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Rao's

#353 of 4,024 Restaurants in Las Vegas
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At Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(877) 346-4642
Today
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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    Very good
  • 143
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  • 68
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  • 49
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love the sauce!

While staying at Caesar’s we decided to eat at Rao’s. We love the pasta sauce and buy it regularly, so we went in with high expectations. The food was good, but there was nothing phenomenal about it. We enjoyed the Caesar salad, fried mozzarella, penne pasta special, and chocolate peanut butter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
grlgrdgate
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Newport Beach, CA
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Newport Beach, CA
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199 reviews 199 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

While staying at Caesar’s we decided to eat at Rao’s. We love the pasta sauce and buy it regularly, so we went in with high expectations. The food was good, but there was nothing phenomenal about it. We enjoyed the Caesar salad, fried mozzarella, penne pasta special, and chocolate peanut butter dessert. Portions were huge! Next time we are in... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Whilst staying in Caesars we decided to dine in Rao's and booked a table in advance.Upon arrival three young girls at the reception area stood talking whilst we waited. We were then asked if we had a reservation all without any eye contact and then told to wait a few minutes until our table was ready - first impressions matter... More 

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Barcelona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Our expectations were modest due to other reviews and the fact this isn't the original Rao's, but we were just blown away. Fantastic Osso Buco, meatballs, wine, service and perhaps the best cannoli we have ever had.

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Los Angeles
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154 reviews 154 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Couldn't get in here while living on the East Coast, and say RAOs on the FOOD NETWORK, so I finally made a reservation on my yearly run to Las Vegas and sure glad we did .. .. Charming, warm interior and had their .. .. ROASTED BEET SALAD CREME OF ZUCCHINI SOUP MEATBALLS LASAGNA RIGATONI EGGPLANT LINGUINI & CLAMS Everything... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

First night in Vegas and we made reservations for this place, way in advance. Good thing. It was pretty busy while we were there. The atmosphere is great, the walls are lines with pictures of celebs that have dined here. It's got an old Italian restaurant feel. As everyone else says, the meatballs are a must. I also had the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We have eaten here several times and the food was great. They always have different specials and we have tried a little bit of everything. The service is the best and the waiters always friendly.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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56 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a nice little gem of a restaurant tucked away in Caesars Palace. It will most likely be your only chance to eat at a Rao's as the original is impossible to visit unless you are a star. The food is a very good value and feels like old school NYC inside. The wine choices are really good and... More 

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Alberta
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101 reviews 101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is such a beautiful place to eat a meal. Russ was our waiter and he was fantastic along with his "assistant." They made our Valentine's meal very special. My husband had to try the meatballs after watching a special on the Food Network and they were unbelievable. They literally melted in your mouth. Everything from the start to the... More 

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Reno, Nevada, Usa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I learned of this Dish watching a Food Network show and wanted to hop on a plane that night. Fortunately for me Rao's opened in Caesar's Palace shortly after I saw that show on Food Network. My friends and I made reservations at the earliest possible. All I can say is It was worth every penny. The Lemon Chicken was... More 

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North Plainfield, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went here on Feb 12, 2015….I'm one of the lucky ones who has eaten at Rao's in East Harlem. It was quite memorable, and had a family-feel, with excellent service and outstanding, super-fresh food, so I had a great reference walking into Rao's at Caesars in LV. I think the experience that has been recreated in LV is probably better,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: At Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Las Vegas>  > The Strip
  • Neighborhood: The Strip
  • Phone Number: (877) 346-4642

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Centennial, Colorado, Usa
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?