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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

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (82)
Good for a Date (72)
Authentic (60)
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Good for Anniversaries (57)
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Romantic (47)
Comfort Food (41)
Pre/post Theatre (38)
Business Meals (35)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Cozy (35)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Notable Wine List (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Fun (23)
Casual (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Worth the Drive (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
People Watching (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Local Ingredients (6)
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Seasonal (5)
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Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
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 (Shreveport)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Best Italian food I have ever had. Worth every penny.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Excellent meatballs and the Bolognaise was out of this world!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 13, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Food was not good. Breaded Beal park too thick.
Marinara sauce on pasta tasted like it had been sitting all day, not fresh

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2017

better than average but 5 star prices. A nice time, pricey though

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Very nice but over priced. Loud. Not a problem for us but could be for some.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 9, 2017

Great food and service; wonderful experience. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a special Italian meal. The meat balls fare fantastic.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 8, 2017

Medium quality meal, not creative at all. highly overpriced at my opinion.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 8, 2017

Rao's was good, not great. I was expecting more given it's reputation in New York.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 7, 2017

We were not impressed when they opened but have given them many more chances and are glad we did, The food and service are excellent, great atmosphere, menu selection is great and you can't beat the location if staying at Caesars.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 7, 2017

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!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Great food and our server was excellent . Angela Morgner was her name. She was very helpful with her food knowledge and her suggestions were right on. Great evening with family. Thank you

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 5, 2017

We had a fabulous time...four business friends that became lifetime friends...have been here several times before and the food, service, ambiance is wonderful...thank you

Tags: Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Matt is the best waiter in the restaurant business!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Fantastic food and service. Sommelier was very much knowledgeable and helpful.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Great food! Great service!

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2017

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!

Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Overall a great restaurant with an extensive and spectacular menu. The selection of breads to start and house made butters was exceptional.

My only advice- wine menu on table prior to seating. Secondly no photographer needed to arrive at the table.

Tags: Live Music, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2017

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!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2017

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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2016

We go every time we are in Vegas. Best meatballs ever. Everything is prepared perfectly. A+++

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Las Vegas for the New Year

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2016

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.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

BEST MEAL EVER!!!!!! Staff was great. Great restaurant if in Las Vegas.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2016

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Romantic, Authentic, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2016

A little pricey. Delicious food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Portions were smaller then the last time. Not as good a value as before.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Great place for dinner before a show, meatballs are awesome

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2016

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.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2016

The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. Great for a date night or another special occasion dinner.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Great service, warm ambiance . Authentic Italian menu. Highly recommend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Waiter was not that attentive and had to ask for water a couple timeS.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Excellent food & service... highly recommend... this is our second visit & we will be back😏

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Thank you for the outstanding and seemingly soecialuzed service, Oscar.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2016

The wait staff was outstanding. Pasta and shellfish were cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2016

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Had Christmas dinner with my family. The food and service was outstanding. Our third time eating there and never disappointed.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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