Domenica
Domenica

Domenica

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.domenicarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5046486020x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Alon Shaya
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Canal Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Domenica
Domenica is a contemporary and inviting Italian restaurant that creates regional Italian dishes with southern and middle eastern influences. The cuisine combines Chef Alon Shaya's Israeli heritage and love of local ingredients with a menu that reflects his time spent cooking and living in the small towns of northern Italy.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Domenica reviews from OpenTable diners
308 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (215)good for groups (137)hot spot (125)great for lunch (101)special occasion (80)notable wine list (68)neighborhood gem (57)vibrant bar scene (52)romantic (44)kid-friendly (40)great for brunch (22)late-night find (15)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Convenient
    Supernanium
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This restaurant is quite convenient to those staying at Hotel Roosevelt or one of the large hotels bordering the French quarter. Thought the food good but not extraordinary. The restaurant has a good wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night!
    MunchkinVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We had the meat and cheese platter which was divine- also the crispy kale is awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great pizza
    sisterbay
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    3rd visit in 3 years-great Happy Hour with pizza, wine beer etc-looking forward to another visit
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the carbonara. It's great.
    Kmurpny
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I really liked the carbonara which is new to the menu. Very nice wine list. We had excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sfdsVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    great meal. Pizza was outstanding. Pasta housemade and delicious. Wine list includes unusual Italian wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little burnt around the edges
    Baydell
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Booked 10 min before while driving in downtown New Orleans. Our first choice was closed on Sundays. Seated promptly at reservation time at a window table. Food and drinks were excellent only complaint was the pizza crust had been charred around the outer edges and underside. Don't get me wrong, it was not over-cooked but too close to open flame for too long. Server was friendly but a little slow. We told her from the get-go that we had a show in 1 hour, we missed seating for the opening number at The Saenger by a minute.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza Crust is like a crisp cloud
    ChefD
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Our favorite pre-show spot. Keeping it just to a few pie's to savor over, One with spicy salami and one with Wild Mushrooms and egg. These pies as always were a real treat to the senses. The first time we went I was blown away, for me Domenica does this every-time with there pie's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, again! Service??
    fandr
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was great. Service, mediocre. Service people were very friendly and described menu well. But, they disappeared several times. We could not get a wine refill or coffee refills until too late. But ... still enjoyed the experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    Ducky
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Awesome! A must if you have never been. It was our first visit to this restaurant and we will be back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Night!!
    Night2dine
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have been to Dominica multiple times and each time we've come out very satisfied!! The food is always amazing and allows you to try something different you would never think to pair together. It's a very dressy casual environment so don't worry about getting a babysitter. Bring the kids along!! Our 7 year has been and really enjoyed their pizzas!! Definitely a must eat for a nice family dinner, night out with friends or just want to share the Gorganzola Pizza with your love!! Enjoy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Osteodoc02
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I went out with a colleague and had an excellent meal. Try the black squid tagliolini. Also, the Pate was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bootime
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was great but the waiter looked as if he didn't want to be a work that day. The busboy was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I was at the Roosevelt for business and heard it was a must dine place. Overall the pizza was good but I'm not a fan of burnt crust as it leaves a bitter taste in your mouth, the edges of my pizza were burnt to a crisp as well of others at the table. Our waitress was friendly but seem to forget about us for almost 30 mins!! Other guests came in after us and were eating before us which was a little annoying but that happens sometimes during lunch rush hour. I did go back for dinner that night and had a much better experience!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for pre-show dinner
    NewOrleanian
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My wife & I have been several times, often before going to the Sanger for a show. The food is good; the service is competent; the noise level is almost bearable. (Why isn't there a "miserable" option in the noise level selection?) We got a table in the corner and I measured an average of 72-75 dB on my cellphone app, which is louder than a vacuum cleaner at 1m. It's not as bad as Peche, but certainly not comfortable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding salad
    Leah
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Highly Recommend the beet salad. Best I've ever had.The service was excellent. Volume was loud, but the place had a lively vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre theatre
    TCNOLAVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    our favorite place for a great dinner before the theatre. Food and service is always terrific and the wine list has greatly improved since our last visit. Obviously a renewed focus from Management. Great job! Thanks,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Pre-theatre
    Camellia
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Food was excellent and the service was perfect for us to get in, enjoy our meal but make a 7:30 show at the Saenger!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    TONYBRA
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Starters, pizza and desert are unforgatable.... Delicious Nice and kind waiters Good service
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best pizza on Earth!
    SazeracNOLAVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Dominica is wonderfully dependable and consistent, and a terrific homage to Italy. Service is top notch, and everything about the place reflects a professional attitude. The pizzas, which come up smoking hot within minutes after you order them, are not replicated by any other establishment. This is one of those restaurants where you never run out of food on the table (bread shows up early, terrific olive oil, and other inexpensive snacks – like pane fritto – are always available). I have had other items from the menu beyond pizzas and all have been delicious and intriguing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MSMAPVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    we love this restaurant and have recommended it to so many people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    BlueDogMan
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Normally Domenica is top notch but they were off this time. We had a reservation and when it was time to seat us they mistakenly gave it to another party. The hostess admitted the mistake but nothing came of it other than having to wait for another table to come available. Once seated the service was good but not spectacular. Usually when celebrating something it gets acknowledged but not this time. No big deal but it's usually the little things that make it so much more special here. The food was excellent as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Domenica
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a special occasion which was a birthday and surprise visit from one of our sons. So, our mood was great and this can bias an opinion. However service was quick, professional, friendly, just the right amount and definitely not invasive. We had three separate dishes, all were excellent. The wine was perfect. This is my second visit to Domenica and I will happily return again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DISAPPOINTING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    While the food was good, the service was forgetful and salubrious. The food descriptions spoken by the waiter rivaled any wine label's vacuous wording. This place is not for me.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Back for seconds
    PghGirl
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Highly recommend this restaurant. Food was outstanding, interesting selections on the menu from traditional to nontraditional. Something for everyone. Can be a bit noisy, but definately a lively atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • was a little noisy!
    somhd
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Our server was kind of slow but the place was SUPER busy. Food was great! Will definitely go back and hope it'll be less noisy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Every experience I have at Domenica is amazing. From the service to the food, it was all great. The Watermelon Salad is a must have while it's still in season! The newly expanding wine list is an excellent plus for the restaurant. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something missing
    Bigtimefoodie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I was a little disappointed in the no. of entree selections. Mostly pizza and pasta. An Italian rest. should have veal. Fortunately the special of the day a seafood stew was a good entree selection and was very tasty. A good chicken roast would be good. Some good Italian veggie sides would be good. Broccolini for example.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice atmosphere!
    DBDtravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My husband and I shared an excellent arugula salad and procuitto pizza to save calories. Both were plenty large to share. The olive oil has a "kick" to it and was delicious on the awesome Italian bread before our meal. We loved the atmosphere and food. We would return. This is a popular hot spot in the beautiful Roosevelt Hotel, so make your reservations early, or the day before, for any meal! We enjoyed an early dinner (5pm) and found it was the perfect "calm before the storm" time to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food!
    BulldogBob
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My wife and I went for lunch. We had Crispy Veal Tongue for an appetizer. My wife had the pancetta pizza with fresh arugula. I had the dirty risotto. All the food was very good. We had a great waiter who was able to describe the different dishes. I have not had a great deal of success at other John Besh restaurants, but Domenica is worth going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It took 45 minutes to get entrees
    Goodfud
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food is great but somehow our order took over 45 minutes to prepare. Tables seated after us were all served and about finished before we received our entrees. The manager apologized and offered us a glass of wine. We had finished the bottle while waiting. The food was great but will think twice about going back on our next trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza is fab!
    krcubby
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The best thing about Domenica is the pizza -- I don't know if it's the greatest in the world, but it's certainly the best in New Orleans and the best I've ever had in the United States. The crust is so light and airy that it's weightless, and the toppings different from the usual pepperoni. I've tried several now, and have not had one I didn't like. We had a mushroom bruschetta as an appetizer (a special of the day), which was also a bit of heaven! Prices are extremely reasonable. I plan to make Domenica a dining habit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    sararachel
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We sampled several different items, including the watermelon feta salad, roasted cauliflower, roasted carrot pizza and butternut squash ravioli. For dessert we ordered the chocolate hazelnut pudding and shared a flight of their new "cellos"..we tried lemon cucumber, strawberry, orange fennel and mixed citrus. All fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really great
    jake
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great food and service. Resturant is noisy, but overall experience was worth the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great take on ital
    mojoetooVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Cauliflower is good as billed but beware it is a full head served along with a creamy dipping sauce so best as a shared appetizer for say a table of 4 or more. Pizza a must here. Slow cooked lamb shoulder really shined as did the duck liver pate. Reasonably priced chiefly italian wine list offers nice range of wines within most regions. On the return to list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Edith
    Edith
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    It was our first time to dine at Domenica, we enjoyed the food, excellent octopus carpaccio. Service was fast and wait staff was friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not that impressed
    AH24traveler
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I ate here with a group of friends on a recent visit to New Orleans because it had decent reviews and came recommended by a family member. We tried the kale upon other recommendations and it was wonderful. The pizza had a great crust - but I must say I wasn't impressed with the toppings. I'm Italian and I like a lot of flavor...the sausage, etc...just was really mild and bland. Not a bad meal...but definitely not my favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good pizza
    BrooklynBobVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This restaurant tries to be upscale but fails. Service is average. Tables are chipped and worn. Silverware comes wrapped in your napkin like a diner. It is very loud. But the pizza and pasta are very good. Food combinations are unusual but they work. In a town of Gumbo and Crayfish, a casual Italian restaurant is nice for a change.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite places in Nola..
    snnATXVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I am very happy to have finally been able to eat at Domenica while visiting New Orleans. The food was excellent and the service was as well. We really enjoyed our meal and will have to make this a must on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One thing to say:
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Please order the roasted cauliflower, you won't be sorry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Domenica at Domenicas
    Mangiamo
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We really enjoyed the food and our server, Nicole, was nice, knowledgable and friendly. The place fills up quickly and gets loud from the din of conversation. It is very convenient and tasty for guests of the Roosevelt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.