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Rao's

#391 of 3,837 Restaurants in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence
The Strip
Italian, Pasta
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At Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(877) 346-4642
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 409
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    Very good
  • 168
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  • 79
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  • 54
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Italian restaurant at Ceasars palace

Had spaghetti and meatballs again, and my favorite drink there called a New Yorker. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. A little hard to find in the somewhat confusing casino at Ceasars palace. Not cheap, but hey, it's vegas....

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Marcel S
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Wister, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Finally got to eat at Rao's in Las Vegas. Great Food. The Meatballs are to die for. Yes that good. We Had the Beef Lasagna and also the Veal Chop. The Veal Chop - oh my Soooooo Goooood. Love this place and Loved the Food. We had a good hearty meal and celebrated my birthday. This restaurant was on my... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I had a reservation at Rao's and attempted to call them to move it back for a short period of time as we were running late. Upon answering the phone the lady quickly asked to put me on hold and 7 minutes later I was still holding. I called back and this time the phone was put down on me.... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Had spaghetti and meatballs again, and my favorite drink there called a New Yorker. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. A little hard to find in the somewhat confusing casino at Ceasars palace. Not cheap, but hey, it's vegas....

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Tampa, Florida, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I like to try to get to Rao’s each trip to Vegas. The first few times were outstanding. The last time, however, Rao’s was not at its best. We arrived and found that the only seating available for the next hour would be at the bar. We would have preferred seating at a table, but that’s on... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The interior of this restaurant was beautiful however the meal was just ok, I've had better. My meatballs was so so, I only ate one and my hubbies salmon special was tasty but a very small serving.

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The menu is limited, but what they do they do well. The recipes are authentic the ingredients fresh, the portions large and the food arrived hot. The meatballs were amazing. If you are in Las Vegas for vacation then you may be wowed by Rao. However I can't see making it a favorite local place if you live here. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had the calamari and meatballs for appetizers, and they were both as good as I ever had. I had the osso bucco, which was average.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We ate at Rao's in Caesars palace, Las Vegas. I wanted the bolognese and the server recommended the meatballs and pasta. I went with the servers suggestion. I say go with your original thoughts. I ate at Rao's before and it was good. This time the meat balls were too spicy. I would have sent them back but I needed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I'm from NYC and its impossible to get a reservation at Rao's so I was excited to finally try this restaurant... Honestly its just ok and I think there are far better restaurants to try in Vegas. The atmosphere was so-so, food was so-so, but service was great. My advice is to skip this one and choose something else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Tried for years to eat at the original in NYC ..no joy! This clone must be nearly identical to the home.. The replica dining room is a terrific area. The food was great and the staff terrific right down to the crime brûlé dessert. Highly recommended

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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, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?