About The Little Village - Downtown

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.

447 Third St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Main St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(225) 218-6685

Website:
http://www.littlevillagebr.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Stuart Woodman

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

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.

The Little Village - Downtown Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (25)
Special Occasion (25)
Romantic (24)
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Good for a Date (23)
Business Meals (15)
Authentic (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Cozy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Casual (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Fun (5)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Hostess was nice enough to call us to confirm our reservation since we were running late. Place was packed. Waiter took a while to come to our Table. Bit dissapointed with the menu. Expected more variety at least in the pasta selection. We ordered an avocado salad but apparently is more of a pepper salad. The beef arancini was ok. I guess the best part of dinner was the wine.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Our dinner at Little Village was a pre-race dinner before the Louisiana Half Marathon; we had all seen good reviews, and we were not disappointed. Devin was a fantastic server and we were very impressed with the teamwork amongst the servers. Our food, from bread through entrees with wine, was spot-on. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was absolutely incredible. Everything was cooked to perfection and the wait staff was very friendly and professional. Will definitely be going back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

It was a Tuesday night and the service was not good. Entrees took a long time to come out of kitchen. Waiter was friendly but then took forever getting us our bill and then returning with the slip to be signed. Would not go back.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great Italian with more of a traditional Sicilian flair in the sauces. Definitely don't pass on the Village bread to start.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Service was below par, especially since the restaurant had a limited number of diners

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful Service! Great food & ambience! Outstanding bread!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful food!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great meal, the bread is to die for !!!! Nice selections. A little pricey, but worth it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went for Christmas Eve with my family. It was very good. The atmosphere was wonderful. The food was really good. Village bread is the BEST!!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Wonderful food & fabulous evening with family. Easy parking & very attractive wait staff. No complaints!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We are frequent visitors of this location for anniversaries or other special occasions and looked forward to the same fabulous service and meals that we are accustomed to. Unfortunately, that was not the case on this particular visit with our party of 7 Christmas business dinner. Our plates for each course were brought out in phases, leaving half of us to eat while the others watched. For the entree, one dish was cold and had to be sent back. It was the soft shell crab Tuscany, and the sauce had a film on it from sitting off of heat for quite a while. Even the dessert course was brought out in pieces. One sticky toffee cake came as everyone else was finishing up and was missing the caramel topping. The second sticky toffee cake came even later and had the caramel, but everyone else was done eating at that point. The whole experience felt odd and was disappointing for a $$$$ meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a delicious meal at the Little Village. The bread was as awesome as ever! Our server, Avery, did a wonderful job. She really went above and beyond!! The atmosphere was very fun and festive. We had not been there in a while since we rarely get downtown but we hope to go back again soon.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Wonderful food every time and great customer service. Awesome atmosphere!

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

It's always nice to get some Italian food that reaches back into Baton Rouge's history. The food is great, the location on Third Street downtown is very nice, and the servers are friendly.

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Friendly greeting, prompt seating, great atmosphere, attentive service, clean environment. Food was delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I always get the bread and spaghetti and is very good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Could not eat my entree . Lettuce was stale. Salmon was undercooked and tasteless. Resturant had an odor stench throughout that made the evening un appetizing, in general.

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vip
 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a novice waiter who messed up nearly everything. My wife finished her entree and mine still was not ready. Left without eating. Restaurants did take it off my bill and gave me a $25 certificate for a future visit. That said, this is normally a great restaurant. I recommend it highly. I go about twice a month, and one bad service will not stop me.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always great service and good people watching. Seafood salad is tasty and not heavy with dressing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The bread and salad were really good. The entree took an extremely long time even though the place was not really that busy. Most disappointed in the temperature of the food once it did arrive. My dish (seabass topped with crab meat) was not hot. Some bites were warm, but some were actually almost cold. Extremely disappointing considered the price.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Unfortunately we had a bad experience ordered the special bread they are known for and ours was not cooked all the way through. Ordered 2 Sea Bass specials at $45 pet plate and both were cold one with potatoe and one with collie flower. We think it was due to the food standing in the kitchen waiting on our waiter!! Too over priced for the quality and value!!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was my first time here and it was wonderful! Just be sure to ask how much the specials cost before you order- I️ was shocked to receive the bill and see the special was $50. Feel like the waiter should have said cost when explaining.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Is a little too bright. Lasagna was not up to par with other dishes.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our server Jason was great as was our entire experience!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Brought 9 people there for dinner. They loved it!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a table of 10 for a Friday night dinner. Everyone loved their meal. We were in Baton Rouge for the LSU/Arkansas game.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great. Food good, service good.

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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great place to dine. Delicious food and great staff made for a wonderful experience

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Warm welcome, seated quickly. We were celebrating my Grandsons birthday. Our waiter was quick to great us and take our drink order. He was also busy waiting on two other tables of six persons. We were a party of five.
After ten or so minutes, our drinks had not arrived. We could see them sitting at the bar. Finally, another server brought them to our table. Not a great start so far.
Now for the good part. Our drinks were great. Waiter caught up and service improved greatly. Appetizers of fried green tomatoes, crab cakes and other items were very good. The Italian bread is to die for.
Salads were good and fresh and perfectly timed.
Entrees were very good. The table tried the seafood pasta, eggplant Napoleon, meatballs and pasta, and the great steak Palermo. All were prepared to our expectations.
After a slow, but forgiven start, our celebration turned out great. We will always return to great food, atmosphere and hopefully service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 25, 2017

great food and good service. made my wife feel special on her birthday

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I must say that the food was out of site, great, tasty, seasoned just right.And the service was a 11 on a scale of 10. Our server was great and made us feel special. Of course I was not surprised because that is what I knew it would be, having eaten there before.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Healthy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent!! Should be enjoyed by all. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Cheap food and tasted like something out of a can. Very disappointed

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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Delicious! Excellent service! Get the bread!! Will go back

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food and service were great as usual. The bread is to die for!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very good Italian food! Bread was ridiculous! Staff very friendly.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary here! The bread is amazing! I had the lobster and shrimp cream pasta it was delicious! Service was very good too! One of my favorite spots.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fantastic food, staff and service! Thank you!

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Our waiter was the best! Best service I have had recently even when comparing to a 5 star restaurant

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