Owner Frank Pellegrino Jr. Tells Us How To Land A Table At Rao's - Exclusive

Nov 25, 2021 445

BY: CARLY CARAMANNA

The over 125-year legacy of Rao's now includes a line of jarred tomato sauces, cookbooks, and a multitude of celebrity fans — but it all goes back to the original restaurant located in Manhattan. The legendary restaurant is known for its standout southern Italian fare, including massive meatballs and seafood salad, but unfortunately, most won't make it inside those famous doors.

The reason? Rao's original New York City location has just 10 tables — and most have been claimed for decades. During Mashed's exclusive interview with the fourth-generation owner, Frank Pellegrino Jr., the acclaimed chef and author of "Rao's On The Grill" and "Rao's Classics" shared how to dine in the now-iconic establishment.

 

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SOURCE: https://www.mashed.com

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