As a solo traveller, it can be awkward dining alone. I have found what makes the difference for me is choosing restaurants with the right ambience. A restaurant with some casualness is always good (sitting at the bar can also be a good move). When a restaurant provides a people watching opportunity – even better.
I chose the Trevi restaurant in the Caesar’s Palace Forum Shops for the people watching (and because I remember having a great meal there years ago). The restaurant is in the shadow of its version of Rome’s Trevi Fountain (a great replica, if my memory of the real thing serves me well). Lots to look at by the fountain – people taking pictures and walking by – and the sound of the fountain is also very relaxing.
I started by ordering a Bellini and chowing down on the complimentary herb focaccia bread and olive oil (very tasty).
My entree was the Linguine Ai Frutti Di Mare – linguine with lobster, shrimp, scallops, tomatoes in a buttery cream sauce. It was absolutely delicious! The sauce was especially light and flavourful, but not too rich to overpower the seafood goodness. The scallops were a little bland, but the lobster was perfection!
Overall, I would go again… and I would recommend this restaurant to solo (and not solo) travellers.