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Via Roma Italian Restaurant

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1521 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6570
+1 501-318-1516
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Clarksdale, Mississippi
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We go to Hot Springs Arkansas for horse racing a few times each year. We found an Italian Restaurant called Via Roma. It is the BEST restaurant in Hot Springs. Make reservations before you go. The mussels were great. Split the salad. The portions are huge. My wife ordered the Lobster and she could not eat all of it. I... More 

1 Thank Rhett007
Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a fantastic restaurant!! The food was superb. Wait staff were very well trained, polite and nothing was too much trouble for them. I will be going back for sure!!! If i could I would give them more stars!!

Thank weeapple2002
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124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit. The food is good, no question. It's all about the marinara and they have a superb one. As for ambience, I could do without the loud Italian music that goes well beyond background noise and I could certainly do without the big screen TV showing images of Italy as if we were all sitting in... More 

1 Thank ArkansasAmtraker
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We went because hotel recommended it. No reservation was made. They were terribly understaffed once the reservations began to arrive. We waited 45 min for a steak-good thing we said bring the other food as it was ready. Took the steak to go. Food was great, server apologetic. House Merlot was fruity.

Thank Paesha W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We were a party of 9 and each ordered a different dish. It is ok, not the greatest Italian food. The mushroom soup tasted as if it were made of cream and maggi cubes. The meat ravioli tasted like the mushroom soup. The eggplant parmesan was nothing to write home about. So were the other pasta dishes. The side salad... More 

Thank DubiousN
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We went there last Saturday night and had a wonderful time. The wine pour was noticeably larger than normal and we immediately received a basket of fresh bread with a side of minced olives/olive oil concoction. I all ordered small salads and I ordered Shrimp Chef Style, my mom ordered Chicken Marsala and my hubby had one of the nightly... More 

Thank Venice4two
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure what the hype is about. The service was great, but the meal was not at all. I ordered chicken piccata and my husband ordered lasagna. You can't get more Italy than that, but they managed to screw it up. The chicken was barely lukewarm, with lots of garlic, which isn't normally the case with this dish. The... More 

Thank G P
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing restaurant, great atmosphere. I enjoyed the best steak I ever enjoyed. Their service is as good as their food.

Thank Troy T
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I was so impressed by the fantastic service at Via Roma! Our waiter went out of his way to make my first experience at this restaurant memorable. He even brought a dessert liqueur to my mom and I after our meal-on the house! :) From the moment we walked in, the staff was welcoming & friendly. Very impressed and plan... More 

Thank Morgan W
Lufkin, Texas
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143 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The last visit to Hot Springs we discovered this wonderful restaurant. The wine list is unbelieveable and the food so tasty. Very "spot on" for an Italian restaurant. We will be back soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$45
Steakhouse, Italian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1521 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6570
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-318-1516
Family owned Italian fine dining restaurant that serves pasta, chicken, veal, seafood, lamb and beef dishes cooked on the spot, by order, with prime meat, fresh and best quality ingredients.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?