Have been considering going Rao's during the early portion of the week for dinner with my brother and need advice, opinions, feedback. 1. Is the food really deserving of the price? Been to Max uptown and others. As an economist, I consistently question how expensive can pasta, polenta, and "home style" Southern Italian cusine can be. 2. What is the best day or time? Clearly it's almost impossible to book a table for dinner is there a preferable day? 3. Is lunch an option?