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About Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas


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.

3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Comfort Food, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:

Sun - Thurs: 5pm-10:00pm,
Fri - Sat: 5pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Las Vegas Blvd. & Flamingo

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(702) 731-7267

Website:
http://www.caesarspalace.com/casinos/caesars-palace/restaurants-dining/raos-detail.html

Entertainment:
Jukebox

Executive Chef:
Fatimah Madyun

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (85)
Good for a Date (71)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
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Authentic (60)
Good for Birthdays (51)
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Comfort Food (43)
Pre/post Theatre (41)
Business Meals (38)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Cozy (34)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Notable Wine List (29)
Good for Groups (28)
Fun (23)
Bar Seating (19)
Casual (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Worth the Drive (14)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Hot Spot (10)
People Watching (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
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Sunday Lunch (5)
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Scenic View (4)
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Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

RAO's is hands down the best. I went a few years ago myself and still remember the food. When I knew my parents were traveling to Vegas, I wanted to surprise them with a meal. I contacted RAO's and they helped me plan everything and pay for it over the phone. Do NOT pass this restaurant up.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our servers Matt and Moses provided top service !

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

We had dinner here while staying at Caesar's for a mini-vacation. The dirty martini I had at the bar while waiting to be seated (we got there ahead of our reservation time) was absolutely fabulous ... ice cold and perfect! My husband ordered a Manhattan and his drink was also perfect. We were seated at exactly our reservation time and immediately served ice water and presented with menus and a wine list. A beautiful gal opened and served our wine and we were taken care of her all evening. We split a Caesar salad that was one of the best we have ever had and the portion was quite generous. My husband ordered the evening's special which was a carbonara that he raved about. I had the veal picatta and it was out of this world. They served us a complimentary chocolate gelato for our wedding anniversary and it was delicious. Overall, we would rate this restaurant an A++++ as the food was perfectly prepared, served hot and with generous portions. The service was also +++. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined 4 days ago

My friend and I dined there with a $150 dining credit from Total Rewards. The food was fast, very tasty and plates were removed in a timely manner. Service and food were excellent, I would go without a dining credit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Took my gal for her birthday in January 2018. Wasn't disappointed. Fantastic Southern Italian Food! Service was very friendly, attentive and spot-on. Food was middle-high priced (nothing too outrageous or excessive...you'll get out with $160 tab for two with drink plus tip/tax). The Veal Picatta and most especially Chix Parma was cooked perfectly and fabulous (ask for the fresh pasta --tagoline instead of standard dry linguine for an extra $3.00). Their bread and butter was terrific with flavored butters--addicting!The all veggie dish was really amazingly fresh with Harcort Vert Green Beans, Broccoli Raba, Zucchini w/olive oil and garlic is worth as an added side dish --it's a main dish but we split it as an add-on "side" ...delicious). Tiramisu is the best you ever had! This establishment has been around for 125 years in NYC. Yes, this is the same Rao's Sauce you see in store shelves nationwide--it's way better in the restaurant! I think they know Italian better than anyone after 125 year family-only biz.! Great date place, quiet, cozy, warm, with that old NYC Italian restaurant feel and not ostentatious or snobby! Waiters are pros and very helpful! I forgot waiters name just recall he's been there for a while and from Wisconsin.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

I have eaten at Rao’s in Hollywood, CA and was very pleased with the food and service there but l must say the Vegas location did not taste as good. The service was great and the staff was excellent. Howie, our server, did a fine job attending to us and we appreciate his attentiveness; however, the food was just ok and just not worth the money for us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Loud conversations on the next table

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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food...thinking about going back already

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Service a little slow. When we asked about separate checks, instead of just saying yes or no, he said yes but explained the "painful" steps he had to take to accomplish it. Did not take a drink order for non alcoholic drinks. One persons medium rare filet came well done. Second time it was rare. May not have even been a filet. My chicken was dry in my chicken, sausage, pepper dish. Waiter became super friendly at tip time.

On a plus, the meatballs are EXCELLENT!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Birthday celebration

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The Service and the food was impeccable ! It’s a must !

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This is an offshoot of the extremely well respected Rao's in New York, which is almost impossible to get into. The service was impeccable. We had one problem and the server took care of it immediately and politely. My spinach and ravioli dish was quite good, but I wouldn't call it banging. My brother loved his steak, rated the meatballs nine out of ten, and my sister-in-law loved her shrimp scampi. Bread basket was ample and delicious. This is a place to slow down and savor a good meal and good conversation.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food and service!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Happy happy

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Didn’t think the food lived up to the hype. For $100 a head you can do a lot better than this in Vegas.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food. The meatballs were excellent. Very tender and flavorful. Pasta with shrimp and lobster were delicious. The pork chop was tender.

Service was attentive and quick. Overall a great meal.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Overall, great experience but overpriced for traditional Italian food

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food great service excellent staff. Bring your appetite

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Casual, Seasonal
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Rao's is always on our dinner list when visiting Vegas. The food is delicious, just like your Italian grandmother would make, and the service is always top notch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Server was a disgrace. Rude from the very beginning and never improved. Acted as though we were privileged to dine there. Will never return too many other fine dining options for the money.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Dinner at Rao's was disappointing. The atmosphere is a little hokey and the food overall was nothing to write home about ... except for an excellent seafood salad that was fresh and chuck full of delicious bites of lobster, crab, calamari and shrimp. Other than that, the best I can say is that the portions are huge and the food was not bad. My veal chop parmesan was definitely not a $53 dish. It was a huge chop but it was also dry and surprisingly lacking in flavor. We were similarly non-plussed by the other dishes we ordered -- ravioli purses pretty good; angel hair pasta meh, osso buco okay; and Caesar salad boring. Even my martini which was mixed beautifully arrived not very well chilled. The saving grace of the evening was very fine service. Overall, though, considering the hype and the price, it was a disappointing evening.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Best lasagna we’ve ever eaten! And the meatball!!!! Must order! And impeccable service always!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Meatballs are on point!

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

We were in Vegas for Newy Years and ate at Rao's twice (it was also our 50th wedding anniversary. The food was excellent as was the service. Food came in a timely manner and was hot. We had a number of different dishes over the two nights and each was very good. The restaurant is a bit pricey but the meal was worth it. My only complaint...Wine by the glass was extremely expensive. We did not do a bottle as I do not drink.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was so so but very overpriced. I will not go back because I feel the food is not worth the money.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had walked by this restaurant many times and thought the whole thing was the patio seating our front. To our surprise the inside has a great bar and a New York feel of the restaurant. Our server John was awesome. Every suggestion was spot on. Meatball appetizer, beat salad, veal parm and ravioli. Everything came out quickly but not too rushed. The bartender also made great martinis.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a delicious dinner. Shared meatballs, linguine with with clams and clam sauce and veal chop parmigiana. Everything was wonderful until they sat two large tables next to us and they were celebrating something. The noise level was bizarre.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great overall but poor selection of music. Where the Italian music to go with the theme of the restaurant.
Excellent Sommelier and wine collection. Paul is an outstanding wine professional!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We love this restaurant. Great food and a wonderful wait staff. They are warm and friendly and assist you with your menu choices. The food is amazing, especially the meat balls. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Vegas and we never miss an opportunity to go back. Love Rao.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The only reason I would not recommend this restaurant is the price point. This is a unique Italian American experience. Yes it's expensive but you're paying for the Rao experience. This is our third visit and best. Excellent service and well paced meal. Request the replica room when you make your reservation.

Someone mentioned a credit card was required to hold the reservation which we did not find true.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I was surprised and disappointed by how bad the service was.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Incredible! My 6th or 7th visit and never disappoints! Delicious, great staff and great bartenders!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good food but way overpriced

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food is outstanding - din't be afraid to share meals though. The meatballs are a MUST!!

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 (London)·Dined on December 26, 2017

4 of us booked here on Christmas Day. Very expensive, had main and desert from Christmas menu, I can cook better then what we got, we were rushed in and out. I would not recommend this place at all.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Delicious food! Angela our server was awesome!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Greatest ever

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The chicken Parmesan with pasta arrived cold and had to be sent back. Also, the portion was skimpy. What a disappointment, considering my high expectations. I really could have made the dish better myself. To be fair, though, the seafood salad appetizer was very tasty and fresh. In retrospect, perhaps Carmine’s would have been a better choice and better value in Las Vegas.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

What a great meal! The best veal I have ever had.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent in every way. Plan on returning and highly recommend this restaurant

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