Rao's Restaurant

455 E 114th St
New York NY 10029
(212) 722-6709
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Lee McGrath
Eaten here 4 times...fun.
Chefs Feed
Sam Hazen, chef of The Chester, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Meatballs.
Great food
Urban Compass
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.
Didi Marie
Seafood Salad tonight.
Nick Sabean
It's good...checked off my list
Daisy Gong
Not open for lunch.
Jennifer Dela Rosa
I'll have dreams about the lemon chicken for a while.
Harlem Ambassador
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!
Natanielle Murta
Amazing experience!
Doug S
baked clams, puttanesca, lemon pepper chicken, coffee ice cream. boom!
Jason 64128
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.
Zach Aarons
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)
Showtime Network
Just like an old-Hollywood movie, right? Just remember, it all started with the Original Crime Family: The Borgias.
Simon & Schuster
To see what Wall Streeters and mobsters have in common, go to Rao’s. The food explodes with flavor, especially the lemon chicken and pasta dishes, says Suzanne Corso, author of Brooklyn Story.
The Corcoran Group
Start with a perfectly prepared Manhattan and follow it up with Mozzarella in Carozza, a Stuffed Veal Chop and Rao’s Meatballs.
Daniel M.
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!
Hungry Domaine ~
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!
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 can’t get in, buy their cookbook! -Jill Zarin, Real Housewiv
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