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 +1 212-722-6709 website www.raosrestaurants.com directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
4.3
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Love the marinara sauce. Pasta dishes are amazing. Italian flavors are awesome. Reservations are impossible to get. They are literally booked years in advance. Many of the few tables available are reserved for the rich and famous. On one of my visits Robert De Niro was dining there. Your best bet is to grab some drinks at the bar, be friendly with the bartender, hope for the best.
Richie Rich · February 3, 2018
If you're looking up reviews of Rao's on the internet, clearly you are wasting your time. If you have an opportunity to go to this restaurant, GO. Run there. From the food, to the atmosphere, to the staff. It's all amazing. There's nothing like it
Christopher Corino · January 30, 2018
The food is fantastic, the experience is so VIP that it makes the whole night feel that you are unique and privileged, adding more spice to the taste. If you are expecting to be transported to some other cosmic world, grow up. This is great Italian American food, beautiful people, classico, delicious wine, and a rare chance to claim you were part of a New York City urban legend.
Hank 03 Lopez · January 9, 2018