Italian Restaurant$$$$
Today 6:00 – 10:00 pm
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455 E 114th St New York, NY 10029
455 East 114th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10029
$$$$Italian Restaurant, BarToday 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 6:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 6:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 6:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 6:00 – 10:00 pmSaturday ClosedSunday Closed
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VIPs fill the dining room of this 10-table Italian icon, where who you know is key to entry.- Google
"Family style Italian with celebrities at the next table."
"My favorite Italian restaurant!"
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Earl Stewart
4 months ago
My wife, Nancy, and I dined at Rao's on the night of Monday, December 22. This was our third visit and, as usual, the experience, service, and the food exceeded our expectations. I have to be honest that a big part of the pleasure of dining at Rao's is doing something many people want to do but very few can. When I first learned about this tiny Italian restaurant in NYC, I called my American Express Centurion concierge and asked him to get me reservations. He explained to me that that was impossible and the only way I could dine there was to know someone who "owned" one of the 10 tables for a particular night. Not being one who easily gives up, I pursued this until I was able to find a friend who has been kind enough to allow Nancy and I to dine their three times. Add the thrill and excitement of being admitted to the most exclusive restaurant on the Planet to great food and incredible service, and you have one of the most memorable nights of your life. We hope to be returning to Rao’s for a fourth visit before too long.
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john landi
7 months ago
I grew up in. My early years as a young man grew as a teenager my dad had a coup of birds about. 300 birds and I would love bring ing him a hot cup of coffee
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Michael Detommaso
3 weeks ago
If you go ask for Nicky or you will never get in the place tell him Detommaso sent you..
Peter Uliano
a year ago
Lets be Honest here , Its a place you go for status! The food is Common Italian food of average quality. You rub shoulders with celebs and well known folks but the food is just average unless you never had a home cooked Italian meal in your life. A good friend of mine owns a table and brought me with him at least 8 times in the past 2 years while the experience is great the food is not.
Frank Righty
a week ago
Been here about a dozen times and have never been disappointed. Everything is fresh and always delicious. Great experience
Legit Alpaca
a month ago
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Marino Alberti
11 months ago
it looks like this place is packed with nyc creme of la creme kind of called culinary expert.. growing up on meatball hero sandwiches..and some kind of italian food that only exist in this country... what a disgrace.....
Alexander Grand
a year ago
Great italian food, loved their fettucini! So delicious. I came with good company, and the service was good, so it was a good time.