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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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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    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
Early Saturday dinner

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
DoubleJJ73
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Little Rock, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This restaurant has a very pleasant ambience. It seems to be centered around a bar which features a piano. Music in the evening is not intrusive, but enjoyable. The food is excellent and the service prompt. Many of the chain restaurant dishes are not on the menu. Instead is a collection of Northern Italian dishes that challenge the palette to... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We ate here this evening. The waiter got our order wrong twice. First, he brought the wrong entree to one of us. The manager came a few minutes later to say that the "buttons are right beside each other on the screen", and he apologized. And the waiter brought the wrong dessert to one of the people in our party.... More 

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Ponca, Arkansas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We recently dined with friends at Vesuvio; it was our first time and one of several visits for them. In a word, "Magnifico!" It's hard to come by truly good Italian food in Arkansas, but there are a few gems and Vesuvio now joins the list in our opinion. In addition to having designed a menu of interesting, delicious options,... More 

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Wallkill, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

First class experience in Little Rock. Great attentive service and excellent food. Highly recommended! Ordered the grilled filet with conac/green peppercorn cream sauce. Excellent!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

This used to be our favorite Italian restaurant. My how things change. Ambience was still nice but food was mediocre at best. Gorgonzola salad heavy on the nuts, light on lettuce, both pasta dishes we ordered tasted more like something you'd get from Olive Garden. Even the bread was mealy. Menu seems to have gotten much smaller over the past... More 

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New Jersey
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98 reviews 98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I was visiting Little Rock with a group of friends. Since the reviews were so good we made a reservation for 14. The menu has many nice choices and they were able to accommodate dietary restrictions. Everyone liked their dinner, the food was fresh and served hot. My only complaint was our waiter, he didn't seem to know the menu... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Arrived on a busy Friday Night sans reservation. Very concerned host looked quite relieved when I indicated I'd like to sit at the bar - problem solved! Very attentive service from both the bartender and the manager (owner?). Had a lovely Chianti Classico Riserva to accompany the daily salad and pasta specials. Delicious! Tons of garlic, possibly could use a... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews 108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Had a great dinner here with friends from work. Menu had a nice variety to choose from and then had additional specials, which the waiter was well versed in what was available and could offer his take on what was good. Food was excellent tasting and portion size was good.

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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: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?