TAO Group introduces their famed Las Vegas and New York City dining concept with the launch of LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar, atop the iconic Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, above Tower One. Inspired by the original LAVO locations, the Singapore location features an Italian American bistro that offers a ‘vibe dining’ experience complete with a luxurious lounge and exciting nightlife programming including live DJ sets. Guests can enjoy classic Italian American food and hand-crafted cocktails, and groove to music in a uniquely designed indoor and outdoor space that offers stunning views of Marina Bay and the Singapore skyline.
Designed by ICrave, the goal was to update the LAVO look and feel to translate it to the modern, glass-wrapped, sun-drenched unique location perched atop the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark. Each element of the space – from the curved tiled bar with panel detail to the classic LAVO round leather booths – will converge to create the ultimate experience in dining and nightlife. Outfitted with reclaimed subway tiles and exposed bricks, a massive wooden wine cabinet and antique mirrors, LAVO Singapore will channel a nineteenth century Italian American bistro, complete with a sprawling wraparound outdoor terrace. The vibrant terrace features subtle lighting, a light timber trellis, outdoor bar and a gelato cart.
After nearly three decades in the kitchens of the most esteemed restaurants in the world, Ralph Scamardella serves as Partner and Chef of TAO Group, overseeing all chefs and concepts in New York (TAO Uptown, TAO Downtown, LAVO Italian Restaurant, food & beverage at Dream Downtown and Dream Midtown, and food & beverage at Moxy Times Square including Legasea, a seafood brasserie); Las Vegas (TAO Asian Bistro at The Venetian, TAO Beach and LAVO Italian Restaurant at The Palazzo); and Los Angeles (TAO, Luchini, and food & beverage at Dream Los Angeles).
As the son of Italian immigrants, Scamardella developed an affinity for cooking with fresh ingredients early on, enjoying seasonal produce as staples in the family’s cooking within their Brooklyn kitchen.
Scamardella began his studies at New York City’s Technology Institute, learning to master the business of hotel and restaurant management while simultaneously building his culinary skills at The Plaza Hotel’s French restaurant. He then moved on to hone his skills with one of the world’s true master chefs, working under mentor Daniel Boulud at Polo Restaurant. Paving the way to distinction early, he received a two-star rating from The New York Times at Vanessa’s restaurant, where he served as Executive Chef. Scamardella went on to have a large hand in the success of the opening and driving concept behind Carmine’s, as chef and partner. After nearly 15 years and several successful projects, he left the kitchen to consult for restaurants such as The Strip House, Harrah’s Casino, and Cessca.
Upon joining TAO Group in 2007 as Corporate Executive Chef and Partner, Scamardella opened LAVO Italian Restaurant and TAO Beach in Las Vegas. He then went on to open LAVO Italian Restaurant in New York, as well as TAO Downtown in Chelsea, Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown, The Rickey and Fishbowl at Dream Midtown, the Los Angeles locations of TAO and new brand, Luchini as well as Legasea and Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge at Moxy Times Square. In 2018, Scamardella will help open LAVO Singapore, atop the iconic Marina Bay Sands SkyPark.
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Open Daily 5pm – 2am
We encourage sophisticated attire for our guests. Please note that we do not permit: shorts, bathing suits, large bags, sports attire, athletic wear, torn or cut off clothing, offensive prints, see-through clothing, chains, baggy clothing, slippers, singlets or tank tops.