Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas
**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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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Layers of Fresh Pasta, Beef Bolognese Sauce, Ricotta, Parmesan, & Mozzarella Cheese
Uncle Vincent's Lemon Chicken
Charcoal Broiled, Bone-In Chicken and Uncle Vincent's Famous Lemon Sauce
Spaghetti alla Bolognese
Ground Veal, Beef and Pork, San Marzano Tomatoes & Herbs
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food, service, and price was good for what you got. Nothing fancy, just good Italian food.
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.
Fantastic place to eat! Limited seating, great atmosphere and delicious food
Our server was amazing! He knew what to help us chose and had the greatest personality as well.
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.
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.
Food menu was very limited. Food tasted as if it was microwaved. Quality of ingredients were poor.
The food Was not worth the price and not ALOT of choices
Service was super short.
Ambiance is replicated Nyc location, but comes across as really fake
Service was extremely slow and inattentive
Food is lack luster at best
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.
Lasagna was average. Service the same
Our reservation was at 5pm and we got a quiet table in the corner. All the staff was professional and did an amazing job
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.
Food was great! Service was subpar.
cozy ambiance and friendly staff. Food was great.
Good Italian food, nice ambiance. Worth it but expect Vegas prices.
We were attending a wedding reception and several parties had to seat in a separate room from the wedding party.
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.
Food taste like it was made in bulk and then warmed up when ordered.
Meatballs were amazing.
Food was delicious and service was extraordinary.
Can't wait to go back.
Extremely overpriced cafeteria food,living off its nyc name
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.
Our favorite Italian restaurant in Vegas!
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!
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!!
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.
Amazing date night with my Fiancé. The server
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.
Amazing home style Italian food!
Limited menu to choose from do to only being open 2 days a week!!
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
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.