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

Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.caesarspalace.com/casinos/caesars-palace/restaurants-dining/raos-detail.html
  • Phone: (702) 731-7267
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Non traditional Italian dishes were better than traditional dishes -"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Amazing! The meatballs were the best I have ever had. And the veal parm was incredible. Come hungry."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Food, service, ambience...all above par. A model for other restaurants to follow."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "This is my fourth visit to Rao's. The first visit was for lunch and we had the famous meatballs and pasta, that was served after an abundance of terrific breads and breadsticks were served. My next three visits were at dinner time and we overlooked the beautiful Garden of the Gods Pool. My choice was the same all three times, Uncle Vinnie's Lemon Chicken and an order of pasta with marinara sauce, The chicken and sauce are out of this world, It is a definite destination in Vegas and I recommend a reservation at night. I have been out to eat many, many times during my years of traveling to Vegas and this is a definite stop if you are looking for excellent Italian Food!!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great authentic NY Italian experience. Could not want anything more. Thoroughly recommend."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Waiter seemed not so friendly, short, not much personality. However, everyone assisting us was great and quick. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We went to have a nice dinner on one of our nights in Vegas. We were probably the loudest group, but they were accommodating to us! Good wine! Good fun! Fun night."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Rao's has been our favorite spot in Vegas for many years but this time the food was a let down. The atmosphere was great but the veal parmesan was dry and cold and is is usually mouth watering. The lasagna was average. Being from New York we love the atmosphere but it won't be our first choice restaurant on our next trip."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "You must eat at this restaurant if you are in Vegas. Do not miss the chance."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great italian food and would recommend.....the food is very flavorful. The atmosphere is very old school and romantic."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food, the wine, the desserts and the staff were excellent. Everything was perfect. I had the baked clams, size wise small but very tasty. Main courses included Veal Parm, Eggplant Parm."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I dined alone and planned to get the meatballs and Uncle Vincent's Lemon Chicken. The kind waiter informed me that the $18 side of meatballs were the size of baseballs and he could give me a half order if I preferred. I did, and was happy to see I was charged only $9 for the half order. Everything - the bread basket, the meatball in marinara, and the lemon chicken was superb. I have never had a more tender and delicious meatball, it literally melted in my mouth. Only thing I would have changed would be to drop the rock music a few decibels."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We made a reservation with the Opentable app. We arrived and they sat 4 parties in front of us that did not have a reservation. We waited 20 minutes after our time to get seated. Not good! This was for my birthday celebration and it started off on a really bad note."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Expected this place to better than fast food italian."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Overpriced for what we got. The food was good but not outstanding. Carmines is twice as good. Would not return"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "So much of the Rao's dinner was outstanding. The food was excellent. The service was superb. The atmosphere was cozy and fun. But the noise level was through the roof. We could not hear one another speak, and we were sitting next to each other. But, it was worth it and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I would highly recommend Rao's!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We got a recommendation from our waitor to get the meatballs - they were utterly disgusting! Meatballs should be fresh mince but instead they were spongy processed pieces of cr@p! Pedigree Chum-esk!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "If you just want a few bites, not a full meal, before a show at the Colosseum, I highly recommend Raos. Two of us had the meatballs and seafood apply and it was enough to keep us going until a late-night snack. The meatballs are what they are known for and while you really do pay a lefty price, they are great. It's no Fiamma at MGM (which remains the best Italian on the strip (hands down), but its good if you're already at Caesars."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I looked forward to trying Rao's hoping given the stellar reputation of its sister restaurant in East Harlem. What a disappointment....the food at the Vegas Rao's is mediocre and extremely expensive. Terrible value. Recommend you do not eat here because there are much better choices at Caesar's."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Food was delicious! BEST meatballs ever!! Lasagne delicious and the clams were fantastic! It was a great meal! Waiter was wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great place to take a group of people. Typical Italian fair, with generous portions. Very nice and friendly staff. Not overly cheap but then it's Vegas."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We went to Rao's for a family dinner (8 of us). Their menu is extensive so we were unsure as to what to order. Our server suggested a family style option with his recommendations. We accepted. This was by far the best dinner we've ever had...so amazing...everything was perfect. If you try nothing else, have the meatballs! Exceptional dinner with exceptional service and amazing wines! We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We were disappointed in the pasta dishes. My penne was very plain and had little taste. My husband said his clams were not fresh in his linguine with clam sauce. My friend's eggplant entree was substantial and tasty. The wine by the glass is 5 oz. My husband mentioned to our waittress that this was a bit small; soon later the wine steward came and poured us more wine, which was nice. I expected more for the type of restaurant and these prices. The service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I was raised in an Italian household and originally exposed to cooking by my talented Sicilian grandmother. Because of this, it has always been difficult for my family and I to dine in, and have an appreciation for, Italian restaurants. In fact, there were only a handful we found acceptable over the years and only one located in the United States. After our dining experience last weekend at Rao's I have discovered new hope for Italian cuisine in the US. This was not only the finest dining experience I've had in an Italian restaurant, but the finest I've experienced in any restaurant. We are already planning a return."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I was very disappointed with Rao. The menu looked great, however the quality of the food was mediocre at best. This was not the type of food I would expect at a popular Las Vegas establishment. There were two of us in the party, we only ordered one appetizer, one pasta and one entree to split. The eggplant parmesan was stiff and tasteless. We have much better food and prices at our local Italian restaurant around the corner. For a $175 dinner, I was extremely disappointed and would never recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Food was excellent for New York style Italian food. It was our anniversary so had made reservations early on. Our server was awesome in wine & food recommendations. We started off with the Caprese Salad. I had the Shell pasta with ricotta cheese. It was delish. My boyfriend had the Rigatoni Filetto di Pomodoro. I had a taste and that too was delish. They surprised us with a anniversary dessert 7 LAYER CHOCOLATE CAKE that was to die for. Definitely would go back to Rao's at Caesars Palace in Vegas."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have tried to get reservations for the Manhatten Rao's for years unsuccessfully. We had high expectations and were somewhat disappointed with our meal. We both had the Baked Clams, which were quite good, as they were whole clams, not chopped or minced. My wife got the Salsa Marinara, I got the Spaghetti Alla Bolognese and we shared an order of meatballs. Our bread basket was very good and the supertuscan the sommelier recommended was excellent. Portions were generous, service not quite as good as it could have been. Our pasta was a perfect al dente, but our sauces were not as special as we were anticipating. Both were somewhat acidic with an edge that we both thought was unusual. Perhaps we expected too much."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "excellent food and service they served us a desert for my birthday it was so enjoyable that we ate there 2 times"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "A very romantic evening topped off with great food, fantastic service, and ecclectic environment. The red sauce was delicious, the spaghetti cooked to perfection, and the chicken parm to die for."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Real home style Italian Cooking ! Just like it was when I grew up."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Was recommended by a friend. I would not go back. Food was ok, nothing special."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food expensive for quality. Not bad but average. Dark and noisy. Our server,Angela, was excellent."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Excellent as always. There were six of us. I was the only diner that experienced Rays previously. All of us had a great time."
    Dined on 7/11/2014