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Domenica
Domenica

Domenica Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.domenicarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (504) 648-6020
  • 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "From the moment we were greeted at the door we knew we were in for a great evening! The hostess and wait wait were warm, friendly ,knowledgeable, and accommodating.We started with the pate, best ever, its was served with puffed pastry fried in pork fat, all though it was tasty, it took away from from the great flavors in the pate. The waitress immediately exchanged it for the warm fresh baked bread. My husband had fresh pasta with basil, tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil. Cooked to perfection. I chose the Lasagna Bolognese, I was not disappointed the freshly made pasta infused with parsley was light and flavorful. The portion was generous, to my husband's delight who assisted in cleaning the plate. We will return on our next visit."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "This is a great place for authentic Italian food. The squid carpaccio is unbelievable. The Happy Hour is legendary & actually requires reservations, & it is well worth it. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I love Domenica happy hour. It is always consistent, the service is great and the pizza is yummy."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Pizza is alway great and the roasted cauliflower is fabulous."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Enjoyed a late lunch with friends. Everyone could find something that suited their taste."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Nice relax Italian restaurant, inside the Roosevelt Hotel. The Pizza really good. Is an informal but nice place to have lunch."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food was ok. The crab was lost in the spicy squad linguine. Our server needed to be flagged down for anything including water. Too loud. Not returning."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Seriously, OpenTable, your highest noise rating is "energetic?" How about "LOUD" for a rating? Anyway, Domenica is great, and the happy hour specials on wine, beer and pizzas makes this downtown New Orleans eatery an incredible value. I can't think of too many places where I can get food of this high quality and pay roughly $60 for a dinner for two, including booze and dessert."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Drove 2 hours to have dinner at Domenica. Had a couple of specialty pizzas which were great. The staff was on and attentive. Have been to Domenica before and will be back. we didn't bring our kids but they would have enjoyed the restaurant too."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Food was delicious and ambience was very nice. Our server knew the menu well and suggested the perfect option for the vegan in our party. And the chef did not disappoint! Plus, you can't beat the happy hour pizza special: generous servings and creative menu items, make it a steal."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We enjoyed our pizza, but were dismayed to find that each small bottle of Coke was $3. Will know not to order as many sodas next time."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had pizza, a cheese plate with special "rolls" and some fried squash. Everything was good including the service. The dessert with fruit and a sauce with meringues was excellent, and my dinner companion had the hazelnut and chocolate pudding, which she said was good as well."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We celebrated a colleague's B-Day and it was our first time at the restaurant - we chose it because of all the reviews we had heard and read. The food was outstanding. We ordered a whole lot of different plates to share and everything was so tasty. From the appetizers to the cauliflower and the pizzas and pasta, it was a true delicious meal. We will be back!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "It is rare occasion we are in town and don't stop here. Had our 14 year old with us this time so it was perfect for pizza and chacuterie!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food is consistently awesome, service is stellar. I think the small size plates on the pastas have gotten smaller though. They are still amazing- can't figure out how every piece of pasta is so perfectly sauced! Octopus carpaccio always a winner."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Went with friends & our toddler. Restaurant was loud enough we were not worried about him bothering people but quiet enough to enjoy conversation with friends. Most of the food was amazing - we loved the duck pate, rabbit pasta, squash blossoms & cauliflower (really the whipped feta was the best). The carrot pizza was the only disappointing item,but overall we had a wonderful time & were very happy with the food."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Everyone talks about the whole roasted head of cauliflower. Well, it does not disappoint, simply the best cauliflower I've ever had. The Veal Tongue salad was marvelous. You say, tongue! Yuck! I say, like eating the best veal cutlet you could imagine!! Double good. The pastas are perfectly prepared and generous portions even for the small plate. With a nice wine and a cafe corretto at the end and we were absolutely pleased with the food and atmosphere. No pizza on this visit but they are great, too."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Last night in New Orleans and the best service we had during out stay. The waitress Christine really made this dinner for us. Good food at a deasant price. A nice twist when selecting wine. Find your own wine in the wine room and a big plus that the wine was decanted. We stayed until late and there was no rush in getting us out if there. All in all a place to recommend and with truely impeccable service."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Used to love Domenica. They have reduced the menu to a single page and removed several of their best items. Our service verged on being ignored. Food was good but nor memorable as it has so often been. Not planning to return unless I hear great things again. Also there is now Domenica Pizza uptown on Magazine St. We did stop in and the pizza was terrific. Great selection of all kinds of beer."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "but Domenica was a bit of a let down. I was told the roasted cauliflower was wonderful so I planned to order it in spite of the steep $18.00 price. I don't know, it was just disappointing. I suppose that I expected too much, the flavor was lacking, and I know that I can do a much better job at home. I ordered the roasted carrot pizza and it was good....just good. The combinations of the beets, carrots and brussel sprouts was a great concept but the crust was flimsy and didn't hold up well. Our waiter was quite stealthy as we had to ask him if we could place our order for dinner, after we had finished our appetizer and he never asked if he could get us another drink from the bar. Domenica was disappointing and I doubt that I will return."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This restaurant is awesome. I try to stop in whenever I am in town. I have been here many times and each time have not been disappointed. It is not the place to go if you want a quiet intimate dinner, as the environment is quite noisy. The food though speaks for itself. The flavor profiles though at face look odd, but taste delicious. The servings are sizeable and perfect to share. It's so plentiful that I have only ordered dessert once."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We ate at Domenica on our last night in New Orleans. We wish we had found it earlier. The service was casual, yet professional. We had the roasted cauliflower (delicious), a pizza and pasta. Although we were stuffed, we couldn't resist getting the banana dessert, and were SO glad we did. We had a very memorable meal."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "HUGE THANKS to Adam for his phenomenal service and to the chef and kitchen staff for their conscientious attention to my son's food allergy needs.As always,the food was DELCIOUS!We dined during Happy Hour and enjoyed two tasty pizzas (LOVE LOVE LOVE the Happy Hour specials!), the phenomanal roasted cauliflower/goat cheese dip and two beautiful,elegant and YUMMY desserts.My son was in creamy-vanilla heaven as he devoured the panne cotta and I savored every taste of the peach and blueberry cake.I highly recommend Domenica to anyone searching for great food and superb service in a classy yet comfortable,relaxed setting(ask for Adam as your server AND don't forget to order a dozen or two of their pastry queen's KILLER chocolate cookies to-go)."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great! Gourmet delicious pizza! The fried Kale is a MUST! Broiled cauliflower is another great choice. Don't miss the peach cake for dessert!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The restaurant was excellent. The food was unique and delicious and the service was impeccable. This is a restaurant that I will definitely return to. Everything from the appetizers to the dessert was delicious."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had a short time in NEO and we came back here twice. Will not disappoint"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "All I can say is wow! Truly may habve been the best cheese plate I have ever had!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had just arrived at our hotel in New Orleans and wanted something tasty but close to the restaurant and found Domenica through Open Table and decided to give it a shot. BEST decision ever! I had the margherita pizza which had flavors that transported me back to my Sicilian grandmother's table. My fiancée had the pork pizza and ate every last bite. Foodies will appreciate the fancy appetizer menu and everyone can appreciate the mistake proof menu of authentic Italian bites. There isn't a plethora of entree selections but there's plenty to please everyone. The noise level kept it from being terribly romantic but the ambiance was very pleasant. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Exceptional Italian cuisine with a distinctive Southern flare. Our friendly server made several recommendations and not once steered us wrong. The surprise of the evening was a head of cauliflower charred in the pizza oven for diners to pull off soft/crunchy heads for dipping in an extraordinary sauce of feta, goat cheese and cumin oil... yum! The charcuterie board served up fantastic meats and cheeses with some surprising sweet notes, most notably a glaced fruit infused with horseradish. Rabbit tagliatelle, sweet quid ink pasta with crab, and a beguilingly simple lasagna with bechamel were gobbled up with gusto during our "family-style" business dinner. Enjoying such fine food in an environment so lacking in pretention is a rare treat!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Conducted a high level business luncheon with our top execs. Not an especially easy find unless you know it's part of the Roosevelt Hotel. Their cuisine leans heavily towards Italian. Since no one particularly wanted just a luncheon entree, we divided 3 specialty pizzas four ways. This worked out well as their pizza is not the standard you'd find in NYC. About 12" personal pies, but enough for several. Crust was crisp and toppings were excellent."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This is a marvelous restaurant in New Orleans. They have no cover charge for wine and a have outstanding food including; pizzas, pasta dishes and cheese platters...just a wonderful restaurant"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "If you like unique pizzas eat at Domenica! If you like unique pizzas for a great price eat at Domenica during their happy hour when the pizzas are half-off. You will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Do not leave New Orleans without dining here. You will regret it. Everything is outstanding. The blueberry, basil gelato was by far the greatest dessert I have ever had."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food is excellent! The service is excellent! The noise level is off the charts, so if you have trouble hearing in noisy areas, this is not the place for you."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner during Domenica's happy hour. The food was incredible and the happy hour specials are incredible. Great to see a "foodie" restaurant making their food affordable for the middle class guys!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Happy hour times have changed and prices on pizzas have gone up.Not a great deal as it used to be for happy hour. Food still good. Pizza had a lot of burnt spots on top.Service was very good."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Domenica has become one of my all-time favorite spots for happy hour. Their incredibly tasty and inventive pizzas are half-price, as are wine, beer, well drinks and Bellinis. It can get noisy, but not so much that it becomes distracting or annoying. The service is uniformly excellent, the ambience comfortable, and the food simply delicious."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "It's our goal to eventually try everything on the menu. As the menu changes with the seasons, we continue to be surprised with the variety of dishes and find a new favorite. This time it was the squid ink pasta. The umami flavors from the dish was amazing. We had some issues with some of the timing and confusion of our dishes, but our server and the manager made up for it. It won't stop us from dining here again."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The roasted cauliflower with the feta goat cheese was awesome! The mushroom pizza was delicious! Very vibrant fun restaurant, go early for the great deals at happy hour."
    Dined on 6/19/2014