Rao's
Famed haunt for Italian dining
Italian · East Harlem · $$$
The Zagat Review
4.3
Food
3.7
Decor
4.2
Service
 
It practically “takes an act of Congress” to score a “coveted table” , but if you “get lucky” , Frank Pellegrino's East Harlem Italian lives up to the “mystique” with its “terrific” cooking and “central-casting” crowd; ordinary folks who don't “know someone” can try the “one in Las Vegas” or just “buy the sauce in jars.”
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hours Open Today · 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
location 455 E 114th St, New York, NY 10029, USA phone +1 646-362-1063 website www.raosrestaurants.com directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
4.3
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Reservations here can be a bit difficult to secure but we succeeded with a little help from our friends. Oh I get by with a little help from my friends... The atmosphere is lively, to the tune of that seen in old school Italian movies. Stories will be told and rich, flavorful Italian food will be served. The meatballs and marinara are legendary. We may or may not have spotted a celebrity or two during our meal. Though the difficulty in securing reservations may be off-putting for some, the experience was worth the effort.
P C · March 29, 2018
Love the marinara sauce. Pasta dishes are amazing. Italian flavors are awesome. Reservations...virtually impossible to get. They have no menu, are closed on Saturday and Sunday, don't serve lunch. The 12 tables are basically reserved for the rich and famous. Your best bet is to grab some drinks at the bar, be friendly with the bartender, hope for the best.
Richie Rich · February 24, 2018
Great place great food amazing service family style
Chaz Halilaj · April 26, 2018