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.
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Less than spectacular service this Saturday evening; normally much better service but the food was fantastic as always.
The atmosphere was great. The food was just not good, especially for the price. All of the dishes in red sauce had a burnt taste. It appeared that the sauce had been reheated too many times.
Rao's is an amazing place, the Ambiance, the food, the laid-back waiters, it's what dining used to be, you don't feel rushed, you can actually enjoy your food and the dining experience. Rao"s puts the M in MANGIA..
Showed up 30 minutes early at about 8:30 on Friday night. Not very busy, but they made us wait till 9 before they seated us.
No reason for that. Put the whole experience off to a bad start. Did I mention that there was no one else waiting and plenty of tables available.
Shrimps in the cocktail we’re water logged from sitting around.
Spaghetti and meat sauce was ok, but the meatballs were amazing.
Thank goodness for that.
I’ll try the Rao’s in NY but won’t go back to the one in Vegas.
Rau is one of the toughest restaurants to get into in NYC so when I was in Las Vegas and openings were available, why not.
The rooms are set up replica style to match the NYC location. The exec chef is professionally trained but not by the Rau Executive Chef. Menu selections mirror the NYC location I am told. I ordered baked claims, Veal Picatta and an 8 oz glass of wine. With tax and tip, the bill came to $117.00
The veal was very good. Tender and tasty but for $43.00, I have had better for less. The baked claims were very good and pricey at $18.00 per half dozen. The 8oz glass of wine was $29.00. A red wine from Montepulciano. Italy.
Very good food but way over priced.
$240 for two people was a lot of money for chicken parm, splitting one appetizer and three glasses of wine. I could have gone to a top steakhouse for the same money.
Service was outstanding
Great food, friendly service, but very slow. It seemed the dining room was understaffed as the waiter hardly had an opportunity to be attentive to us.
The meatballs are fantastic and Caesar salad was crisp and dressed perfectly. The clam linguini delicious. Unfortunately, the veal and chicken parmigiana were not good ... both meats were dry and over cooked.
Excellent food and service. Since we haven’t been able to make it to the original Rao’s this was the next best thing! Lemon Chicken is a must!
Meeting with friends
The waiter was awesome, very friendly and came over to check on us frequently.
Service was perfect!!
The food was so so, i ordered the chicken parmesan was not worth $44.00.
I did enjoy the lobster potato croquettes.
Disappointed. Not sure what happened. Used to be an amazing place. Not tonight. Maybe they didn’t get their food order trucked in. Main courses were appetizer sized but strip priced. Never had a bad meal before. This was an embarrassment.
How does the New York one be a million times better and the Vegas one worse than the halal cart at port authority that’s been laying there for 15 days?
Must Visit, food was amazing and a great value, for Vegas. Dinner for two is a must do.
The food was excellent and the service was great.
When we arrived, we were offered bread and I commented that there wasn’t any flat crackers in the basket. The gentleman that brought it to the table said they had just run out. He could tell I was disappointed so he actually went to the kitchen and found some broken pieces. I was so appreciative that he paid that much attention and made it happen! That is service!!
Absolutely Fabulous! The food was spectacular. My husband had the lamb chops, I had lasagna and my sister had the Lemon Chicken-We would recommend all of them and don’t forget an order of the Best Meatballs I have ever had😋
Wonderful service wonderful food. We were very well taken care of. Very happy with this establishment.
Beat meatball I’ve ever had!! We enjoyed our meal immensely!
Amazing food and service. Great location, and ambiance. Large portions and great prices as well.
As always MMMMMM a great dining experience.
The experience was as good as I expected. The food was incredible.
The food was average and definitely not worth the price, I paid $44 for a below average chicken parm, and $34 for penne vodka which was also below average.
Everything was OK. It wasn't a bad experience but for the hype that surrounds its name, especially here in NYC it certainly isn't worthy of that hype.
It was a great time. Service was top notch. Food was great.
Love this place
Great food and great service! If you stay at Caesar's, make sure to eat at Rao's.
We were there for our anniversary (we’re not given so much as complimentary coffee or after dinner drink) and got sat on the “outside” part of the restaurant even though the main dining room had plenty of empty tables. There is absolutely zero atmosphere out there. You might as well eat at an Olive Garden.
The food was ehhh. Seafood salad had no flavor except for salt. The baked clams were 6 littlenecks for $18. Once u get under the breadcrumbs there is practically no clam underneath.
Too many good restaurants in Vegas to waste a trip here.
Really very disappointing. Sat in the back room which was like eating in a college cafeteria with zero atmosphere. Very expensive for quality that could be had at any average place.
Enjoyed our time at Rao's, though the conversations from other tables was a little much, the customers were out enjoying themselves. So the noise level wasn't necessary bad.
Our server was right on top of things throughout our time there and the food (filet and salmon) was great!
Like most steak or Italian restaurants, lot's of dark wood and low lighting. Not like the restaurant area in the newly remodeled Park MGM. That location is vibrant, noisy, but modern and well lite no matter what time of day.
Food was excellent. If you're going with a group (as we were ) be sure to tell waiters ahead of time if youd like to split the check at all. We were a little frustrated at the end when we were told on the phone when confirming our reservations that we could split up to 4 checks, but when paying the bill the waiter told us he needed to know ahead of time, which would have been fine had he mentioned that at the beginning.
Great food and great service. Will come back again.
Wonderful!!! And next time a shared plate because portions are large. I would go again.
Best Italian food we’ve had. Great service. Would highly recommend.
It was a celebratory atmosphere which was what we wanted after a week and a half hiking in national parks. The food was really good and the service was extremely nice.
Try the bone in, lollipop veal parmigiana. Delicious. A very welcoming restaurant, great food and attentive service, served with great style. Separate from the casino, so civil conversation is possible. Well worth a visit.
This is my second time to Rao's. It was awesome the first time and the same this time. I will return again in the Future.
Dinner at Rao’s was amazing! This was my first time and will not be my last! The summer menu was a great value and allowed us to have 3 courses! We added the cheesecake and shared too! Everything was perfect....the service, atmosphere and food (from the bread to dessert). I have been buying Rao’s marinara sauce for years and so glad I finally tried the restaurant. I can’t wait to return!
Lemon Chicken was dry and seemed to be back meat, was suppose to be 1:2 chicken, there wasn’t even a leg it was cut in pieces, very disappointed