124 Years Later, NYC’s Legendary Rao’s Is Finally Offering Delivery

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124 Years Later, NYC’s Legendary Rao’s Is Finally Offering Delivery

For a limited-time only, order classic Italian dishes from Rao’s for delivery!

Rao’s is one of the oldest NYC family-owned restaurants still operating in its original location, and is notorious for being one of the hardest table reservations to get in the city. But now, for the first time in its long history, you can get its exclusive menu delivered! You’ll have to experience it quickly though: the special service will only last until Friday (Dec. 18).

First opened in 1898, this New York favorite has been serving up authentic flavors of Neapolitan Italian cooking like Veal Parmesan, Spaghetti Alla Bolognese, and Traditional Rao’s Meatballs.

After the restaurant received a three-star review from the New York Times in 1977, tables were assigned to regulars, and a connection became absolutely essential to ever eat at one of Rao’s 10 tables as they were passed down between generations for years.

Rao’s, so accustomed to tradition, had to turn things around and begin offering takeout earlier this year because of the pandemic. And now for the first time ever, they’re also offering delivery service through Thrillist’s Ghost Kitchen in partnership with Zuul, making Rao’s accessible to New Yorkers like never before.

On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Friday evenings, Rao’s will be available for delivery from December 9 until December 18 to Manhattan neighborhoods such as West Village, Tribeca, FiDi, Soho, Lower East Side, and Union Square. To-go orders can also be made for pickup from 30 Vandam Street.

Meal options are available for parties of 1-2 ranging from $50-$100. The order includes Rao’s Lemon Chicken, Penne Marinara, Beef Meatballs, & Rao’s House Salad. Along with the delicious food, Thrillist Ghost Kitchen includes additional “swag” such as a limited edition Rao’s t-shirt, insulated grocery tote, reusable cutlery set, and wine tumbler.

Never in its 124 years has Rao offered anything like this. The delivery service is an opportunity to explore flavors that were once inaccessible to most. Now’s your chance to have a sneak peak into New York City’s exclusive dining scene, but they’re selling fast so place your order as soon as possible!

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