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Rao's

#189 of 3,767 Restaurants in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
The Strip
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3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV 89109-8924
+1 702-731-7267
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17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Newport Beach, CA
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346 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

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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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

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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Olympia, Washington
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

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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200 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

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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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 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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147 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 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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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 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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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 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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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 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

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV 89109-8924
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Las Vegas>  > The Strip
  • Neighbourhood: The Strip
  • Phone Number: +1 702-731-7267
  • This restaurant is at Caesars Palace

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?