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About The Little Village - Airline
A modern take on the original Village restaurant (established in 1947), our reputation is for serving Baton Rouge’s finest Italian, Prime Beef, Maine Lobster, Veal and fresh Gulf seafood. The Airline location features daily specials, a full bar and can accommodate private parties for up to fifty. We also have space for up to 15 guests in our bar area where dinner is also served.
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Italian, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Barringer Foreman Road
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We specialize in wedding rehearsals and corporate lunches and dinners. We offer custom six course sit down dinners as well as gorgeous buffets with carving stations and of course you can order right off of our menu with daily specials. We can also cater your every need at your residence, office or off site facility.
There is parking all around The Little Village and it is FREE. Our parking lot holds over 800 cars. We have handicapped parking steps from our front door.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Perfect for office parties, rehearsal dinners and holiday events. Buffet-style meals, heavy hors d' oeuvres or sit-down meals ordered from the menu are available.
The Little Village - Airline Ratings and Reviews
This was our second visit to the Little Village, but first time at the Airline Drive location. The restaurant had our table ready, and we were promptly seated. Our waiter was well versed on the nightly specials, as well as the wine list. The seafood stuffed filet was superb. The Osso Buco was perfect, and what can be said of the amazing garlic bread?? Definitely a place we will return to!
We have been here several times and always enjoy our experience. You have to order the bread appetizer (we usually get the roasted garlic with it, too); your server will mention it and I highly recommend it! The dining room is always on the cool side, so bring a jacket. I took away 2 points from the overall experience for this latest trip. It was Mother's Day. Even with a holiday, we were seated timely (we had a reservation), but the food took forever. More than an hour, closer to an hour and a half, after we ordered it. We usually do not have this issue, so I know it was just a holiday thing, and the kitchen had to prepare food for a few large parties ahead of us, but still. Over. An. Hour. The staff was friendly, and food was good (and hot/fresh) when we did finally get it. By that time, it was passed our little one's bedtime, so we had to quickly eat some, and take the rest home so we could get him in bed, so it was not nearly as enjoyable as it could have been.
The spaghetti was mushy, very overcooked. The chicken in the chicken parmesan was round, not irregularly shaped as you would expect a piece of fresh pounded chicken breast to be. The bread which used to be awesome was flavorless. There was nothing in the plate to dip the bread in. It used to come sitting olive oil and/or butter - now nothing was in the plate. For what we paid, I could have gotten basically the same meal at Olive Garden with money left over.
Table and area was great. But part of our appetizer came late, one person's entry was forgotten and came late. The entries were not seasoned very well so not the best. We were not offered cheese for our entries and the only one that got some was the late entry. The tea tasted bad like it was instant or canned tea. Our tickets were wrong and he had to fox them which he did. For this type of facility, I was a little disappointed.
Overall, The Little Village is a good restaurant. The one downtown is excellent. The one Airline can be hit or miss, however. My most recent dining experience was mostly miss.
If I have an issue with these folks, it's that they always put us at the circular table next to the kitchen. This has happened more than once, so I often feel like I have dodge the constant traffic of waiters and bus persons moving into and out of the kitchen.
As for the food - This time the reviews are very mixed. My husband had their veal Marsala, which was very good. I tried their stuffed veal dish, and it was extremely dry - Cardboard on the outside and almost powdered cheese on the inside.
Why didn't I send it back? Well, I was there because I was hungry and wanted to eat. Also, my husband would have had to sit there and wait after he finished eating while I got my dish returned. I had no guarantee that it would have been better the second time.
As long as you avoid the stuffed veal (the dish name starts with a "B"), I'd still say you can get good food at the Little Village. Just don't let them seat you in the kitchen pathway.
Visited the Prairieville location for a late Easter lunch and although our past experiences have been great this dining experience left much to be desired. The only fish available was Tilapia or Flounder which I found to be subpar options for the menu. The Easter menu was no longer available by 3 pm. Our waiter was so difficult to understand and struggled refilling drinks at our table to the point he dropped and broke a full glass of soda next me which fortunately only resulted in my white pants and arm being slightly wet. I was sitting in a chair up against a wall and he tried to lean between myself and the wall to put a drink on the table. The response to the accident however was no response at all. The manager never came to make sure everything was ok or that I did not have pieces of glass under my feet. No apology, nothing was said at all until we paid for the sub par meal (great bread though!). The waiter said sorry I don't know how that happened...... It was an unfortunate experience.
The food although excellent is very rich. I should have chosen at least one of the healthier options. The Eggplant Parmesan was wonderful as the eggplant slices were very thin. My husband had the Veal Parmesan and he said it was quite good as well. If you want delicious Italian, it is the restaurant you should choose.
We will be back but not to eat the spaghetti sorry. It just wasn't what I would expect. I had the Italian sausage and spaghetti and it was just not my cup of tea. Too runny, not flavorful, not sure what to say. The first time I ate here I had the filet mignon, it was very nice.
The ambiance is always nice.
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