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Vesuvio Bistro

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1315 Breckenridge Dr, Little Rock, AR 72227-4817 (Market Steet)
+1 501-225-0500
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always have had a great meal with fantastic service. The food is great and the service has always been good.

Thank Art B
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299 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the best Italian restaurant in Little Rock. However, it is in desperate need of new menu items. Even some of the specials have been the same for years (literally!). The wine list is fairly good, but is also in need of updating - it has some entries that have not been available for years (again literally!). That said,... More 

Thank SrgnFsh
Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

Vesuvio's is a Little Rock gem that serves the absolute best Italian food in Little Rock. Several times I have reserved a large table for special occasions and received excellent service from start to finish. It is also a place to have a quiet dinner for two.

Thank Lindy1973
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

K and I were given a Vesuvio Bistro gift card and decided to dine there tonight. That was a great decision. Easy access off I-30/Rodney Parham with plenty of parking. Vesuvio's has great ambiance with rich warm wood accents, light walls, black ceiling and mood lighting. Linen table cloths and napkins made dinner feel elegant. I made reservations via Open... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have eaten at Vesuvio many times and it has been consistently very good. Both the food and the service has been top notch. I've seen some of the low reviews, but my experiences have been far different.

1 Thank George C
Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I travel quite a bit and eat out very often. I typically try to eat at local places that I am referred to. I want to be clear and not appear rude... Vesuvio is absolutely horrible!! Honestly some of the worst food I have ever been served. I have had much better food at a school cafeteria. And this was... More 

Thank B G
Bill C, Owner at Vesuvio Bistro, responded to this review

I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your dinner at Vesuvio. I would ask that you reach out to me and give me details as to what you had for dinner. We have been serving homemade Italian food for almost nine years and have been awarded "Best Italian" by almost every publication in our area. I know that... More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We always eat at Vesuvio Bistro when we come to Little Rock. I love this restaurant. The service is wonderful and the live piano music and atmosphere is very pleasant. I chose the wrong entree the last time we dined there. I do not recommend the pork tenderloin. It was way over cooked and tough. You can't go wrong with... More 

Thank CCkirk
Batesville, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We have been satisfied patrons of Vesuvio for years. We loved it when it was in the Burgundy Hotel and have found the quality has not suffered with the move to Breckenridge Drive. The service is friendly and the food excellent. My cannelloni was tasty to the last bite, and the strawberry balsamic salad with goat cheese and pecans lovely.... More 

Thank Ira B
Little Rock, Arkansas
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We were a party of six with reservations. They were busy, but not packed, so there was NO EXCUSE for how slow the service was. 15 minutes to get drinks. 30 minutes to get first course and almost an hour for the main course. Our server kept apologizing, kept saying ours would be out shortly, but it took forever. And... More 

Thank funlrguy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I travelled to Little Rock with a team of 8 players and we had dinner here. It was fabulous and our waitress, Carla was wonderful! She was delightful and very helpful in suggesting entrees. I had a grilled heart of romaine salad with bacon, tomatoes and Gorgonzola cheese. It was delicious with such a good smoked taste. My entree was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1315 Breckenridge Dr, Little Rock, AR 72227-4817
    (Market Steet)
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 501-225-0500
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?