Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas

4.4
4437 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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 4437 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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vipflash442
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The lasagna was good but the crab carbanara noodles was cooked too al dented to the point the noodles was getting cruchy.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Everyone was very nice , can’t complain about that. The food was absolutely terrible... we couldn’t even finish a bite of any of the food we ordered. They were nice enough to not charge us for it. And we had ordered drinks and never received them... so yah definitely wouldn’t come back

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KathieD
Western NC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food was fabulous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The food was below average quality.
We are foodies a d were so excited to dine here.
It was a COMPLETE disappointment.
The best part of the meal was the sparkling wAter.

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RandiS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The food was average. Our dinner rolls were cold, not warm. My drink, a gimlet, was made well. The price was ridiculously high for what we received.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very attentive and very sweet. Food was fantastic! Highly highly recommend.

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ShaneL
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Appetizers good , entrees were not . Chicken parm tasted like rubber . Waiter didn’t seem to care about our discontent

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Parmigiana chicken tasted frozen. Not good at all. I will not be back to this location.

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We buy Rao's sauce in the jar, and love it! We were very excited to eat here. We had house salad, dressing was very bland. I had pasta with marinara, my husband had pasta with meat sauce, they were both good but both thought the sauce in the jar was better. The food had no wow factor, completely disappointed. I don't mind spending the money for good food, we left feeling completely ripped off. Buddy V's has way better food. Won't be back and won't recommend Rao's.

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vipMadameSusan
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Way too overpriced for what it was.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic evening!

JD
JeffandDoris
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service even before we arrived. Jasmine called to ensure we were still coming in for our reservation. We sat at the bar and both the bartender and assistant were very attentive for 10:00 at night.

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PaoloC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was below average compared to other comparable Italian restaurants on the strip; namely Cipriani’s or even lesser ranked Allegro.

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Foodie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wanted to give it more, however chicken breast was slightly dry and the meatballs, while delicious and tender had hotspots leading me to think they were microwaved. Ceaser’s palace is more like Rome’s slums. Parking attendant rude and staff in general not helpful, RAO’s is inside Ceaser’s and not easy to find

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CathyG
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time eating at Rao's. The service is always great, the ambience is nice, and the food is always outstanding.

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DaxP
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall it was good, but the price was very high for the quality of food. I understand you pay a premium being on the strip but you can pay half the price for much better food off the strip.

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vipGary
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Had a limited menu this time. Had the chicken parmesan and it was very small serving. I never used to be able to even finish it.

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Ahwine
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Caesar salad, lasagna, and spaghetti bolognese. Superb service and excellent COVID protocols which we appreciated. Pretty pricey for pasta-$31-35, but that’s Vegas! Nice wine list too.

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MarkR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beat Italian meal I have ever had in a restaurant!!! Service was very professional and outstanding!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We have come here several times over the last ten years. It is usually one of our favorites in Las Vegas. Unfortunately this time was different. My wife ordered chicken cutlet parmigiana, it was extremely dry and had no flavor. I ordered the special for the day, which was shrimp with a garlic cream w. This was very good. Service was impeccable that was the only saving grace. Might have to search for a new Italian place for our next visit.

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TheDude
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Got the bolognese. All the right flavors are there, but it isn’t as sumptuous as a slow cook. When slow cooked for 6-8 hours the effect is indescribable. But its pandemic times, hard to justify. The cocktail I got with the homemade limoncello was amazing. The limoncello is something else.

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Shanana
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Expected much better based on what I had read about this restaurant. The food was very good but it took way too long. We didn’t order anything out of the ordinary and it took over an hour to get our food after we placed our order. The waiter never came by during that time to check on us. We were dining with another couple and were told the bill could not be split. I wouldn’t go back to this restaurant again.

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DannyC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food quality good... no italian bread in a italian restaurant...that is disgraceful....good service

MB
vipMrsBee
Atlantic City
50 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We always eat here on our trips to Vegas but the food was not good tonight . We ordered chicken parmigiana, the food was cold, chicken was tough and did not appear to be freshly made but reheated.
The spaghetti bolognese was dry , sauce was gummy
The plate was hot but pasta was warm again appeared to be reheated and not freshly made
The Caesar salad did not have one piece of shaved cheese on it. We don’t mind the prices but the food was not good . Sadly we will cross this off our list.

Rebecca our server was good. I hope they do more quality checks on their food before serving to customers .

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SantiagoV
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from start to finish. All four entrees for our group were excellent and it was a great outing for us all.

MI
MICHAELF
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very limited Covid menu. No Veal Parm. Signature item and not offered. Pork chop was perfect.

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Chris
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Ordered their world famous Beef Lasagna and it was a huge letdown... pasta was WAY Over-cooked, very bland, too much Ricotta and not near enough beef. I was so very disappointed as I have been looking forward to eating here all summer (they were closed for a couple months). Best thing about the restaurant was the bread unfortunately.

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vipTheking
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Over priced and lacking in quality would not recommend

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vipBrianMunroe
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was a good meal. Nothing memorable about the service or food. Was just a good meal.

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vipReview
Miami
192 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I made my reservations over 3 months ago. When I got there the receptionist wanted to seat me in a table outside the restaurant with all the people walking by.
When I complained she stated that there was no room inside the restaurant and when I said I was leaving, she mysteriously found a table for 4 inside.
The place was at best 50% utilized inside. While we were eating there were over 5 tables that were never used.
Once we settled down, the food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Great experience that was hurt by an incompetent receptionist.
No valid reason for what she did.

MK
MichaelK
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was well worth it. Everytime we visit Vegas we have to have dinner at our favorite place. Raos is awsome. Thank you.

CT
CarlT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I've waited several years to try Rao's and it'll be many more years before I go back. No eggplant, no linguine and clams, tried the meatballs... weak. I don't normally give a bad review but I'm sorry... this was not good.

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HeaP
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

COVID considered, the service was great. Under the current circumstances, dining out is more awkward, but from the hostess to the server and everyone else, the atmosphere was comfortable and pleasant. Truly enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This was a nice restaurant, but with all the options is Vegas, it was kind of unremarkable. The service was impersonal (but friendly), and the food was good but seemed very expensive for what it was. It wasn’t bad at all, but we’ll try somewhere else next time.

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vipKaseyW
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was wonderful as usual. They are only occupying every other table, so it very safe during Covid.

RK
RachelK
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites! Excellent food and service!

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Anthony
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 44th birthday dinner at Rao’s. It was fantastic!!

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TimG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I am in Vegas, I make it a point to have a meal at Rao's. It is a top dining experience. Thanks again!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and our server were amazing. However, extremely disappointed in the fact that I made a special note that we were celebrating my parents 49th wedding anniversary and that my Dad passed away in April, so he couldn’t be with us. Not only did NO ONE at Rao’s, acknowledge that, they did nothing to help us celebrate. I asked for the evening to be as special as possible and while it was with the food, that extra touch I was hoping for didn’t happen. Not pleased with that at all. Hence only the 4 stars and not 5.

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chadandbrad
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must eat place in vegas! meatballs are so good!!!!

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Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas is rated 4.4 stars by 4437 OpenTable diners.

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