Posted on: January 31, 2024, 03:18h.
Last updated on: January 31, 2024, 03:18h.
Rao’s, the beyond-exclusive Italian eatery, is reportedly scouting locations for its second Las Vegas run. According to the New York Post, this will happen while its owners are in town to serve five nights of pop-up dinners to VIP invitees at a secret location during the Super Bowl.
The original Rao’s — which has operated in the same tiny New York City building in East Harlem since 1896 — is so exclusive, “table rights” are required to reserve one of its four tables and six booths.
In 2006, Rao’s chose Las Vegas to open second location. Its 260 seats at Caesars Palace could be reserved by anyone, and just about everyone did — just to sample what they had been precluded from their entire adult lives.
The experience was most remembered not only for the famous food smothered in red sauce, but for the presence of beyond-congenial, 380-lb. host Robert “Bubbles” Ubriaco.
Rao’s closed at Caesars nine years later, a victim of the pandemic shutdown. And Bubbles, unfortunately died of a stroke in 2011.
Two other Rao’s have opened, and reportedly thrived, since — in Hollywood in 2013, and in Miami last year.
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