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Best Italian Restaurants in Bywater


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A photo of Irene's restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • French Quarter
Booked 20 times today
Irene's in New Orleans has earned a sterling reputation for serving up some of the best Italian cuisine that city has to offer. Customers often express in their reviews that dining at Irene's was a delightful experience, lauding both the quality service and the exceptional Italian dishes. A New York native even went as far as to say it's the best Italian food they've savored since leaving New York. From the fresh seafood options like the praised fish almond one to the beloved bread pudding, Irene's evidently excels at delivering a diverse and delicious menu. The cozy and elegant atmosphere also contributes to the dining experience, making it the go-to place for a romantic dinner or a memorable meal with a loved one. With its strong commitment to impeccable service and deliciously authentic Italian cuisine, Irene's continues to impress both locals and tourists alike.
A photo of Domenica restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Central Business District
Booked 49 times today
Domenica, located in New Orleans, offers a unique and authentic Italian dining experience that sets it apart from other restaurants. The menu is a testament to classic Italian cuisine with a variety of dishes such as the flavorful Focaccia Farcita, the traditional Lasagna, and a range of homemade salumi. A favorite among customers is the house-cured meats and excellently paired Italian cheeses. Diners have praised the "delicious and imaginative dishes," "excellent service," and an "above-average wine selection." Its convenient location near The Roosevelt Hotel and its commitment to serving high-quality Italian food make Domenica a must-visit for anyone in town.
A photo of Sofia New Orleans restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Warehouse District
Booked 34 times today
Sofia New Orleans is hailed widely for its extraordinary take on Italian cuisine. This restaurant boasts a host of compelling reviews, with frequent mentions of its flavorful pistachio pesto pasta, unique mushroom pizza, and the house ricotta- described as supremely delicious. Customers are delighted by the service, applauding the friendly and knowledgeable staff including a memorable waitress named Julia. One tourist noted that the ambience was pleasant despite the noise. Sofia’s Italian experience even impressed an Italian exchange student named Sofia who found it rather authentic. As per many reviews, the best Italian restaurant in New Orleans offers not only mouthwatering meals, but also an unforgettable experience.
A photo of The Italian Barrel restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • French Quarter
Booked 4 times today
The Italian Barrel is a beloved hotspot in New Orleans for authentic Italian cuisine. With glowing reviews praising the consistency of its outstanding food and service, it's a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Patrons laud their delicious accompaniments such as the veal meatball and gnocchi as "the best." As stated by one customer, "We have NEVER had a bad meal." The chef is often described as accommodating, and the staff is believed to be efficient and delightful. In terms of atmosphere, many appreciation it for its quaint setting and knowledgeable wine service. This restaurant's repeated praise for its authenticity verifies that it successfully captures the essence of fine Italian dining.
A photo of San Lorenzo at Hotel Saint Vincent restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Garden District
Booked 12 times today
San Lorenzo at Hotel Saint Vincent is a celebrated contemporary Italian restaurant, highly regarded for its excellent service and delightful dishes. Many diners make special mention of the restaurant's exceptional service, lauding the staff as sweet, attentive, and knowledgeable. The restaurant offers a delightful twist on traditional Italian cuisine, blending it harmoniously with a seafood-oriented coastal Italian style, much to the delight of its clientele. Dishes such as scampi risotto, squid ink pasta with crab meat, and the standout tuna carpaccio stand as testament to the restaurant's culinary prowess. The sumptuous food, paired with a well-curated wine list boasting plenty of Italian choices, keeps patrons coming back for more. The laid-back atmosphere with an understated decor and chic Caribbean-esque vibe further enhances the dining experience at San Lorenzo, carving out its place as a culinary gem in New Orleans.
A photo of Louisiana Pizza Kitchen- French Quarter restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • French Quarter
Booked 2 times today
Located in the vibrant French Quarter of New Orleans, the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen is renowned for its authentic and scrumptious Italian cuisine. Reviewers recommend their pizzas, calzones and lasagnas, praising their deliciousness and the high quality of in-house preparation. Their Italian menu is recognized as a rarity in New Orleans, making it a highly sought-after destination for diners craving Italian food. With an ambiance echoing the simplicity of Italy and an excellent wine list, clients highly recommend the restaurant for its amazing food and outstanding service. Their gluten-free options and friendly staff ensure a satisfying and inclusive dining experience.
A photo of Mr. John's Steakhouse restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Garden District
Booked 18 times today
Mr. John's Steakhouse consistently receives high praise from patrons, making it a standout in the realm of Steakhouse cuisine. Reviewers commend the establishment for its first-class service and impressive organisation. A favourite among many is the "porterhouse for two," which is consistently highlighted for being cooked and seasoned to perfection. The steaks are noted as being the main attraction, however, all food is reportedly wonderful. Complimentary to the main dishes are sides such as thinly sliced crispy onions rings and mashed sweet potatoes as well as delicious dessert options. Reviewers regard the steakhouse as the best in New Orleans and highly recommend it to everyone, citing it as a top choice over any chain steakhouse. The service, food quality, and overall dining experience ensure that patrons keep coming back.
A photo of Barrilleaux's Restaurant and Wine Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • The Marigny
Barrilleaux's Restaurant and Wine Bar is a must-visit for Italian cuisine lovers, nestled in the heart of New Orleans. The restaurant has become a favorite amongst locals and travelers alike, with numerous positive reviews emphasizing its authenticity and exceptional service. One reviewer raved about the "authentic Italian cuisine," and comments on the "red sauce being impeccable, and the Chicken parmesan as delectable", suggesting a meticulous adherence to traditional Italian recipes. The service is regularly lauded as "excellent," even during special events like their popular Drag Brunch. The atmosphere of the restaurant is also highlighted, with the unique family-run spot offering a "great ambiance."
A photo of Tommy's Cuisine restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Warehouse District
Booked 3 times today
Tommy's Cuisine in New Orleans is known for its authentic, high-quality Italian food that leaves customers raving. The establishment has continually been praised for its welcoming old school ambience, extensive wine list, and specialty cocktails. Stand-out dishes include the divine tiramisu, Louisiana-inspired Banana's Foster, and the Chicken Parmesan served over Angel hair pasta dubbed as "one of the best in the city." The restaurant is also celebrated for its exceptional service, with wait staff earning commendations for their attentiveness and courteous manner. Whether you're a local or a tourist touring the city, Tommy's Cuisine is a go-to for a serene, relaxed atmosphere and great Italian food.
A photo of Pascal's Manale restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Uptown
Booked 18 times today
Pascal's Manale is an outstanding Italian restaurant located in New Orleans, with a rich history dating back to the 80s and 90s. It's a consistent local favorite offering a real NOLA dining experience. The restaurant is acclaimed for its excellent seafood and Italian specialties, renowned as having some of the best Italian dishes in town. Diners praise its classic NoLa Italian dishes, the quality of their seafood, particularly the oysters and shrimp, and the distinctive flavors of their Italian food. The service is heralded as old-school and impeccable. If you're looking for the authentic taste of Italian cuisine in New Orleans, Pascal's Manale is a must-visit. It’s not only a delight to locals but even children find a favorite in their bread. The restaurant also seamlessly blends traditional Italian food with creole-influenced items, adding a unique twist to the menu. The veal Parmesan and the turtle soup come highly recommended by customers.
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