If you are lucky enough to know someone to get in to Rao's, go. The meatballs and sauce are worth the trip. Try the steak pizzaiola. If you cant get in, buy their cookbook! -Jill Zarin, Real Housewiv
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 05:59
Just like an old-Hollywood movie, right? Just remember, it all started with the Original Crime Family: The Borgias.
Friday, April 1, 2011 - 13:42
So you can't get a table? Stop in and have a drink at the bar. Who knows, you might just run into Robert DeNiro or Woody Allen!
Friday, March 5, 2010 - 08:32
Nicky the vest only works a few days a week...but if you have the opportunity to ever meet him, you will be a lucky person! He is a great human being!
Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 10:01
To see what Wall Streeters and mobsters have in common, go to Raos. The food explodes with flavor, especially the lemon chicken and pasta dishes, says Suzanne Corso, author of Brooklyn Story.
Simon & Schuster
Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 06:51
Start with a perfectly prepared Manhattan and follow it up with Mozzarella in Carozza, a Stuffed Veal Chop and Raos Meatballs.
The Corcoran Group
Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 15:06
Established 1896 and continuously family owned and operated. Renowned for its Neapolitan cuisine, but notorious as one of the most difficult restaurants in New York in which to get a reservation.
Friday, February 24, 2012 - 06:40
Classic, unforgettable, and fantastic. This is one of the top places on the bucket list along with the pyramids of Giza. The fried chicken is a nice surprise as is the (4 of 4 petals via Fondu)
Monday, December 19, 2011 - 20:09
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 05:45
The old school-style restaurant is often likened to the Italian version of cheers: with time, the friendly staffers all know your name (and ziti order) by heart.
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 09:02
I'll have dreams about the lemon chicken for a while.
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 13:55
Do you know anyone that has eaten here? Neither do we...Legend has it that you need to know someone who owns a table and reservations require a (3) month notice. If. The bar or takeout is a best bet!
Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 10:21
If you have a chance to eat at Rao's do not pass it up. The food is great, as everyone has mentioned, but it's the history that's truly unique.
Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 14:09
Oh my gosh. Counting my lucky stars to be here! What a scene... Amazing seafood salad and penne arrabiata hmmm. Pork chops looked very succulent but I don't eat meat :)
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 19:10
Eaten here 4 times...fun.
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 17:31
Sam Hazen, chef of The Chester, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Meatballs.