Impastato Cellars

4.8
306 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
In 1979, after over 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Joe Impastato opened Impastato’s in Metaire. Only 5 years before, his brother Sal opened Sal and Judy’s in Lacombe. Now the family of restaurants extends to Madisonville with the opening of Impastato Cellars on September 5, 2013. The Impastato family decided to bring the same traditional, authentic Italian cuisine to the table on the Northshore along with the old world ambiance of a 600 square foot wine cellar featuring over 400 labels, in addition to a wide variety of spirits and craft beers.
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SteveF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual but they didn't have our reservations. They were able to sit us

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JudyH
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food, generous portions and great value for your money.

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KimK
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The dinner was very good, but did take a little longer than should have, but waiter very good and kept us informed and gave free desserts to compensate. Inside area slightly noisier than I like but got to eat on outside patio which was much better

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vipSouthernGirl
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner

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vipglitterws
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Went on Saturday and had a reservation. Seemed like a usual night but took close to two hours to get our meals. This is not usual for them so I'll give them another chance but quite surprised.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good meal with incredible pricing!

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TeresaD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food ,attentive service. The night was very cold so sitting by the door opening and closing was not ideal but tolerable. Everything else was great. Thanks so much.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Valentines

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MarieC
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parent’s 56th wedding anniversary! Daniel, our waiter, was outstanding. Very attentive making our special occasion even more so. Mr. Joe made our fettuccine Alfredo in front of us. So delicious and very special. Ryan Simon, the musician singer performing that day dedicated a song to my parents. 🥰 We will be back! Our favorite go to restaurant for special occasions

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WalterF
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great surprise for the quality of the food and service. Ambiance was very attractive and relaxed. The value of the total experience was very good.

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BeckyT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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FloydG
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and a great price for the amount of food and quality. I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family had a wonderful time at the Cellars. Tamara was an excellent server that paid attention to every single detail! The food was excellent and all courses arrived timely and hot!. Mr Impastato himself made our fettuccine table-side from scratch. It added a special touch to our meal. Will return for another perfect experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mica and her staff are outstanding! Great atmosphere, not too loud to hear table conversation, and staff super friendly but not overbearing. Haven’t had a bad meal here!

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MeganB
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The service was wonderful and were very child friendly. We dined with our 2 year old twins and one of them spilled a glass of champagne. Not only did they move us to a clean table they provided a complimentary glass of champagne. One of our favorite places to eat!

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DONNAS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tamra, our server, creatively decorated my dessert plate with birthday wishes. It was very nice of her to do this. Enjoyed the entire meal too.

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KellieJ
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impastato Cellars never disappoints. Great family recipes and great ambiance. My favorite tiramisu and pasta gravy!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great but we sat in the back room and it was freezing.

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NOfoodie
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for Sunday brunch. The food was great. A crooner was singing into an old style stand-up mike and the mimosas and bloody marys were bottomless. All in all, a great brunch!

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Vicki
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome.
From the food, to the ambience, the service and the whole dining experience.
I was impressed and will be back.
The whole staff was great!
Our waitress was Carmen and she was great
I highly recommend this restaurant

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DebraP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food!

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RamonaT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to dinner for my daughter's birthday, she had been before with friends and it was her choice. The food we had was fresh and delicious. Our waiter was very nice and attentive. Overall a very nice evening. My daughter chose the scrumptious blueberry/banana cheesecake for dessert.

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craftmom
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there on special occasions and the service and food is always great!! Definitely a great place to go.

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LizD
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It would have been 5 stars except for the hostess who was not at all friendly. Everything else was fabulous.

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vipMerrily
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Traditional Italian served by a Friendly extended Italian family - Lovely!

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RonaldW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My rating would be higher if not for the sparse parking. Using the back lot now and going forward is tricky. There is a large slab of concrete almost in the middle of the entrance road and if you hit it, you will lose a tire if not the front end. Needs to be improved for safety sake.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food & wine special on my birthday! Pleasant , but loud voices on back porch! Excellent service!

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jamil
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal and service always amazing

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vipAnthonyB
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

My wife and I have been here many times. My mother in law has accompanied us several times before and we invited her to join us on Friday night. I requested, thru Open Table, a seat near the wine cellar that she likes. This table was taken and instead of seating us inside , we were the first, and only people at the time, seated on the outside dining section. This is normally not a problem but, my mother in law is 93 years old and it was a very cool evening. My seating request fell on deaf ears and the upset of my ladies will deter our returning. I was truly disappointed in their lack of compassion .

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malloryln
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time here, and it was just as good. While it felt a bit rushed at times, everyone enjoyed himself/herself. The food prices are reasonable, but the drink prices are very much on the steep side. The only hiccup came when they said we only had a reservation for 4 and I had changed it to 6 people (and had the confirmation email stating so if they would’ve needed to see it), but they accommodated us quickly. All in all, this is definitely a “special occasion” spot, and we will be back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good, we enjoyed the meals very much and service was fantastic

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vipMike
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal .lots of choice. good service

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AllisonO
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and wine and the atmosphere is perfect!

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vipRalphS
Mississippi
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The homemade Praline Cheesecake was awesome
Not to sweet just right. Service was personal and outstanding

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BlancheQ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely...It was quiet and romantic with delicious food and wonderful service..A shout-out to our beautiful waitress Brianna....you were so professional and so much fun!!!

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Bellafoodie
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

As long As they know the butter sauces are too heavy on the seafood and the breading on the Parmesan dishes is too heavy

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BlancheQ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience, food was outstanding, and service was excellent, our waitress very friendly and accommodating...going back very soon.

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chi4610
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice mom and pop feel to it. It's like one big family running the entire restaurant. Big portions and friendly people!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Impastato’s for most all special events. Even got married there. It was our Anniversary. The table was set up specially for an Anniversary. Service from Brianna was right on spot.

FAQs

Impastato Cellars offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (985) 845-4445.

Impastato Cellars is rated 4.8 stars by 306 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.