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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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3.9

service

3.7

ambience

3.9

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (11)
Good for a Date (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
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Bar Seating (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
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Good for Groups (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (3)
Great Beer (3)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
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Creative Cuisine (1)
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Had a great time and Kelly provided awesome service. The wines were terrific and the ambience was exactly what I was looking for. Good food and overall a quality experience. Thanks.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, People Watching, Fun, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great food, great service. Only complaint was that the online menu is out of date. One reason we chose Jimmy V's was because of dinner menu items we saw online, that we discovered are no longer offered. According to our server, the menu was changed "a couple of weeks ago". Nevertheless, it was a very good meal and we plan to return.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Service was extremely slow, took 15 mins before anyone came to offer drinks. Then once we ordered our drinks, it took another 10 mins to get our cocktails and water. Breakfast buffet was bland. Ordered an omelette and waffles from our waitress and this took over 15 mins. Terrible experience overall. We've been there for dinner and it was great. I hope this was just an off day.

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vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on August 11, 2017

When you have a group with multiple tastes, Jimmy V's is a great choice....

Tags: Authentic, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Chose Jimmy V's for my groups monthly get together, had perused the food and drink menu and there was a good selection. Sat in the covered outdoor area and it was beautiful, service was spot on and the food did not disappoint. Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Casual, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great Beer, Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

We had a great time at Jimmy V's and loved the crab dip that we shared together. Our waiter was wonderful and made sure we had everything we needed. My only complaint is that it got to be so loud from people sitting around us that it was hard to hear what the other person was saying. Definitely glad we went here for dinner!

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We had higher expectations based upon past reviews. There were a number of differences between the current menu and the menu online, and several of items that we were hoping to try were not available. Menu changes aren't uncommon, of course, but keeping your website up-to-date shows attention to detail. The service was a bit disjointed, as a soup was served after the main course. The Frutti de Mare was typical - nothing really special. That describes the overall experience - we were hoping that Jimmy V's was more than a common hotel restaurant. The meatballs, which were described as oversized (very true) were similarly ordinary, and very little pasta was served with them - probably best to keep them on the appetizer menu and off the main course list. The sauce (or gravy, if you prefer) was overly-sweet, much as you usually associate with less accomplished Italian fare. From conversations with others afterwards, it appears that Jimmy V's got off to a great start, but perhaps they've become complacent, which is unfortunate, as it's in a great downtown location and there is plenty of competition.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great meal before walking to a show at Red Hat! Food was fantastic and the restaurant decor and layout added to a very positive first experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

The food was tasty and reasonably priced, and the waiter attentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 22, 2017

A good place to have a drink and get something to eat. Casual but classy and if you are into sports then lots of nostalgia.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We went here for lunch before a matinee at the Duke Performing Arts Center. The food was very good and our server Raven was great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Nice interior. Great location. I just had breakfast which included biscuits and gravy and pecan waffles. Nothin special, just ok. Coffee was good and so was service.

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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Third time to Jimmy's. It never disappoints.

Attentive staff and creative dishes. See ya again soon, Raleigh.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, People Watching, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Very good delicious pizza! Fast service. Enjoyable environment.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We stayed at the Sheraton for a few days and liked this place so much we ate there 3 times. The pizza was great and the mac and cheese was the best I ever had.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Unfortunately, our graduation party at Jimmy V's was not the experience I had expected for our celebration. Four of the twelve guests wood food fired pizzas which were terribly greasy and crust was under cooked. Overall food was simply not good. Service was slow.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Was not impressed at all. At 6pn the restaurant was out of three things I ask for. Really???? At 6pm on a Friday night??? No excuse! Definitely not going back.

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