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

J&S Italian Villa

4.8
4.8
86 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.

!!!!Now opening for Sunday Brunch starting on 23rd of October!!!!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (501) 525-1121

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

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What 86 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Service

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    Best Value

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    Innovative

  • Little Rock

    Good for groups

  • Little Rock

    Hot spot

  • Little Rock

    Neighborhood gem

  • Little Rock

    Great for fine wines

  • Little Rock

    Romantic

  • Little Rock

    Good for special occasions

  • Little Rock

    Lively

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Overall

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Food

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Service

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Ambiance

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Value

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Innovative

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Good for groups

  • 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

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Good for special occasions

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Lively

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  1. T

    Tablefood2021

    Fayetteville

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The wait staff was amazing, even a little over attentive at times, but better than sloppy,slow or unkind servers. The food was overly salted. Every course was salted to much for my husband or me. Probably won’t go back just because how salty the food was. That being said, the restaurant was clean and the wait staff 5 stars for sure.
  2. PD

    PhilD

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy this restaurant very much. Great food and great service. Always look forward to eating there. Highly recommend the lasagna.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every part of the experience was fabulous! The food , staff ,owner and atmosphere
  4. c

    chas

    Little Rock

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. A tad bit loud but it is always worth the experience there.
  5. S

    Shane

    Little Rock

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! The owners are very attentive and friendly.
  6. m

    mschiz

    Fayetteville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at J & S! We will be back! Scallop special and calamari appetizer were delicious!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was good from the service to the food
  8. LA

    LynneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful!!! I loved my frittata and the pastries especially the muffins. The service was great and live music was excellent. I definitely will return again the owners were so gracious and made me feel so welcomed!!!
  9. LM

    LouieM

    Little Rock

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    This has become a very nice, attractive restaurant with a good menu and accomplished chefs , however, they have engaged a singer that, in my opinion, detracts from the dining experience. Thankfully, we were seated in a room separate from the main dining and were able to converse and enjoy our meals. We will certainly return, but will seek to avoid "entertainment" nights!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was wonderful, everything was top notch!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the live entertsinment. Appreciate that the owners make their rounds to check on guests.
  12. SR

    ScottR

    Little Rock

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great combination of great food, drink and entertainment. The new ownership has really dialed in on what Hot Springs loves. I can’t recommend J&S more - you’ll love it!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Everything was excellent, service was s little slow but worth it .
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to this restaurant. It was a great place to take my wife for our anniversary. The food was great. They even brought out some flowers because they knew it was our anniversary. The cheesecake for dessert was amazing. So make sure you save room for that. The lasagna my wife had was piping hot when served. It was great. I had the chicken parmigiana that was excellent. We had the fried rice balls to start with. Nice and light. Not too filling. The bread and oil was great as well.
  15. JW

    JamieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our five ladies really enjoyed our brunch & found all the dishes were delicious. We will return!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have the most amazing food !! Everything I have tried is outstanding !! Service is the best! It’s a favorite place for me!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality and professionalism throughout! From the greeting by the hostess to the service, the food, dessert and departure. We were warmly greeted and taken to our reserved table where we were presented with a cocktail and drink menu, and our water glasses promptly filled. While waiting for the drinks, fresh bread was brought to the table, then our drinks, only then the dinner menus. We shared a wonderful house salad; I had the lasagna (raved about on social media and by the staff) - truly the best I have ever had; my wife, baked spaghetti. We finished the meal off with the best tiramisu we’ve ever had. And… during the meal, the owner dropped by the table several times, making us feel welcome and like a member of the community. In short: we are still raving about it the day after and we’ll be back!
  18. CB

    ChipB

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Top notch everything! Service was awesome and delicious meal. I marked down ambiance a little because we thought the lights could have been turned down a just a bit but this did not detract from the overall experience!!!
  19. HR

    HighRoller

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new brunch at J&S Italian Villa is delicious! 😋 La Carne Omelette, Crab Cake Benedict, a Lemon Ricotta Buttermilk Pancake, and a fantastic Bloody Mary Bar. 🤩 We are so excited to have another brunch spot in town! 🥞 The owners and the manager came out to speak with us and check on us. Such wonderful people!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice new look. Food is fantastic.
  21. d

    dawnc

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our meal there! Jimmy was wonderful and loved that owners and staff “made the rounds” to check on folks!! So happy to have this here! The Cattaneos
  22. SR

    ScottR

    Little Rock

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is better than ever! The new owners have really turned this place into a ‘must do’ Italian stop for anyone wanting great food. Good value and the wait staff is terrific. What impressed our party of 6 the most was the owners going from table to table checking with the guests. Very impressed with our experience.
  23. TD

    TomD

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    You wouldn't think that you could get such good, authentic Italian meal in a small strip-mall establishment. But don't let the storefront keep you from walking inside. This is genuine, authentic, original Italian cuisine. Our salads and meals were excellent. Service was also excellent - even the owner came by to chat and thank us for visiting. Real, homemade pasta! And, if you ask, the kitchen will create a unique, off-menu meal. You don't get that option often any more. If you're in Hot Springs so out to the mall and dine here. You won't be disappointed.
  24. W

    Wisener

    Little Rock

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the front desk to our waiter, Lee, and of course the food everything was wonderful. The owner came by and chatted with us. Accommodations were made which were necessary for one of our diners because of health issues. They made sure everything was perfect. There was also entertainment by a young woman in the bar and it lightly and pleasantly drifted over.
  25. DG

    DavidG

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Rough night for the Kitchen, our pasta was over cooked, bland and pasty. We did not eat much of our pasta and the manager offered a free desert but we were done for the evening. Beware, this restaurant changed ownership recently
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience! Lee was magnificent! Highly recommend !
  27. FW

    FoodieWannaBe

    Little Rock

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our son was visiting from NY for the HSDFF and we wanted him to experience J&S. His wife is Italian, although she wasn’t able to make the trip, and he loves Italian food. Our drinks, meal and service were excellent.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating 80th Birthday. Excellent experience at the bar, great service in the dining room and fabulous dinner.
  29. SL

    SL01

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All in all a wonderful experience. Will be back soon.
  30. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The watermelon salad was exceptional. The italian margaritas are delicious!
  31. CF

    CindyF

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Will definitely return. Waiter (Brandon) was amazing. The manager came and checked on us a couple times. Overall was fantastic.
  32. MW

    MichaelW

    Little Rock

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and delicious meal. Best sea bass in town!
  33. RJ

    RobertJ

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enthusiastic staff and owners come to the table to check on service, food, etc.
  34. H

    2Hotsprings

    Amarillo

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We are local. Our server was attentive and accommodating. The caprase salad was fair but not good. I had the seafood pasta substituted with a white wine sauce and it was very good. My daughter said the fettuccini with salmon was very good. The limoncello Bundt cake was excellent. I would go again but prefer other restaurants with the same pricing.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greta food!
  36. ST

    SharonT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you haven't been here yet, you are doing yourself a disservice. Check. It. Out. Food. Service. Atmosphere.
  37. M

    Memunch

    Little Rock

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent, service was somewhat slow. Our server did not appear busy but we had trouble finding her. Will go back again!
  38. k

    kltlakeo

    Dallas

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The evening began with cocktails. I had the special drink of the day a vodka martini with blood orange added. My husband a Negroni & our friends ha single malt scotch & a special martini. My husband had their house salad, eggplant rotini & the clams in a tomato broth. All of those wee delicious but clams stow the show !! I had the watermelon salad with feta cheese which was light & perfect for a summer salad. I had the Chilean Sea Bass which was perfectly cooked. This was atop broccolini, shave parsnips & carrots which was a tasty accompaniment to the fish. My friends split a caprese salad which they very much enjoyed. Their entrees were the Atlantic Salmon & the clams. They said both dishes were wonderful. The service was great, attentive but not smothering. The restaurant has been redecorated since the present owners bought & it is lovely. As for noise level, it was very quiet when we first arrived at 5 pm but was a little louder 2 hours later when most tables were filled. It was a very pleasant dining experience & we look forward to the next time we eat there.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took our son & wife to J&S for their 7th anniversary. Plus their 5-year-old went also. We all had a really good time & the food was fantastic. The kiddo wanted cherries & soon a bowl appeared! So happy to have this fine & comfortable restaurant here in Hot Springs…all the renovations look great & it feels roomier now.
  40. CM

    ChadM

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food! Great atmosphere! Attentive service!

FAQs

J&S Italian Villa is rated 4.8 stars by 86 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 6 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, Tue, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • 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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