Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar - Downtown Raleigh

3.9
645 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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 is 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, our culinary team 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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.7
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4.0
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3.7
ambience
3.7
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Jimmy V’s! Great ambiance - very nice but still comfortable (especially for the Wolfpack) Our waitress was training a new waiter on his first day. They were both prompt and took great care of us. The food is always great and the bartender didn’t mind making my favorite drink even though it wasn’t on their menu anymore.

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MichelleK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love eating at this restaurant! Great food and the staff is always incredible.

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vipCourtneyS
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I would not go here! You are better off going to chili’s! We were expecting a nice place to eat, but this is more of a place for very low end bar food. Even the pizza was lousy. I’d rather eat frozen pizza than Thad. They had good wine choices, although they were pricey, but not worth going. We will never go back!

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jessicag
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The wait was extremely long the food was not good at all not one thing we had the works was nice but did not update us on what was going on

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AarolynS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Don't be fooled by the name the on this restaurant. The scallops where overcooked and dry, the calamari was greasy, and the steak had no flavor. There maybe better Jimmy V's out there but not the one downtown Raleigh NC.

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vipScottR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff was friendly and the food was delicious.

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DanielH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great waiter service. and very friendly, willing to engage

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience1

The menu on Oren table didn’t match the menu at the restaurant . Very limited menue and good was below average

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MariaA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and atmosphere. We'll definitely be back to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Service was great, food was really good! The atmosphere was just ehh

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible. Just terrible. Not worth it.

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vipMiamiDiner55
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time coming here and the food was very good. Prices were a little high on some dishes but overall a good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Took an hour just to get our food. Waitress never stopped back. We ordered desert and sat waiting so long we had to cancel it and then stand around for the bill. Won’t be going back.

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lesliew
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had dinner before the symphony ! We had an amazing dinner . All
Was just perfect ! The food was delicious and our waiter outstanding and informative !

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Chicken wings were great but the two pizzas were just warm and the base was lacking flavor. We were disappointed. It was really busy so maybe that was a factor.

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suzzt
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reservations made, showed up 10 minutes early (but willing to seat at the bar) and was still sat in the wrong seats with a group (40+) of teens next to us! Also, if a restaurant cannot handle a large (40+ people) crowd then don't! Our food was sooooo late (an hour) and cold!
Granted, I have eaten here before and had no issues.

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FunFoodieCouple
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We ordered the tomato bisque as an appetizer which came out with the meal. It was not good at all. Only had a few bites. We ordered the rib eye for our meal. We were seated next to the kitchen and could see our meal sitting there ready for at least 10 minutes. The steak was cool and the asparagus was cold. Waitress never came back to the table until we were ready to go. Worst meal we have had in Downtown Raleigh. JImmy V's Steakhouse in Cary is good though. We have had dinner there several times. Very disappointed with the Raleigh location.

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vipseahorse
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good but parking was not

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vipCarlaS
Raleigh
54 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our waitress seemed distracted (had to ask for my drink twice and we had to ask for water refills twice) and the bus boy started clearing our table before we were finished (complete with setting his grey bus tray with dirty dishes in it on our table before I could even grab my last drink of water). Felt very rude.

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AaronB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Not a great experience tonight. We decided to go to the restaurant for my birthday. We had been a few years ago and remembered it being a good experience. To start, fifteen minutes after being seated, I had to go to the manager to ask if he could have someone come see us and take our drink orders. To his credit, the manager offered to comp our appetizers due to the delay. Throughout the meal, my wife’s water was only refilled when she flagged someone down and requested a refill. It was just the two of us. My wife’s entree came to the table ten to fifteen minutes before mine. Of course, when mine finally came, half the food was cold. I ordered the ribeye. I like my steak rare. The piece of meat that I received was so thin, there’s no way it could be cooked any less than medium. We decided to order the creme brûlée for dessert. We couldn’t even eat it. I’ve never had chewy creme brûlée until tonight. At that point, our waitress had already run our card. She never came back to the table, and the manager was nowhere to be found. Very disappointing meal.

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JimmyJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience3

It took an hour to get our food. The ribeye was 1/2" inch thick and over cooked. My asparagus was undercooked and cold. The Mac and cheese came out lukewarm. The lava cake dessert looked like it was a prepackaged lil Debby snack. Our server was nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Went for Valentine’s Day. The food was great but the restaurant was oddly empty for such a big day which was somewhat off-putting. Begs the question, ‘What’s wrong for it to be this empty?’

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BryanW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was below average. The ribeye steak I ordered was thin and stingy. I ordered it medium rare and when it arrived it was well done. The replacement steak was rare on the inside and burned on the outside. The macaroni and cheese was runny and tasteless. The meal was a total disappointment!

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vipGigi
Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very disappointed in service. We had reservations made 2 months ago before going to Kinky Boots. Hostess placed us at table near cold draft from front door even though we asked for one of multiple empty tables away from door. Said they were reserved but no one showed for them while we were there. Waitress was not knowledgeable about several menu and drink items. Waitress was inattentive. Waitress stood at opposite end of restaurant, near kitchen counter, for most of our time. She did not check to see if we wanted desserts. We had to ask hostess to ask her to give us our check. We had to ask manager to take our payment. Worst service I have had anywhere in years. Salad was subpar. Most of Food was “just okay”. Wood-fired oysters were good. Butternut squash gnocchi was good. Basil Hayden on rocks was over-priced.

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vipFavoritePM
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, friendly service, reasonably priced and all that on Valentines Day when restaurants are super busy. We have tickets to the North Carolina Theater and the location was perfect.

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jessie
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed our food, despite the mixed reviews. Good dipping oil and fresh bread to start...and very well made dinner entrees. My sisters wings came about 15 mins AFTER our entrees were delivered (they made the first batch wrong), and didn't attempt to comp us in any way, aside from "we are sorry". Overall the food was good though. A nice place to eat if watching a show.

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TFASS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

DO NOT eat at this restaurant. The noise level makes it impossible to talk. They use broken plywood folding tables with a tablecloth thrown over it for tables of six. When ordering wine, you are told they "don't actually have most of them on the list since we share them with banquet." Also, if you want to drink your wine from a wine glass, do not go here. They apparently don't have enough wine glasses so we were told we would need to drink from water glasses. The waiter came by for water once then we never saw him again. To top it off, they charged a 20% service charge for the worst service and experience I have had in some time. Total ripoff. The place is a dump.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a huge party and think they accidentally overbooked but they were super accommodating. The steak salad and absolute mules were both amazing!

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We have been coming to the All-Star Challenge cheer competition for the last 5 years and have always dined at Jimmy V's on the Saturday night during the competition. It has always been great however, this year was not very impressive. I had a reservation for a party of 9 at 6:45p- upon arriving, I was escorted to my table. From 6:45p until 7:30p, I was never acknowledged- no drink, no appetizer, ect. The restaurant definitely didn't have enough staff. The whole experience was a nightmare. I hope next year we can have a different experience as we have always enjoyed patronizing this establishment.

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vipChip
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Everything was overcooked but the server was friendly and entertaining.

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vipNCTomCat
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Waitress was very friendly. Great place to reflect on the Jimmy Valvano memories, the good times (NCAA championship) and bad times (disease that overcame his life). Being a native of the area I vividly remember the winning shot and the “Never Give Up” speech.

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TheresaL
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This place was overpriced and service was poor. I would not recommend this place at all!

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vipLuvagoodfind
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We had the most pleasant and attentive waiter, Travis. The food was prepared well and presented nicely. We had plenty of time to relax before the show we were headed to afterwards.
The cocktails were also very good.
We will be back. It’s convenient to the theater and enough of a menu selection to please everyone.

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Tarheel98
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Our waitress forgot to put two of our children's orders in, we didn't want to eat in front of them so we waited tp eat until they finally brought their food out. We also pointed out that our other child ordered a child's meal and clearly got an adult portion. The waitress apologized and the manager said they would give the kids who were waiting their meals for free and change the adult meal price to a child's instead. When the check came then only thing that was changed is that they didn't charge us for one kids pizza. It wasn't a busy night at all so we didnt understand why the service was so poor. We felt very disappointed.about the whole expeience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food was below average- crab dip was disappointing. Pizza was not good.

RJ
vipRJP919
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Was not informed that a buffet was our only choice unitl 8PM, at which time they offered their full menu. Would have rescheduled. Buffet was boring, cold, and looked and tasted like it had been sitting out all day. Extremely disappointing, will probably never go back.

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vipLoveFood
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food at Christmas buffet was cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter, Sammy, made the night! He service was excellent and his witty humor created a fun and enjoyable evening

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Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar - Downtown Raleigh offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 256-1451.

Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar - Downtown Raleigh is rated 3.9 stars by 645 OpenTable diners.

Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar - Downtown Raleigh does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftfly.com/shop/jimmy-vs.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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