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Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas - Permanently Closed, Las Vegas, NV

Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
5171 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
**RESERVATIONS ONLY Until Further Notice**

**For parties of 5-13, please call (702)731-7373 and for parties of 14 or more please call (866)733-5827 to reserve**

At each visit, the Rao's family wants it to feel as if yours is the only table in the room. The impeccable Southern Italian fare stems from the dishes; high-quality ingredients, such as house-roasted red peppers, freshly grated Pecorino-Romano and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeses, Felipo Berio olive oil and certified San Marzano plum tomatoes imported from Italy. For more than 115 years, that's the way the family has cooked in their iconic New York kitchen, and tradition is alive and well at their Las Vegas restaurant.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (702) 731-7267

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Fatimah Madyun

  • Private party facilities

    Rao’s offers 3 semi-private dining areas and 2 private dining rooms. These private and semi-private dining areas can accommodate up to 120 guests. The restaurant can accommodate up to 300 guests total for special event buyouts. Food and hosted beverage minimums vary based on availability and date.

  • Private party contact

    Caesars Palace Restaurant Group Sales: (855) 812-9073

  • Neighborhood

    Caesars Palace

  • Cross street

    Las Vegas Blvd. & Flamingo

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Entertainment

    Jukebox

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,171 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. K

    Kjaern21

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a staple and must visit for Italian while in Vegas
  2. R

    Rick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was very good. The beef lasagne was not great. The noodles was spongy. The rest of the food was excellent. Jose was not our server, but he managed to take care to see that out order was right. Thanks Rao for a great date night!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been going there for 15 years and saddened to see them close. I hope Frankie opens up at another spot.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Fried green tomato caprese was absolutely delicious! Definitely would order again for sure. Not really a fan of the vodka sauce or the Parmesan risotto. Definitely recommend sticking to their regular marinara sauce (like the sauce w/the meatballs). That’s really good. Steak wasn’t bad but do not order the roasted garlic and chive butter. They put way too much on and it over pours the steak.
  5. KW

    KarlW

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sorry to hear that it will be closing. Great food and am glad I got to dine here before it closes.
  6. NM

    NancyM

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we come to Las Vegas we always go to Rao’s. The service is outstanding and they always accommodate special menu requests. It’s an oasis from the chaos of the city!
  7. MZ

    MelissaZ

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal. Delicious as usual. Somewhat bittersweet. Sad to see this landmark leave Caesars.
  8. BB

    BillB

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the BEST Italian meal I've every had. Highly recommended
  9. DZ

    DominicZ

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Knowing that the restaurant was closing
  10. RG

    RichardG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    First off, I was really looking forward to Rao's. When we arrived the process to get seated took a while and we weren't really greeted. When we were seated it was down in a back area near windows by the pool. It was freezing! Had to be moved and the table nearby was still cold. Once we sat down the busses came by right away to get our drinks. It was 15 minutes til the server came by. Now, the food itself was tasty. The meatballs were excellent. The Caprese Salad was okay. Lasagna and ravioli were all tasty. The verdict is that the food was good but the rest of the meal was so-so. Glad I tried but will not be sad over Rao's closing.
  11. S

    Suesue

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sad they are leaving Caesar’s
  12. SH

    SaranyaH

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Underwhelming food. Overpriced. Will not return or recommend.
  13. k

    klsdining

    Des Moines

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I look forward to Rao’s opening somewhere else in Las Vegas because this is way too good of a restaurant to not re-open. Service is always outstanding. Food is delicious. A little pricey but the atmosphere, service, and food make it worth it!!
  14. BE

    BEinMD

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    Food was tasteless and cold. Not very busy when we were there, but the food was still served cold. I will not return.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible… too bad they are closing this location.
  16. C

    Cathy

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Menu options greatly reduced (No more veal dishes) and prices greatly increased. I celebrated many birthdays there but this last one was quite disappointing. Guess it has to do with the permanent closure on the 28th. Sorry Rao’s, I expected better from you.
  17. DG

    DoloresG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Sat at the bar. Felt the bartender paid attention to everyone but me. Introduced herself to everyone - but not me. Never came back and asked me if I wanted another drink. Had to wait a long time for my check.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything ordered was delicious. My only negative would be that it was ridiculously priced for the meal and the location was very inconvenient. Parking at Caesars cost $30 and you had to walk for miles.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service!!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best. Meatballs. Ever. So sad this location is closing, had to make one more visit.
  21. MP

    MattP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food and service was good but prices were extremely high.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Vegas! I definitely will be back EVERY time I return to Vegas! I had the meatball appetizer and lemon chicken with truffle risotto. Everything was sublime. The service was high end and the atmosphere was cozy and welcoming.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food, the pasta and sauce was so flavorful. Service was excellent. Mozzarella and green tomatoes caprese was so balanced and tasty.
  24. PH

    PatriciaH

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    no gluten free options for pasta, in today society that’s just wrong! A salad and 2 meatballs, water only should not cost 75$. Oh and they charged us for Bread. Really?
  25. R

    Ryan

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Menu was limited; server was not very nice. Food was overcooked and dry. It seems like since they are closing down the restaurant soon, they just quit trying. I would not recommend going there. Much better to just buy their pasta and sauce and eat at home.
  26. b

    billp

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Food was horrible and overpriced. Restaurant was dark and extremely loud
  27. GE

    GoodEats

    Palm Springs

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Since securing a table at Rao’s in East Harlem in NY is impossible LAS Vegas seemed achievable. Interior space reflects the idea of the NY locale with Christmas lights strung along the awning above the bar and no wall lacks photos of the owners and or celebrities who have dined there. Service is friendly and attentive, The food is a bit hit and miss. Especially signature dishes like Homemade Meatballs which were indeed tender but the sauce/gravy served in was sour! Compared to the Pasta Bolonasse sauce which was rich in flavor with a hint of red pepper and delicious. Rao’s famous Lemon Chicken was prepared moist and plated attractively. Lemon flavor needs to be a suggestion ; not a statement. The lemon in this dish was definitely overdone and very unappetizing, for me. Best dish: The Misto Fritto. Best I’ve ever tasted. Prepared with care and seasoned well. Rao’s LAS Vegas is closing for good at the end of November after 15-years, without a hint of another location mentioned. Could my experience been a one off? Maybe. Or the result of a restaurant closing down. The answer may require a future visit to Rao’s in Los Angeles. To be continued.
  28. CF

    ChrisF

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Food was really dissapointing. Drinks were weak. Waiter was not very attentive as it seamed like we were always looking for him. won't be back. I don't think this restaurant will make it at ceasars.
  29. F

    Foodie82

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Too bad this one closes at the end of the month, it's always been one of my favorites. I'm a local here in Las Vegas and will definitely miss this place. I went last night to say so long
  30. RG

    RichG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, everything was very good. The food was delicious
  31. ES

    EdSt

    Las Vegas

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Really sorry Rao’s is closing. Great food, great service and great ambience.
  32. g

    georger

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  33. MF

    MFFL

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places. Going to kiss it when it closes.
  34. NT

    NoThankYou

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Wanted to go just to have the experience before the venue closes. Should have listened to the reviews. Only one of the 3 entrees was halfway decent and it was the crab carbonara. Even so, it had only one small crab claw of meat. The other entrees were less than Olive Garden in both quality and taste. We were seated next to the beverage cart even though the restaurant was nearly empty. This resulted in servers constantly buzzing around the table to get water pitchers, silver, etc. We were in and out in about 30 minutes at a cost of over $150 for 3 simple pasta entrees, 2 sodas and a mixed drink. And yes I still tipped 20% because the food and seating is not the fault of the server. Definitely would not recommend unless you have money to burn.
  35. RP

    RobertP

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great opportunity to return for the amazing food before this location closes. Hopefully they decide to find a new location and more people can experience Rao’s food.
  36. KW

    KevinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great atmosphere, it's too bad that it's closing at Caesar's Palace. I hope they open somewhere else in Las Vegas.
  37. DG

    DavidG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Raos had phenomenal service and an array of delicious food.
  38. J

    Jewels

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! We had the meatballs, fried tomatoes, vodka penne, bolognese and lemon chicken. All the food was delicious. We are sad to hear they are closing their location.
  39. C

    Christian

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ceased salad, penne vodka and crab carbonara were outstanding!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think the raviolis changed my life.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 5171 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Las Vegas Blvd. & Flamingo

  • Neighborhood

    Caesars Palace

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Fatimah Madyun

  • Entertainment

    Jukebox

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (702) 731-7267

  • Private party facilities

    Rao’s offers 3 semi-private dining areas and 2 private dining rooms. These private and semi-private dining areas can accommodate up to 120 guests. The restaurant can accommodate up to 300 guests total for special event buyouts. Food and hosted beverage minimums vary based on availability and date.

  • Private party contact

    Caesars Palace Restaurant Group Sales: (855) 812-9073

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