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Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chops - J&S Italian Villa, Hot Springs, AR

J&S Italian Villa

4.8
4.8
251 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Inspired by the coastal cuisine of Cinque Terra, J&S Italian Villa is a fun and trendy dining experience located in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. With seasonal menus crafted by 2-Michelin Star Chef Sascia Marchesi, you’ll enjoy unique and flavorful dishes featuring pasta made from scratch, seafood, steak, and fresh local produce.
 
Whether you’re interested in a date night for two, a special gathering in our private Red Room, catering for your big event, or simply relaxing with drinks and appetizers in a chic bar and lounge, J&S Italian Villa proudly provides attentive service in a welcoming atmosphere.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (501) 525-1121
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual

What 251 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Little Rock

    Hot spot

  • Little Rock

    Neighborhood gem

  • Little Rock

    Great for fine wines

  • Little Rock

    Romantic

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Hot spot

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Neighborhood gem

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Great for fine wines

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Romantic

251 Reviews
  1. jrwyatt

    Memphis/West TN

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the ambiance to the food to the service, this place is incredible. Our must go to place in Hot Springs. Can’t wait to come back and eat here again!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional table service from Peyton H…. She was the greatest.

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  3. Artistwannabe

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Toooo loud inside so we ate outside- delightful meal

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  4. SusanO

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family of seven had such a lovely dining experience. The staff were excellent- friendly, knowledgeable, prompt, respectful. We enjoyed meeting the owner who stopped by our table. It’s nice to have bread and butter and olive oil brought to the table without asking. Cocktails were delicious. Wine was great, not a huge selection but fine. Pasta, steak, appetizers were all yummy. Dessert was very tasty and presented in an eclipse theme for the special weekend! Thanks J&S Italian Villa for accommodating our group and making it such a wonderful memory.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great first night in Hot Springs Arkansas. J&S was excellent overall; great food and the owners introduced themselves and discussed their background and their plans for the solar eclipse. Well worth it and will stop by again!

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  6. SecondSack

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and amazing food. One of the best Italian spots in the state.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent with a very nice atmosphere.

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  8. Frank

    Memphis/West TN

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place. We had a great time. Everything about the experience was fun.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place, clean, well decorated. The wait staff was incredible, very informative, pleasant, and attentive. Food was very good. The kicker was the owner stopping by the table to make sure everything was alright. Would go there again, one of the better restaurants in Hot Springs.

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  10. TimG

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Peyton provided outstanding service, an excellent compliment to excellent food!

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  11. FoodieWannaBe

    Little Rock

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve been to J&S numerous times and will definitely go again. On an extremely busy night, like many other restaurants, they struggled with insufficient wait staff. It took over 20 minutes to get drink service. Our server wanted us to order food, but we hadn’t gotten our first cocktails. One person in our party had the grilled Caesar salad and said it was divine, definitely on my list for my next visit. The house favorite salad was also very good. Entrees were good with one exception. The eggplant rollatini was ordered as an entree and it was cold and appeared to be twice baked, very dry and overdone. They usually have music and most often good, but on this night, there was a female singer who struggled. Sounded more like screeching. Overall experience was good, just not great this time.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Too loud for a conversation. One lamb chop over cooked and the other raw.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and food. Could tell pasta was homemade.

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  14. MeredithJ

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We continue to come back to this restaurant. It is excellent.

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  15. BlakeW

    Dallas

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was unbelievable. Owners came and greeted the table, then checked in again. Everyone raved about their food. Kitchen was a tad slow, but sooo worth the wait.

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  16. ValerieK

    Austin

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service!!! Desserts were delicious too

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and personal attention were outstanding! Owners came out to greet us personally. Highly recommend!

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  18. StellaB

    East Texas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Our experience was below average with the food. The server, Peyton was magnificent! One of the new owners came to our table and we expressed our disappointment with the food. She made our bill acceptable. Maybe it's a new chef? The music from the lounge was WAY too loud. They'll get there, but last night was below par. Oh! The bread and oil was super good!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Professional weight staff and excellent food! We were a little worried that we had booked the wrong place when we pulled up to the location but they did a good job of setting a good atmosphere inside and food was excellent. We will be back the next time we are in town.

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  20. HelenB

    Little Rock

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening at J&S spent with friends! Food service atmosphere wonderful!!!

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  21. ChristinaM

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, perfect waitress and bar tende. We were a little for our table went to have a cocktai. Nicest bartender, just a very comfortable place. So glad we chose to go here. Thank you for a wonderful evening

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  22. KFires

    Western KY

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is fantastic and the service is always great.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This dining wxerpience is amazing! Everything we ordered was delicious !! The salads were fresh, delightful and full of flavor. The steak was perfection !! My husband ordered the sauce in the side and he said the steak was so perfect he didn’t use the sauce! The shrimp in brandy cream sauce was the best I’ve ever eaten! Love love love this place !

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  24. GardnerS

    Little Rock

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    To be clear,the food was fantastic. The gravy had just a tad to much red pepper. Otherwise it would have been a 5 star experience. Everyone has an opinion right. So it’s absolutely a great place to have authentic Italian cuisine. Service was spot on. The owner has a great thing going!

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  25. Tjsupertrucker

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a 5 pm reservation for VALENTINES weekend 2/17/25. The waitress must of been new because we ran out of bread and she never refilled it and I ran out of water! Once the food came out an hour later it was very tasty but way over priced! I had stuffed Lobster tail and my wife had Lobster Rigatoni. I drank water she had 1 tiny mixed drink! The cost was around $180 for two people! The owner did come by and helped keep my table clean and was very helpful! I will say food is high everywhere. We will come back but I will need to save up 🤣

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was incredible from the appetizer, the signature cocktails, the entrees & the service. All top notch! Will definitely be back

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  27. SteveJ

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING—you have to try the eggplant! Our favorite restaurant in Hot Springs.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food, great entertainment, great service, great vibe. Bar entertainer was excellent, easily heard in dining area. Our server Peyton, took great care of us. Veal Saltamboca always my favorite.

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  29. Doug

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best salmon dish I've had! Everything was superb! I heartily recommend this restaurant.

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  30. JackieA

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was so delicious and service was perfect! We will definitely be back soon!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    S service was good. Food was mediocre. Noise level was fine but cold air would come through the front door when it was opened so where we were was a little bit chilly. 

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  32. TJSenter

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our supper was great , the Badly Cut Pasta was delicious and the clams had a sauce that you want to drink (so good). In the lounge we had the beautiful voice of Brooke Martin performing a variety of songs. Wonderful evening

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Payton was an excellent server. Food was excellent. The owner even made an off menu appetizer for us (ask for the cheese bread). Background music was fun and sweet. We will be back!

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  34. GregJ

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    loved the live music and good and service perfect

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  35. AlyciaW

    East Texas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our meal was great, I think our waitress was distracted

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First of all, Payton was an amazing waitress. The food was very very good. We will definitely be back.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was magnificent and the service second to none. Music was a bit loud, although very, very good

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  38. AnthonyM

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best dining experiences we have had in Hot Springs in some time. The service was quite attentive without being overbearing. The food hit high marks on taste, temperature, and presentation although could have been more quantity-wise considering the price. We will certainly be back and might have found a new go-to spot for special occasions.

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  39. FoodieWannaBe

    Little Rock

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was good. Our server, Peyton, was wonderful, so nice and eager to please. I had the house salad and it was anything but ordinary. For my entree I had the sea scallops special and it was perfect. Cooked just right with a nice sear and buttery on the inside. The sauce was flavorful, but didn’t overwhelm the scallops. Scallops were accompanied by polenta and asparagus, which I like both, just seems like we see a lot of asparagus these days. Would love to see roasted Brussel sprouts or a colorful roasted beet medley. I had a house Manhattan which was awesome with a smoky rosemary flavor. Wine selection is good and prices are fair. A favorite place to dine and we’re lucky we have choices.

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  40. ScottP

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Party of 12 on a busy New Years Eve. Service was timely, very welcoming and outstanding. Food was fantastic to include presentation. Festive decorations. Highly recommend!

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FAQs

J&S Italian Villa is rated 4.8 stars by 251 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for J&S Italian Villa

4332 Central Ave STE B, Hot Springs, AR 71913-7404

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Hot Springs
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
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