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Impastato Cellars

4.5
4.5
383 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Easter Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm Mothers day Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (985) 845-4445

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Madisonville

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 383 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Special Occasion

  • Northshore

    Most Booked

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  1. C

    Cheech

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bought a home on the Northshore.
  2. N

    Nope

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food at a reasonable price. Wine was half off tha night.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We celebrated our tenth anniversary here and the food was great. The waitress did bring me the wrong wine and a different salad than I ordered, but I didn’t care. Everything was so good and the price for the food was amazing too. We will be back!
  4. DG

    DrewG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    We’ve eaten at the restaurant many times on a weeknight but first time in a long time eating there on a Saturday, the overall experience was very Disappointing- our drinks stayed on the bar for 10 minutes we had to remind our waitress twice about the drinks, it took forever to get our food and when it did come our salads were all mixed up.
  5. FC

    FrankC

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food, new & innovative menu items. Very attentive and professional service, highly recommend!
  6. D

    Deauxgirl22

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The main problem is needs a good cleaning, outside benches had cobwebs, the plastic sheeting was foggy looking. Played were chipped. Service was slow for refills. Food was ok. Sat next to a group of 8, couldn't talk to each other at all
  7. FJ

    FrannieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here for Fathers Day and as usual it was delish. Love the artichoke bottom and crab claws!! The Shrimp Scampi was delih and light!! Everything was great, we even took leftovers home, so much food and the price was great for the 5 course meals.
  8. V

    Venette

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Limited Parking. The service was a little slow. You have to close out at the bar before you go to your table. Other than that, it was a great experience.
  9. PH

    PhilipH

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 1st year anniversary at the Impastatos in Metairie and we wanted to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary at the same restaurant but, In Madisonville. Everything was what we thought it would be. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted and sat at our table and had our drink order taken. Great drinks and then we ordered our food and we decided on the 5 Course dinner for each of us. It did not disappoint one bit. My wife had the eggplant Parmesan and I had the Osso Bucco(sorry if I misspelled it). It was all delicious. From the appetizer, the pasta, the salad, the dinner and especially dessert. Thank y’all again :-)
  11. JG

    JasonG

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Noise level was moderate, but I was a boisterous group of 6. :)
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice pleasant way to unwind at the end of a long week. Food was good, as always and staff were attentive to the needs of patrons. Very enjoyable evening and excellent value for the money!!!
  13. NS

    NorthShoreRes

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food is consistently good. Wait staff was good. A little pricey but that's the world we live in now. Live music was a bit loud for the dining room. Overall, would recommend.
  14. DA

    DavidA

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, food was delicious. Been to restaurant several times in the past.
  15. a

    alinet

    Memphis/West TN

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food is always above average. We had a good time. The new waitress was in a learning process but was ok
  16. XA

    XA713

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good food & service. Very nice staff. The only issue was the volume of the music/live performer. We were seated close to the performer with a large group next to us. Whenever he performed, the group next to us became louder. Next time I know to request a table further away from the live performer.
  17. TR

    ThomasR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over all, our dinning experience was excellent. Our waitress was awesome. Another excellent Impastato restaurant
  18. RB

    RonaldB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so delicious---the best we've had ever!!! We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and they certainly made us feel very special! All of the staff were so friendly and helpful! Definitely will be going back there!
  19. KM

    KrisM

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our recent late night dining experience was great @ Impastato Cellars. Everyone made us feel welcomed, and we loved the ambiance. The waitresses were fabulous, and the table service was incredible. The food was amazing. We cannot wait to go back!
  20. JA

    JeriAnn

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love out meal at Impastato's! My chicken parm was not only delicious but our whole meal for the two of us was very reasonable for a night out. We will be back!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Graduation
  22. m

    martins

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    LUCKY MARTIN GOT LAST PARKING SPOT AVAILABLE. REAR DINING ROOM I LKE , BUT CLOSED OFF. DINED AT TABLE NEXT TO NOISY OTHERS. SERVICE AND FOOD WERE EXCELLENT..
  23. m

    michelem

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    My mom chose the restaurant for a delayed Mother's day dinner. She ordered the Shrimp Scampi because she remembered it being her favorite dish at Impastato's in Metairie. The Shrimp were sufficiently large and the quantity ample but the flavor was not there-bland. I ordered the soft shell crab (Payton, I think ). The online menu says that there are 2 jumbo crabs in this dish-I only got one for $35 which while delicious, was definitely over-priced. I also ordered a side of Fettucine Alfredo- they should be using jars of Sal Impastato's Alfredo sauce if Joe can't teach them how to make Alfredo sauce- it was nothing more than fettucine with warm milk on it . I didn't say anything because I didn't want to upset my mom by making any criticisms of the meal. The blueberry/banana pie was very good. If someone asked about the restaurant I'd tell them exactly what I've just said here- the food is good but..........
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good atmosphere, good food.
  25. LS

    LisaS

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service as always. This is one of our favorite spots to go for celebrations.
  26. RW

    RickyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Food was even better than I anticipated.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed Great quality
  28. MT

    MikedeTigre

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were placed on the back porch. Not a very inviting seat for an otherwise nice restaurant. No way to keep sun out of your eyes, slanted floor, dirty windows, cold. The seafood gumbo was not good - more like a stew, too thick, too light. The scampi was excellent as was the appetizer (sauteed crab claws). However, the sauces on the rest of the dishes were overly heavy (too much cream or cheese or both). It was difficult to get service as well. Would love to come here more often as it is down the street, but not good enough.
  29. TC

    TamCan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Menu can be al a carte or the 5-course special. Lasagna is outstanding with a flair of surprise having sweet peas in it. Veal Marcelo was tender and flavorful. Will definitely go back when appetite allows for 5-course special. Great place for date night, special event or friend gathering.
  30. CD

    CarlaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, friendly staff, and amazing atmosphere!
  31. DM

    DebbieM

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Awful awful awful experience! Old lady that is either owner or manager was extremely RUDE & had the nastiest attitude! She sat us at the worst table at the entrance! Right by the bathroom! Not the way to greet clients. Crab claws dipped in greasy butter & messy. Fish dishes were very salty. Bad experience overall. Won’t be back again! Much better options on the Northshore compared to Impastato’s.
  32. RC

    RayC

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The fettuccini dish was very “soupy” with no flavor. The red sauce dishes and steak entree was excellent.
  33. j

    jiml

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    food is good but not worth the price, the red sauce little flavor same with the alfredo sauce. the bread was good at the table but once again not worth the price. The Tiramisu had no flavor and the cannoli had a cinnamon flavor which overpowered the taste.
  34. WT

    WilliamT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and the experience was great. Food was fabulous.
  35. MH

    MaryH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were seated on the enclosed porch which is nice. However, I prefer when we are able to be seated inside at a table in one of the main dining areas. It is a much quieter experience. The porch has little to no acoustics to lower the noise level. A gentleman at the table next to us was on his phone which was on speaker and it sounded like work issues. Very inconsiderate for his fellow diners. Inside is a much more subdued atmosphere which offers a quiet evening to enjoy your meal.
  36. BJ

    BobJ

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Food was very good. Service was excellent. Would have preferred that space was larger. Tables were too close together, however will go back since had an excellent meal.
  37. RA

    RuebenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impastato Cellars is a fantastic restaurant. The food is “5 Star” quality at very reasonable prices. The portions are very generous. On this occasion I had the 16 oz veal porterhouse steak and I am sure it was 16 ozs after it was cooked, not before. It was absolutely delicious. The service was top notch and professional. The atmosphere is very nice for a date night with your significant other. We always look forward to our next visit.
  38. KT

    KeithT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food, Excellent service, great atmosphere. There was also a great singer entertaining during the Bruch time. Overall great experience!!!
  39. SJ

    SandiJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing meal with great service! Fantastic wine selection.
  40. P

    Patster

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    It took 2 hours to get our food. Our waitress was not on top of it. We have been there several times and loved it. We had a table of 7. Service was very slow. My husband had to ask for our food after 2 hours. The food was very good as always. It was the service that was the let down.

FAQs

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

Impastato Cellars is rated 4.5 stars by 383 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Impastato Cellars

240 Highway 22 East Madisonville, LA 70447

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Madisonville

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Easter Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm Mothers day Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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