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The Little Village - Downtown

4.5
4.5
1207 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
A modern take on the original Village restaurant (established in 1947), our reputation is for serving Baton Rouge’s finest Italian, Prime Beef, Maine Lobster, Veal and fresh Gulf seafood. The Downtown location features daily specials, a full bar and can accommodate private parties for up to fifty. We also have space for up to 15 guests in our bar area where dinner is also served.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (225) 218-6685

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tremaine Devine

  • Catering

    We specialize in wedding rehearsals and corporate lunches and dinners. We offer custom six course sit down dinners as well as gorgeous buffets with carving stations and of course you can order right off of our menu that offer daily specials. We can also cater your every need at your residence, office or off site facility. Please contact Phil Brennan at phil@waynestabilercompanies.com and at (225) 218-6685

  • Private party facilities

    A modern take on the original Village restaurant, our reputation is for serving Baton Rouge’s finest Italian food. Offering daily specials and a full bar, The Little Village has both warmth and charm, making it a dining experience unlike any other in the capital city. Please contact Phil Brennan at phil@waynestabilercompanies.com and at (225) 218-6685

  • Private party contact

    Phil Brennan: (225) 218-6685

  • Neighborhood

    Baton Rouge

  • Cross street

    Main St.

  • Parking details

    Downtown parking is available on the street (metered during the day) and FREE in the evening at all meters. We also have handicapped parking a few steps from our front door.

  • Public transit

    City buses operate nearby for a nominal fee as well as a free downtown trolley system with stops nearby. Ask your hotel concierge for the best available transit option depending on your starting location and time of arrival/departure.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. I can’t come to Baton Rouge & not eat here!
  2. BB

    BillinBR

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dinner. Great service, great food. They have mastered the feel of the great big city restaurant.... the servers were not interrupting, but were available, the courses arrived in a casually timely manner, and, the music was in the background which allowed wonderful dinner conversation at each table without bleeding over into other tables.
  3. NB

    NoelBR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner with the family. Village bread keeps us coming back. Staff was wonderful.
  4. g

    grandmother

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A very good restaurant Not perfect but fits most requirements!
  5. G

    Greg

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice - great spot for a date or drinks with friends
  6. JC

    JacobC

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met old friends there and the meal was most enjoyable. Food was absolutely terrific and everyone enjoyed their selection.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious!
  8. DL

    DonaldL

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and the food was amazing, as usual. It was a perfect experience for our son’s birthday celebration.
  10. MW

    MelissaW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I have ordered the steak palermo many times; however at this visit, my steak palermo was sitting in a 1/2 an inch of olive oil, which made it almost impossible to consume. I had to move the steak to another plate. Not sure what happened, but this is not the typical experience I have had with The Little Village. The steak palermo is not cheap, so getting something sub-par is not acceptable.
  11. JJ

    JandJ

    Mobile

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We’ve made several trips to Baton Rouge. But this was first to include a stop at the little village. We certainly regret not getting there sooner. Few blocks north of other restaurants downtown but well worth the steps to get the most amazing Italian food we’ve had in some time. Everything was fantastic from apps to desserts. Garlic bread is a must. Service was great as was bar. We will certainly be back.
  12. DL

    DarleneL

    Baton Rouge

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoy this place. This is our favorite to go to during the Spanish Town parade. Bread is delicious !
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great spot. But need to go back to white table cloths on tables. It’s a premium restaurant. The vinyl table tops are cheesy.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrate husbands birthday! The food is fantastic!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love eating here! The food is always amazing. And the service is always excellent!
  17. JP

    JobiP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! We loved everything we ate. We will definitely be back for more in the future!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Date
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always excellent as well as the service. We enjoyed it very much
  20. DL

    DeeL

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. We had reservations and we were taken right in. Waiter was awesome and very knowledgeable. I found it to be a little noisy taking away from some of the ambience of the elegant place
  21. CL

    CoilaLSU

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Little Village never disappoints. We got engaged there 12 Valentine’s Days ago and we had a great dinner for Valentine’s 2020! Village Bread, martinis, wine, short rib, and fish were all excellent!
  22. KL

    KarenL

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the daily lunch special and it was delicious! We went for Valentine’s Day. Everything was great!
  23. B

    Bern

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always awesome. Best Italian anywhere
  24. ES

    ErnestS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and wait staff fantastic! Everyone was very pleasant and the customers very poised.
  25. SS

    ShelleyS

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Veal ever & best atmosphere in Bston Rouge - always a great experience
  26. RM

    RichardM

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Ashland (Ashlyn?) was very attentive and conscientious. As always, the meal was great.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was awesome and very knowledgeable. Food is delicious. A very nice place to have an anniversary dinner.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is even better. Service is perfection.
  29. SR

    ShaneR

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Food is second to none. Waiter was wonderful. Only exception was he brought me Diet Coke instead of regular
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our Anniversary and we choose The Little Village downtown. It never disappoints.
  31. BK

    BryanK

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing but the bread was unlike anything I’ve ever had. Three of us ate the whole loaf!
  32. B

    Becca008

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for a conference. Went in Monday night & we now have Reservations for Wednesday night too! It was one of the best ribeyes i have ever eaten!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Winter Formal
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience1
    Worst meal there yet. Obnoxiously loud table that disrupted dinner for everyone and management would not address it
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and time spent with hubby.
  36. RE

    RENEER

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great! Was there for the Louisiana Marathon and the location was so convenient to the down town hotels!
  37. AO

    AlainaO

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place for Italian Food; everything was delicious!
  38. CC

    CindyC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is always exceptional, delicious and a wonderful experience.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have a group from Southeast Texas. We run in the marathon every year. The two things we always do, is stay at the Marriott and eat at Little Village. Neither disappoints
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Too much sauce on food & few vegetarian options. Didn’t want to add vegetables to red sauce

FAQs

The Little Village - Downtown is rated 4.5 stars by 1207 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


Google Map for The Little Village - Downtown

447 Third St. Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main St.

  • Neighborhood

    Baton Rouge

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Downtown parking is available on the street (metered during the day) and FREE in the evening at all meters. We also have handicapped parking a few steps from our front door.

  • Public transit

    City buses operate nearby for a nominal fee as well as a free downtown trolley system with stops nearby. Ask your hotel concierge for the best available transit option depending on your starting location and time of arrival/departure.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tremaine Devine

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (225) 218-6685

  • Catering

    We specialize in wedding rehearsals and corporate lunches and dinners. We offer custom six course sit down dinners as well as gorgeous buffets with carving stations and of course you can order right off of our menu that offer daily specials. We can also cater your every need at your residence, office or off site facility. Please contact Phil Brennan at phil@waynestabilercompanies.com and at (225) 218-6685

  • Private party facilities

    A modern take on the original Village restaurant, our reputation is for serving Baton Rouge’s finest Italian food. Offering daily specials and a full bar, The Little Village has both warmth and charm, making it a dining experience unlike any other in the capital city. Please contact Phil Brennan at phil@waynestabilercompanies.com and at (225) 218-6685

  • Private party contact

    Phil Brennan: (225) 218-6685

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