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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.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Italian, Comfort Food, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Sun - Thurs: 5pm-10:00pm,
Fri - Sat: 5pm - 10:30pm
Las Vegas Blvd. & Flamingo
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Food was decent. Not worth the price. Honestly, very disappointed. It did not live up to the hype. Glad I tried it, but won't go back. Being a local, I can tell you there are tons of places in town that are much better for half the cost....and a better wine list. The only positive thing was our waiter....he was great!
The service was impeccable. Water glasses were filled almost immediately as you had a sip. The bread was very good with three different butters and delicious olive oil on the table to dip. The food is a tad overpriced and we were a room with a few large parties so it was very noisy. We started with the Fritto misto which was a very Nice combination of fried calamari, fried shrimp, inside zucchini strips. I had the Oso Buco which was delicious and my husband had a chicken Parm. The sauce was excellent. We enjoyed it and would come back again
Since we haven’t been able to get a table at Rao’s in NY, we were happy to get a reservation while in Las Vegas. Meatballs were divine! Savory and not at all dense. The penne with vodka sauce was tasty, as was the shrimp scampi. We were in Las Vegas for 4 nights and our dinner at Rao’s was our favorite meal.
The meatballs are as good as advertised large and delicious and perfect to share. Knowing we were sharing, it would have been great to have two plates. Shrimp scampi was light on the garlic but good over linguini. Sent back the lemon chicken as too dry and Lobster /shrimp fra diablo substitution worked. Overall, a nice enough Italian meal that frankly you could get in most non-upscale Italian restaurants at 1/2 the price. NOT IMPRESSED!
My husband and I love Raos pasta sauce and we were so excited to try the restaurant. However we were very disappointed by the food and service took forever. Apparently the system was down which is why they said it took so long, it would have been nice to receive some kind of compensation, instead we waited an hour for our food. We paid $200 for the meal and would have expected better quality food and service.
This restaurant has always been my favorite since it opened in Caesars but my visit this week was not good.
We were celebrating our 20th Anniversary with family and friends and the food was not up to par. The eggplant was awful and the ravioli was below average. The lemon chicken is always good but seemed to have a lot of dark meat this time.
I also called ahead to surprise my bride with special desserts but the waiter asked everyone if they wanted dessert and ruined that moment. All in All I won’t be back with my large groups and am really disappointed in Rao’s for the first time.
Not impressed at all, beginning with the hostess. So many other restaurants connected with Caesar's resort to dine at. Noise level was off the charts, hard to have a conversation. My eggplant parmesan was thick and tough. Caprese salad was very small. We ordered it with the intention of sharing it so it would have been nice if the server would have mentioned how small it was. We love Old Homestead, go there instead. This is a "one and done."
Dinner before Celine Dion's fabulous show. Matt, our waiter assured us we'd have plenty of time. My lamb chops were perfection, hubby's lasagna filled with meat & melt-in-your mouth goodness, as was sister's ravioli. Sis had profiteroles, we had gelato for dessert. Deliciousness to the max! Service was attentive but not intrusive, the perfect balance. Try them, you won't be disappointed! They truly know what they're doing.
I know this is Vegas but come on. Prices are high and that’s fine...but the expectation is that the food should be good. And the food at Rao’s IS NOT good. We had chicken parm, angel hair with marinara, veal chop and the lemon chicken. Chicken parm was ok. Edible. Cafeteria quality. Angel hair was al dente but there wasn’t enough sauce. Dry. Veal chop was small and again, just ok. Lemon chicken was over cooked. Sauce was tasty. We also had a house salad which was actually good. Have never been to Rao’s in nyc...prob couldn’t get in, but I DON’T CARE after the LV experience. Major disappointment.
Food is good, but not great. The prices are sky high for what you get. I don’t mind expensive if the quality and food is awesome. I found the quality and taste just to be average. With so many great Italian restaurants in Vegas, there is no need to pay for average at Rao’s.
The food was awe inspiring. The selection boasts of something for everyone. I'm so sorry, anything I try to write about Raos cannot be expressed by my limited vocabulary. I can best describe it by saying it was the best Italian food/experience I have ever had.
After great Elton John show an easy walk across lobby to Rao’s. Was perfect because it was quiet and relaxing. A place to converse. Nice bottle of Chianti and some pasta was perfect. Waiter was pleasant, warm and took his time. None of usual Vegas rush the client through. Pasta was different as we had pasta purses with pear and ricotta cheese and brown butter sauce. Just like home! Light and delicate. Tasty and different. Good choice at Caesars
Had dinner here before going to see Elton John, as we wanted to be nearby. I would suggest eating inside as it has more atmosphere. Meal starts with a bread basked that has 3 flavored butters, delicious. Bruschetta was perfect. The pasta was cooked perfectly , I suggest the Penne Vodka. Our waiter was attentive, and had great suggestions.
This was our fourth trip to Rao’s and I swear every time it’s better. The bread, meatballs, veal, shrimp, pasta, chicken and peppers, and pork chop were ALL perfection. The portions are too big, but we enjoyed our leftovers the next day. The New York cheesecake and cannolis were just ok, but we were just over indulging at that point. Great experience and highly recommended.
Coming from NYC and unable to get a reservation at Rao's NYC, we figured we would try Rao's Las Vegas. I may have gone in with high expectations based upon the great reputation of Rao's NYC, but it was very disappointing. There was absolutely nothing to write home about. The waiter was stand-offish, the prices were absurd (and we are used to NYC prices). I ordered veal parm...it was $53 and didn't even come with a side of pasta or potato. I have had much better veal in other restaurants.
Great Italian. Service, like most service in Las Vegas is excellent. Having grown up in NYC Ive had plenty of great Italian. This was great food but not worth their prices - but when in Vegas its expected I guess. Baked clams were average. Meatballs were good, but not over the top rave worthy as many reviews say. Wine was just too over priced. Both pasta dishes were nice. Specials didnt wow so we didnt try them.
Went after the Elton John concert at 9:45, and the place was pretty empty, as they do close at 10 pm. Our server was just ok. She spent more time with the other table, and didn't even ask if it was a special occasion (it was) and didn't even describe the butter to us. She even messed up our lasagna order and forgot to enter it in, so the assistance server came out with peas and no entrée. She apologized but meanwhile for 15 minutes we were eating peas, and bread.
I wasn't blown away as probably it was overly hyped. The meatballs were good but not orgasmic for $17. The lasagna was supposed to be "huge", but I could have eaten it by myself.
The saving grace is I got to use my Total Reward points to pay for this meal. I did tip the server 25% since she had to stay late, and she did chat us up at the end. Otherwise, she was not as attentive as I had hoped.
Amazing,unique and delicious. Took advantage of the hAppy hour menu. Their signature meatball sandwich , fried ravioli and burrata salad made up our delicious dinner. Enjoyed a wonderful couple of glasses of Italian Cabernet. Say at the bar with our very helpful bartender Robert.
Fabulous time great food. Recommend this experience highly.
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