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Best Italian Restaurants in Lakeview/Gentilly


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A photo of Tana restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Metairie
Booked 45 times today
Tana is an upscale Italian restaurant drawing from local Chef Michael Gulotta's New Orleans Sicilian upbringing as well as his time training in the Liguria region of Italy.Experience cocktails in our comfy lounge with jewel toned plush booths and ambient lighting. Dine in the classically Italian styled main room with wood beams or The Villa, which is light and airy with lots of natural light, as if you're dining al fresca on the Sicilian coast.
A photo of A Tavola restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Metairie
Booked 14 times today
Located next to Lakeside Mall, A Tavola offers an unforgettable dining experience steeped in genuine Italian cuisine. The restaurant's detail-oriented and knowledgable staff, such as Charles and Tyriek, ensure each customer's unique preferences are catered to. Customers often revisit, driven by the rich, hearty meat sauce reminiscent of an Italian Sunday family dinner, and the superbly seasoned Pesto Shrimp Linguine that feels like it was "cooked with love". The distinctive take on lasagna also leaves a lasting impression. Nestled comfortably in Metairie, moments away from the mall's bustling activity, A Tavola is a favorite spot imbued with a modern yet cozy ambiance. The restaurant is worth more than one visit, to savor their excellent food and service, again and again.
A photo of Ristorante Filippo restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Metairie
Booked 3 times today
Ristorante Filippo, located in the vibrant Nola area, is a must-visit for fans of authentic Italian cuisine. Regularly described as the best Italian food in the city, it consistently impresses with its delicious dishes and friendly, attentive service. The chef's hands-on approach, often interacting with guests, contributes to its warm and inviting atmosphere. Despite the occasional noise, diners have praised the overall experience, even rating it a hypothetical 6 out of 5 stars! Whether for a special occasion or a casual dinner, Ristorante Filippo guarantees a memorable dining experience. However, guests are advised to plan for parking, particularly on weekend evenings.
A photo of Vacca Steakhouse restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Metairie
Booked 6 times today
VACCA STEAKHOUSEIndulge in the ultimate steak experience.
A photo of Porter & Luke's restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Metairie
Booked 6 times today
Porter & Luke's is a renowned restaurant known for its exemplary Creole, Cajun, and Southern cuisine. The menu offers a range of sumptuous platters including a variety of seafood served with fries, a selection of mouthwatering Po Boys and specialty sandwiches, and an impressive array of entrees. Reviewers have praised dishes like the eggplant Sophie, pecan-crusted catfish, and the pasta with eggplant medallions, describing them as 'amazing' and 'out of this world.' The establishment also offers a wide selection of delectable salads and soups, including the unique and delicious Champagne/Shitaki soup. Porter & Luke's is touted for its excellent service, friendly staff, and a cozy ambiance that patrons have found to be very pleasant. Its convenient location and good value have made it a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
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 Domenica restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Central Business District
Booked 30 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 36 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 Irene's restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • French Quarter
Booked 26 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 Pascal's Manale restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Uptown
Booked 5 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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