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“Excellent food and excellent value for the money.”
Review of Vesuvio Bistro

Vesuvio Bistro
Ranked #85 of 800 Restaurants in Little Rock
Price range: US$15 - US$35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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.
Reviewed 14 April 2014

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 for it where it counts -- with the food. We each ended up having a 4 course meal and I would not change a thing. Everything was very well cooked, seasoned, and presented.

On top of this, Italian is one of my least favorite types of food. Even enjoying high-end places like Il Mulino in NYC, I could honestly take it or leave it. Yet, Vesuvio's food makes me give the entire category another look.

It was delicious and very memorable -- and reasonably priced as well.

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1  Thank Martin M
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Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

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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Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank NCMichelle
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Reviewed 13 March 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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Thank Marcella T
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Reviewed 4 March 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 and consider ordering the specials of the day, which are excellent.Also, ask for Nick as your professional server, and your night will be the best possible at this lovely restaurant.

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Thank Rita M
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