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About Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar - Downtown Raleigh

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 Tom Stagikas 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.

420 Fayetteville St
Raleigh, NC 27601
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, American

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

Cross Street:
City Center

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 256-1451

Website:
http://www.jimmyvsraleigh.com/

Parking Details:
Access valet parking from the roundabout at 421 S. Salisbury St. To access the restaurant go inside the Sheraton Hotel, take a left, go up the escalator, and Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar can be entered directly to your right. Ask your server or host for a stamp to receive special customer discount on valet.

Public Transit:
Raleigh's free R-Line stops just behind us at the Raleigh Convention Center at stop R-13 Cross over Salisbury, enter through the Sheraton, go left up the escalators and come straight ahead until you see Jimmy V's on the right!

Executive Chef:
Tom Stagikas

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar can accommodate all your special event needs.

Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar - Downtown Raleigh Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.7

ambience

3.9

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
Good for a Date (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
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Good for Birthdays (10)
Business Meals (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Fun (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great Beer (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Live Sports (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Romantic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 14, 2018

A server didn’t come to our table until after 10 mins when we asked the manager who happen to come to a table near by to get us one. The manager took our drink and appetizer order and that came out nice and quick. Once we did have a server the rest of the meal went well. It was a birthday occasion which I specified on open table but it didn’t seem as though they did anything special for birthdays. Overall the food was great. We had the bruschetta appetizer and the wood fired oysters - both were great. The steak salad and eggplant parmesan were both delicious as well.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I had a reservation with my husband on NYE and was seated right away. The food was just ok, nothing special. I had seafood spaghetti and hubby had ribeye steak. Our waiter was not attentive at all. We never refilled our water or brought out the bread ( we asked him twice!) overall it was just ok. We prob would never go back or recommend it to our friends.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was NYE and it was busy but our waiter tried to do his best! The food was good but came super quickly (we got the three course meal). Our appetizer took 45 minutes to receive but we had no break between that, our entree, and dessert. It was a little rushed.

The food was delicious! I would eat there again on a normal day.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Dined here on New Years Eve and it was a great experience. I have eaten here about a half dozen times and will say the food is always great and the management and operations of this restaurant are excellent. They know how to handle a large crowd and maintain the same high quality food and dining experience one would get any other day of the week when their kitchen isn’t slammed with a full house.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were sat outside as a party of 10 on the patio with plastic covering that was not sealed on New Year’s Eve night with a temperature of 26 degrees. I made this reservation three weeks in advance. We were brought one floor space heater and told they are working on the issue but we could not be moved. Our waiter was great, but it was freezing cold our entire dinner. We asked to be moved to another table but told that there were too many reservations and the table sat empty for over an hour. Very poor customer service.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I wasn't sure of what to expect because there were so many bad reviews written. Given the fact that this was also New Year's Eve, I was expecting very slow service and long waits from the kitchen. I was wrong on both... Service was immediate and very polite. Received our drinks quickly and there were no delays with taking the food order. There were 4 of us so we had the lamb rack and the short ribs. Food was tasty and hot. The ribs were extremely tender.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was over all very good. The pasta bar was a great touch. The chocolate cake was decadent.

The wait staff could have been a bit more cheerier but I suppose no one wants to work on Christmas.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I had to find the manager because no waitstaff ever showed to to our table. The manager was wonderful! Excellent gluten free pizza, which is not easy to find!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Lunch menu is no where near as good as the dinner menu.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was great, and they accommodated my daughter's special food request. Our server (Rick) was super friendly and helpful. We were going to the theater, so he made sure that the timing was just right. Great food, great atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our first time dining at Jimmy V’s and it was fantastic. Easy to get a reservation for 2 and they called to verify the day of which was great. Dined with my wife on a Saturday night and everything was on point. Service was fast and friendly, food was hot, portions were a good size. You will NOT leave here hungry. Music selection was all 80’s and you could see people quietly bouncing along to the familiar tunes in their chairs all over. Overall a really wonderful experience . We will definitely be back!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Took my parents here because Angus Barn and Sullivans had no reservations available around 7pm. Good food, okay service, unorganized feel.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We had a fabulous meal at Jimmy V's. Would definitely return and try the rack of lamb next time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Two orders came out incorrectly and one burger was very overcooked. When the orders were sent back, the kitchen did not properly fix. Service was very slow even though the restaurant was not very crowded. Would not go back.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I had a 5:30 reservation. When we arrived, we were seated immediately. However it took over 10 minutes for any waitstaff to acknowledge us. Finally a young man asked if anyone had helped us. When we said no, he told us he would do so. Which he did as best he could with not being in our area much. We were handed lunch menus when we were seated so I had to ask for dinner menus. When we got the correct menus, it did not match what was on their website so I unfortunately was unable to order what I wanted. The food was good but nothing I would recommend or go back to have.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were a little leery after reading some unfavorable reviews, but our waitress was very attentive and the food was good. We had an early reservation before the theater yet the only table open and available was closest to the door. We declined and asked to sit on the heated patio. All in all, a pleasant meal.

Tags: Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Proximity to the theater is certainly a plus.. Food was good but service was very slow so that takes away from it.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Went to Jimmy V’s pre-theater with reservations on open table. Tried to sit us right by the service area and were put out when we asked to be reseated. Did not receive our oyster appetizer and my husbands pizza was delivered incorrect. A very disappointing experience. Will not dine here again

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great ambiance but my husband does a much better ribeye on the grill. It was advertised as 12 oz but was ridiculously thin; however, cook on it was decent. Not much flavor. Daughter and husband said Caesar salad was good (comparatively to Panera).

We would go for drinks before a show but go somewhere else for dining.

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

We never received our food. The waiter forgot to turn in our order. After waiting for 45 minutes for food, we ended up leaving without eating. We went there for dinner before going to a play. Total disaster!! We went to the play hungry! Ended up eating after the play at 10pm.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was very good and the atmosphere was good. A little noisy but overall a good experience. The service was a little off. We sat in the dark for awhile until someone came over and turned the lights up. We had to go find a waiter to get a drink and order our food. He got mixed up on the order and had to change the tab several times and still did not get it right but we tried to take it in stride as we figured he was very new and would get better. That won't keep us from coming back, just maybe ask for a different waiter.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was surprisingly good said my sister. However the waiter could have been better. He seemed to rush us and it took awhile before he even came to our table. He didn’t explain the buffet to us either.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was great. The atmosphere was great. I will definitely return for dining.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving buffet. Food was average and my husband and daughter both had hairs in their food. Told mgmt and they apologized. Very pricey for sub-par food.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Fantastic atmosphere for a date. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Good location right on FAYETTEVILLE Street. Had a great time!

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Nutcracker

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Nice menu. Lively atmosphere. Great place for drink and dinner where you can talk and take your time.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Possibly the worst service I've ever experienced. We had a party of seven, admittedly a somewhat larger party, but the restaurant was not even half full. Two people received their food 45 minutes after we sat down, then it was 5 minutes until three more of us did. The kids lunches came out 15 minutes after the first people received theirs.

When my kids still didn't have food, I let the manager know we were still waiting. He said he'd check, but he never came back to our table. Our server seemed oblivious to all of this - never asked how we were doing or noticed only some of us had food. I should mention, he also brought out the wrong drink for one of us and no drink for someone who ordered one, but if that was the worst of the problems it would have been a non-issue.

Worst of all, no one ever apologized or made any notion that this was a disaster. Restaurants have a lot of easy ways to make amends - take something off the bill, throw in a free dessert, etc. - but some acknowledgement that the service was lacking would have at least been nice.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We needed a easy quick meal before the Theatre ...My daughters both had hamburgers and they were oddly greasy . My spinach and goat cheese Was very good . My friends ravioli was delicious but again oddly greasy.
Our waiter was not really there unless we searched him out . It was early so wasn’t sure why he was so not available . But just an off night . We will go back . We do like it normally

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Jimmy V's is one of my favorite places to eat in Raleigh. I live in Greensboro and recently had my birthday dinner here. Our server was amazing and very attentive along with another server who often checked in with us as well.(I wish I could remember their names) The food was amazing as well.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

they push the woodfire pizzas; but, there are other entrees worth trying. Bread "artistically" presented w/olive oil, sun dried tomatoes(nice touch) and balsamic vinegar drawn in shape of a "V".
Ravioli (w/smoked chicken & gouda cheese) was a bit stuck to the plate; but, 6 large ones nicely presented in a row. Husband had seafood/pasta entree which was very spicy; but, delicious. Restaurant is inside the Sheraton Hotel.

Tags: Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Terrible service. Waited too long after seating for server. Then another 15 minutes for the wrong drinks. When I told her pinot grigiot was a white wine after she brought me red she insisted she brought me the correct wine. Waited over 30 minutes for water. We planned to eat dinner but left after the appetizer.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our food was very good. I did find a hair in my food which was kind of gross, but it happens. I didn't mention it to the server. We took our kids after the ballet and they had a great time and the noise level was perfect bc we didn't feel like they were the loudest people in the place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Unfortunately, I am not able to give a glowing review. We had obviously made reservations and it was 35 minutes after our reservation time before we were seated. Staff was not helpful. We ordered very quickly. An hour later we still did not have our entrees. We did have the calamari appetizer and it was tasty. We finally left before we were ever served. I suggest a heavy dose of patience before you visit this restaurant.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 3, 2017

In full disclosure, everyone else in my party seemed to enjoy their entrees. I chose the Chicken/Eggplant Parmesan combo. It was flipped over being delivered to my table and arrived a mess. Presentation and taste revealed that chicken consisted of heavily breaded patties that appeared to have come from a frozen food box. Heavily fried, almost burnt. If it hadn't been a special occasion, I'd have sent it back. Waitress noticed my concern but didn't ask any questions. Now I understand why the restaurant is kept so dark.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Service was slow. My order had to be sent in a second time. Food was fair.

I would not recommend this restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fabulous restaurant. Casual to business casual. Food was terrific; service was terrific; prices competitive. Will be back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was amazing but the service was really slow. We actually didn’t mind because the food was so good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My girls and I love eating at Jimmy V’s when we are visiting downtown Raleigh. Its become a favorite of ours and a definite stop when we are here. The food is great, atmosphere is nice and it’s located in such a great downtown area. Awesome service too.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Sat out the outside dining areas as it was a beautiful evening. Shared the Mozzarella Fritta appetizer, was very good. I had the spaghetti and meatballs, two very large meatballs, again very good. My companion had the Smoked Chicken Ravioli, commented it was best she had eaten. Service was good, but a bit sporadic. Only negative was restaurant reported to open table that we did not honor our reservation, which was later corrected after feedback from me.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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