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
320 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (224)good for groups (139)hot spot (135)great for lunch (95)special occasion (86)notable wine list (75)neighborhood gem (64)vibrant bar scene (55)romantic (46)kid-friendly (35)great for brunch (20)late-night find (17)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Loved the ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The food here is terrific. The rabbit tagliatelle and the squid ink pasta are outstanding. We had crab pizza and while very good it was too oily and salty. The restaurant design was fun. We had great service but our waitress wasn't the warm and fuzzy NOLA resident that we had become so accustomed to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Pizza
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We dined at Domenica after a Saints game. The location is great. The food was wonderful, and the service was exceptional. I am looking forward to eating there agin very soon. I highly recommend Domenica to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best for simple food
    DiningDiva1VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Casual dining, great pizzas and don't miss ordering the roasted cauliflower with feta.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for vegetarians & carnivors
    veggiegirl
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Loved the food! The sound was loud, however. Very crisp sound. There were 2 vegetarians at our table of 5, but we ordered a variety of things. many of them veggie. Although expensive for an appetizer, the roasted eggplant is so worth it! Not only is the eggplant amazing, the wood fired bread is mouth watering. So much eggplant that you'll have to also sacrifice some of the amazing bread that comes before dinner. Pizzas are stupendous and far too big for one person-don't even try to eat it yourself. I did enjoy eating it cold the next morning. And yet the butternut squash/browned butter ravioli was entrancing-have had this flavor combination many times, never prepared this well. Need I go on? I didn't think so....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food
    Nolabubbe
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food was new and exciting. We are never disappointed. Different from most restaurants
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inventive and Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I came to Domenica with a few fellow-foodie colleagues. The food was UNREAL--absolutely delicious! Our order: fried kale, fired cauliflower, pumpkin pizza, and spaghetti carbonara. It was a meal to remember!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, wine
    AJinDCVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We had a group of 8 for dinner and the restaurant handled our service and food beautifully. The fried kale and burrata were delicious. I saw one of the cauliflower appetizers and wished we'd ordered that too! The pizzas are huge (share them) and delicious. Wine is awesome. And definitely think about the cannoli cake for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    Sherry
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The restaurant was so loud we couldn't hear the wait staff or each other. Food was just ok. My dgt got a rabbit dish and had bone and grizzled in her ragout. They did offer a substitute. Overall the noise wad by far the most problematic. We both couldn't wait to leave but we each left with ears ringing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • interesting seasonal menu
    sharonVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We sometimes go here for Sunday dinner. Unless there's a show at the Saenger, it tends to have tables available. It has some of the most interesting seasonal pizzas in town. Last Sunday, my daughter had a gorgonzola pizza and I had pumpkin pizza. Both were wonderful. I enjoy the fact that the menu takes advantage of seasonal ingredients, so it changes frequently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always
    SouthLAGalVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My husband and I were lucky enough to get last minute reservations for lunch on a recent trip to New Orleans. I had the Butternut Squash Tortellini which is superb. My husband had the Tagliatelle, also very delicious. It was the best food of the weekend! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GrayTableVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was excellent as the last time. However, make sure to specify to not be seated at the table right in front of the door. It's a major traffic avenue where customer and staff traffic cross non stop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Happy Hour
    nolaeats
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Domenica has a fabulous happy hour. Don't miss the roasted cauliflower- it's amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    Wowed
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food and service was incredible. It was a little noisy which made it hard to communicate with fellow diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    MSmith
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Been to Domenica several times. Always a great meal and our servers always make great recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great restaurant in a great hotel
    JkerrdogVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great hotel restaurant! Glad to be able to eat good Italian in NOLA & not have to leave my hotel! Thank you Hilton for arranging this space with a chef who knows what they are doing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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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!!!
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    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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    fit for foodies
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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
  • Absolutely Excellent!
    Skip1012
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Prices were very good considering the excellent quality of the food. Can't praise them enough for their fresh, made from scratch pastas and pizza. I love Italian and this was fantastic Italian. I'll be visiting again the next time I travel to New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.