How do I get a table at Raos?

How do I get a table at Raos?

How do you get a table at Rao’s? “You don’t,” executive chef Dino Gatto told me recently. That’s because the 124-year-old restaurant doesn’t answer its phone. Its 10 tables are booked every night by regulars who hold a standing reservation, which recur anywhere from weekly to every four months.

How do I get a reservation at Rao’s New York?

You have to know somebody who has a “slot” at a table at Rao’s if you want to eat there. They either have to take you, or 1. give you their slot, and 2. call the place and let them know your name, and that you’re using their table.

How do I order from Raos?

Here’s How ORdering at Rao’s Works

  1. Text the number 646-200-1787 one day before you want to pick it up.
  2. They’ll send you a menu (which you can see below) and the time slots available for pick-up.
  3. Text your order with your name and desired pick-up time slot.
  4. Don’t text them anything else until they confirm with you.

Where is Rao’s Italian restaurant in New York City?

Rao’s is far above and beyond 5-stars and located in a category of their own. The iconic Italian restaurant in Harlem has been a staple of NYC since its founding in 1896. The restaurant is still family run and their delicious secret sauce is just the beginning of what makes this Italian eatery the finest in NYC.

When did Rao’s first open in East Harlem?

Rao’s opened on this corner in East Harlem in 1896 (no, that’s not a typo). Just getting a table at Rao’s is tough enough. How does someone manage to get their photo on the wall?

Who is the bartender at Rao’s in New York?

For another, Frankie passed away a few years ago. Nicky the Vest, Rao’s legendary bartender, is still there. These days he walks around rather than spending much time making drinks. It’ll still a scene, primarily because you can only get in if you’ve been a long-time patron and remember to keep going regularly.

Who was the owner of Rao’s in the 1970s?

Back in the 1970s, when I first visited Rao’s, it was an interesting time, largely due to the folks who frequented the place. The Christmas lights were always on display and Frankie Pellegrino, the owner, came by to sit at your table and discuss the… various menu options. The food used to be quite good.