Rao’s offers 3 semi-private dining areas and 2 private dining rooms. These private and semi-private dining areas can accommodate up to 120 guests. The restaurant can accommodate up to 300 guests total for special event buyouts. Food and hosted beverage minimums vary based on availability and date.View Private Dining Details
Decent service, but disappointing that they were unable to deal well with some allergy issues, especially considering that they make a brand of specialty sauces catering to sensitive eaters. If you’re a fan of their grocery product line, I do not recommend eating here as you’ll be disappointed. Mostly pre-made dishes with little capability to edit anything.
Wife and I found the portions to be inconsistent and the food average. I had the eggplant Parmesan, one of the smallest portions I ever experienced and served without a typical side of pasta. Also my caprese salad had about only an ounce of mozzarella.
My wife had a generous portion of fusilli with sausage, and a beet salad heavy on the greens only, not the beets or goat cheese.
For an Italian restaurant, WAY overpriced, even by Las Vegas standards. (Chianti @ $25/ glass)
The food was great. The wait staff was wonderful. The only critique I have are the two hostesses that greeted us. They were not very welcoming and were kind of rude
Had better Italian food in other places, especially considering the high price. The location of the restaurant was convenient before seeing a show. Staff was very friendly and efficient.
Matt our waiter was outstanding. Food is great. High prices by TN standards but not bad for LV.
It was more then I expected. The flavors where incredible. I’ve been to Italy numerous times, Rao’s was better!
LOVE, LOVE Rao's! I've always wanted to get into the NYC restaurant and just learned they've added a location so wanted to try their Vegas version while in town. Our waiter, Oscar, was the best! He created a special appetizer for 2 of us to share so we could try 2 of their specialties: meat balls and the 'purses' stuffed with pear and ricotta cheese...both are amazing! My friend loved the'purses' so much that she ordered a full portion for her dinner, and then went back again 2 days later! I had the shrimp scampi which was excellent....very large shrimp. Wine list is extensive. Rao's is definitely on my schedule for every future visit to Vegas.
What a special place in Las Vegas to feel like we were having a home cooked meal. Would love to go back!!
Great food, service and ambiance. A gem.
We showed up for My Wife's 30th Birthday Reservation an hour early, and grabbed drinks at the bar like we were told. At the time of our reservation we noticed we still had not been sat, even though there was not a large wait at the front so we went to the host stand to remind them we had been waiting. They asked who we were and looked up the reservation again. We continued to wait. After being sat in a nearly empty dining room overlooking the Fountain (Which was a nice view) We than ordered the Meatballs (awesome) and Beet Salad. The Salad never arrived to the table. At that point we decided to leave. Waited almost two hours to not get served a salad.
At least they have good bread and good meatballs.
Food was good wouldn’t say great. Could have been we went at 930 pm after show. We have been before and it was excellent. This time the fish was over cooked.
We ate at the bar, Robert the bartender was fabulous!
So much we returned the following evening and ate again- Robert remembered what we order and where we sat the night before—amazing memory-he is fantastic
It's very much Like Little Italy. very good food.... but make your reservations early.
Very nice good service great ambiance. Very attentive easy going staff.
Very expensive food for the quality.
Very good service.
Food was not as good as the first time I had dined there. Had a meatball with marinara sauce and the sauce tasted like it was cooked too long and burned. Very disappointed. Server was excellent
Disappointed been here before it was great but not this time. Dry pasta burnt sauce too bad no one at the restaurant cared
The food was amazing. Took my mom there for Mother's Day. Service was very good; just the right amount of checking in on your, but not so much that it ruins the conversation that you might be having. Food was hot and delicious.
Awesome experience. Great server!
Food was very good bringing authentic Italian (New York Italian) to Las Vegas. The meatbalare just fantastic. Beggars Purses were very good and the Lobster Frutti di Mare was very tasty. Excellent wine list although I would probably not venture outside of the Italian wines, especially the Barolo's.
Nick, our waiter, made us feel quite at home and hosted us as part of the family. Excellent!
Our waiter was exceptional and my Carbonara dish was done to perfection. My husband's signature Lemon Chicken dish was lovely as well. Perfect Manhattan cocktail. Would love to dine here frequently but will have to wait until our next trip to Las Vegas.
If you love Italian food you’ll love Rao’s. Their dishes are authentic and very tasty. They have a large wine list and specialty cocktails. Their portions are very generous. Lots of good choices for pastas , seafood dishes and steaks.
I just had to have spaghetti & a meatball. The spread that comes with the bread —-I wanted to have buckets of that. I was a great meal in a nice setting.
Food was good but everything else seemed a little off - atmosphere, service, offerings.
Not bad just not what we expected as far as a total dining experience.
Food was outstanding BUT, after making a booking with Open Table weeks ahead, table was not available. This made the experience of eating here much less note worthy.
Really bad service. Our waitress did not care about us at all. The food was very average and very over priced. The ambiance was non-existent since we were seated on the “patio” also known as a small concrete area in the middle of the casino floor at a table that was way too small. There’s much better restaurants in Vegas, don’t waste your time or money
We have never been disappointed dining at Rao's. The food was excellent as usual, and the service was some of the best we have ever had.
Can't wait to go back with our next trip to Las Vegas.
Rao's was the best Italian meal we've had in a very long time. We recently moved from NY to SC and good Italian food is hard to come by plus the atmosphere was quiet and romantic. It truly was the best meal we've ever had in Las Vegas. I would highly recommend it!
Everything was great. The meatballs were especially fabulous. The recipe can be found online.
We went to Rao's for dinner before going to an Elton John show. A special dinner for a special occasion. All the food was excellent, Service even better. A little pricey on the wine pairings,
Great as always! Eat there almost every time we are in Vegas, delishes Italian food.
noisy. Bad music- non Italian. Way over priced but really who is listening and who r ally cares. This review is most likely a waste of my time
Pricey, to me 32 is very high for a pasta dish. Nonetheless it was excellent. Wine list pricey as well with not many moderately priced choices.
Had a fantastic meal on a Sunday night. Dined at the bar instead of the table where my reservation was after speaking to the bar tender. I'm not sure if it was because it was a Sunday but there were a lot of diners at the bar even considering 8:30 on a Sunday. I shared the Seafood salad and the Sunday Gravy with a business partner. Both were fantastic. The Seafood salad consisted of lobster, shrimp, crab, and calamari salad, all of it was fresh and delicious. The Sunday Gravy was the star - a red sauce with meatballs, sausage and braised short rib - served over perfectly cooked al dente rigatoni. If you have the opportunity to dine here on a Sunday I highly recommend this. I know the next Sunday I am in town I will be back.
Indifferent hostess and impersonal service. Mediocre food, definitely not worth the price. Fatty and grisly veal chop. Salad over powered by cheese flavor. Very noisy to the point of being a distraction. We requested a quite table away from kitchen and service stations when we made a reservation early on. We were seated right in front of service station. During the whole evening we were under the staring eyes of waiting staff. Definitely not an experience I would want to repeat or recommend to a friend.
We were looking forward to eating at Rao based on past comments. The pasta dish was undercooked and underwhelming.
Wonderful service, food, atmosphere!
I had been waiting 2 years to go back to Vegas and eat at the restaurant of my favorite pasta sauce sold in our grocery stores back home in Texas, and I was definitely disappointed. We went around 6:30pm on a Sunday, It wasn’t too busy. The waitress took so long to bring out our wine, or just forgot, that our food came out first. I had asked for a straw for my water twice before she brought it along with our wines, which was after our food. When I had asked her about different pastas I could substitute the spaghetti for, she seemed like I was inconveniencing her. The food was overpriced for what we got. I felt like it was more touristy/mediocre food. The pasta sauce was bland and my chicken parm was a little tough.. If you really want to try it, try going for lunch when it’s cheaper
ALWAYS a great time eating at Raos. Cant recommend it enough!
We were immediately seated and had a wonderful server. Howie took care of all our drinks and made great recommendations with the lasagna and soup, and shared the vegan options to the vegan in our group. Food, service, and ambiance were amazing. We will definitely return again!