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“Always Try the House Made Pasta”
Review of Vesuvio Bistro

Vesuvio Bistro
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Ranked #89 of 784 Restaurants in Little Rock
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, 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.
Independence, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Always Try the House Made Pasta”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Our group ordered four entrees. Mine to share was the pappardelle alla trapanese. Great house-made pasta with pesto. I also ordered the tomato bisque and partner ordered asparagus soup. Pasta was great. I try to always order house-made pasta when available. My soup was very good but not as good as same soup at Noodles and Company. Partner’s soup was great. Other entrees were the manicotti and lasagna. Diners reported them to be very good.

These diners shared the molten chocolate cake. I had lemon sorbet with limoncello side that was poured over the sorbet. Gelato would be better with the alcohol as the alcohol simply drowned out the sorbet flavor. Partner ordered tiramisu and it was good, but not great. See my other Italian restaurant reviews re tiramisu. (Far and away the better tiramisu is found at Olive Garden and one or two other non-chain joints!)

Service here this night was excellent.

Odd to find this gem inside a Best Western but go here nevertheless

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank idemandthebest
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321 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“By far the best Italian restaurant in town”
Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

This place, hidden in an out-of-the-way Best Western is a true gem. Everyone there try to make sure that you get a good eating experience. Santos, who started the place with a now deceased partner, has put together an excellent Italian menu (although not all pastas are freshly made on the premises) and the wine list is extensive, but very reasonably priced. I live in Little Rock and always go to Vesuvio for Italian food and wine.

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1 Thank SrgnFsh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Italian food in Little Rock”
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant has it all! The atmosphere is so romantic but they also accommodate groups. This is my favorite date night restaurant with my husband, and also a favorite for my girls night out group. I love the eggplant Parmesan and my husband had a lobster ravioli special that was delicious. Their Caesar salad is so fresh and crisp and is made with hearts of romaine. I highly recommend it!

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1 Thank Minou4444
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Calming meal after hectic day at railroad!”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Good service and quiet ambience, peaceful yet fresh. Food was of excellent quality and served with style

Visited October 2012
Thank Peter F
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Huntsville, Alabama
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great little Italian Restaurant”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Wonderful service, and top notch meal. We had a party of six, and everyone raved about their meal. Everyone enjoyed the evening.

Visited October 2012
Thank dsjay
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