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Vesuvio Bistro

1315 Breckenridge Drive, Little Rock, AR 72227
501-225-0500
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Ranked #11 of 655 restaurants in Little Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Market Steet
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.
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cu-later67
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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I have never had Italian this good! I'm old enough to know good Italian(over 65). The spinach salad with goat cheese is indescribable. DO NOT miss there signature cheese pasta(your server will advise you). The shrimp dish with red pepper flakes and olive oil was also very good. Wonderful atmosphere, quiet and dimly lit. Server was well versed in the... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Having lived in Little Rock for years, I had nearly decided outside of maybe the Capitol Hotel, there's really no truly excellent restaurants in town. There's plenty of good little cafe-like places to eat -- Sushi Cafe, Cafe Bosa Nova, etc. -- but no really good sit-down multi-course restaurants. The location is not at all high-end, but they make up... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Saw this place on trip advisor. Nice decor. Good service. The tomato soup was great as a beginning. Ordered the shrimp diablo and my wife ordered the tortellini. Ok we have finished and I will say the food was great. Recommend. We had soup, 2 entrees, 1 desert for around 75$ FYI.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We were in town for a business, had amazing meal. Salads were amazing. Split lasagna, cannelloni and famous mushroom pasta. Each of them were delicious. Not cheap but good value for a special meal. Amazing service. Love this place.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I've always had a good experience here. Food is good--sometimes even great. The service has always been spot on whether I was with only a couple of friends or with a large group. Wine selection is good and the complimentary crostini is wonderful.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Vesuvio was once one of LR's best kept small restaurant secrets….then, it moved into a daunting and expanded new setting last year, taking a while to get past understandable growing pains. Last time we visited, the kitchen's timing was uneven and the food very good, but not breathtakingly special, as was their smaller, more intimate restaurant. Regardless, always listen to... More

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19 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I will NEVER return. They ruined a special family evening; my youngest "child" is 16 and a lady, so this wasn't a family with young annoying children They weren't even busy, about half the tables were occupied. The staff made us feel as if we were an imposition.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I had a very disappointing experience at Vesuvio Bistro as far as my main coarse. I ordered the swordfish, and it came to the table smelling fishy, I wasn't sure if swordfish was just a pungent fish, this was my first time to eat it. After I was already half way through, my husband, who really knows food, tasted it... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My girlfriend and I had made plans to dine here last time we were in Little Rock however, plans fell through and we had to return home early. A few weeks prior to this visit to Little Rock, my girlfriend had asked me where I wanted to have my birthday dinner at. This time, especially for the occasion, we made... More

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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Our first visit and it won't be our last. Everything from food to service was top notch. Antipasto, salads, entrees and desserts were specially prepared. There were four dinner specials besides a extensive menu to choose from. It was a high quality experience and well worth a 30 mile drive for us .

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