|Rao's Vegas, just like Rao's NY|
This is the second Western expansion for the group: A double-sided outpost opened in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas several years ago, a great place to stop for a martini, a plate of meatballs and stories from the someone named Johnny the Vest. It's nowhere near as difficult to get a table there than at the original, mostly because there are two dining rooms (exact replicas of the original), with a huge bar and an outdoor patio next to a bocce court. The LA Rao's will be somewhere in between the two, with about 95 seats and indoor and outdoor seating.
The plan is to open six days a week for dinner, with the tradtional offerings like the legendary meatballs and lemon chicken, but also more "contemporary dishes created specifically for this location." Hope that doesn't mean low-carb pasta. We'll keep you posted.