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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

3 course menu at $98 per person NOT including beverage, tax & gratuity
Additional a la carte side & dessert menu
Hours: 5pm-10:30pm

Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (86)
Good for a Date (78)
Authentic (70)
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Good for Anniversaries (68)
Romantic (61)
Comfort Food (59)
Good for Birthdays (54)
Pre/post Theatre (51)
Good for Groups (43)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Business Meals (40)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Notable Wine List (37)
Cozy (36)
Fun (28)
Bar Seating (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Casual (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
People Watching (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Tasting Menu (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Scenic View (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Seasonal (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Spicy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent meal and service.
No rush to leave the table
Great spot to talk business over dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was impeccable. Water glasses were filled almost immediately as you had a sip. The bread was very good with three different butters and delicious olive oil on the table to dip. The food is a tad overpriced and we were a room with a few large parties so it was very noisy. We started with the Fritto misto which was a very Nice combination of fried calamari, fried shrimp, inside zucchini strips. I had the Oso Buco which was delicious and my husband had a chicken Parm. The sauce was excellent. We enjoyed it and would come back again

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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was excellent. Had to go again the next day.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

my wife dine at Raos Caesars Palace at least once a year and always get treated very well We love the New York atmosphere.Raos is very accomadating and go out of their way to get us what we want.They act like they appreciate us coming in.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The meatballs were amazing the eggplant parmesan was mediocre at best

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Since we haven’t been able to get a table at Rao’s in NY, we were happy to get a reservation while in Las Vegas. Meatballs were divine! Savory and not at all dense. The penne with vodka sauce was tasty, as was the shrimp scampi. We were in Las Vegas for 4 nights and our dinner at Rao’s was our favorite meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The meatballs are as good as advertised large and delicious and perfect to share. Knowing we were sharing, it would have been great to have two plates. Shrimp scampi was light on the garlic but good over linguini. Sent back the lemon chicken as too dry and Lobster /shrimp fra diablo substitution worked. Overall, a nice enough Italian meal that frankly you could get in most non-upscale Italian restaurants at 1/2 the price. NOT IMPRESSED!

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·Dined 7 days ago

My husband and I love Raos pasta sauce and we were so excited to try the restaurant. However we were very disappointed by the food and service took forever. Apparently the system was down which is why they said it took so long, it would have been nice to receive some kind of compensation, instead we waited an hour for our food. We paid $200 for the meal and would have expected better quality food and service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Birthday celebration Room was extremely noisy but the food was ,as always very good.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

This restaurant has always been my favorite since it opened in Caesars but my visit this week was not good.
We were celebrating our 20th Anniversary with family and friends and the food was not up to par. The eggplant was awful and the ravioli was below average. The lemon chicken is always good but seemed to have a lot of dark meat this time.
I also called ahead to surprise my bride with special desserts but the waiter asked everyone if they wanted dessert and ruined that moment. All in All I won’t be back with my large groups and am really disappointed in Rao’s for the first time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Not impressed at all, beginning with the hostess. So many other restaurants connected with Caesar's resort to dine at. Noise level was off the charts, hard to have a conversation. My eggplant parmesan was thick and tough. Caprese salad was very small. We ordered it with the intention of sharing it so it would have been nice if the server would have mentioned how small it was. We love Old Homestead, go there instead. This is a "one and done."

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Dinner before Celine Dion's fabulous show. Matt, our waiter assured us we'd have plenty of time. My lamb chops were perfection, hubby's lasagna filled with meat & melt-in-your mouth goodness, as was sister's ravioli. Sis had profiteroles, we had gelato for dessert. Deliciousness to the max! Service was attentive but not intrusive, the perfect balance. Try them, you won't be disappointed! They truly know what they're doing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I know this is Vegas but come on. Prices are high and that’s fine...but the expectation is that the food should be good. And the food at Rao’s IS NOT good. We had chicken parm, angel hair with marinara, veal chop and the lemon chicken. Chicken parm was ok. Edible. Cafeteria quality. Angel hair was al dente but there wasn’t enough sauce. Dry. Veal chop was small and again, just ok. Lemon chicken was over cooked. Sauce was tasty. We also had a house salad which was actually good. Have never been to Rao’s in nyc...prob couldn’t get in, but I DON’T CARE after the LV experience. Major disappointment.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food is good, but not great. The prices are sky high for what you get. I don’t mind expensive if the quality and food is awesome. I found the quality and taste just to be average. With so many great Italian restaurants in Vegas, there is no need to pay for average at Rao’s.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

All the good was glorious & the waiter was quite accommodating about us sharing everything. It was practically perfect.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Outstanding! I have been to Rao's in New York. They did an outstanding job of re-creating it in Las Vegas!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food was awe inspiring. The selection boasts of something for everyone. I'm so sorry, anything I try to write about Raos cannot be expressed by my limited vocabulary. I can best describe it by saying it was the best Italian food/experience I have ever had.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Hype was bigger than the experience. Quite frankly the food was way over priced, even understanding where we were. Pretty Disappointing.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We’ve traveled all over the United States and this was the best food and best service we have had in our lives. Beyond outstanding!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Scenic View, Casual, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

After great Elton John show an easy walk across lobby to Rao’s. Was perfect because it was quiet and relaxing. A place to converse. Nice bottle of Chianti and some pasta was perfect. Waiter was pleasant, warm and took his time. None of usual Vegas rush the client through. Pasta was different as we had pasta purses with pear and ricotta cheese and brown butter sauce. Just like home! Light and delicate. Tasty and different. Good choice at Caesars

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Enjoyed our food and drinks. Everything was cooked perfectly. The shrimp and pasta was yummy, the veal was also. Next time we’re in Vegas we’ll be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had dinner here before going to see Elton John, as we wanted to be nearby. I would suggest eating inside as it has more atmosphere. Meal starts with a bread basked that has 3 flavored butters, delicious. Bruschetta was perfect. The pasta was cooked perfectly , I suggest the Penne Vodka. Our waiter was attentive, and had great suggestions.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This was our fourth trip to Rao’s and I swear every time it’s better. The bread, meatballs, veal, shrimp, pasta, chicken and peppers, and pork chop were ALL perfection. The portions are too big, but we enjoyed our leftovers the next day. The New York cheesecake and cannolis were just ok, but we were just over indulging at that point. Great experience and highly recommended.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Dinner was delicious! There were so many great options, it was hard to choose one. Our waiter was attentive and funny. It's a little pricey here, but the fantastic food made it well worth it.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Superb!!!! Start to finish everything was amazing. By far the best Italian restaurant in Vegas.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Absolutely Amazing!!! A little pricey, but definitely worth it. I had the chicken parm and my date had the beef lasagna. Both were great!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Coming from NYC and unable to get a reservation at Rao's NYC, we figured we would try Rao's Las Vegas. I may have gone in with high expectations based upon the great reputation of Rao's NYC, but it was very disappointing. There was absolutely nothing to write home about. The waiter was stand-offish, the prices were absurd (and we are used to NYC prices). I ordered veal parm...it was $53 and didn't even come with a side of pasta or potato. I have had much better veal in other restaurants.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Awesome restaurant that has been a gem in East Harlem for years. I'm so delighted that a larger version is at Caesars. My wife and I enjoyed the delicious food and the upscale ambiance

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Always a great meal and certainly not disappointing this time.
This was the final evening of our honeymoon/vacation.
Numerous prior visits.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Very disappointed. Food was good but nothing special and very expensive. Maybe my expectations were too high having seen the Barefoot Contessa episode about the lemon chicken, which I ordered. The bread was delicious though. Ambiance was great too.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 30, 2017

One of my go to spots in Las Vegas. Always great service and food. Only issue was that they had hard time locating my Open Table reservation. Luckily, had confirmation on my phone.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food and great service. A little pricey bu the food and service make up for it

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food with outstanding service. We had a wonderful dinner and made it to see Elton John on time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Caesar Salad was great, then it kind of went downhill. My chicken parm was just average. My wife's dinner was better but not anything to go crazy about. Service was great, wine by the glass was very good etc. Typical Vegas expensive.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great Italian. Service, like most service in Las Vegas is excellent. Having grown up in NYC Ive had plenty of great Italian. This was great food but not worth their prices - but when in Vegas its expected I guess. Baked clams were average. Meatballs were good, but not over the top rave worthy as many reviews say. Wine was just too over priced. Both pasta dishes were nice. Specials didnt wow so we didnt try them.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Went after the Elton John concert at 9:45, and the place was pretty empty, as they do close at 10 pm. Our server was just ok. She spent more time with the other table, and didn't even ask if it was a special occasion (it was) and didn't even describe the butter to us. She even messed up our lasagna order and forgot to enter it in, so the assistance server came out with peas and no entrée. She apologized but meanwhile for 15 minutes we were eating peas, and bread.

I wasn't blown away as probably it was overly hyped. The meatballs were good but not orgasmic for $17. The lasagna was supposed to be "huge", but I could have eaten it by myself.

The saving grace is I got to use my Total Reward points to pay for this meal. I did tip the server 25% since she had to stay late, and she did chat us up at the end. Otherwise, she was not as attentive as I had hoped.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Amazing,unique and delicious. Took advantage of the hAppy hour menu. Their signature meatball sandwich , fried ravioli and burrata salad made up our delicious dinner. Enjoyed a wonderful couple of glasses of Italian Cabernet. Say at the bar with our very helpful bartender Robert.

Fabulous time great food. Recommend this experience highly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Simply say this is AMAZING Italian food!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Love this place. They have the best meatballs I’ve ever had.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I was taken here for a belated birthday. The dinner and service was amazing. The clam and pea/ham pasta dishes were delicious! Definitely a must try I will return again! The server made my birthday feel more special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Authentic, Comfort Food
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