Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas

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Italian

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.

The time-honored staples include perfectly cooked pastas, risottos and the mouthwatering steak bistecca; cooked perfectly and sliced tableside. The classic veal chop is pan-seared and topped with a medley of hot and sweet cherry peppers.
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LR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too loud! Couldn’t hear ourselves think

JL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall we really enjoyed our experience at raos. It was a little pricey for traditional italian food, however our dishes were outstanding. I would definitely recommend friends and family to try this one out.

KM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We love coming to Rao’s when we are in Vegas. Food is always good and service is great. But there were lots of big, loud parties and it gets kind of hard to hear someone across of you. Maybe I should ask for a quiet area of the restaurant next time.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Everything from the ambiance to the waiter to the food is just perfect!

Do not read the low reviews, those people don’t understand real Italian food!

Must go!

Get the meatballs!

BS
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!!

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service wasn’t great. Server refused to split our bill and then made us calculate our own tabs...down to the penny. Server never did a quality check. Food was slightly overpriced for the quality. Now days you can get fresh pasta for much cheaper.

OT
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and came to Celebrate my 50th Birthday...Outstanding meal and service

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff exceeded my expectations we will visit on my next trip to Las Vegas.

S
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Definitely be back

M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was good. Service was terrible. Value for money spent was poor.

PK
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was good, service was a bit off...was there for a business dinner & one of my guests requested bread before we ordered and we received a little push back...kinda embarrassing.

LV
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the meatballs! A must eat if you’re in Vegas!

JS
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PERFECT Fried airy triangles of Mozzarella with a robust marinara, spaghetti with a meaty bolognese, Peroni, artisan breads, gelato, and a flute of Limoncello! What more do I say - It was perfect in every way, served by a meticulous staff. We felt that we had touched the face of god!! If Paul Sorvino eats there (see photo) - it’s Italian.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

WP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A good Italian restaurant in Caesars in Las Vegas. Sitting in the back room we were shielded from most of the noise. Well-seasoned waiters. Lots of staff. Good variety of choices. We had an appetizer, veal chop, and veal piccata. All very good. Got us out on time for a show.

GW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Not worth your time or money... food is mediocre at best and waiters are not very attentive. 15min to get a drink order started... bussers do all the work and is only thing good about experience.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and service. Note to restaurant, please serve the bread/rolls warmed for a better experience! 👍

RG
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Famous meatballs Yes and presentation. Shoutout for veal Marsala with broccoli; would order that again!!!!!

d
Las Vegas
51 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food and wine list in a classic setting

J
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious cuisine and impeccable service! We had a lovely dinner and would definitely return.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My shrimp were over cooked. Pasta sauce not as good as their store bought Rao’s marinara spaghetti sauce. Go figure!

AM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Wine was so good! And the ambiance was just perfect!

LB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Rao's has excellent food - we enjoyed the chicken parm and meatballs specifically.

The ambience is okay - nothing special. Same with the service, it is certainly not bad - but for the price, I would expect a bit more in both service and ambience.

SJ
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a little loud to be able to really hear each other at the table, but other than that they entire experience was fantastic.

DM
Poconos
27 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I was very disappointed in the food. We had gnocchi with bolognese sauce. The sauce was ok and the gnocchi were gummy. Our main course was veal which was good but overall I was very unimpressed with the meal especially at the price.

IM
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I’ve been going to Rao’s annually for 15 years when we do our family trip to Las Vegas. Part of why we returned year after year was that it was always such a great culinary experience. As usual, I made the reservation and we looked forward to it.

This year was the first year we were disappointed. First of all, our table (for 6) was next to a doorway that had a view of the dishwashing station and the kitchen. Wait staff went in and out, a few adjusting their undergarments apparently thinking they weren’t able to be seen.

One of the highlights of Rao’s is the fresh baked bread. After years of eating there, it is apparently clear that the basket is smaller with less items. When the 6 of us asked for more, we were told apologetically that “The chef charges $3 for an additional basket.” Really?

While the food is still pretty good, it seems like plates are physically smaller, meaning that portions have gotten smaller though the prices have remained the same.

It is still a good restaurant, but all of us (who have eaten there more than once and some once a year for 15 years) have noticed that Rao’s isn’t what it used to be. Yes, we might go back, but we’re also going to check out the other Italian restaurants in LV.

g
Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all things for our dinner date was outstanding

AG
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food but impeccable service! The salads were big enough to split into dinner salads for 2 of us. We had Frutti de Mar and Chicken Parmigiana as entrees - both were delicious. Pasta was not heavy or starchy - very easy to eat. And the Tiramisu was to die for!!

MA
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We were sat inside the restaurant. Ambiance and decor are old and aged. Waiter was nice. Food was just “ok”. Not sure we will eat here again.

DC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here’s your place if you grew up in the 60s and 70s with Mama’s Sicilian Italian cooking. Mama never cost this much but we’ve paid many times for a less worthy meal. Veal Parmesan on the bone with vodka sauce linguine and meatballs and spaghetti we’re heavenly and enough for an entire second meal. Service was casual but very well informed; the food and wine selections perfect. The dining space was spacious, separate rooms giving us a bit of the neighborhood feel in a big restaurant. We’ll be back after the bank account grows.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group dinner

KE
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The sauces were tasty, but heavy. The pimento spread with the bread is a nice option, but olive oil would have been a better option. Wait staff was great.

SG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Food was bland and terribly unseasoned. Waiter was rude and yelled at us across the table instead of having the decency to come up to each individual. Also overpriced. Gave it two stars because we at least ate. Will never to go Rao’s again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Waiter service was bad

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The meatballs were very good.

d
Las Vegas
66 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice Italian Restaurant on the strip. Food and service are very good. Very limited menu and pricy. Old world Italian. So that’s fun.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rao’s was awesome, food service was great and fast. Food was awesomely delicious, the waiter kept checking up on me and my wife. Which is always good. Thanks for the great food and experience because it’s hard to get reservations in NYC where I reside.

RS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My go-to place for traditional Italian in Vegas. Never disappoints. Best Veal Parm to be found this side of New York... Pasta sides are rather pedestrian. Other than that, top notch.

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I would recommend if someone really wanted to go as I. Food came out suspiciously too fast. Not that we were rushed but almost like it was not cooked fresh. Overall tasted good. I enjoyed the purse string pasta. It was different and tasted fresh. Overall we expected more.

C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

So so on the food, only ordinary for the price

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