Reservations now available at highly anticipated, limited engagement restaurant concept from celebrity chefs Michael and Bryan Voltaggio

LAS VEGAS (April 3, 2023) – Retro by Voltaggio, the first Las Vegas restaurant from TV stars, judges and renowned chefs Michael and Bryan Voltaggio, is now accepting reservations for its May 3 debut at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Conceptualized by the famed chef duo, the one-year culinary residency experience will celebrate the best of the 80s and 90s with the brothers’ modernized take on classic American dishes served in an environment with playful and nostalgic nods to the era.

“My brother and I came of age in the 80s and 90s and we want Retro to reflect that time with vintage flavors and style brought to life in a modern way,” said Michael Voltaggio. “From the food and the dishware to the art and music, we are inviting everyone to join us in fondly remembering the radical sights, sounds and fun of those years.”

Bryan Voltaggio said, “It has been our goal to open a restaurant in Las Vegas for many years, and to see it start to all come together in such an exciting way has been a dream come true. We are honored to join the incredible roster of chefs and restaurants at Mandalay Bay and to continue delivering first-class dining experiences to the resort’s valued guests and visitors.”

Retro’s hours of operation will be Monday – Saturday, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. and reservations can be made by visiting Mandalay Bay online. The restaurant will be located in the former Aureole space, which will close after service on April 14.

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President and COO for Mandalay Bay Chuck Bowling said, “We welcome Michael and Bryan to the Mandalay Bay family as they introduce this new and fun dining concept. The creativity, dedication and energy they have shown in creating the vision for Retro will show in every element of the guest experience. Our guests are in for a memorable experience only the Voltaggio Brothers can deliver.”

Retro guests will have the opportunity to explore the brothers’ elevated takes on nostalgic “snacks,” such as Pepperoni Rolls featuring San Marzano marinara, basil and Stracciatella; Chicken Pot Pie Fritters handmade with a buttery cracker crust, pea leaves and lemon; and Deviled Eggs topped with sturgeon caviar. Shareable plates will include the Wagyu Beef Pot Roast served with beef fat potatoes and nantes carrots; Smoked Fish Dip made with smoked trout, fennel and radish and served with a side of sea saltines; and Michael and Bryan’s “Voltaggi O’s,” a twist on the canned childhood favorite, creatively prepared with anellini pasta, tomato gravy and a giant meatball.

Additional details around Retro’s themed cocktail list, curated art pieces, the 80s and 90s-themed soundtrack and more will be available in the coming weeks.





Natives of Frederick, MD, chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio are known for their creativity in the kitchen and their family-first attitude when it comes to cooking. The brothers became famous when their sibling rivalry caught attention on the Emmy award-winning seasons of Bravo’s Top Chef. After Michael won Top Chef in Season 6, (Bryan came in 2nd), the brothers combined forces to build a restaurant empire together that includes modern seafood restaurant Estuary at CityCenterDC’s Conrad hotel and fine dining steakhouse Voltaggio Brothers Steak House at MGM National Harbor.

Michael and Bryan appear regularly on the Food Network as judges, hosts and competitors. They are featured together and separately across several programs as they continue to push the culinary envelope on and off camera. 



Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand. The Michelob ULTRA Arena, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the 2-million-square-foot convention center combine to make Mandalay Bay a captivating Las Vegas resort destination. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay is operated by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit, call toll free at (877) 632-7800, or find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


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