This is probably the most popular response to a first-timer's statement, "We're going to try The Little Village tonight." Our famous appetizer (almost a meal unto itself) consists of a braided Italian sesame loaf, baked fresh to order. Removed from the oven, it's set on a platter, brushed with virgin olive oil, slapped with a dash of cracked black pepper and topped off with a healthy coating of fresh-grated Romano cheese. We drizzle on a little more olive oil for good measure and then serve it with a side of our signature olive tapannade. It is an edible work of art. If you come see us, you have to get the bread.
There is something to be said about a restaurant that still uses the handwritten recipes from a little black book that originated in 1945.
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 Rougeons 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.