Today, most all of our authentic Italian specialties, prime steaks and exquisite Louisiana seafood dishes are lovingly prepared as directed by our founders, Vince and Stephanie "Miss Fanny" Distefano, over a half century ago. Generations of Baton Rouge residents have grown up on this food, that, when combined with our intimate atmosphere of South Louisiana warmth and Old World charm, makes for a dining experience unlike any other in the Capital City. Come see us and taste for yourself why it's best that some things never change. Delicious Italian restaurant. A dinner at The Little Village is not complete without their signature bread. A Little History .... Go to our website or visit the Little Village for the full detailed account of events...Few restaurants can claim they started with a raid. However, back in 1945, a young entrepreneur named Vince Distefano was running a card game called Georgia Skin out of a leased building on Florida Boulevard. We are honored to carry on the tradition of good times and good food that was started in the Distefano family kitchen back in 1945. As for us, we hope people will be telling the same heartwarming Little Village stories to future generations long after our time has passe
Don't let the location in the Barringer Foreman Crossing fool you. While the outside shell sits within an upscale retail park, this newer, larger location has managed to perfectly capture the feeling and warmth of our original location. Dim lights, New Orleans-style black and white tile, exposed brick and a beautiful red-rouge color scheme set off the gorgeous 100-year-old beams that frame the dining room. A little quieter than downtown, it's great for a romantic meal for two or even the entire family.