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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
Went there because saw a recommendation from Gordon Ramsay in a show I was watching. Went there for a birthday dinner. We were very disappointed. The food was below average, the atmosphere was dull and a bit odd frankly. Will never return again. Ruined our appetite.
The baked clams were absolutely mouth watering delicious! A must as an appetizer. My husband had the chicken scarpiello. It was a liberal combination of chicken, sausage onions and peppers. The plate was full when it came to the table and scraped clean when it left! He loved it. I had linguini with white clam sauce. Beside the clams in shells, it was loaded with chopped clams and paper thin slices of garlic. I ate until I was miserable. If you enjoy Italian food Rao's is a MUSY!
The food was very good but the prices are high. For the price of the salad they should of brought the actual salad plate and not put it on individual servings even though we were sharing. My husband does not eat as much salad as I do. The Veal Parmesan is their best dish; their lasagna was okay.
Everything about this trip to a Rao's was great. The reservation, front desk greeting, being taken to our table by owner/gentleman Frank Pellegrino, Jr., our server Howie, the good service, ambiance, appetizers, main course, beverages, cannoli, the entire experience was worth full praise as the finest Las Vegas dining experience you could hope for ! Highly recommended - When next in Las Vegas we will return to Rao's. A* Sincerely, T. Blade
I have developed unusual food allergies in past few years and the chef and staff of Rao's were so accommodating about substituting ingredients and making a great Italian dish for me over a few visits ... ending with a great experience for me and my family. Sad to say there is a competitor in a different hotel chain that asked me to leave their restaurant because they couldn't be bothered omitting an ingredient and states boldly on their menus that they would not make any substitutes of ingredients to their food. I am grateful that Rao’s chefs are knowledgeable enough to be able to create a greater dish by tweaking a few ingredients and still serving great Italian food.
Dinner at Rao's is always a special treat - starting with the excellent service. We make time for a dinner here on every trip to Las Vegas. One recommendation from 'off the menu' is the Veal Milanese. Now they serve it bone-in and covered with an excellent salad. Delicious!
Service and food were exceptional. Howie was our waiter and was fantastic! The meatballs were to die for and the entrees excellent. We had the peanut butter dessert and it was excellent as well. Hostess seemed a little unorganized upon arrival but after we got past that, things were great!!
Odd choice of music for an Italian restaurant, meatballs did not disappoint, linguine and clams with white sauce was good but we've had better, sent my ricotta and spinach ravioli back. Service was great but overall menu is missing some classics you would expect.
Always a distinct pleasure. My wife and I were both raised in Italian households. Because of this we rarely dine in Italian restaurants because of the disappointment factor. Rao's is an exception with authentic cuisine, amazing service, and the genuine feel of dining with family. Even my grandmother would approve! Mangiare per vivere e non vivere per mangiare.
We travel to Vegas between Christmas and New Years for the last ten or more years and always have our last meal at Rao's before we return home. The food is always outstanding, however, the noise level can be a bit too much when you have a large group that take over the room and you can't even carry on a conversation with the person your having dinner with. This was the case on our most recent visit and we did request to move our table and they did accommodate our request.
Raos Las Vegas is on par with a chain restaurant on all levels beginning with the noise level, the atmosphere, the dress code (there isn't one) and the mediocre food. The only difference is you are paying 5 star restaurant prices and the staff is absolutely not interested in you having a fine dining experience. I won't be back.
Not a good experience. We were seated and provided menus. After 10 minutes the waiter arrived and we requested the wine list and ordered our meal. In another ten minutes the waiter took the wine order. The first course was served. Then the waiter brought wine glasses, and said the sommelier would bring the wine. By the end of the first course he showed up. Then, before the first course was cleared, our entres arrived and we had to assist the server in the clearing and arranging our entres. We ate. Then, we ordered a desert and a coffee and drink. The espresso and drink arrived. Ten to fifteen minutes later the waiter came and asked if we wanted anything else. Yes... the desert we ordered half an hour ago. He brought it and compped it. So this was our $270 before tip experience at Raps. Food was good enough, not great by any measureq. Service a train wreck. Better off at one of the Italian places in the Forum in our view.
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