Impastato Cellars

4.3
331 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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vipMissica
New Orleans
56 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice Italian Cafe in Madisonville. While the menu is somewhat limited especially when it comes to fish and seafood, the food is good and portions are large so order accordingly. It is a nice cozy atmosphere and the service is good. Our server was obviously new but certainly tried hard and it was noticeable the tables near us were giving him a difficult time.
All in all I would recomend for dinner but I might try a different venue for a special occasion. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the fish was prepared well.

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viprtaorm
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Amazing food and ambiance ruined by such a loud singer. In fact, so loud you couldn’t have a conversation over the great food.

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Katchatouri
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday Brunch and it was delicious! We loved the live music performance also.

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vipCanjunman12345678901234
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Shrimp Au gratin very fishy. Could not eat. Smoked Filet very gamy. Fish dish no flavor but fishy. Chicken Parm sweet bQ taste. Very busy and for sure waiter was overloaded so do not want to blame him. Appetizers served and had no spare plates. Took long time for drinks from bar. Needs help during busy times. Parking inadequate.

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MichaelJ
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both dishes had crab meat topping that was excellent. We also tried seafood stuffed artichoke bottoms! Wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We booked a dinner reservation for my sister’s birthday. Our waitress was exceptionally slow. She would not come back to our table for almost 30 minutes at a time. We were at the restaurant for 3 hours because not only was the waitress exceptionally slow. The food took over 45 minutes to come out once we finally ordered. The waitress kept apologizing and saying - “sorry, I’m new.” Or “sorry, we are really backed up” all of these things are completely understandable in todays world but it was very disingenuous. Even though she was new and the kitchen was slow, she could have been more attentive to our table or more helpful in general. It was a really poor experience and by the time we finished dinner it was so late - we didn’t even get to do dessert or go back to anyones house for coffee or to sing happy birthday because it was so late and everyone was ready for the evening to be over.

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vipCalEbee
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Impastato’s! The marinated crab legs and manicotti are delicious.

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jimcin
New Orleans
57 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate setting with great food and excellent staff.

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vipPaulaS
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impastato Cellars was great food. Not far from Baton Rouge to drive and spend a good afternoon

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luzana
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We've eaten here several times, it is usually hit or miss. This time it was a miss. The pasta, fish, eggplant dishes were not hot, drowning in what seemed like a canned tomato sauce, and fundamentally tasteless. Service was ok the waitress was busy and trying hard so no complaint here. Somewhat noisy but that is to be expected to a degree so no real complaint here. I can be forgiving as long as the food is good and served hot.

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Marilyn
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner to celebrate my sister-in-law’s birthday. Impastato Cellars never disappoints.

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Petunia
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had requested a quiet table bc of my elderly parent and the hostess complied. We could easily converse and enjoy the live music. The waitress was fantastic and they brought out a dessert with a sparkler and had the restaurant sing Happy Birthday. My mother greatly appreciated it. Her food was great, my husband and I ordered the fish and it was overcooked, but still tasted great.

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Ace1
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service as well!! We LOVE the gentleman that sings on Thursdays!! He is excellent!

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Erac932
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very friendly and attentive staff. Food was delicious especially the Meatball and the Veal Payton!!

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vipMandavegas
New Orleans
61 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Italian food

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HaroldW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

starters were ok not great had the soft shell crab that was very good

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MaggieC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy having dinner here. The Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms and Veal Payton were awesome. And their Blueberry Banana pie is a great dessert.

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MichaelS
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently a great Italian restaurant on the north shore.

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vipMarkD
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Date night for my wife and me, before Ida hit. Loved the food, huge servings. Th ambiance of the restaurant is relaxed. Our server, Dorthy, was excellent! We will be back when craving Italian!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipburulu
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Like everyone else, the pandemic is having its effect even on menu choices. Still, delicious osso Bucco and shrimp Alfredo. The blueberry cake was awesome. The Chianti was the low point. Beer choices limited due to supply chain issues. Great service and we’ll definitely be back soon. Highly recommended.

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vipSteve
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great North shore (Mandeville) restaurant. Food is very good. Ambiance is great! Service was excellent. The only negative is that the live entertainment was way too loud, and trying to have a discussion was difficult.

I would prefer that they just pipe in some soft background jazz music from Pandora

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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
13 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
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner

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vipPatster
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30th birthday

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vipglitterws
New Orleans
13 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
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good meal with incredible pricing!

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TeresaD
New Orleans
3 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
2 reviews
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
8 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
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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FloydG
New Orleans
4 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
New Orleans
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.

FAQs

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

Impastato Cellars is rated 4.3 stars by 331 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.