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The Little Village - Downtown
The Little Village - Downtown

The Little Village - Downtown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.littlevillagebr.com
  • Email: littlevillageairlineGM@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (225) 218-6685
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef: Stuart Woodman
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: 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 that offer daily specials. We can also cater your every need at your residence, office or off site facility.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main St.
  • Public Transit: City buses operate nearby for a nominal fee as well as a free downtown trolley system with stops nearby. Ask your hotel concierge for the best available transit option depending on your starting location and time of arrival/departure.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Downtown parking is available on the street (metered during the day) and FREE in the evening at all meters. We also have handicapped parking a few steps from our front door.
A word from The Little Village - Downtown
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 Downtown 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "Outstanding food. Was a little loud and the restaurant was almost full"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Waiter was not the best! Food was very good as it always is"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "He wanted bread so we got him Bread!! The Village Bread did not disappoint and all of the dishes were great.. Thank you and the Service was spot on.."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We just moved to Baton Rouge and were looking for a white table cloth experience that would be memorable. A friend recommended this restaurant to us by telling us her father used to bar tend there and that it was a hot spot for celebrities when they were visiting the city. We moved from Los Angeles so this piqued our interest. The place is immaculate and gorgeous. The service was warm and friendly. We really enjoyed our visit."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The noise level was high, but only because the night I went there were two groups of kids eating there for prom. I have no doubt that on a normal night it would have been much more tame. Great place to bring your loved ones."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We took our son there for his birthday celebration and were most impressed with the drinks, bread (awesome!) appetizer (lobster Bisque) and fab entrees. The desserts were scrumptious and their presentation was beautiful. If there was anything negative it was how fast each dish was brought out. We were done in an hour! Not as leisurely as we like to dine. We have recommended Little Village to our family and friends. We also liked that fact that there not a lot of kids or crying babies in there. We had a fabulous meal at a reasonable price. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our server was good but the kitchen couldn't keep up with the diners in the retaurant and serve 100 people in a private party"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "It was our anniversary and my wife had been wanting to try this place. I read a lot of reviews that said it was nice but the food was bland and that's how I would describe it. We ordered the bread and also the artichoke bottoms so we could dip the bread in the crab sauce. Great idea! And then it was so so from there. The seafood fettuccini was just ok. I've had better at Zeas or Sammy's . My wife got the veal Marsala , again, good but not worth the price. We spent 120.00 and for that there are much better places in town. Service was good but no bread/water server. The experience would have been much better with more attention to the table."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I did NOT enjoy my visit to The Little Village on 3-19-14 because the Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo was absolutely TOO SMALL - barely enough to hold in one cupped palm. The bowl it came in was small, but the rim was wide to make it look like a big "plate". If they served it in a regular bowl, it would have looked even more insignificant. When the waitress asked if everything was ok, I thought she was joking. I'm a grown man; this was barely enough to fill a 9 year old. I said nothing because I didn't want to ruin the experience for my girlfriend (our 1 yr. anniversary). Luckily her meal turned out fine. The real crime is they charge $20 for what was actually only worth about $7. Summary: Over-priced. Disappointing. STAY AWAY."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "When I lasted attended, it was a family dinner with 4 adults, a toddler and an infant so we were considered a large party. So, that gave the waiter the automatic gratuity without putting forth a real effort, if any."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at The Little Village Downtown. It was a little on the noisy side, but it was still a good experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The service I received on 3/11 was less then stellar. It was like the waiter would rather be doing something else. I emailed the restaurant but haven't heard back.. Seems like there not interested in repeat customers."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Two of us had chicken parm, and both were tough. One ordered beef manicotti and was not thrilled with it either."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Don't get me wrong, we love this place but this last visit was not as good as previous times. My wife ordered the lobster bisque which was good but not great and I ordered the chicken parsmesean which was burnt on the underside. I had eaten about a third of it when I discovered the burned part and when I told the waiter he was super friendly and offered a replacement which I elected to have to go. When we got home we discovered to our shock that it too was burned! Oh well, I guess it was a bad night in the kitchen. The bread as always was great but it was the only thing other than the great waiter that made the expirience worthwhile."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This restaurant is a well known classic Italian eatery. Service is excellent and suitable to the upscale atmosphere. The wine list is adequate. The great part of the restaurant is the menu. Old traditional recipes and all are well prepared and nicely presented. The garlic bread is not to miss. The noise level rises quickly as the restaurant fills which makes dinner conversation a chore at best."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My husband and I wanted to go out to dinner one last time before our baby arrives so we decided to go to The Little Village. Our waiter's name was Michael and he was very rude. My lasagne had a piece of plastic in it and instead of Michael apologizing for it he simply took my plate and walked away with it. No apology or explanation. We wete very upset about our experience and won't be going back any time soon. Maybe not at all."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My wife and I had dinner at the Little Village after the Spanishtown parade on Saturday. Being 100% Italian, I'm a harsh critic of restaurants vending so-called Italian cuisine...but not here. Everything was perfect!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great place, go here all the time and for special occasions. A little pricey but worth it."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Topped with fresh crab. The piece of fish was so big it looked like a ribeye steak! Delicious. Started with their signature bread and roasted garlic, then had a house salad with their special "splendid" dressing. Fantastic."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We ordered the bread with baked garlic and tapenade. The bread was so rubbery that we could scarcely pull it apart. The inside was like chewing gum. The veal piccata was bland and colorless. It was a grey mass in the middle of the plate. The garlic mashed potatoes were also very bland. The salad was okay but not outstanding, as was the service. Considering the price tag for a very disappointing meal, we will not return."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Wife & I were entertaining clients from out of town, decided to reserve table at Little Italy. Excellent choice.. Food was wonderful. Service was excellent... Gotta get the bread!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the whole experience. Food and service was excellent"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "This is a great downtown lunch option when wanting to do something a little nicer than the norm, while still getting out in a fair amount of time. The new location is not as romantic as the old location, but the sea bass is one of my favorite dishes ANYWHERE."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went to dinner at The Little Village for Valentine's Day. I LOVED everything about this restaurant the food was very flavorful and delicious. The atmosphere was so romantic and quiet! The service was were prompt and our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. All of this for a decent price!! I would recommend this place for a special occasion with your significant other, if you are into romantic date nights! Definitely going to return in the future!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took the wife for Valentines Day. First time there, but will definitely go again. The Village Bread is Awsome."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "It's not as though they didn't know that it was noon on Valentine's day for which we had our reservation. Still, they were rather overwhelmed & ill prepared for our reservation. Once seated & seen to, it was quite nice. We went there for a change of pace and weren't exactly overwhelmed. We may well go back again one day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The experience was good for the most part. My only complaint is that I was not told the price of the specials. The special that I chose was very pricey and I would not have chose that option had I known as I feel the food quality was definitely not worth the money."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I want to thank you for making our experience VERY enjoyable. I can't remember our servers name but we were sitting in the bar/lounge area. She did an amazing job! Thank you again!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had dinner here for Valentine's Day. Had a great time. Food was FANTASTIC!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have eaten there quiet often in the past couple of years and have been very satisfied but Tuesday night's dinner was out of this world."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "My wife and I really enjoyed our dinner this past Saturday night. Jared was very knowledgeable of the menu and really did a great job in taking care of us. Food was fantastic. Will recommend to family and friends."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "we enjoyed our experience, it was great. Birthday dinner for a friend. wish we could earn the milk business back though....I would have been even more proud if I knew I were consuming Kleinpeter products....we'd like to earn your business back...Jeff"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I have dined many times at little village in Prairieville. The tables at the downtown location are very close together and not very much chair room to have easy access to table. Let me say , we had four ladies in our party, I am considered petite 5'2"-125lbs woman and found it difficult to get to my chair. The service that night was extremely slow, the waiter seemed to be handling a lot of tables, like they were short staffed for an Friday evening. The food was ok, but was not served hot. I ordered fish,and you could tell it had been sitting for awhile , because it was more room temp. Due to the high ceilings, this is a noisy dining room.Not very impressed with downtown location. I do not think I will choose this location again."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We went to little village for our anniversary and it was lovely! The bread is famous and rightfully so. If you're dining for two order a half loaf but even then try to contain yourself. I ordered duck and it was divine! My boyfriend ordered the specialty steak that was smothered in a heavenly array of mushroom, Gouda, crabmeat, lobster, solid gold.... Just kidding but really it was incredible! Our waiter, Jared, was great hence the title. I would absolutely have to say this is the best Italian restaurant in Baton Rouge."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Had an excellent birthday dinner here. Ask for Bob he was an amazing server!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "The food is wonderful - especially their bread with roasted garlic."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "We were really looking forward to going to The Little Village due to the many recommendations from friends but we were disappointed. The servers forgot the wine that I ordered with my meal. After we finished our meal, he basically disappeared for 20 minutes before coming back to our table to if we needed anything and by that time, I no longer wanted the wine. We would recommend ordering the pasta dishes with the sauce on the side.....my wife ordered a pasta dish and we could barely see the pasta. 80% sauce and 20% pasta and the pepper in the sauce was overwhelming. My dish was the pasta and clams....swiming in oil/sauce. The atmosphere was nice and casual. The restaurant was clean and orderly."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "WAITER WAS EXCELLENT. THINK HIS NAME WAS JUSTIN (NOT SURE) . HE WAS FROM EUNICE,LA. FOOD WAS GREAT."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We made a last-minute decision to come here for date night. OpenTable was clutch in securing the reservation! We got there at just the right time before the crowd. Our service, food, and wine were outstanding."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I am sorry to say that we were unable to make this reservation due to the inclement weather in Baton Rouge. However, we shall return at a later date!!!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014