Vincent's Italian Cuisine
Vincent's Italian Cuisine

Vincent's Italian Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com/
  • Phone: (504) 866-9313
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Creole
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer catering for both on/off premise events for up to a 1000 people. Please call if you have any questions about catering at your office, holiday party, or any special event.
  • Private Party Contact: Vincent 504-866-9313
  • Special Events: We do have a private wine room that can accomodate up to 22 people. For larger parties we have a room that can accomdate up to a 100 guest at our Metairie Location

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fern
  • Public Transit: If your looking to get out of the city and explore the historical St. Charles Ave, you can get on the street car and Vincent's is one stop before Carrolton Ave in the riverbend. The street car will stop in front of Vincent's on the corner of St. Charles Ave. and Fern St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Vincent's Italian Cuisine
Vincent's is located in the Uptown area of New Orleans in the heart of the Riverbend. We have been serving the New Orleans area for 20 years and continue to serve the the finest ingredients at a reasonable price. Vincent's has been voted "Best Italian Restaurant" for 10 years in a row by multiple publications. The menu is considered to be Creole Italian which consist of Italian food with a New Orleans Twist. We serve your all your Italian favorites from homemade pasta's to Osso Bucco along with many classic New Orleans dishes such as Blackened Redfish, Seafood Stuffed Porkchop, Veal Chop, Stuffed Shrimp in Pastry, Herb Crusted Salmon and Crabcakes. If your looking for a cozy neighborhood restaurant with great food and service, Vincent's is the place to be.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Vincent's Italian Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (98)special occasion (63)fit for foodies (62)romantic (53)notable wine list (42)hot spot (19)good for groups (18)great for lunch (13)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Great food and service. Excellent experience and will recommend and return...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vealumptuous!
    Goaliegod1969
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    First off, although it took longer then expected for our food to arrive, the service was so amazing we did not care. They filled our glasses and kept the fresh bread and garlic roasted olive oil full. Very knowledgeable server who made great recommendations. The menu is dominated by veal, which was amazing. Everything exceded our expectations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect as always
    MawMawSuzyVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Dinning at Vincent's is always a perfect experience from the atmosphere, to the service, to the food and the wine! There is nothing better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, as always !
    Luvnola
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Wonderful, as always ! Took our grandson from Virginia to our favorite place and he loved the corn and crab bisque and sautéed oysters !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed....Enjoyed....Enjoyed
    Pookie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is my third time this month dining at Vincent's and the food taste better every time. I tried the glazed pork chop, mirliton and lasagna. It was delicious! I am hooked on this restaurant so this is my new hotspot !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visiting grandparents loved it!
    50YearNOLANative
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My son's grandparents visited from Dallas to see his school play, and we took them to Vincent's for a pre-theatre dinner. They were impressed by the wine selection, and raved over the Braciloni & Eggplant Parmesian. These native Brooklynites know what authentic Italian cuisine is, and said they'd like to make this a regular spot when they visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vincent's Review
    HungryNOLAGirl
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The food here was amazing, reasonably priced, and very filling! Had a great time with friends for lunch and almost had the place to ourselves. Service was great and we will definitely be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dependable
    NOLADDD
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    if you are looking for the best version of the old new orleans italian neighborhood restaurant, vincent's is for you. we come here fairly regularly and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Italian Cuisine
    Ignatius
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had a wonderful meal, great service, great wine in this lively Uptown restaurant. Highly recommended but reservations for weekends are an absolute must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXCELLENT FOOD! EXCELLENT LOCATION!
    Pookie
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I attended Vincent's Restaurant for the second time and the food was Excellent! Small place but I love the atmosphere! While waiting, you can enjoy a few drinks at the bar or sit outside and mingle. You have to try the Eggplant medallions! DELICIOUS!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This place is busy, so make reservations but also plan on waiting and getting ordering a drink at small bar even if you have reservations. Be forewarned most tables are situated very close together. Lots of locals getting take-out.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic Italian lunch
    cmuellerx
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We took the street car up and found the restaurant had a decent lunch crowd but we got a table right away. Wine selection is good and enjoyed the basket of garlic bread. My husband enjoyed his Chicken Parm and he is connoisseur (orders it everywhere)... I enjoyed the Spaghetti and Sausage dish. Great pasta sauce, we totally enjoyed our lunch. We always try to stop over there when in NOLA.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • patron
    cpkaye
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was excellent, service very good. Sat in 2nd room at 2 seat table in back corner. Eating was difficult. Table did not hold all the plates. Rec sitting in main room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terry
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Vincent's serves delicious, traditional Italian food, and does it consistently! They offer an excellent variety of entrees, expertly prepared, with sauces that are 'right on'. The 'real' Caesar salad, along with crab-and corn bisque served in a bread bowl, are great beginnings. My wife and I drive the 60 miles to New Orleans once a month to enjoy this food. A great neighborhood restaurant treasure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GregBrown
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Allways a treat. Treated like family. Great food,Great services.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food but had to wait
    luveatingout
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    reservation was for 8pm didn't get seated until 8:45pm, once seated had to wait another 10 mins before a menu was brought to us. Food was excellent but service was just ok
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great place.
    CreoleOrleans
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    If you're just looking for good authentic Italian food… This is the place to be. The service is phenomenal, and the wine list is very good. This is probably one of the best Italian restaurants in New Orleans hands-down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mama Mia
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    As an Italian (from the west coast), I am always a bit put out by a seeming lack of Italian food I grew up with in this area. With the utmost respect to the Italians in the area who have certainly put their own regional twist on things, which is also fantastic. But sometimes, I just want a kitchen hug from mama!! Vincent's fills that void in more ways than one. Boisterous is an understatement for the crowd. Big, loud families surround you in the best sense of the word. The food- FINALLY- the food! I found a place I can take my mother to when she visits. A bit heavy on the veal in all dishes would be my only complaint, as I do not eat veal. However in terms of authenticity everything was dead on. The Sicilian antipasta plate: must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Perfect Evening
    CWReview
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Needed a special place to celebrate our 15 year anniversary. We love Italian food & try to eat local when we can. Many entries came up, but something kept pointing me to Vincent’s Italian Cuisine. The more reviews I read online the easier my decision was to make. From your first impression walking up to the front door till when you walk out the door everything screams Italian Restaurant in a good way. The wonderful décor, the friendly staff, the attentive owner, etc… Then there is the food. The amazing food. My wife had the canneloni & I had the chicken parmigiana. Both were done to perfection. We will recommend Vincent's Italian Cuisine to any & all. Thank you for the great & special evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Favorite Place in New Orleans
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This restaurant is, by far, our "go to" place in New Orleans- whether it is for a special occasion or just as a "I don't feel like cooking tonight" outing. Always outstanding service and unbelievably fabulous food!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The person coordinating the reservations and waiting list was very courteous and pleasant. The food was excellent and the service was also very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vincent's is a must!
    JuJu
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Vincent's. I had heard from many that is was fantastic and saw it was awarded the Best Italian restaurant in New Orleans. It lived up to the award. Fantastic food and can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique
    LuckyEater
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Im from Oklahoma and my boyfriend from Alabama. Although he lived there for 9 months he had never heard of Vincent's. I did research and all the reviews were excellent. And I will say Vincent's did not disappoint. I will highly recommend this to anyone headed that direction.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome
    2happydiners
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Awesome food and overall great dining experience. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Special
    Veritas
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Wanted to have a special meal for a dear friend and it was indeed just that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & great friendly service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Tabels are tight, but makes for a vibrant atmosphere. If you want a bit more room ask to be seataed in the "wine room."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love2dineatvincents
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    When we are in New Orleans, this is the restaurant we always go to! Food and service are always excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Night Class
    VAPiedmont
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Vincent's is mostly a neighborhood Italian restaurant, but don't let that fool you. The cooking is very good, not one sauce fits all, and the portions are good sized. In our case, my wife had chicken parmiggiano, I had veal Napoleon, and the flavors were very different - my "gravy" was closer to the original tomato, less cooked down than the parm, and the seasoning was perfect. The wine list by the glass or bottle is large enough for most palates, and most of the regular items on the menu come with suggested pairings. If only we had enough room for the desserts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • from Riverlands SPCA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Vincent always donates to our annual Bark after Dark fundraiser, and we like to reciprocate by dining there. Last Sunday, a major sponsor took us to dinner. He likes Italian and is a vegetarian. so we had wine and dinner at the St. Charles location and managed to avoid Saints traffic, too. Food was great; I knew it would be. Our friends from Switzerland really enjoyed their food! We appreciate Vincent's generosity and his most excellent and dependable food. The only change I recommend is just a bit more light; people were using flashlights and cell phones to see the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Lindagator
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We so enjoyed our dinner here. The food was very good & the wait staff did everything they could to make our visit enjoyable. The menu is extensive. The breadsticks & garlic butter was habit forming. The restaurant was very attractive & clean. The noise level was high from everyone talking & having a good time. Other than that, the evening was perfect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • cquinnk
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Rose of Sicily, eggplant parmagian were great. It is a neighborhood favorite. We visit Vincent's every time we are in NOLA.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hands down my new favorite
    NolaFoodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Hands down the best service in New Orleans. Vincents delivers on all fronts and the friendly attentive staff brings it home! Overall the food is incredible and the atmosphere is unbeatable for any romantic occasion. Being 100% Italian I could not ask for a more authentic Italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    ZorroVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Vincents is a terrific local find. Consistently good. Great waitstaff who work as a team (how refreshing!). Can get a little busy and tables are close together so book ahead on weekends if you can.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Packed like sardines
    neworleansnewbie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very busy and tables are very close together. Service was attentive but not overwhelming. Would have appreciated a little more direction on the menu as it was our first time at the restaurant. Servers didn't make too much effort with our table. There were other tables that were regulars and were obvious favorites. Food was good but very heavy. Food came out in a timely manner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unforgivably bad!
    SaccoChild
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I have eaten at Vincent's Restaurant's since I was a child and was always treated like family, ate great food and had amazing service. My last visit was the complete opposite. The food was ok, I felt rushed, we had dirty silverware and our wines delivered from the bar were mixed up. The dramatic changes going on have caused me to never return again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Genuine Experience
    NOLAFoodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Vincent's is a great destination, when you are searching for an experience, not only a tasty meal. Hubs and I wanted to take his parents out for a treat. The staff tryly delivered. Stuffed cannelloni simply melts in your mouth, ooh la la! The eggplant Parmesan and lasagna was a hit as well. Father in-law enjoyed his chicken, however the garlic was a bit heavy. (He's not Italian, forgive him. lol) Raymond, the ultimate, attentive senior wait staff was on point! He's very conscientious and provided a bit of humor. He made us feel very welcome and at home. He wasn't pushy about the menu or desert. Even when we declined desert and then changed our mind, and decided to opt for the Spumoni, he rolled with the flow. He's surely a keeper!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food but extreme crowding
    cea1VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Quite a trek if you are staying in Riverfront/French Quarter but the trip is worth it. You pass many beautiful homes on your trip so always something pleasant to observe. We were seated immediately and wait staff were attentive and accommodating . Food was delicious and wine list was fine. Only drawback for me was the crowding of the tables. Seemed they were trying to put 40 tables into a 25 table spot. No one seemed to mind with all the great food coming to the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    EatinStyleVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We adore Vincent's Italian Cuisine ... find a nook here and order up! Excellent traditional Italian dishes. Service always on spot and welcoming! This family gets it! Keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night
    Oliver
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a great night at Vincent's! It was our first time but the food was amazing. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old school Italian
    CalWVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Both artichoke apps are delicious. Our party loved the veal, crabmeat salad, fish, corn bisque. Caesar is so so. The ice cream is delicious. The only negative (besides the parking ticket) was that the spaghetti in the bordelaise was over-cooked. I wish Vincent's would step up and be the first to offer whole wheat pasta.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.