Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas

4.4
4989 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

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3 course Prix-Fixe menu for $115 per person is the only menu being served this evening.

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Prod
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rao's is an excellent place for a cozy dinner for 2 or with group. The service is outstanding. The food is excellent. I would definitely return and recommend to everyone.

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KimW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Got the crab carbonara and was hard to eat, sauce was way way too strong. Drinks expensive and poorly mixed. Would not recommend

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vmcneal
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday was great. Treated us with a nice cannoli to celebrate it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girl’s weekend

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SusieC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Server was amazing. Food was amazing. Atmosphere nice except a little too loud.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food was overpriced, seated next to large loud group, seafood dinner has pieces of crab shell throughout. Disappointment

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southern
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was good, food was good; they had a mod

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BradD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Are server Oscar did an amazing job last night. We plan to go back and hopefully he is are server.

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Tttt
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Avg food; priced to high for the average quality of food; wine priced four plus times it’s listed value. Very much like a Chain Italian restaurant. Would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th birthday

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SaminaS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!’

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Meh, I ordered the fried green tomatoe caprese and it was passable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dinning experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

This place came highly recommended and I was told that I “have to” get the lemon chicken. It was terrible and parts of it were raw. My suggestion would be to add pasta or risotto to it to make up for the ridiculously priced entree. I will never go back!

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BarryG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Did not live up to expectations. Far better Italian food can be found elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good! Everyone really liked their meal. The servers were all very friendly and fun. We were well taken care of and it was a really nice place to gather for a great meal. Thanks Oscar for taking such good care of us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding taste and service

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Shortfall
Jacksonville
56 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dimly lit restaurant (bring a light), relaxing ambiance, excellent service. Limited selection of entrees (not quite as many as traditional Italian restaurants) but what was ordered was very good. Wine selection was good but 2 different selections that we ordered were not available and had to be substituted. We enjoyed the experience but it did not meet the expectation of its reputation.

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MISHR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Very disappointed- I buy Rao’s bottled sauce which is terrific. We are from cleveland and were looking forward to this exclusive Italian Restaurant-we even heard the hist rescheduling guests because someone rented the entire restaurant for a private party on a Sunday in October so we thought it was going to be good. High priced Which we knew going in, they brought us a very over cooked seafood platter of calamari shrimp and cod with zucchini sticks we had them remove it from our bill I can’t even believe they brought it out to us cooked at fashion period we’ve had calamari all over the United States and this was by far the worst. I hate to even give this place a terrible review the service was terrific but the food was just very subpar the cup spaghetti Bolognese tasted like chef boyardee

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tvs75
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal as always. We had shrimp scampi and lemon chicken with a side of meatballs. We also had the house salad as a split plate.

The scampi with angel hair as an entree was amazing. The sauce was fantastic. So was the chicken, despite one part of the thigh being undercooked. I would NOT expect that from a 5 star restaurant.

The salad was so-so and nothing to brag about. However, the meatballs were amazing. So big, and soft on your palate.

Overall, the food was amazing, but I don't know when we will be back. They still have an abbreviated menu. I miss the full selection of entrees.

One side note on why I did not give them 5 stars on everything -- they got chintzy on bread -- and charge for it now! You are a high end, superior service restaurant. This makes you look cheap and desperate.

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VegasLocal
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

$44 for a chicken Parmesan that was over cooked and nothing more special than other nice Italian restaurants. Parmesan cheese was grated not freshly shaved. For $44!

Service was slow for not being very busy and having people stand around and watch you eat looking for something to do.

Waiter Spilt quite a bit water on our table when pouring and didn’t even try and dry it up. Then took away our extra napkin.

Paid $5 for 2 small pieces of bread and Parmesan crisps. Even other nice restaurants don’t make you pay for basic bread.

Positives were that rootbeer was delicious. Restaurant was beautiful. Sauce was good. Cesar salad was good.

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AntonioA
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great food, great customer service but it’s just too dark in there. Had to use my cell phone flashlight so I could see the menu.

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Teaspoon
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been to Rao's several times in the last few years. This time it didn't seem quite up to par as far as the food goes. The service was very good.....just not great as in the past. It was fairly noisy and that affected the ambiance.

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vipAaronC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and servers were fantastic.

I appreciate confident servers with strong personalities. Once we all warmed up we together the experience was amazing.

The only reason for my rating was due to the people around us. I was hoping for a little more fine donning then one screaming table and the other falling over drink with those stupid hurricane glasses… had to move tables at one point.

No fault of the restaurant but there was a lot of people that made the overall experience not what I was hoping.

But but but. The food. Great the servers wonderful so guess they can’t control the crowd sometimes.

I’d go back again just to get the experienced Italian server and smooth younger server we had just to talk to them and get great food.

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WhatHappenedtoRaos
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Menu seems extremely limited and extremely over priced. When did Rao’s become Buca Di Beppo with Steak options? Huge disappointment compared to having been there years ago. This place is at least twice as expensive as what it should be for the quality of the Italian food. Leads me to believe the original family is no longer involved with the Vegas location. Truly a shame for such an Italian institution that Vegas was fortunate to import from Harlem.

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HarveyCast
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. My favorite spot to eat most definitely. Any and every worthy occasion I can think of would be there for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Disappointed in my Bolognese.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the world!

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Calihoneydip
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I ordered a Caesar salad and meat balls. The Caesar salad was my fav. Service was extremely fast which was surprisingly awesome

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KarenD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Oh no, what happened to Rao’s??

This Italian restaurant has the nerve to charge $4.50 for a basket of bread, which consists of 2 rolls and 2 flatbread crackers. For our table of four adults. I’ve traveled all over the world and never had to pay for table bread. This Italian restaurant will not accommodate a small request for a dollop of ricotta cheese for the pasta?
Our waiter actually told us that the chef doesn’t change any of the recipes. We did not ask the chef to change anything, we just asked for a spoonful of ricotta , on the side, to go with the pasta.
The waiter had the manager come to our table and she told us that they don’t have any ricotta?
Does that mean the lasagna, the raviolis or cannolis, that are on the menu are not freshly made??
I have to say both the waiter and manager were so rude we considered leaving, but we stayed and toughed it out in a hostile environment.
We have been to Raos’s many times, but will never be back again.
Frank Pellegrino would be very disappointed if he knew what his beautiful intimate restaurant has turned into.

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LindaTravels
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome 60th birthday dinner table for eight service was impeccable, Food as always was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Staff was great! Atmosphere was beautiful, however our main entrees were not as good as we expected. Thank goodness we filled up on bread & appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Los platillos insignia no son espectaculares. Falta sazón

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FredP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a small group in town for a convention, this was a great place to entertain customers. Great food, great people and delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The restaurant is tired and needs a makeover or total remodel. Service was okay nothing special, menu is bland and nothing more then a money grab. Rao’s doesn’t stand up to the new players in Vegas anymore. Amalfi is the new Caesars hot spot and has better pasta, ambiance and service. Pass on Rao’s until changes are made.

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The Veal Parm is still not on the limited menu, so Chicken Parm is my go to. The meatballs starter is awesome...and don't forget to dip the Italian bread into the leftover marinara. Not a wine drinker, but the liquor pours are generous. Share your dishes and tuck your napkin in your collar...just like my mother's Sunday dinners in NYC.

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vipJessR
Palm Springs
43 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is still superior at Rao’s. Fried green tomato salad, meatballs, linguini carbonara were all fabulous. The menu is somewhat limited and quite a few items are currently out of stock due to the pandemic, but this is commonplace for the time being. Service was impeccable. A wonderful experience, but again, due to the pandemic, prices, especially wine, are very high. Dinner for two with a bottle of wine was $200, but well worth it for a special occasion.

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Kathryn
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for an old-school Italian meal, you will love it. Staff is friendly, had a wonderful time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service. We had a great time. It was perfect.

JR
JeffR
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It's a little pricey but the food was great. My only disappointment was in the bread basket. If I'm paying for bread, it should be exceptional and this bread was not. Excellent meatballs and 'gravy'...the Frutti di Mare was exceptional. If you like lemon, go for the lemon chicken, it's tart and sassy with Italian spices. All in all, a great meal.

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Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas is rated 4.4 stars by 4989 OpenTable diners.

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