Rao's in New York City has been around since 1896. Apparently, it's hard to get a reservation there. Not so in Las Vegas.
In fact, we hadn't planned to eat here at all. It was the fourth restaurant we visited, and it was simply the only one in Caesars Palace that was still open when we got in late Friday night.
Orecchiette con Broccoli di Rappe -- sweet Italian sausage, broccoli rabe and garlic, sauteed in extra virgin olive oil ($25)
Fiochetti al Burro, Salvia e Amarena -- beggar purse ravioli stuffed with pear and ricotta cheese in a butter, sage, and dried cranberry sauce ($28).
Le Polpette di Rao's -- traditional Rao's meatballs served in tomato sauce ($15).
Better than meh. Juicy, good texture, nice blend of meats, but too salty.
This meal (as each of our meals and rooms in Vegas during this trip) was comped.
As you can see, though, I won't lie even when things are free.