About Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar - Downtown Raleigh
Raleigh, NC 27601
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
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Contact:
Jim Henning: (919) 256-1451
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar - Downtown Raleigh Ratings and Reviews
My fiancé and I have popped in for drink ...
My fiancé and I have popped in for drinks before and finally had the pleasure of dining here. The arancini was an amazing start to dinner. For dinner the butternut squash ravioli is a must! Food and ambiance was amazing, our waitress was hard to find at moments but she was very nice.
We go to Jimmy V's for Christmas every y ...
We go to Jimmy V's for Christmas every year and we love it. Unfortunately, this year they decided to do a buffet. We have two young children and the buffet did have not offer any options for young kids. There was only 3 main options and 2/3 side options. The food was typical buffet like it had been sitting and warmed. The desert bar was a complete mess. Service was poor and slow. After spending $180 on four of us, we went home and to eat again.
Our annual Christmas Eve dinner, group o ...
Our annual Christmas Eve dinner, group of 9. Varied food preferences. Good choices for all of us plus a private area so we could carry on group and individual conversations without disturbing other diners. A great evening for all!
Service was attentive and good. Adequate ...
Service was attentive and good. Adequate choices in menu. Nice specialty drinks. We had pizzas which were very good. There were 4 of us, so we ordered 4 different pizzas and traded slices. It is within walking distance to downtown performance venues.
Perfect in every way. Arrived 15 minutes ...
Perfect in every way. Arrived 15 minutes early for a reservation and was promptly accommodated with our table. The butternut squash ravioli and beef tenderloin were out of this world - best cut of meat I have ever experienced. Just a completely fantastic experience! Highly recommended.
Jimmy V's was the perfect place for lunc ...
Jimmy V's was the perfect place for lunch before a matinee with the NC Symphony Holiday Pops. Food was excellent, wait staff very good. I would definitely make this a top choice next time I am having lunch in Raleigh. Easy access from the City Parking ramp was also welcomed.
We went on Thanksgiving for brunch. Serv ...
We went on Thanksgiving for brunch. Service was great but the food was not. Ordered off the menu rather than the buffet. Eggs were undercooked, breakfast potatoes were bland and the pecan waffle was actually inedible. And I'm not that picky. Coffee was good!
We love this restaurant and have dined h ...
We love this restaurant and have dined here several years in a row when in Raleigh for the weekend. The service was terrible, which was a first for us. We still enjoyed the food and atmosphere and will go again and hope for a better, more engaging and helpful server.
The waitress did not want to be there an ...
The waitress did not want to be there and from her actions let it be known. For some reason she made me keep turning around in my seat and handing me my food and condiments and there was plenty of space around myself and the table. She fell short with the other guests also. The food was good but the bread was stale.
Overall, a great experience. I would def ...
Overall, a great experience. I would definitely go back for a special occasion. I had the scallops with risotto. I was disappointed in that there was very little cauliflower and only 4 scallops. (I'm accustomed to having no less than 5 scallops when I order them.) Now, the food that I did have was very good, but I just thought they went a little light on those two things.
The service was great. The waitress sat us near a door and there was live music being played outside that made it too noisy to sit there. They understood the problem and moved us promptly. The waiter was top notch -very professional. This place is good to catch up with an out of town guest (as was my case) or a date.
My bill for 2 dinners and 2 cocktails was around $100, so I will not be coming here weekly. However, I would come back for a date or if I had friends in town.
Made a reservation for Labor Day breakfa ...
Made a reservation for Labor Day breakfast. Buffet was mediocre. Eggs overcooked, very hum-drum offerings for $15. There was also nobody else in the place. I guess others knew something we didn't. I'm sure Jimmy V's does much better with non-buffet meals but this was a disappointment.
We decided to check out Jimmy V's during ...
We decided to check out Jimmy V's during Restaurant Week, as my mother was visiting us from out of town and my wife had mentioned wanting to try it out. Unfortunately, the Restaurant Week offerings were limited and not all too appealing, so we all ended up ordering off the regular menu, which was 'okay'....nothing all too special, and not what we had expected as far as quality and taste of food. Our server was good, and attentive, and the atmosphere is inviting and nice for a Friday evening. The food was not bad, but did not live up to our expectations. We probably will not be returning anytime soon.
We tried Jimmy V's during restaurant wee ...
We tried Jimmy V's during restaurant week. Appetizer salad was great. Main course was chicken parm with gnocchi. It was really good! We got some sort of dessert that looked like little funnel cakes - wouldn't order these again as they were pretty bland.
Overall a good experience. Bruschetta is ...
Overall a good experience. Bruschetta is top notch. The cavatappi bolognese was just okay, a bit bland. I would say it's slightly overpriced for the quality of food but the portion sizes are huge so that's a plus.
Our server (female but forgot name) was ...
Our server (female but forgot name) was good but slow. We waited a long time for her and while eating meals but when she came, she was great. French fries were burnt and she noticed and replaced without us asking. Sat outside..flies were very bad, need fans to prevent them and food was on the brick wall so ants were awful. Chicken sandwich was great...grilled to perfection. Ceasar salad had a funny after taste.Ordered pasta with bolognese to go and took forever even though I told the server when we placed our dining in order. Got home and it was only pasta....they forgot the bolognese....very disappointed. Came because of email announcing new brunch.....it was a horrible brunch and we will not be back for it.
Was really loud because of some private ...
Was really loud because of some private event on the patio but the food was great and the atmosphere was lively. My kids enjoyed the atmosphere (14, 13, & 10). They were really busy and apologetic for service lapses. Overall a good experience. We will go back but only if there isn't a band on the patio.
We ordered mostly appetizers and were no ...
We ordered mostly appetizers and were not pleased with the meal overall.
- hall of fame wings = not the best
-zucchini fries = not the best
- wood-fired wings = best of what we had
-Rocco's pie = second best
We tried several different drinks which were also, subpar.
Homegrown Arold Palmer = not the best
Hashtag = not the best
Where's the Umbrella = less than stellar
Moscato = best by far
The high-light of the night was our waiter, Stephen. He was attentive and very curteous. We truly enjoyed him.
While the filet steak salad was very tas ...
While the filet steak salad was very tasty, there wasn't much in it besides steak and lettuce; would have been nice to have some nuts or other "specialty items" included. The best part was the waitress - she's a gem!!! Great personality and fun the kid around with.
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