Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.caesarspalace.com/casinos/caesars-palace/restaurants-dining/raos-detail.html
  • Phone: 7027317267x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Fatimah Madyun
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: Jukebox

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Las Vegas Blvd. & Flamingo
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas
The home-cooked meals at Rao’s Las Vegas are magnificent culinary experiences worthy of the Review-Journal’s multiple “Best Las Vegas Italian Restaurant” awards. The time-honored dishes include perfectly cooked pastas, risottos and the mouthwatering steak bistecca; cooked perfectly and sliced tableside. Rao’s Las Vegas Italian restaurant also serves the incomparable Uncle Vincent’s Lemon Chicken, broiled to perfection and sauced with lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil and spices. The classic veal chop is pan-seared and topped with a medley of hot and sweet cherry peppers. Last but not least, Rao’s legendary meatballs taste as if Aunt Anna were still rolling them each morning. Whichever you choose, you are sure to have a Las Vegas restaurant experience worthy of the fine dining legacy Rao’s Las Vegas has established over the last century.
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Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas reviews from OpenTable diners
281 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (136)fit for foodies (102)good for groups (100)romantic (97)notable wine list (73)hot spot (40)neighborhood gem (21)late-night find (20)vibrant bar scene (19)scenic view (17)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Amazing Authentic Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful dinner last Saturday night at Rao's. At first we were put in one of the back rooms and it was very noisy due to a few large groups. The hostess quickly fixed the situation and moved us to the front room with smaller tables. The atmosphere was perfect. Our server George was awesome. He was very helpful, attentive and professional. His great service made our experience even better. The food was wonderful! We had the best meatballs ever and the linguine with clams was really good. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Customer does not matter
    NotEasyToPleaseVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    it seems thar when a chef runs the restaurant and is not flexable in trying to accommodate the customer you have a problem. All I wanted was garlic bread, not a hard request never, in my life have I been to an Italian restaurant from New York to los angles to Italy were they refuse to make you garlic bread well now I found one good old Rao's.I will never go back to this restaurant. The chef refuses to make it you think I was asking them to make something out of the ordinary very bad customer.
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  • If you want to overpay its great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had reservations at 5:45 pm on a Saturday only to be seated in the back room by the service area. Who would want to sit in the path of waiters rushing through for a full meal. Requested to be moved to a booth which was better, however the noise level was not energetic but loud. Somehow the waiter must of heard that we wanted a wine bottle (which we didn't) however after having the wine connoisseur and another serving employee come to our booth asking if we were ready for our wine (4 times) we caved and ordered wine. I ordered the Linguine and clam sauce and sent it back. The clams were mushy, the pasta was overcooked and there was very little to no sauce. I sent it back. By the time I got a different meal, everyone else had finish
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  • Great Italian!
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Dinner was great, all the food was perfect. We unfortunately had a bad server but wouldn't keep us from coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meatball ever
    WorldTravelingFoodie84VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Italian food is at its best when it is deceptively simple but high quality. Rao's excels at this. The meatball was simply the best of my life. And the linguini with clams was impeccably good. I will make a point to come here every time I'm in Vegas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rao's scores again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    For those of us not able to get a table at the NY original, the Vegas outpost is said to have even better food,if not the exclusivity. The pasta with peas and jam was awesome. the Lemon chicken is a must and they serve one of the best steaks in Vegas. Frank Jr. Continues to do an amazing job. Everyone's a celebrity here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JohnMVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The meatballs are a must. The food and service were very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 10th Anniversary
    10thAnniversary
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Absolutely everything from the appetizer to the port was spot on!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    dennischm
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had the best time , Best food and overall Great service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    JObug
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Perfect service, perfect food. could not have been better
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food...great service
    TKW052375
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our food was wonderful.. My husband had the linguine with clams (12 clams in the shell) and I had the ravioli in brown butter...both delicious! The service was excellent, but the noise level was over the top. There were several large parties seated near us and they were very loud and rude...does everyone have to talk on their phone while having dinner; shouting so that everyone except the person on the other end if the phone, can hear?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Veal piccata is a must! Delicious and melts in your mouth. Substitute angel hair pasta for the potatoes. Caprese salad is delicious and a great start for the meal. Try the canoli for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not Great. Expensive. Noisy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I've been to the original Rao's. This one is good, but not up to the standard of the Original. This visit, after a show at Caesars, was a late (21:45) dinner. By the time we finished, the restaurant was emptying out. This probably impacts my perception of the restaurant. While the service was "good," it wasn't great. Given the lateness and therefore the very-reduced workload for the waiter, some of his long absences don't really have an explanation for them. Given the prices at this Rao's, the absences are not justifiable either. Would I go back? I'm uncertain, but Probably Not.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cold food
    Nogood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I ordered veal and it came to the table cold. Our waiter seemed to not care. Took the plate back to the kitchen and brought back with no I'm sorry , et
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  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We came with a party of 10 and the service was very attentive. The food was outstanding and the staff was great. We were running a bit behind to get to our reservation on time and I called ahead to let them know and they were understanding and helpful. Great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over priced boxed pasta
    Radeey
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    After eating here over the weekend my review is mixed . I will give 5 stars service our waiter was good and friendly. No wait time as we had a reservation for 6:30 pm on a Saturday . Pros - homemade sauce was good not to sweet and thick . Service was good with very little wait . Nice atmosphere good ambience. The meatballs were good . Portions are big. Cons- bread was stale no olive oil for dipping . meatballs were 16.00 for two. The pastas were from a box not homemade just ok not great. Our meal consisted of a shared dinner salad , no drinks just tea and cola, linguine for my meal angel hair for her meal no desserts . Our bill came to118.00. We had higher expectations of the place and we were disappointed in the quality and price.
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  • Dinner at Rao's
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food and service was good. Wine list is limited but respectable. The noise level made conversation impossible.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian!
    Fooody
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful experience here! We started off splitting linguini and clams in wine sauce which was delicious ( lots of clams). Then had the dish with pasta and sausage with cabbage split delicious as well then the most amazing meatballs ever split and stuffed! The sommelier was very informative she new her stuff and we got a very good bottle( quite expensive but awesome)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Must Go To
    artfrkVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    If you have a chance do miss not out on eating at Rao's. The food is fabulous!!! The meatballs are amazing. The service is excellent. Next time I come to Las Vegas it will be the first reservation I make.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disapointing
    Evelina
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    As a New York Italian American, I can say the food at Rao's was mediocre at best. Baked clams over cooked. Broccoli Rabe unseasoned and stringy. Veal Piccata tasteless. The cannoli was heavy and over-sweetened. I've eaten these dishes at home since I was a child and cooked them myself including making cannoli. Rao's in NY has a great reputation. Rao's in Vegas? Well to put it bluntly, it was tourist food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed Vs. Other Options
    MikePVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    After having two of the better meals in my life at Ramsey Steak and Nobu's, I expected similar from Rao's. Their NY reputation is larger than life and their prices are commensurate with other highly rated restaurants in Vegas. Sadly (very sadly), the food was just OK ... Less than OK for the price. Flavors were consistent with cheaper Italian meals I've had, and nothing had a Wow factor.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Disappointing
    Birmingham2014VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Food was awful. Veal parm was inedible and my wife's pasta dish also disappointing. Service was very friendly and attentive, however host and hostess barely acknowleded our reservation. We were excited about eating at Rao's and very surprised by the poor quality of the food.
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  • Fantastic
    Justopinion
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Raos is the best Italian restaurant I frequent. I have never been disappointed by anything on their menu and it is a must dinner night every time I am in Las Vegas!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New All-Time Favorite
    eam2tx
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Already booked our next reservation for NASCAR weekend in December.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    WingStar
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our first experience at Rao's, and we were pleasantly surprised. From the moment we walked in, we were treated like family. The service was quick and friendly, the food was delicious, and, we never felt hurried. We'll definitely be back....
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful, professional, perfection
    joyfulfoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    An A+ experience all around. Professionalism abounds. Very knowledgeable wine steward who spent time with us and spoke in detail of our wine choice. Our server was spot on in attendance but not obtrusive. Beautifully presented Osso Bucco and Lamb Chops and the food was cooked to perfection. We had a relaxed and unhurried fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining!,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We've eaten at Rao's before. As good as it was, it was even better this time. We were taken great care of by Angela. Our drinks were made well, the shared beet salad was flavorful, and we shared the pasta course which was one of the specials. It was loaded with Italian sausage, penne pasta, and loads of flavor. Probably our favorite food item of our trip. The veal was tender and prepared perfectly. The evening was complete with a delicious chocolate gelato. Next trip to LasVegas, we will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, don't miss out!!
    Andrew83
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I had an excellent entree and dessert and the staff were warm, welcoming and freindly. Next time I go to Vegas, I will definatey go again! Easily the best meal I have ever had!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Not so gay friendly.
    driftwoodrow
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My husband and I ate here last week. Unfortunately, the night started off badly, with the host seating us offering some truly off-putting comments. "Sorry, I couldn't find something a little more romantic for you two... with candlelight." It was clear he had no idea we were a couple, and he assumed we were there on business or something. It was very clear he was incredibly uncomfortable when we set him straight (so to speak). It just set the night off on a bad note. Suddenly we felt like all eyes of the staff were on us. I suggest you train your staff to not assume anything about people. Just offer every guest the hospitality and respect they deserve. The food was as great as I remember the last time I ate here. And our server was great.
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    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Sliceoflife
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I expected frank Sinatra or Robert diNiro to walk in any moment. Had a great NY feel. We loved it and will return. Not to mention food and service both exquisite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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  • No need for pasta
    DoniamhVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I almost always have pasta when at an Italian restaurant but I had to try the lemon chicken and peas with prosciutto. Both delicious! Excellent wine. Very good caprese salad. Service was attentive and good people watching in Vegas.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super Find on the Strip
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have been hearing great things about Rao's in Harlem for years. We finally had the tastes that have made Rao's a super destination dining experience... recreated on the strip. The service was great, the food was better. Our entire group was thrilled with the experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Full Circle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    After my experience at the New York Rao's, coming to Las Vegas, Rao's was a must on my list. It did not disappoint. Excellent old world Italian. Great that two of the dining rooms are replica's of the New York Restaurant. Food was absolutely consistent and fully enjoyed our visit. Since there were only 2 of us, we didn't get to order a lot of different dishes - great place to bring a group and eat family style and try lots of stuff! Of course the Penne with Vodka Sauce is not to be missed!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish
    Barbie2
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is our 3rd time here. Food is always outstanding and service is great. Can't get into the one in New York but have been told by people who have been there food is the same. Always a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Rao's
    Dineoutalot
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Very enjoyable evening. Food was excellent, service was good but not great. The noise level in the restaurant was excessive. Having dined at Rao's in NY, I prefer the Vegas location.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meatballs recommended
    bobes911
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    So we were told by a couple different locals to try RAO's specifically the meatballs. Those were indeed yummy. The service was excellent!!! The pasta dishes were good (spaghetti marinara and lasagna) but not anything exceptional. Wife and I are both great cooks and create our own sauces as such, we are pretty skeptical of all restaurants. Give it a shot and you will not be let down you just won't necessarily be blown away. Just depends on your palette.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    DominicVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Non traditional Italian dishes were better than traditional dishes -
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Amazing! The meatballs were the best I have ever had. And the veal parm was incredible. Come hungry.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Place....Period.
    Bklyn55
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food, service, ambience...all above par. A model for other restaurants to follow.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You got to eat here
    Shadydeal
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Rao's been a New York main stay for 70 plus years. We have had Rao's cook book for 10 or so years. This place is it for Italian Food!!!!. If you like Ossbucco get it, and with any pasta you have to split with your party the side of there famous meatballs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate