A few months ago, I wrote a glowing review of my dining experience at Spindini Italian Restaurant located in Rampart Casino, Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV. Last night’s visit was not as good. For starters, the receptionist had her back to the entrance when we walked in and was busy putting papers in order before she finally turned around and noticed us standing there. We had a reservation and I could see it written down in her book. But she had trouble at first confirming it. When she did she said “Yeah” and when I asked if a booth was available, she said “no.” As we walked toward a back room she identified a booth at the back and asked if we wanted it. I told her that would be fine and she seated us. Then we waited for our waiter, which took some time. The water server poured water and I asked for some lemon for the water that never arrived. Our waiter finally arrived and asked if we were ready to order. We were. We ordered wine and placed our order, but suddenly he was gone, attending to another table. We were puzzled, but shortly thereafter he brought our wine. Bread and oil and vinegar had already been delivered so we had something to eat and drink while we waited on the rest of our dinner, which took some time. First the Caesars salad arrived, with very little dressing on the salad. It was mediocre at best, and no one asked if I wanted fresh pepper. I had to flag down an assistant waiter to ask for it. It took some time to come. After a while I realized there was only one waiter assigned to our room of 9 or 10 tables. 6 were full of diners and our waiter was busy trying to accommodate us all.
The rest of the food was good, not stellar in any way. We will wait 6 months and return to see if there is any improvement. If not, most probably we won’t return after that.