Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Great Dining ExperienceSo glad I was finally able to eat at Rao's. I live near New York City and never able to get a reservation at Rao's in the city. It was well worth the wait Food, service and atmosphere were great. Thanks Rao's for a delicious dining experience.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!I cook out of this cookbook all the time and you can't get in to the original one in NYC unless you know someone. So when I moved to Vegas and saw this at Caesars, it was a must. No inexpensive but great food. Everything I expected!!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome foodWe will definitely return to Rao's I'm our next trip to Vegas5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe tradition lives onOld time Italian served with flair and informality. A congenial but fast-moving wait staff and a seasoned wine steward add to the sense of history one feels when dining here. Low ceilings and wooden booths give it a time-warp aspect, but the total excellence of the food preparation is top notch. An informal atmosphere and a home-made quality to the offerings make for a comfortable and relaxing evening. Perfectly prepared pastas and the freshest, high-quality seafood make it the equal of any in its class. Not a quiet, sophisticated place, but no less memorable as a dining experience. How soon can we get back was my feeling as we left.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAt Least We Tried ItHad to try this place because after all, it's Rao's. Love the look of this place, feels like Christmas inside. Service was good, but the food was a little on the salty side and overall the menu is overpriced. For that kind of money you can definitely get a better meal somewhere else. If you go and decide to get dessert, try the profiteroles.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMImpress the toughest criticOur clients had dined at a top rated restaurant the prior evening, so I rolled the dice on a place I had never dined. Party of nine all left the dinner impressed with the selection. I can still see and tasted the food in my mind. Most important, a very special client raved about the dinner. Now they want to know where to buy the red sauce in stores!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food - ExcellentExcellent food - Excellent service - generous portions5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMRao's was greatOverall, a great experience dining at Rao's. The food was fantastic. It was authentic Italian in more than just name and presentation.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA great restaurant in Las VegasI had a great evening with my team. We had a great waiter who recommended some outstanding dishes with great wine pairings.
The Veal was delicious and the desserts were divine.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyableWe were a group of nine professionals on the last night of our annual conference, and totally enjoyed the experience dining at Rao's. (Last time I was in Vegas I couldn't get a reservation, so I made it at the same time I made my airplane reservation to Vegas and Caesars Palace.)5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Italian foodWaited for our table but food was great. Hostesses could use customer service training. Wait staff excellent!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the food!We really enjoyed our experience. Our only complaint was that we had a 5:30 reservation and was told we could not be sat earlier although the restaurant was nearly empty. We sat at the bar for 20 minutes and waited until 5:30 to be seated. Unusual I think. We had a variety of appetizers, pastas and veal. Everything we tried was delicious and out waiter was fantastic.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAnticipation RewardedWe were at a trade show in Vegas and made our annual pilgrimage to Rao's. It was as fulfilling as we expected. We generally order multiple entrees for the table as well as appetizers and pastas. The pastas were divine, the antipasto was delicious and the veal chop with peppers as well as the veal parm were great. I had read some negative reviews when making the reservation through Open Table and I wondered if the restaurant had gone downhill. Definitely not! I don't know what those folks ate, but maybe they have an Olive Garden palate.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMfood good...wine pour veryfood good...wine pour very skimpy at these prices..4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere, food wasGreat atmosphere, food was great, but the waiter did not understand a key question about what type of sauce came with a specific meal. Plus he did not get the order correct and disappeared for a while, I had to flag down another waiter.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMRao's in VegasLoved the veal Parmesan! Great Italian restaurant. Expensive, Vegas style. It would be nice to have a side of pasta with the veal. Caesar salad was not very good. Dressing had an off taste. It was disappointing. The spaghetti Nd meatballs looked divine; another diner reported that it was delicious!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI had been Rao's last yearI had been Rao's last year and wanted to go again for my birthday. My friend, who accompanied me, stated that she and her husband stayed at Caesars last year and did not see this gem. Wonderful food, quick service and I loved my waiter.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood specialThe seafood pasta special that night was very short of mussels and clams. 4 total. The shrimp and calamari were great however. No fish!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTry the VealBest veal I've ever had. Ask to sit in the main room to get the feel of their restaurant in Harlem. Can't wait to go back!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the Caesar's SaladWe had the Caesar's Salad and the Scampi with linguini with a white wine sauce. It truly was the best I have ever had !!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I really enjoyedMy wife and I really enjoyed the evening at Rao's and especially appreciated their waiter, Sean walking us through the menu for the best choices and also letting us split a pasta in order to get to taste as much as possible and still be able to walk out of there! I wasn't over the top about my breaded veal, but my wife's veal picatta was incredible! Everything else, including the ceasar's salad, was incredible!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA memorable night at Rao'sWe had dinner at Rao's for our daughters 21st Birthday. Bar staff were fun and the wait staff at dinner did a great job with our party of 10. The food was excellent. They made the night fun and special. We will be visiting New York next month and plan on trying Rao's there as well.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMservice was incredible andservice was incredible and food was delivered very quickly. Spaghetti was awesome!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe noise level us very loud.The noise level us very loud. My date was happy we were in s booth so we
didn't have to shout st rack other.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAs an Italian who grew upAs an Italian who grew up in NY and around real Italian food, this reminded me of home!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great. The roastedThe food was great. The roasted beet salad and the seafood salad were absolutely delicious. I had the osso bucco which I highly recommend. The grilled veggies were terrific. The other people I was with had the lemon chicken (so moist!) and the bolognese lasagna (so yummy). For desserts we chose strawberry shortcake, 7 layer chocolate cake and the profiteroles. They were all outstanding!!!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had tickets to "JerseyWe had tickets to "Jersey Boys" and booked a late dinner reservation following the show. It was a perfect conclusion to a wonderful evening. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. We ordered a caprese salad, lasagna and Uncle Vincent's lemon chicken. All were expertly prepared and delicious. And, we enjoyed a bottle of Jordan Cabernet selected from an excellent wine list. Our only regret was this night was our last in Las Vegas and we didn't have an opportunity to return.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI eat at Rao's every tripI eat at Rao's every trip I take to Las Vegas. It's a wonderful restaurant. The only negative is the noise. Service and food are all 5 stars.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed tremendously but itEnjoyed tremendously but it would have been better as I was in a group for a quieter area as difficult to hear the other half of group at the table of 8.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and serviceExcellent food and service right in Caesar's Palace.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBesr veal piccata I ever had!Besr veal piccata I ever had! All of my guests loved it.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't miss it! The food isDon't miss it! The food is fantastic. If you can't get in NYC, go to Vegas. It's worth the trip!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good Italian food. BigVery good Italian food. Big portions; you certainly get your money's worth. Excellent bread to go along with the meal.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food and plentiful.Awesome food and plentiful. Sevice was fabulous. Loved eating at a round table.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough impeccable, we wentAlthough impeccable, we went to Rao's at 10:00 pm after the Shania Twain show and felt that we were rushed through dinner to speed up closing for the night.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good. PriceyFood was very good. Pricey for some generic items, but specialty items like the double pork chops are excellent.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAssistant Waiter Was AmazingThe service was top notch. Especially the asst. Waiter. Our water glasses were always full and our used dishes cleared before we even realized. Food was exceptional.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMRao's is by far the best n.y.Rao's is by far the best n.y. italian in Vegas. Not only do the meatballs make me cry but every dish I have had has been memorable. They brought back the osso bucco. It is the second best in Vegas. That is saying a lot.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFood choices are excellent.Food choices are excellent. Lemon chicken is a great choice. Wines by the glass were very good, but expensive.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular!!!The food was spectacular. Our waiter, Sean and the sommalier (forgot his name) were spot on with their reccomendations. The portions were abundant. I'm sorry I wasted space in my stomach on the large salad because my entree and the side of meatballs was truly among the best meals I've ever had. My wife and I can't wait to go back the next time were in Las Vegas.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I were lookingMy friend and I were looking for some place new to try for dinner in Vegas and this was a winner!!!! Everything on the menu looked so interesting. We wanted to try a few things, so our waiter recommended the house salad to start and we split one meatball. The meatball was incredible and we even added some to our salad. Delish!!!!!! We also split the Chicken Scapariello and the Penne Vodka. The chicken was oh so tender and tasty and the pasta just melted in your mouth. What a great combination to sample. Great wine too. We ordered by the glass and no one tried to push expensive bottles on us as I had read in past reviews. The service and atmosphere were top notch and we will be back. Next time we'll try the Lemon Chicken.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time there. ExcellentFirst time there. Excellent service and the food was terrific.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMJWAuthentic Italian executed perfectly using high quality ingredients. Solidly in the top 3 Italian meals of my life.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our 14 year weddingThis was our 14 year wedding anniversary. Very nice restaurant. We will definitely come back again3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice experience. StaffVery nice experience. Staff did a great job and the food was outstanding.
I'll return again when back in town.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMRao's - a must!We have heard about Rao's in new York for years! We have their first cookbook and everything we have made has been great. We would never have been able to get into the NY location, so we couldn't wait to try it in Las Vegas! We were not disappointed! The food is simple and classic, but oh so delicious!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food for which youExcellent food for which you are charged pretty high prices!3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was not a last minuteThis was not a last minute reservation. I reserved a table for six quite some time before our arrival. When we arrived, we were taken to a table for 5 that looked right into the back of the kitchen. While they were looking for another chair for us to squeeze into the table for "five", I requested a different table. After some huffing and puffing the hostess moved us to a table that was set up for six. I can understand if this was a last minute reservation and they were trying to squeeze us in, but that was not the case.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my mom for her bday dinner.Took my mom for her bday dinner. The food and the service were exquisite. I will try to go back each time I make it to Vegas.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIt would have been a perfectIt would have been a perfect dining experience if the music had been a little less loud.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM