: Time is not an issue dining at Lakeside Tratorria with a dedicated team tending to speedy service. I would argue that Italian-imported produce and fine craft equate to great value for a meal shared between two and four.
Menu highlights: Among signature dishes heralded by the Wynn team, highlights include Insalata di Polpo, Casareccie con Gamberi e Granchio, “Nicos” Lasanga, Veal Parmigiana, Margherita, and Nutella Pillow.
What we tasted: Shared between two during a weekday lunch, we tucked into an Insalata Caprese, Carpaccio di Manzo, Pollo “Spatchcock” allo Spiedo, Quattro Formaggi, and Tortino al Cioccolato.
Hits & misses: Flavouring the Puglia-favourite of the classic Buratta at Lakeside Trattoria scored highly on my card – creamy and sweet. The carpaccio equally held a suitable balance of salt and sour. I wish the yellow chicken was substituted for an Italian fowl to maintain authenticity, rather than using a local Hong Kong product.
The midday must-have: In my book, you must order the Quattro Formaggi, four-cheese pizza, for strong aromatic and salty notes. The cheese flavours blend between strong blue cheese and mozzarella for a different flavour each bite. Addictive!
Final verdict: Lakeside Trattoria is a suitable inclusion in the wealthy list of fine dining establishments and eateries at Wynn Resorts. It excels for what it’s advertised for: ample Italian dining at a good price point in a quaint and quiet location.
Location: Lakeside Trattoria, Wynn Macau, Rua Cidade de Sintra, NAPE, Macau
Contact details: +853 8986 3663
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