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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

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (81)
Good for a Date (75)
Authentic (68)
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Good for Anniversaries (66)
Romantic (53)
Comfort Food (52)
Good for Birthdays (51)
Pre/post Theatre (44)
Business Meals (41)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Cozy (37)
Good for Groups (37)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Notable Wine List (35)
Fun (26)
Casual (24)
Bar Seating (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
People Watching (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Scenic View (8)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Seasonal (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 19 hours ago

Friends birthday dinner - beyond fantastic... one word: meatball.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 19 hours ago

Waitstaff was cordial. Meal came at the appropriate time. Would go back again.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food at Rao's! Make sure you try the meatball!

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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was excellent! Food was incredible! Try the linguini and clams. You won’t be disappointed!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Portions way too big.

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·Dined 5 days ago

We were celebrating our anniversary and it was loving evening. It was friendly staff and helpful with any questions with the menu. The food was very good with a side of wine. The bread and the three types of butter was delicious! The place is very well set and comfortable setting for a private dinner and group gatherings.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined 5 days ago

Raos was a disaster,staff was not friendly and food was awful .

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 5 days ago

Had dinner there before attending a show at Caesars. Staff was friendly and attentive without being overly attentive. Had a nice wine selection. I ordered the shrimp cocktail and the bean & pasta soup , then had veal parmasian with a side of the peas & onions. Had the peanut butter tart for desert. All the food was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Great Italian food. Little overpriced but welcome to Vegas!

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

We ate at Rao’s while visiting Las Vegas and had a great meal. Order the Ravioli Purses as an appetizer, you won’t regret it!!!!

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·Dined 7 days ago

Loved the ambiance and the food was the best. Get the meatballs and veal chop!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was OK. It’s Vegas so we expected the pricing. We waited awhile to get our food. Allotted 1.5 hours for dinner before a show and literally had to run to get to our seats. Ambiance was nice. Server was friendly, but in no real hurry even after we told him we needed to get going.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Incredible food at a fair price; for Vegas. Great spot to take clients.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was good service was good
Wine was excellent. A little to dark had to use cell phone flashlight to see menu

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent. Food was delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent food and service but the music was not conducive to the atmosphere. The music was obnoxious.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Good food. Somewhat casual service. Each successive experience seems a little less special. I eat here about 4-5 times per year.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was wonderful, but the service was not.

I arrived a bit early (a little over a half an hour) and despite the restaurant appearing to be mostly empty, I was told that they were seating "on schedule" and that I could either sit at the bar, which was first come first serve, or wait until my reservation time. I opted to go walk around for a while, and when I returned to tell the hostesses I was back, they flat out ignored me, even though I was standing right there and they were not busy. Another hostess eventually walked up from the back, looked at the computer, and then called my name (as if I wasn't standing right there trying to talk to someone).

I was seated in the back of the restaurant, well away from the bar, but I could still hear it quite well. It was playing 80s rock, which I thought was a little odd for the atmosphere of the place (quaint italian restaurant, I expected Sinatra, not Van Halen?). The noise level of other patrons was also impressive, given that the place wasn't full. There were however a number of larger groups, so maybe that's why.

My waitress seemed attentive enough at first, taking both my drink order and food order. However, she never came back! She didn't bring my drink or my food, or my bread/water when I first sat down; those were all brought but different servers, meaning I was served by a total of four people. Despite walking past me at least a dozen times as she waited on other tables, my waitress never so much as glanced at me until the end of my meal, when she brought the check. Despite my food being excellent (spaghetti bolognese) and coming out suspiciously quickly (not more than five minutes after I gave the waitress my order), because of the service I cannot recommend Rao's.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Dads birthday dinner

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Got the chicken parm and it was the size of a chicken filet you would find in a McDonald’s chicken sandwich. For the price that was very disappointing. Ended up going out for a second dinner. Meatballs were amazing though!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We really enjoyed the food and wine at Rao's. The service, however, was not very good. Our waiter seemed to forget about our table often and never checked back with us. He didn't even deliver our food. We received more attention from the gentleman who brought us our wine, and the lady who was pouring our water.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love this restaurant! We have been here many times and enjoy the atmosphere, great service and always delicious food. Recommend the specials which have been outstanding! Also recommend reservations as this restaurant gets filled quickly with groups and couples.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Rao's was a perfect place to celebrate our wedding day! The service was great and the food was fantastic!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was top notch and the food outstanding. Shrimp in the shrimp cocktail were enormous and perfectly cooked. Purse ravioli was terrific, the filling was the star of the show. Dessert was profiteroles and ice-cream and perfect.

Now for the down side. The wine list was abysmal and insanely overpriced. Ho hum wines that I can find in the grocery store for 20 dollars were close to 80 dollars. I inquired about their corkage fee so I can bring something nice from my own cellar, and it's $50.00 per bottle ......total highway robbery. I know restaurants stick it to you on wine but they went far far beyond the pale. Caesars Palace is off my dining list...I'll dine elsewhere in Las Vegas from now on.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food and service is always good. However, the price does not match the quality. Good for special occasions. Beware, they now ask for a credit card to hold reservations which I am not comfortable with. My reservation was made through open table without a credit card request. However, the next attempt through open table showed a credit card request.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food at Raos was very good. The lighting was not good and it was took dark inside the restaurant.

Although the food was good, everything on the menu was way over priced.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was very good and service was great. Way to expensive.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Prepare for Vegas prices, food was good not great. The only place I have
been too that puts oregano in their Caesar salad dressing , which was not a good idea.
The pasta special with artichokes was good, the crème brulee was not jelled, but tasted good.
I probably will give it another try.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

All I can say is amazing!!! It was perfect. Fantastic food and service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Not as good as in the past. Prices up, portions down.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Bonnes pâtes mais cher. Service standard. Ambiance feutrée.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Service was great, food was average for Vegas

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I didnt think I liked meatballs! OMG!!!!!! I was wrong

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very good food however very over priced menus. Really plate of standard penne pasta with vodka sauce 30.00? Veal Parmigian 52.00. ?? Wow

You will enjoy food but visit the bank before going.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Rao’s was amazing! The atmosphere was elegant & inviting. The portions were huge so share!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Been to Vegas Many times and kept missing this one.. But made the reservation prior, and was a great visit.. Servers all were great, food was super.. enjoyed everything, and look forward to our next visit when we are back in Las Vegas.. Happy Holidays -Deb and Bill Schmidt

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Ambiance and service was awesome. We had a salad to start which was very fresh. Pasta was also delicious. It came super hot and the portion was big enough to enjoy for lunch the next day. The cheesecake for dessert was probabaly one of the best I’ve had and the creme brûlée was amazing too. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you’re looking for a hearty Italian meal in Vegas!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Pastas were perfectly al dente and the sauces were delicious! We dined there for our Thanksgiving meal but were extremely happy that the main menu was also offered. Italian food is best (IMHO) dining family style! Wonderful holiday meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Have long wanted to dine at Rao’s, having known about the original in Harlem and the impossibility that I would ever have a chance to dine there. Superb service, food, and ambiance. The meatball is not to be missed, regardless of what one orders. Had the famous lemon chicken and wish I had asked for a double order. Excellent pasta (of course). Special kudos to our server Jiovanni, who made the experience even more special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Delicious authentic Italian meal meatballs were excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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