Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas

4.2
4537 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
**RESERVATIONS ONLY Until Further Notice**

**For parties of 5-13, please call (702)731-7373 and for parties of 14 or more please call (866)733-5827 to reserve**

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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4537 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We were here for my wife’s birthday and it was disappointing to say the least. We sat on the porch like area and our server (Angelia) came, took our order, and basically ignored us the rest the time while she checked on the two top next to us frequently. She also went and sat actually sat down while working with another single guest multiple times & was pretty attentive to a 6 top table as soon as they came in much after we did. I had to finally ask the hostess for our check and even after that our server finished with the 6 top and proceeded back to the two ladies next to us and disappeared entirely before I finally got her attention and just handed her my card because she hadn’t brought the check at least 10-15 minutes after asking the hostess and another random guy who was wondering around. The food was ok. The lasagna had nice flavor, but the chicken parm was not as expected. They ran out of bread entirely and took more than half the dinner service to bring a Pepsi to the table. This was disappointing because we had such amazing experiences at both Fogo De Chao and Hell’s Kitchen that I wish this was not how we ended our last night of the trip! Never once did anyone at this restaurant even acknowledge that we were there for a special occasion like they did at the other restaurants. For the prices they charge, this was not worth it!

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StephanieT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef lasagna was amazing. Cocktails paired very well with the food. Restaurant followed social distancing guidelines. Staff sat us at a quiet, romantic table upon request.

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BoSoxfan
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service at bar for dinner, service was fair. Had to constantly ask for water, remind about missing items from order, very distracted staff on a quiet night with 35% occupancy restrictions. Food was uninspiring. I am a big fan of Rao's sauces, am familiar with the legacy of the NYC restaurant and went there with elevated expectations. Overall, my regular independent, favorite Italian restaurants are superior on all levels.

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Cruz90028
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service and ambiance was excellent. The food however was just okay, especially for the price. The sauce was bland, like it came from a jar. The lasagna was good, but I was disappointed that there was no Italian sausage offered on the menu. The green tomato caprese was so-so. I will say that the meatballs were excellent as I usually do not order meatballs.

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vipSFBlogger
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

It must have been an off night for the kitchen.

The Fritto Misto was limp and greasy. Either the oil was old or not at the right temperature. Very unappetizing.

The shells of the clams in the Frutti Di Mare were cold (refrigerator cold). Must be pre-cooked and tossed in the sauce to finish it. Again, most unappetizing along with paying for bread which was nothing special (not even warm).

Overall a bad dinner.

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ICTan
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our meal at Rao's. I went with my husband, 1 year old son, and mother-in-law. The food was great and I highly recommend the vodka penne. It was by far everyone's favorite, including my toddler's!.

We also enjoyed the lasagna and the spaghetti bolognese. We had a bread basket and the fried green tomatoes with caprese, also. All excellent.

The service was great, too. My kid made a mess and wanted high fives from the staff despite his sauce-covered hands. They were happy to do COVID-friendly fist bumps and giggle with him.

I think the only thing to be aware of is that they do charge steakhouse prices for pasta. However, Rao's is a well-known name, and that's probably one of the reasons.

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Carter
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service at every level. Without a doubt the best Italian restaurant I’ve ever been to. Everything was very fresh, perfectly cooked, and beautifully presented. Rao’s reputation is well earned. You will not be disappointed.

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vipnaaa
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food, service, and price was good for what you got. Nothing fancy, just good Italian food.

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MarilynW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Extremely overpriced for maybe just above average pasta. Who in the world charges $5 for a bread basket of two rolls and two crackers?
My lasagna arrived Luke warm and burnt on the edges. Appeared to have been sitting around for sometime.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to eat! Limited seating, great atmosphere and delicious food

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Jazmin
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! He knew what to help us chose and had the greatest personality as well.

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vipNancyBee
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience1

We selected Rao’s to celebrate my husband’s birthday as Rao’s was his favorite restaurant while living in New York. What a terrible disappointment. While the food was wonderful, every other aspect was marginal. The meatballs are probably the best I’ve ever had, the fried green tomato caprese was amazing, and the simple pasta with marinara was fantastic. The service was lackluster. There were so few parties in the restaurant, yet they sat everyone together in the back - just barely socially distant. Not what we expected given the rich history of the Rao name.

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Kansanlovesfinefood
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If eating out is about the food- this place never disappoints.
The food is excellent.
Our service was exceptional.
Quiet atmosphere makes it a wonderful place to visit and hear what is being said.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food menu was very limited. Food tasted as if it was microwaved. Quality of ingredients were poor.

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LasVegas4ever1977
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The food Was not worth the price and not ALOT of choices

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was super short.

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jamest
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Ambiance is replicated Nyc location, but comes across as really fake
Service was extremely slow and inattentive
Food is lack luster at best

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RandallL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far the best dining experience we had when we were at Caesars. The meatballs were wonderful and the main course was a nice twist on Filet Mignon.

Our server was attentive and we did not want nor need anything. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lasagna was average. Service the same

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was at 5pm and we got a quiet table in the corner. All the staff was professional and did an amazing job

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VincentR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was cooked to perfection and the service was amazing. The hole time we just in amazement and couldn’t wait to taste the next item we ordered. The waiter was up most professional with great knowledge on every part of our order.

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was great! Service was subpar.

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Ggcc731
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

cozy ambiance and friendly staff. Food was great.

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jimmyd
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Italian food, nice ambiance. Worth it but expect Vegas prices.

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ConnieG
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were attending a wedding reception and several parties had to seat in a separate room from the wedding party.

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RogerE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience2

We were part of a wedding party which booked 2 months in advance. Couldn’t be in the same room with the others. Poor scheduling.

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SusanG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food taste like it was made in bulk and then warmed up when ordered.

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kevinb
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meatballs were amazing.
Food was delicious and service was extraordinary.
Can't wait to go back.

JP
JoeP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Extremely overpriced cafeteria food,living off its nyc name

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Karin
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

My husband and father-in-law got the spaghetti in red sauce with the meatballs. I got the salmon in a white wine sauce with broccolini. My husband and pops only liked the meatball, they we’re both very disappointed in the sauce and the cook of the spaghetti (it was overdone). We only buy the Rao’s brand and the sauce in the jar at the store is far better than we received at the restaurant. My salmon was cooked fine, it definitely could of used more sauce and my broccolini was cooked like rubber. The 2 stars my husband and I decided to give it we felt that was being more than courteous.

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RachelK
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Italian restaurant in Vegas!

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AlanG
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meatballs

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DMo13
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Must try the risotto! My wife and I ordered a side and it was easily the best risotto we have had. This was our second dinner at Rao's and we would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a great meal!

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vipeatsoutoften
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing Italian !! Meatballs fried green tomatoes bruschetta was surprisingly delightful!! Lasagna best I’ve had in a long time !!!
Tiramisu was delicious as well !! Highly recommended!!

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vipShaneP
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall good and I eat here every time I come to Vegas. The wait was ridiculous and they kept saying 5 more minutes. Even with a reservation it was almost an hour wait. Crazy. It felt like those who were complaining the most were seated ahead of me which made it work.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing date night with my Fiancé. The server

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DeannaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very underwhelming food. We lived in the NYC and always wanted to eat at Rao's which is impossible there. Food was very overpriced for the quality. I will not return.

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vipSRKR
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing home style Italian food!

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DavidL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Limited menu to choose from do to only being open 2 days a week!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Hostess was happy and ready to seat us, it was our anniversary so we were excited to be greeted nicely but our waitress had no enthusiasm and the busboy helped us more and gave us more of a welcome feeling our waitress made us feel unwelcome and it was very upsetting and couldn’t get past appetizers food was decent just over wall bad experience due to waitress

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Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas is rated 4.2 stars by 4537 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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