LAS VEGAS (June 12, 2023) Tao Group Hospitality will bring a new restaurant concept to Las Vegas in 2023. Luchini is set to open at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino this fall, encompassing a casually refined Italian pasta and pizza parlor.

A refreshing take on a classic Italian-American restaurant inspired by the flavors of New York, the Luchini menu will highlight handmade pasta, pizzas, salads, and timeless dishes served in a welcoming and lively space. The adjacent pizza-by-the-slice shop echoes classic tri-state pizza parlors with a counter up front serving a variety of pizza offerings for those seeking a quick snack on-the-go or to satisfy a post-concert craving.

“As a native New Yorker, I’m excited to bring a fresh new Italian spot reminiscent of iconic New York mainstays to Las Vegas, the city I have called home since 2005,” said Jason Strauss, Co-CEO of Tao Group Hospitality. “We are thrilled to expand our offerings at MGM Grand and continue to grow our relationship with the MGM Resorts team.”

MGM Grand President & COO Michael Neubecker said, “We know what the Tao Group Hospitality team is cooking up with Luchini is going to be a great addition to our culinary offerings. Whether it is a quick slice before or after a concert at MGM Grand Garden Arena, a leisurely dinner with friends or a late evening hang for cocktails and entertainment, the restaurant will welcome guests for a fun and lively Las Vegas dining experience.”

Tao Group Hospitality’s current locations at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino include Hakkasan Restaurant, Hakkasan Nightclub and Wet Republic, a dayclub.


About Tao Group Hospitality

Tao Group Hospitality delivers distinctive culinary and premium entertainment experiences through its portfolio of restaurants, nightclubs, lounges, and daylife venues. Tao Group Hospitality acquired Hakkasan Group in April 2021. The combined company operates over 80 branded locations in over 20 markets across four continents and features a collection of widely recognized hospitality brands. These include TAO, Hakkasan, OMNIA, Marquee, LAVO, Beauty & Essex, Wet Republic, Yauatcha, Ling Ling, Cathédrale, Little Sister, The Highlight Room, Sake No Hana, Jewel, and more. Tao Group Hospitality is part of Mohari Hospitality, an investment firm focused on the luxury lifestyle and hospitality sectors.


About MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, “The Entertainment Authority,” offers the ultimate Las Vegas experience with a variety of accommodations to serve every need and signature dining by top celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio, Wolfgang Puck, Joël Robuchon, Morimoto, Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry. In addition to a pampering spa and salon and a contemporary conference center with more than 850,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel offers a wide range of world-class entertainment at the MGM Grand Garden Arena; the epic KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez; master illusionist David Copperfield; Topgolf Las Vegas; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and Hakkasan Las Vegas. MGM Grand is operated by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit, call toll free at (877) 880-0880, or find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.