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
279 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (139)fit for foodies (101)good for groups (101)romantic (94)notable wine list (71)hot spot (41)late-night find (20)vibrant bar scene (18)neighborhood gem (18)scenic view (15)great for lunch (11)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (7)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • You'll love it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Have been going to Las Vegas for years and have stayed at Caesars many times and have always wanted to try Rao's. Awfully glad I finally did, went with the boys from work (something you never do - right) Well you should, we ate in the replica dining room and the service (Shaun) was excellent and the food was second to none. The whole experience was top notch, have already told several friends about it and several more will soon follow. Will definitely return next time I return to my second home-Las Vegas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dr. John Bednar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    To awfully noisy in room we were seated. Groups of ten men (X2) made conversation very difficult.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lagunagrandma
    LagunagrandmaVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary dinner here (46 year) before going to a show, and the waiter couldn't have been nicer! And the restaurant came out with a complimentary anniv. dessert.....yummy and beautiful! Will definitely come back here again when we're back in Vegas.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First but not the last time Ill go
    kaptluvstospoil
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I would recommend Rao's with no doubt. We arrived early and had a glass of wine at the bar and was treated very well. Or meal and service was just right not an over burdened waiter always bugging us just there when required. A bit too much ice in my bourbon on the rocks but a minor detail. I even had dessert. That is rare for me. Lamb and Rosemary potatoes were delicious and a shrimp pasta was also very well done. Enjoyed the ambience. I have never been to new your but I can imagine that this is what it must be like in that neighborhood. Highly recommend this place. A bit difficult to find in Caesars maze of locations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic meatballs - sauce error
    cthenrys
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My wife made a reservation here based on hearing about their legendary meatballs. I wish we had only ordered the meatballs as they were fantastic as advertised ! If we had ended the meal there, we would have had a perfect experience. Unfortunately, our mistake was ordering more food. We each had a pasta course and these were each fantastic, but they were simply too much food. We then compounded the error by ordering a single entree but by the time this came, we were so full we could't really enjoy. The sauce error came from a dropped bowl of marinara which ended up on my wife's blouse and pants. The mgr eventually made things right, but it took too long for them to do so. Our waiter (Jimmy) was great and very apologetic.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rao at Ceasars
    travelingbuzzardVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Staying on the strip, Rao's is a convenient restaurant stop. Although it can be a bit loud when all the tables are full, it was still a great atmosphere to dine. Our waiter was attentive and friendly along with additional wait staff to assist with wine and delivery/cleanup. The food was excellent, but some items can be large in portion size. Our waiter guided us as to amount of food verses our appetite. Plenty of wine choices, but some might find it a bit lacking. A shared dessert was a great finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Food
    italianfoodlover
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We ate here last year before seeing a show at Caesar's and were very impressed with the food and service. The lasagna is to die for. There are many unique choices, too. A bit pricey but well worth your $$. We'll be back next year when we return to Vegas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent
    Ladyilsa
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Very impressive menu selection. Quality of food was wonderful and service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Hdixie78
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I went here for our 10th anniversary. The food and service were amazing. I had the veal picatta and my husband had the penne with fennel sausage, and we split a meatball. It was so delicious and the waiter was very attentive even though he was swamped with other tables in the room. Loved it all!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Italian fare
    Charming2
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food was good,but not outstanding.Not as good as grandma's (or Noni's) if you're lucky enough to have one.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meatballs
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Worlds finest meatballs here. All the food is over the top!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    It was great the waiter was terrific and I love the Chicken Parmesean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed Rao's
    Susulamb
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Met colleagues at Rao's after a long convention day and really enjoyed our evening... Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every bite was perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We started with the meatballs and they're fabulous. My husband said, "Now we know what meatballs are suppose to taste like." For dinner we shared a pasta dish with cream, ham and peas. Again, it was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChefDi
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food was outstanding and service was exceptional. Highly recommend and will certainly go back next time we are in Vegas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Authentic Italian Food
    lovetotravel
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    Special Features:
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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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  • nice resturant but not true italian
    alkyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    not italian as we know it in bostons north end . pasta is usually a big part of every dish but here you need to add it on as an extra . pasta is very cheap and goes with every dish.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JessicaVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've been here twice now, but I just can't help mustering up anything more than lukewarm feelings for this place. We went for a family style kind of dinner and got to sample a few more menu items than we normally would: bruschetta, caprese, osso bucco, chicken sciarapello, meatballs, and some desserts. I will confess that the meatballs were awesome, but that's about as enthusiastic as I'll get. Everything else was just kind of meh and left me craving some good Italian food. I will say that while the food was just okay, the service was great. We loved our waiter - he was attentive, made great recommendations, and was really funny.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic