About Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar - Downtown Raleigh
Jimmy V’s Osteria + Bar is a unique and modern restaurant was created with Jimmy Valvano’s passion and commitment to excellence, and a percentage of the restaurant’s revenue will be donated to the V Foundation. Jimmy Valvano’s love for food is the influence behind our menu creation featuring local and seasonal dishes with an emphasis on delicious Italian/American down to earth and traditional comfort foods using local farm grown ingredients and straightforward preparations. Also, Executive Chef Jeff Russell focuses on shareable small-plates, to encourage groups to socialize in a convivial atmosphere, which is warm and inviting for family gatherings, a night on the town or toasting drinks with friends.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
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Private Party Contact:
Jim Henning: 9192561451x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar - Downtown Raleigh Ratings and Reviews
Food was mediocre and atmosphere too loud.
Service was just ok. I remembered from two years ago a much better experience all around. Don't know if we caught it in a bad night or if its under different management. But based on this experience I cannot recommend it.
great location for attending events at M ...
great location for attending events at Memorial Hall but dining was just ok....prices for drinks were high and food was average;
Good place for dinner prior to going to ...
Good place for dinner prior to going to a concert at Meymandi Concert Hall. Food was very good and service was excellent and efficient, even on a Friday night,
What a wonderful time our family had. Fr ...
What a wonderful time our family had. From the time we entered the restaurant until we left, we were greeted by a very friendly host and was seated immediately. Our server was on top of all our request. He gave us some wonderful suggestions for our main entrees as well as dessert. He was also very kind in accommodating my grand-daughters special pasta request. He made it happen and we were very happy. Since then I have told everyone what a wonderful time we had and that they need to make Jimmy V's their next choice for dinning.
In Raleigh for the day and found a good Italian restaurant. Wine, service and food was exceptional.
Reservation and food order were right. L ...
Reservation and food order were right. Loud and busy b/c of a festival, will be back
The food was good and I loved the fact that it is a restaurant that accepts reservations so close to the Progress Energy Memorial Auditorium. The place was packed so we expected a bit of a delay in being served, but we were disappointed that it took far too long to get served than it should have. We were seated at 6:20, which should have been plenty of time to eat and make to the symphony by 8:00 but we had to rush through dinner and hurry to the symphony to make it in time. Not the relaxing evening we had planned. However, the server was kind and very appologetic - and the food was very good. Delicious bruschetta!! We will definitely give it another try since they were busy and we understood. Just know that you should be there early if you are hoping to make it to a play or symphony.
Calimari was exceptional
Noisy, average food except for the Calimari which was among the best we've ever had: tiny, tender rings with a light breading and two nice sauces. Tuscan chicken pizza was good flavor in middle but crusts were flavorless and hard.
A little disappointing
The atmosphere and menu were promising, but the food was not as good as we had hoped and the price was a little high for this lack of quality. The location was great for us, as we were staying in that hotel, but I would not go out of my way to eat here.
Not a date spot
Not the greatest place for a nice date. More for causal dinning. Food isn't really as good as I thought it would be for an American-Italian food place. There spaghetti and meatballs had way to much thyme and the meatballs seem way to undercooked.
Too loud for my liking, but location, fo ...
Too loud for my liking, but location, food and service make it worth it. I'm sure I'll be back!
Hostess Complaint but Great Food/Drinks
My only complaint was that upon arriving my group stood at the hostess stand for about 10 minutes before anyone even acknowledged us. The food and drinks were very good and our waitress was very nice and accommodating.
You would not expect the food to be this ...
You would not expect the food to be this good in a restaurant named after a former basketball coach in the hotel downtown...but it is!
We had food at the level found in any average restaurant, but this was pricey for what we got. Lousy meatballs and chain type pizza. Maybe some staff are good but ours was unfriendly, he forgot items we ordered, and seemed frustrated to give details on menu items. There was a loud group music with dancing out in the courtyard and a bar full of yelling guys over a basketball game. Could hardly talk with out yelling ourselves, so that ruined the evening for us. Basically a nice looking place where the limited menu gives you choices from wings and pizza to filet with blue cheese. Have an idea I should have ordered the steak, as it was recommended as excellent by a neighbor.
We waited 90 minutes for our food, however it never arrived. We were told that they were backed up because of a birthday party that was taking place at the same time. I didn't find this excuse acceptable considering the majority of patrons had reservations. There are many great options in downtown Raleigh, this was a disappointment.
Celebrated our daughter's 26th birthday here last Saturday night after the State basketball game. Great service, great food, great atmosphere! We'll be back!
Food is always delicious, the oven baked chicken wings are always a staple at our table. The pizza's are exceptional, the pasta's are very delicious as well. We love coming to Jimmy V's it is always good!
You won't go away hungry!
Jimmy V's always delivers on its promise to feed you well. Consistent cooking and great bar drinks. Portions are very large, so come hungry. Service is always top-notch.
Great food and great servive
We went for Valentine's Day and expected some issues being a busy night. Pleasantly surprised !!! The service was perfect and so was the food. This was our first time and will be back for sure!!
Chris the server
We enjoyed our waiter Chris, he was very attentive and personable. We ate at Jimmy V's for Valentine's Day with my daughter and he made sure she felt extra special. We had a really great time!
The restaurant wasn't very busy but they sure had a hard time keeping orders straight between a few tables. Ended up waiting 20 minutes before our appetizer came out, then 2 min later our main courses were at the table. For the prices charged you expect fine dinning with flawless service. Food was good but was rushed when everything came out at once.
It was our first time going, we sat close to the kitchen and got to see all the food going out. Everything looked and smelled amazing. We opted for the Lobster Spaghetti and Scallop Risotto dinners, both were very good and I can't wait to go back.
We were pretty disappointed
The pizza was very chewy and seemed liked the cheese was heated in a microwave rather than just baked. The burger was overdone and tasted burnt . The only thing we really liked were the french fries. Sorry Jimmy V's!
First time; I'll be back!
Went on Valentines day. The tables were a little close, so you could hear your neighbors conversations. Even though it was a busy time, the service didn't suffer at all; our waiter remained call, professional, and relaxed. Our plates were ~$30 each, but the portion sizes were good.
Had a great night with my daughter. It ...
Had a great night with my daughter. It was a fun place with lots of good food, good service. I would recommend highly to my friends. We will definitely return. Thanks for a good evening.
Great Restaurant Week Find
The truffle fries were excellent and a great side or starter. Seafood ravioli was also delicious.
NO fuss pizzas, sandwichs and other appetizers.
Great location, pizzas are tasty and thin. Service can be a bit more attentive, but it wasnt lacking. There is a outdoor area with heaters for the cold temps that would be very fun. Cannot beat the location in the Sheraton right on Fayetteville street , downtown near the Marriott, etc.
Saturday Nite Find
We went downtown Raleigh location on a Saturday Night, it wasn't busy we think because of the cold weather. I was expecting a more in depth menu it seemed a little limited in choices. I got a pizza that was ok, my husband got some veal pasta that was too peppery but the service was excellent would go back for lunch not dinner. No real kids menu either- this is a great lace for adults to hang out for groups or private time.
After the show
My party of 4 recently visited Jimmy V' s for supper after The Nutcracker at nearby Memorial Auditorium. We walked from the auditorium to the restaurant and were thrilled with the quality and value of our meal! Will definitely go back, and have already recommended it to some friends!
We dined there after a 2 hour wait for f ...
We dined there after a 2 hour wait for food after we placed our order on Christmas Day. We were pleased that a restaurant was open on a holiday and would be willing to cut some slack on the food delay BUT we couldn't even get beverages. Finally after about an hour they did give us some bread. I had the pizza. The kitchen must have run out of ingredients as there was almost nothing on the pizza-sauce, cheese, sausage etc. The other entree was a filet for $32. The meat was tender but completely tasteless and smothered in some type of sauce reminiscent of A1. We decided to slice the steak and put on the pizza which made an edible combination. I think this restaurant needs a Chef Ramsey makeover STAT!
Service was very slow
I made reservations for a party of 5 for Christmas day for 7:30 p.m., and when we arrived, we were immediately seated, however, it took forever for us to get our dinner. I understand that situations arise when a restaurant may be short staffed, however, the way the situation was handled was not satisfactory. The waiter had to be asked on several occasions for basics like bringing bread to the table. Our appetizer arrived late and cold, and had to be returned. Our dinner took over an hour to get to the table. The food was tasty, hot, and the portions were generous, but the delay in the service ruined the overall experience. They did offer to give us dessert for free for our wait. I would have a real hard recommending this place to anyone moving forward.
I don't think my family had a representative Jimmy V's Osteria meal. The restaurant has a good to even better reputation. With that said, our meal was tasteless, overcooked and a little bit better than left overs. Even the fresh hot bread was cool in the center. We will assume that the regular cooking staff had the day off. Wish I had known in advance I would of made a frozen dinner instead.
Good Food that Fights Cancer
Our Christmas Day visit was great. We did not choose the Holiday Pre Fixe meal, although it looked fantastic. Since this was our first visit we bounced around the standard menu with: zucchini fries, Jimmy V's meatballs, and the BBQ chicken pizza. Only fault I can find with the meal was our table for two was a little small for the number of plates and glasses the wait staff brought to the table. Also, so happy that a portion of every meal goes to fight cancer through donations to The Jimmy V Foundation.
Really delicious evening. The rosemary wings were amazing. Definitely going back.
quality of food
Salad dressing had much to much vinegar. Tuscan pizza nothing special Server was good
Salty, greasy pizza
This was our first visit. Very loud and busy on a Friday night, but seated promptly thanks to a reservation. Great waiter who was attentive and made sure we got to our event on time. Starter meatballs were great as was mixed green salad and complimentary bread. But all three pizzas ordered were so salty and greasy that they were inedible. Even my daughters cheese pizza off the kids menu was gross. Disappointed.
Love this place
I loved this place it's my first time but I will be back..., best meatballs I have ever had.... Great service ...a must go.....
traditional thanksgiving dinner .
Jimmy V's offered a prefixed thanksgiving menu. The food was quite good , the room was filled with lots of TV 's with football on no music just football. I think i may have been the only one disappointed with the ambience .
Consistently terrific dining experience
The food is high-quality, as is the service and general ambience. Just a top dining experience that is among the top in Raleigh.
Great Spot for Brunch
Visited a couple of weeks ago, and it was every bit as charming as when I discovered this spot last year. Hope you get Andrew for your server - he is a great guy and does a super job. Plan on sharing whatever you order because the portions are oversized!
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