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Rao's - Caesars Palace Las Vegas

4.4
2887 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Comfort Food, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation

Sun - Thurs: 5pm-10:00pm,
Fri - Sat: 5pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(702) 731-7267
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Fatimah Madyun
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Las Vegas Blvd. & Flamingo
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Entertainment
Jukebox
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 2887 People Are Saying
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined a day ago

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.

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

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)

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Matt our waiter was outstanding. Food is great. High prices by TN standards but not bad for LV.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

It was more then I expected. The flavors where incredible. I’ve been to Italy numerous times, Rao’s was better!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

What a special place in Las Vegas to feel like we were having a home cooked meal. Would love to go back!!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Great food, service and ambiance. A gem.

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2.0Dined on May 17, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

It's very much Like Little Italy. very good food.... but make your reservations early.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Very nice good service great ambiance. Very attentive easy going staff.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Very expensive food for the quality.
Very good service.

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3.0Dined on May 15, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Disappointed been here before it was great but not this time. Dry pasta burnt sauce too bad no one at the restaurant cared

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Awesome experience. Great server!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Everything was great. The meatballs were especially fabulous. The recipe can be found online.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

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,

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great as always! Eat there almost every time we are in Vegas, delishes Italian food.

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on May 7, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We were looking forward to eating at Rao based on past comments. The pasta dish was undercooked and underwhelming.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Wonderful service, food, atmosphere!

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

ALWAYS a great time eating at Raos. Cant recommend it enough!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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!

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