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Best Italian at a CET place?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by mrem3200, Dec 28, 2016.

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  1. mrem3200

    mrem3200 VIP Whale

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    I want to go to a nice Italian restaurant on my next trip at a CET place. I am staying at Cromwell and I have already been to Giada's twice so I want to try something different. I have heard (mostly) good things about Rao's but for some reason that seems cheesy to me. So other than those 2 where is a good place to go? Or is Rao's really a good option? Thanks.
     
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    jcombs Low-Roller

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    I did Rao's last year and enjoyed it. I think I'm going to try Martorano's in Feb as I've heard a lot of good things about there as well. Those are the only two places I hear any real buzz about.
     
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    My fave of this genre is Trevi in Caesars Forum Shops.
     
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    Add I'm mulino too list.

    Can't go wrong with raos.
     
  5. miniwhale

    miniwhale High-Roller

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    I have tried Rao's and Martorano's. I thought both were great, I would give Martorano's the edge. I am not a meatball fan, but, I can't wait to have one again!!
     
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    grosx2 Have fun storming the castle!

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    My thoughts as well, both are great, Rao's is considered a bit nicer, but personally I lean towards Martorano's.
     
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    grosx2 Have fun storming the castle!

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    Haven't tried Trevi so I can't comment on it, just wanted to note that with any restaurant in the Forum Shops, you can't charge to your room, so no back end comps.
     
  8. mrem3200

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    Ok thanks. That is why I want it to be a CET place so I will cross this off the list.
     
  9. john1516inny

    john1516inny High-Roller

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    You just don't know sometimes, went to Raos over Thanksgiving with a host from Caesars and the food was terrible. Cold veal, grimy clams with linguine, had to send everything back. Not a good experience. Always have found Il Mulino to be very consistent and good.
     
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    grosx2 Have fun storming the castle!

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    The OP has stated, more than once, that he is looking for a CET restaurant, which Il Mulino is not.
     
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    I second Martorano's. I've been there on numerous occasions and frequent the one in AC often
     
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    I ate at Martorano's at Paris last week and really enjoyed it.

    I had my meal chosen from the limited online menu before going but was offered another three or four starters and mains by tablet, complete with pictures. I chose the calamari Bibzy and a scallop and lump crab risotto (from the daily menu). The appetizer was nice, but that risotto was a buttery dream.

    Service was attentive and informal (well, I was dressed "informal"), and the sommelier did a much better job than the one at Old Homestead the night before. I'm far from an expert on Italian food, but I did enjoy the meal.
     
  13. bcc

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    Rao's is an excellent option. We loved it. I had the salmon "special" and tcc had the chicken parmesan "special," which came with spaghetti with marinara sauce. Total came to $75. Very nice room, albeit a little crowded and very busy. Would go again.

    We ate at the Martorano's when it was at the Rio. I thought the meatball and salad combo was very average. The Chicken Parm did not come with any pasta.

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