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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (85)
Good for a Date (71)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
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Authentic (62)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Romantic (49)
Comfort Food (44)
Pre/post Theatre (41)
Business Meals (39)
Cozy (35)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Notable Wine List (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Fun (23)
Bar Seating (19)
Casual (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Worth the Drive (14)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Hot Spot (10)
People Watching (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Scenic View (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
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Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Loud conversations on the next table

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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food...thinking about going back already

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Happy happy

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The portion sizes are quite large. We even asked the server if the pasta dish would be something we could split and he said no. I felt like this was a bit of an upsell on his part, as we both ordered the spaghetti and had enough for a family of 4.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very disappointed, the meal came out within 10 minutes of ordering, we didn’t even have our drinks, the pasta was served somewhat cold. Not a memerable expirience at all.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful good! Don’t miss the meatballs. Ravioli purses at divine! Sharing is a great idea - lots of food! Peanut butter tart!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was bad

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Tried something new (lasagne) & was a bit disappointed with the portion size & quality. Nothing special for $32. The veal chop, even at $53 is special. Ambiance & service always immpeccable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Rao's is famous for its meatballs and they delivered. We ordered the meatball appetizer and the order consisted of two softball sized meatballs. They were some of the best meatballs I've ever had. Also noteworthy was the seafood salad appetizer. It was loaded with shrimp, calamari, crab meat and lobster. As a main course, my husband had pasta with bolognese sauce and said it was quite good. On the down side was the pasta carbonara, which was a special of the evening. It seemed to fall a little flat and lacked the flavor I was expecting. Overall, it was a good experience, with very attentive service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Friends birthday dinner - beyond fantastic... one word: meatball.

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