A modern take on the original Village restaurant, our reputation is for serving Baton Rouge’s finest Italian food. Offering daily specials and a full bar, The Little Village has both warmth and charm, making it a dining experience unlike any other in the capital city.View Private Dining Details
Me and my girlfriend went their 2 months ago and loved it. We decided to go again for our anniversary. It was decent, but not nearly as great as our first dinner there. We had to wait a while despite the reservation, but that really wasn’t a big deal to us. Our waitress seemed a bit inexperienced when compared to the waitress helping the table next to us. However, she didn’t mess up anything and she did a fair job. The food was good, though mine portions were significantly less than hers to say my was more exspensive. I will say their signiture bread was good as usual, but wasn’t made as well as our initial visit. I wasn’t a fan of the dish, but it wasn’t due to the quality. Overall we had a good night, but our first dinner there was 5 star and I’d rather last one as a 3.5 in comparison. I’m sure we’ll eat there again.
My first time here and I loved it! Food and drinks were great! Our event prior ended much earlier than anticipated and upon calling, they were very reasonable and able to flex my reservation. My only complaint is that the restaurant seemed overly crowded, like they put a few too many tables in the room to just get more people in there. There were times where we couldn't really stand up to go to the restroom at our table. Other than that, we loved it and will be back!
The whole experience was great! Two thumbs up for the garlic bread!!!
Very good service and food was excellent.
Was Mother’s Day and staff was a little worn. The food quality was not quite up to what we expect from Little Village. We usually go to the one located on airline and have a good experience.
We went to The Little Village for Mother’s Day. Christian our waiter was very knowledgeable and prompt. House bread was good but very rich. Everything was delicious especially the desserts. Will definitely go back.
Great service. We went for my wife’s birthday and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
This was our 1st time dining here...bread was the best and sensation dressing was the bomb but entrees were very bland! Service was a little slow.
Fantastic place to eat for any occasion. The food is delicious and the bread is awesome!!! I like eating there. It is a wonderful place. I highly recommend The Little Village. 5 Stars.
Graduation dinner. It was noisy but that might have been us!
Attentive waiter, Jeremy, good food and selection for visiting out of town business partners.
We have eaten at the Little Village many times over the years. The food was very good as usual. But the service was one of the worst we have had anywhere. The waiter didn't know how to pour the wine, for my husband or myself to taste for approval. He never came back to see if we needed more wine. We were just on our own on that one. There were 2 parties one had 6 people and the other about 10 (I'm not sure of the number), but when they left the staff started cleaning up for the night. They were vacuuming the carpet moving chairs and tables around making it hard to carryon a conversation. We decided to order an after dinner drink and my husband had ordered coffee with Frangelico on the side. Our waiter brought his coffee and said the liqueur was in the coffee. He and I both tasted the coffee and nothing had been added. So, we insisted he bring another, which he did, but the Frangelico was in a metal condiment cup. We will have to think twice about eating there again.
My husband and I were visiting Baton Rouge for the weekend. Went on line to search for highly rated restaurants and walked around the downtown area looking for a restaurant earlier in the day.
Found The Little Village Italian Restaurant. Went to Open Table to make a reservation and to read the reviews. We were kind of worried about a few of the reviews which were really negative, but there were over 1000 reviews, most of which were really good. Glad we decided to go ahead and make the reservation. We thought it was one of the best restaurants we had ever eaten at...and we eat out a lot. The food was amazing (My husband actually had the exact same veal meal that was panned by one reviewer). the service terrific and the atmosphere truly made us think we were in a restaurant in Italy, great ambience. My husband and I would highly recommend this restaurant. As most reviewers mentioned, the bread was to die for and we also had the Roasted Artichoke Bottoms. They were so good! Their house dressing was really good too. So yes, we really did enjoy this meal.
Great Italian! Must have the village bread with olive tapenade! Chicken Parmigiana was delightful.
Waitress was very good! The bread was outstanding. Nice atmosphere for a special occasion .
Waiter was awesome! He did a great job. Would love to have him again.
This time our visit to Little village, was extra special as we were celebrating my husbands birthday. The service was exceptional!!!
Bread wasn’t as good as it used to be. Sticky toffee pudding was terrible. Three of us ordered it and we all hated it. It tasted old.
The best Italian ever! The bread salad, lasagna and crime brûlée among some the best I have ever had. Portions so generous two can share! Love this place!
No complaints! Food and service were great!
The ambiance in the restaurant was wonderful and our server was great and very informative. The food was absolutely delicious. I cannot find words to describe the bread. It was amazing. I can't wait to go back.
Tables way too close and I felt like couple next to us were listening to our every word
Food was served cold and sea bass under cooked, when returned was a mess like it had been microwaved and I couldn’t eat it.
My wife like her meal and server did a great job
The service from the moment me and my prom date walked through the door to when we left was phenomenal. The food was nothing short of excellent and iconic (i highly recommend "the loaf/bread) just like the atmosphere. we had a great time and would definitely go back for a second time
We have enjoyed The Little Village Downtown several times before, but were a little disappointed with our recent visit. Service was very good, as well as cocktails, wine and appetizers. Three of the four entrees that we ordered, however, were not up to the standards that we have come to expect from this restaurant. Maybe an off night in the kitchen. We will visit again.
Both Specials we ordered were wonderful. For as much as we LOVE the bread, don’t think I’d order it again with a meal. When you have a salad at lunch, it’s perfect. Just too much heavy starch, lol when you have drinks, salad. Bread and an entree feature. Overall excellent.
My husband had the veal Marsala. While the meat was quite good, the sauce tasted like a “canned” brown sauce and totally lacked the nutty taste Marsala usually has.
Très bon restaurant italien. Les salades étaient excellentes ainsi que les plats, escalope milanaise et picota de veau. Le tiramisu manquait un peu de légèreté. Au global une bonne adresse
Ordered the trout almondine.
Expected grilled fish with a savory sauce and of course almonds.
What I got instead was 2 pieces of overfried, dry fish with a few almonds sprinkled on top. Guess I should have ordered Italian.
The food and service is excellent at the Little Village. Top notch!
Birthday celebration for a girlfriend. Our server was very attentive and the food was delicious!
Make SURE to have their signature bread!! NOT to be missed!
Great! Food & wine were fantastic & our server was wonderful!
I remember the old Little Village location being better. We have only been here twice since they have been in this location and have really been disappointed in the food. The entree prices are very high in my opinion and I cook a better spaghetti and veal marsala. The Parmesan bread is always good. The service this time was better. Last time the waiter ignored us and get snarky because one of the people in our party needed to know whether there was alcohol or wine in the sauces. He didn't know and said he couldn't bother the chef with the question.
Never been disappointed with the food or the service.
Food is beyond excellent, so is the service and atmosphere. The bar is a great meeting place.
Fantastic food, great fresh grilled fish, pasta, meatballs.
Very nice, service was great and we got our food very quickly. Now an anniversary tradition!
The restaurant was great. Our server was probably a beginner. He didn’t check on us enough. Our second drink didn’t get to the table until after we were finished our meal. I knew he was a rookie when he served me first and then my wife. Other than the service the restaurant was great. Would go back but ask for a different waiter.
Fabulous service and food!!!
My husband and I love little village, so he made reservations to take me there for our 11th anniversary. Upon arrival we are seated in a huge booth, closely neighbored up to strangers, sharing dining space (like a fast food restaurant). We had RESERVATIONS. I was embarrassed to even ask to move at that point, but I was so embarrassed. The hostess proceeds to ask if we were there for a birthday or anniversary, and we replied anniversary (I still don't know why, nothing special was brought to our attention). I don't expect special service for our anniversary, but I DO expect being placed at our own table where we can enjoy our conversation and not worry about whether our left OR right neighbors could hear us, b/c we could surely hear every word from their conversation. It just wasn't a "LITTLE VILLAGE" experience for sure, and I regret the $200+ we spent there.