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

J&S Italian Villa

4.8
4.8
56 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 and Chef Wil Wright, 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 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 56 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

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  1. CF

    CindyF

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Will definitely return. Waiter (Brandon) was amazing. The manager came and checked on us a couple times. Overall was fantastic.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greta food!
  6. 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.
  7. M

    Memunch

    Little Rock

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. CM

    ChadM

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food! Great atmosphere! Attentive service!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic spot! We’ll be back.
  12. PH

    PatH

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous, the service was excellent and the restaurant was perfect! I and my entire dinner party highly recommend it and we will all return very soon!!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxing, comfortable and memorable!
  14. BB

    BrentB

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Located in a retail strip center that wasn't all that appealing. Hesitant to enter, but once inside we were pleasantly surprised with the decor, and ambience. Staff was terrific, food was very good. Owners were extremely nice and gracious. We will definitely frequent when we visit Hot Springs and highly recommend.
  15. K

    Karyn

    Little Rock

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been there twice. We love the new look and vibe. Lee is an excellent person to have on your team. The food is creative and excellent prepared. Great addition for Hot Springs!! Thank you.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as well as the service and atmosphere. Pastry chef did a superb job of explaining desserts and then presenting them.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tremendous meal and tremendous service by our server, Lee! We were celebrating three family birthdays and the staff was extremely attentive, the ambiance ideal, and the food delicious!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    At the price point I’d expect better service, atmosphere and food. It wasn’t bad but there are several places in town that do it better.
  19. GW

    GWESWE

    Little Rock

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience at the newly renovated J&L Italian Villa!!
  20. G

    Gjttjg

    Little Rock

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Enjoy the pride that owners take in the business. Nice to be welcomed by owner. Maybe a bit over done when the water person goes on and on above having us there. At least two other people welcomed us besides the hostess, waitress, owner and water girl. A little goes a long way. Nice remodeling and upscale atmosphere. Lasagna was very good. Mushroom risotto pasta was a drab, even with salt there was very little taste. Maybe more garlic? Pasta with seafood was also good. Calamari appetizer and Tiramisu dessert was very good. Overall prices are high, including salads, dessert and wine, but these are costly times. We will go back, careful selection of what we order and not accept tasteless meal like the mushroom risotto again.
  21. J

    Judy

    Little Rock

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New owners have gone the extra mile to have a pleasant atmosphere, good food, and friendly service. So glad to have “the new J&S”. My husband loved the lasagna. I got meatballs and spaghetti. Both very good. But the hit was the Nutella cheesecake. The in-house pastry chef outdid himself! It was delicious.
  22. NL

    NathanL

    Little Rock

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Apparently they have only been open about a month. You would never know that based on the service we received. Everyone was friendly and kind. We interacted with just about every member of the staff, including the owner. We were very well taken care of. The young man singing in the bar was a great addition. Our meals were outstanding. We will definitely return!
  23. TK

    TiahK

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dining experience. So proud to see this establishment refurbished. Not only is the atmosphere classy and elegant but the food and service is fantastic! The owners and staff are very personable. We highly recommend and we will be back!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely phenomenal experience! Amber was our server and was fantastic. From the moment we walked in we had a warm greeting and everyone was very welcoming. Saddiq and Jeannie Mir(the current owners) know exactly how to provide true southern style hospitality. If you are in Hot Springs, it’s a must. Fantastic food and experience at an affordable price!
  25. RE

    ReecaE

    Mississippi

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! The service is amazing! The food is superb!
  26. FW

    FoodieWannaBe

    Little Rock

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Perfect from the moment we arrived. Pleasantly surprised to see the inside renovations. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive and seemed to care about us and his job. The cocktail and wine lists were nice with ample selections. Our food was divine; the watermelon salad and calamari as starters, several pasta dishes and the Chilean sea bass was exceptional. Pastas made in-house daily. A nice two hour dinner allowing for good conversation and great food. I don’t remember our server asking about dessert, but I stepped away for a minute and he may have during that time. We love Italian food, dining out and enjoying friends and will definitely be back soon.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Jeanie went above and beyond to make sure our group was comfortably seated when we added another person last minute. Our server Lee is Always going to provide excellent service !! Everyone’s food was great.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Anniversary
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience!
  30. M

    Monette

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new owners have paid attention to every detail! The restaurant has an upscale, but inviting atmosphere. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive! Wonderful menu! The watermelon salad was tasty and refreshing. The lasagna was delicious. Lamb chops with grilled vegetables and couscous were amazing. With the generous portions it is hard to save room for dessert, but try! The desserts are show stoppers. The tiramisu was outstanding, but my personal favorite was the warm limoncello Bundt cake! We will definitely be back whenever we visit Hot Springs!
  31. T

    Toothshucker

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Great food and great service. The new look couldn’t be better. Can’t wait to visit again!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner! Atmosphere and food!
  34. SB

    StephanieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The restaurant had just reopened after a remodel and new ownership. The staff was courteous and conscientious but they need to work on pacing the courses so diners have time to enjoy each course. There was some confusion on our order but it was eventually sorted out. We will try dining there again after they have a chance to workout some kinks.
  35. SS

    SamS

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner at J & S Italian Restaurant! Appetizers amazing, dinner divine…..you can’t go wrong here. Highly recommend!
  36. g

    grahamh

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable dinner. Jimmie provided professional service, but Everyone was attentive and friendly. Lasagna excellent, eggplant appetizer super. Will start going there regularly.
  37. CF

    CammeF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every aspect! Beautiful remodel, attentive staff, delicious food. So glad to have another high end choice in restaurant in Hot Springs.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome and the overall dining experience was superb!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughters and I were in town for our annual spa weekend, this was a perfect close to our trip
  40. MW

    MichaelW

    Little Rock

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Under new ownership with great new menu. Sea bass was the best I’ve had. Nice to see another fine dining option in Hot springs.

FAQs

J&S Italian Villa is rated 4.8 stars by 56 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 2 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

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

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