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Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar - Downtown Raleigh

3.9
3.9
669 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Jimmy V’s Osteria & Bar is a unique and modern restaurant was created with Jimmy Valvano’s passion and commitment to excellence, and a percentage of the restaurant’s revenue is donated to the V Foundation. Jimmy Valvano’s love for food is the influence behind our menu creation featuring local and seasonal dishes with an emphasis on delicious Italian/American down to earth and traditional comfort foods using local farm grown ingredients and straightforward preparations. Also, our culinary team focuses on shareable small-plates, to encourage groups to socialize in a convivial atmosphere, which is warm and inviting for family gatherings, a night on the town or toasting drinks with friends.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Sat 7:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am

  • Phone number

    (919) 256-1451

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Roberson

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Erin Goodwin: (919) 256-1407

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Cross street

    City Center

  • Parking details

    Access valet parking from the roundabout at 421 S. Salisbury St. To access the restaurant go inside the Sheraton Hotel, take a left, go up the escalator, and Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar can be entered directly to your right.

  • Public transit

    Raleigh's free R-Line stops just behind us at the Raleigh Convention Center at stop R-13 Cross over Salisbury, enter through the Sheraton, go left up the escalators and come straight ahead until you see Jimmy V's on the right!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 669 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for Lunch

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Outdoor Dining

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Raleigh

    Kid Friendly

  • Raleigh

    Great for Lunch

  • Raleigh

    Outdoor Dining

  • Raleigh

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Raleigh

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and the food was delicious and cooked perfectly.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and great food,
  3. KC

    KCLJAR

    Raleigh

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was our first time here. After reading the reviews of others, I wasn't sure if I wanted to try it out, but I know some people just like to complain about every little thing, so I went ahead and made a reservation. First was parking, downtown Raleigh can be a pain when it comes to parking, but we got there a 5 and found a spot right out front YES!!!!! We went in side and were seated immediately. The place is listed as an Italian restaurant but has a sports bar vibe to it. Lot's of photos of Jimmy V around. Once seated, our waiter was quick with our water and took our drink order. This gave us time to look over the menu, its small, only 1 page, but has a variety of options with salads, sandwiches, pizzas, steak, chicken and pasta. We shared a Caesar salad, then my wife had the shrimp scampi and I had the chicken marsala. My wife said the shrimp scampi didn't have a lot of flavor, but was ok. The chicken marsala on the other hand and a ton of flavor. The garlic mashed potato's were very creamy. The marsala sauce was a little thin, more like a soup, but it still tasted good. And like normal, we were too full to have any dessert. If you looking for a casual place to eat, with good service, give Jimmy V's Osteria bar a try .
  4. j

    jennpurrs

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Love that they donate to Jimmy V Foundation! Food was just okay but service was great and it’s convenient if you’re downtown.
  5. HB

    HeatherB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Ordered crab dip and 2 drinks, 30 min later he came out and said Sadi you want to order something different crap dip is delayed another 30 min. Strange, we sat and waited, first time there only 4 people there at lunch, don’t understand what the wait was for 1 thing
  6. w

    wishihadnot

    Atlanta

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    nothing impressive here ... lunch of Caesar salad and Margherita Pizza was uninspired and even bland ... service was disinterested and made several delivery mistakes to me and around me at other tables ... environment felt like all low end hotel restaurants
  7. C

    Charlie

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good service, good food and generous serving sizes. Not as quiet as we had hoped. But still doable.
  8. J

    Jacque

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Service was horrible-
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    Host had an attitude when we asked to move to another table and said he had to accommodate everyone but the restaurant hardly had anyone there. The waitress was able to get us moved. The Bartender made me the wrong drink. My steak was raw then when taken back it was over cooked and almost all my fries were gone when brought back. The waitress was the only good thing about this place. Probably won’t be going back.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made reservations here for my son’s college graduation celebration. We were seated promptly and our server was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and we loved the building and the atmosphere. It was a nice choice for an NCSU grad dinner with just the right amount of an upscale feel with a casual touch.
  11. LR

    LeslieR

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    I did not realize when I made the reservation that Jimmys Vs is just the hotel restaurant. Just so people know this is a very basic hotel continental breakfast. It was pretty pricey and a very simple buffet like you would expect at any hotel. Not great, not horrible but not great. Just ok.
  12. B

    Bagel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The shrimp scampi wasn’t my favorite, but the server was amazing! Made sure were comfortable, happy! She made the night <3 - B+D
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food2service2ambience2
    The breakfast was misleading, arrived to a buffet bar with eggs and sausage (much like hotel breakfast) and never received a server so we went to Big Ed’s!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Service was not the best. Almost no one in the restaurant but we waited a while on our food. My husband and son’s hot sandwiches were served cold and fries were cold. I ordered the special a fried chicken salad which consisted of romaine lettuce, shredded Parmesan cheese and essentially a sliced chicken tender for $20.00!!! Definitely NOT worth it!!! My son chose the restaurant to celebrate a big accomplishment-BIG disappointment. ,
  15. KL

    KateL

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    While our food was fantastic, the service left much to be desired.
  16. M

    Marley

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and overall we had a fantastic experience
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very well prepared
  18. TN

    ThomasN

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic atmosphere for dining and spending time with friends.
  19. F

    Fids

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    During a convention break, a small group of us joined others looking for lunch outside of the convention center. I used open table and reserved a spot. We waited in line with others who did not have reservations. Those folks were told that the wait would be an hour to be seated. We felt lucky to be able to use the reservation. Eventually we received our water and some of our beverages. We gave our order to the server. That took quite some time to be served. At the one hour from seating mark, we enquired as to when we could expect our food as we had scheduled meetings. The orders were not even started at that time. We all left hungry but we enjoyed our water while waiting. I can’t judge the food as we did not have any.
  20. BW

    BonnieW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    Table with 6 inch proximity was not bussed and remained that way for 15 minutes. My husband told the manager. He said they are really busy. But waitstaff passed it multiple times. Tomatoes on Margherita pizza still had grocery store stickers. Three slices. One of which ended up in husbands mouth. Manager offered nothing in return. Waitress was left to apologize. Meatballs were burned and dry.
  21. j

    joejamie14

    Atlanta

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was just average as well as the service. Wife's shrimp pasta was pretty band and she had to ask for a shot to add to her drink.
  22. KH

    KelliH

    New Orleans

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food & would visit again
  23. TR

    TheRNFoodie

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The smoked chicken ravioli was rich, creamy and well seasoned. The calamari was tender and delicious. Not a huge wine selection, but what I had was good. Overall, a very good dining experience.
  24. JB

    JB98

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We heard great things about Jimmy V's and chose this for our Valentine's Day dinner. It started when the guidance for arrival and parking were wrong. When we went inside, there wasn’t any indication as to where to go or where to check-in. This impacted every party that arrived after us. The appetizer was overdone (calamari), the cocktails (Old Fashioned) weren’t good (especially for the price), my steak was cool and my wife's raviolis were unremarkable. The atmosphere is well done. We’re certain the pandemic impacted some staffing and service levels, but we were wholly disappointed.
  25. S

    Sylviasan

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    This place was good. Not fancy. Great food but poor service. They sat us at our table and no one came to ask about drinks until we finally said something. Thank God the cosmo was well made. Had I waited another minute I was walking out
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Server was attentive, restaurant was basically empty. Fries were cold and sandwich’s were mediocre at best. Mens restroom toilet was clogged, etc.
  27. SH

    SteveH

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable experience. Great wings and pizza!
  28. L

    Lindsey

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Ambiance was what we expected (enjoyable) except they sat us near the door and it was 28 degrees outside - so every time it opened, it was freezing. The food was good, again what we expected. The hostess was very welcoming, our waitress was ok/not personable at all.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent A Dinner after seeing NC museum of history “Dressing the Abbey” An end to a perfect day!
  30. GS

    GerardS

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great margherita pizza and calamari!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    When reservations were made they did not say they only had a buffet for 42.00, we looked at it and they had a horrible selection for this amount of money. Next Xmas lead with you are going to have a limited buffet instead of your menu when reservations are made
  32. HL

    HobartL

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    The food was not even adequate for the holidays or the price. The service was much better. The facility itself would make a "sports bar" look five star.
  33. IT

    ITALIANBYMARRIAGE

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Christmas buffet was good. Desserts were very disappointing but staff was fantastic.
  34. CB

    CatherineB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The Thanksgiving dinner was changed to a buffet without notice. We were charged $42 for a lackluster menu. Service was also lacking.
  35. LJ

    LynnJ

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were surprised to learn upon arrival that the menu was not available, rather a buffet was the only offering. Thus was not indicated on the restaurant's website. However, we stayed and enjoyed a good, although overpriced for the variety of dishes, meal. I noticed that other diners had the same reaction as we did upon arrival. Perhaps next year it will be clearer.
  36. OB

    OBXvisitor

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Had a reservation for my family and traveled two hours for brunch before going to the theater. Arrived and the restaurant was closed. Very disappointing.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Was not what I thought. May have been a reduced menu due to COVID-19. Food was average at best. Staff and service were 5 star!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We went there for Thanksgiving. They informed us that it was buffet only. We were disappointed but stayed anyway. The waitress that finally showed up at our table obviously didn’t want to be there and it was obvious. I understand, nobody wants to work on Thanksgiving but you’re already there, make the best of it. Instead she put a damper on our evening. The food was just okay, nothing to write home about. All in all just a fair experience. I was disappointed.
  39. FT

    FloydT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    We remember Jimmy V’s from McGregor and this is not the same place, not sure why this would be a destination, food was ok, no wine selection (they had 1 choice for Pinot Noir) Steak was thin and rare, chewy. Easy in and out, service was fair.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    When I arrived, I used the hotel entrance and waited to be seated, and no one spoke to me instead of a waiter who was waiting tables outside. The waitress who ended up serving us, Jamie, just played on her phone and walked away from the front. I had ri ask the hostess behind the bar where I could sit. But the waitress was pleasant once my husband joined me at the table. The food here is ok, I ate the steak sandwich with mac and cheese, and the steak was overcooked. I wouldn't come back. The menu that they have available is very different from their normal menu.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar - Downtown Raleigh offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 256-1451.

Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar - Downtown Raleigh is rated 3.9 stars by 669 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 Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar - Downtown Raleigh

420 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Additional information

  • Cross street

    City Center

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Sat 7:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Access valet parking from the roundabout at 421 S. Salisbury St. To access the restaurant go inside the Sheraton Hotel, take a left, go up the escalator, and Jimmy V&#39;s Osteria &#43; Bar can be entered directly to your right.

  • Public transit

    Raleigh's free R-Line stops just behind us at the Raleigh Convention Center at stop R-13 Cross over Salisbury, enter through the Sheraton, go left up the escalators and come straight ahead until you see Jimmy V's on the right!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Roberson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (919) 256-1451

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Erin Goodwin: (919) 256-1407

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