Claims that Batali drugged and sexually assaulted a woman in 2005 are being investigated. He is also alleged to have drugged and sexually assaulted a woman in 2004
Three of Mario Batali’s Las Vegas Strip restaurants are to close, amid allegations of sexual misconduct including rape and the famed chef’s efforts to counter them.
Last week, Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group partner Joe Bastianich sent a letter to nearly 300 workers at Carnevino, B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria, announcing the closures. The news was confirmed by Las Vegas Sands, which owns the properties in which the restaurants are sighted.