ARIA: The Five50 Menu - Updated Again
ARIA's Five50 opened last week in the former Skybox location, with a single solitary mission - add a take away pizza joint to MGM Resorts International's Aria vs Cosmopolitan punch list.
Peeking at the menu, It isn't just Cosmopolitan's secret pizza joint they're targeting here, it is Scott Conant's D.O.C.G. as well. I'll make a side bet that Five50 takes a small bite of the sauce seekers who would normally go to Sirio as well. If they could find it.
There ain't nothing secret about this pizza, but it strangely looks like the Cosmopolitan. We now know where the brick wall removed from Cosmo's Queue Bar went. Three cheers for reclaiming someone else's ideas and materials!
Alas, Chef Shawn McClain's menu. Click to open it bigger.
Funny how appetizers are called "Snacks" $8 for pork rinds! Funny how appetizers are now called "Small Plates" too... they also cost as much as entrees did 5 years ago. The pasta selection is a little skimpy, perhaps in deference to Sirio's pasta palace upstairs. The "Meat & Cheese" charcuterie section is surely a punch in Scott Conant's uberbleached teeth.
Ah... the pizza menu. Eight types of 16" pies (about the size of a hub cap) ranging from $24 - $29 bucks. The fancy descriptions are written specifically to justify the $9 they're over charging for each pie. Somewhat preposterous and thoroughly pretentious. That being said, I'm ready to fork over $27 bucks to engulf a "Blanca" right this very moment.
On the right are options for those who want to build their own... prices starting at $22 for a basic cheese pie and $2, $3, $4 EACH for toppings. A meat lovers pie (bacon, pepperoni & meatball) will set you back will set you back $31.
I'll bite, even if the prices seem a little bit outrageous.
Big thanks to VT staffer blackjacker1979 for the pics... his review will be posted if he ever returns from Las Vegas.
Update: VT reader Jester122 ate there last night and graciously shared a photo of his array of slices.
Clockwise from the top, Truffle, Margherita, Gotham.
I've decided that secret pizza on 3rd floor is better than five50. but beer selection is better at five50.
Another VT reader stopped by this afternoon and sent us this pic. Three slices of margherita pie = $12 bucks.
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