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Vesuvio Bistro

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1315 Breckenridge Drive, Little Rock, AR 72227 (Market Steet)
501-225-0500
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: At this Four-Star Vesuvio Bistro Restaurant, Chef Rosario Patti has left a...
At this Four-Star Vesuvio Bistro Restaurant, Chef Rosario Patti has left a lagacy of unforgettable fine dining experience that is reminiscent of old-world Italy. Chef Patti brings decades of creativity and culinary prowess to the unique dishes that resonate with authenticity.
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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pros and Cons

Pros: Food was good. We had delicious mixed olives as an appetizer, plus the complimentary bruschetta. I had the burrata salad and my entree was the sea bass. Both were very good. My husband had a Caesar and eggplant parmigiana. Our server, Flora, was excellent -- knowledgeable, friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Arkansas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Pros: Food was good. We had delicious mixed olives as an appetizer, plus the complimentary bruschetta. I had the burrata salad and my entree was the sea bass. Both were very good. My husband had a Caesar and eggplant parmigiana. Our server, Flora, was excellent -- knowledgeable, friendly and cheerful, and efficient and attentive without hovering. Lovely and romantic atmosphere.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have eaten here on several occasions and overall I think they live up to their reputation. I especially like the Lasagna! I have made the mistake of ordering a "special" salad that was not on the menu and didn't ask the price. . . I found out later it was only a few dollars less than my entree. I... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Still great food at the new location. We tried the two specials--rack of lamb and sea bass. Both were excellent--no wonder our server warned us that she would have to check to see if they still had some! Calamari appetizer was tasty, as were the desserts we sampled; a blood orange sorbet (simple and delicious) and a cannoli (not so... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This restaurant had good atmosphere. A perky, friendly server. The food was extremely disappointing. I got a grilled ribeye, which was thin, had no seasoning, and was tough. Another person in my party got a filet, which was awful, full of grissle, not seasoned. The sides were very "blah". The only tasty item was a crabcake appetizer, which was pretty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were treated very well on our visit to Vesuvio from the maitre de to the server. The menu did not have all the "usuals" which made it much more interesting. The server suggested a great wine. I had the eggplant parmesan which was as good as my Italian roommate's grandmother made which is saying a lot. I did not... More 

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Tifton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Food, service, and atmosphere were wonderful!! If lived in Little Rock would make Vesuvio a regular place to go!!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife and I had recently had a really bad experience in Dallas at an Italian restaurant. However, I was very surprised at the food and service at Vesuvio Bistro in Little Rock. We went there with a friend a couple of weeks ago. The food was really good. We had a sampling of several appetizers and entrees. Everything was... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We love Vesuvio. We were joined by another couple for dinner at the chef's table. The appetizers and salmon were to die for. The desserts were delicious as well. Great atmosphere.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This place is great. 2 types of bread to start. We also ordered some meat and cheese to start. Our waited picked it for us and it was great. We all had pasta. Rigatoni, egg noodle with mushrooms that were tossed in a cheese wheel. The deserts were top notch also. Can't wait to go back. Jacob, our waiter was... More 

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Bill C, Owner at Vesuvio Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for allowing us to serve you! It was our pleasure. We appreciate the kind words. Bill and Santo More 

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We ate dinner here one evening in celebration of my son's birthday. Service was quick, efficient and friendly. Food was superb. I highly recommend Vesuvio for an wonderful evening with fabulous food! I will definitely return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1315 Breckenridge Drive, Little Rock, AR 72227
    (Market Steet)
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
  • Phone Number: 501-225-0500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups

Description

At this Four-Star Vesuvio Bistro Restaurant, Chef Rosario Patti has left a lagacy of unforgettable fine dining experience that is reminiscent of old-world Italy. Chef Patti brings decades of creativity and culinary prowess to the unique dishes that resonate with authenticity.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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