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Impastato Cellars

4.4
4.4
361 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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Booked 7 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

Menu

​Dinner Hours - Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

House Specialties

  • Eggplant Parmesan$15.95

    served with capellini

    • Chicken Parmesan$16.95

      served with capellini

      • Veal Parmesan$17.95

        served with capellini

        • Veal Pané$17.95

          breaded and pan fried -served with a side house salad

          • Veal Marcello$22.95

            Panéed veal topped with fresh crabmeat and gulf shrimp in a lemon & butter sauce. Served with a side house salad

            • Veal Payton$22.95

              Panéed veal sauteed with fresh crabmeat, gulf shrimp, mushrooms, and artichoke hearts in a lemon & butter sauce. Served with a house side salad

              • Redfish Marcello$23.95

                Pan sautéed wild caught redfish filet topped with fresh crabmeat, gulf shrimp in a lemon & butter sauce. Served with a house side salad

                • Redfish Payton$23.95

                  Pan sautéed wild caught redfish filet topped with fresh crabmeat, gulf shrimp, mushrooms and artichoke hearts in a lemon & butter sauce. Served with a house side salad

                  • Softshell Crab Marcello$23.95

                    Two jumbo softshell crabs golden fried and topped with fresh crabmeat and gulf shrimp in a lemon & butter sauce. Served with a house side salad

                    • Spidini$17.95

                      Thin sliced pork rolled and filled with Italian breadcrumbs, ham, and Provolone cheese topped with a mushroom sauce. Served with a house side salad

                      • Smoked Filet Mignon$33.95

                        Slowly smoked over our secret special blend of wood chips accompanying asparagus and a caramelized peach. Served with a house side salad

                        • 16oz Prime Ribeye$34.95

                          served with side salad

                          • Shrimp Scampi$18.95

                            Fresh gulf shrimp over angel hair pasta tossed in a lemon, butter & garlic sauce. Served with a house side salad

                            • Shrimp Au Gratin$16.95

                              Fresh gulf shrimp in a béchamel sauce topped with cheese and baked. Served with a house side salad

                              • Shrimp Capri$16.95

                                Fresh gulf shrimp boiled in a white homemade remoulade sauce over a bed of lettuce. Served with pasta

                                Sides

                                • Capellini$5.95

                                  • Fettuccine Alfredo$6.95

                                    • Meatball$5.95

                                      • (2) Italian Sausage$5.95

                                        • Grilled Asparagus$3.95

                                          Desserts

                                          • Cannoli$6.95

                                            • Tiramisu$5.95

                                              • Chocolate Mousse Torte$6.95

                                                • Cheesecake with Raspberry, Caramel, or Chocolate Sauce$6.95

                                                  • Blueberry Banana Pie$6.95

                                                    • Limoncello Cake$6.95

                                                      • Spumoni$5.95

                                                        • Toroncino$5.95

                                                          Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                          What 361 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                          4.4
                                                          4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                          • 4.4Food
                                                          • 4.3Service
                                                          • 4.3Ambience
                                                          • 4.2Value

                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                            LisaS

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

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

                                                          4. RW

                                                            RickyW

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Everything was perfect! Food was even better than I anticipated.

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                                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

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                                                          6. 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.

                                                          7. 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.

                                                          8. CD

                                                            CarlaD

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Delicious food, friendly staff, and amazing atmosphere!

                                                          9. 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.

                                                          10. 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.

                                                          11. 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.

                                                          12. 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.

                                                          13. 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.

                                                          14. 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.

                                                          15. 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.

                                                          16. 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!!!

                                                          17. SJ

                                                            SandiJ

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on January 30, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                          18. P

                                                            Patster

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            20 reviews

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                                                            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.

                                                          19. B

                                                            Burntley

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            4.0

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                                                            Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                            overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                            Food quality great. Outside seating not expected. Close and noisy.

                                                          20. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

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                                                            3 reviews

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                                                            Dined on January 27, 2022

                                                            overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                            Too noisy. Service was slow and food came out cold.

                                                          21. MM

                                                            MMary

                                                            Las Vegas

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 22, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We went last weekend. I inadvertently made the reservation for 4, not 6. The woman in charge talked to several diners, switched guests (they were regulars) to accommodate us and continued to make her customers happy - moving tables etc. she was wonderful. Food - excellent. All employees kind funny and knowledgeable… thanks!

                                                          22. RM

                                                            RalphM

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on January 21, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great service. Friendly and warm people. Food was delicious. Thursday night was a real treat, with Ryan singing Frank Sinatra favorites. Perfect atmosphere. A great family run operation.

                                                          23. OT

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                                                            2 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                            Upon entry it took a few minutes for them to welcome us… The location of the table set up was not ideal, but the waitress was very friendly and the food was great. It was overall a good experience.

                                                          24. P

                                                            Pamepear

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 13, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                            Went for my birthday because I knew the food would be excellent. I had the Osso Buco which was OUTSTANDING! Hubby had the veal parmigiana which he loved that night and the leftovers for lunch the next day. Can't go wrong with Impastato Cellars!!!

                                                          25. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            17 reviews

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                                                            5.0

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 13, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Impastaro Cellars is our favorite date restaurant. One of the few restaurants on the north shore that has any ambiance romantic feeling. The food is always outstanding. They are very consistent in food prep, quality and presentation. Wait staff is consistently excellent.

                                                          26. WB

                                                            WendyB

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 7, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The best Fettuccine Alfredo ever! Always a wonderful time

                                                          27. p

                                                            princessreview

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Dorothy our server was so attentive! The jazz singer performing was perfect. We enjoyed every second of it.

                                                          28. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 23, 2021

                                                            overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                            Terrible service!!!!! Very disappointed!! Food was terrible as well!!! Will never go back!!

                                                          29. RG

                                                            RickG

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 17, 2021

                                                            overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                            This experience was so unlike our first time there. The server was fairly attentive but not a "people person" The food was just barely warm enough to eat. The singer was the same one as last time so that was at least enjoyable. We will try it again at some point with the hopes that this was just an "off" night for the server and the kitchen staff

                                                          30. KB

                                                            KimB

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            First time and we loved it! Food was delicious and the ambience was great!

                                                          31. M

                                                            Missica

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            56 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            56 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 27, 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.

                                                          32. r

                                                            rtaorm

                                                            New York Area

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            12 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.

                                                          33. K

                                                            Katchatouri

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on November 14, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                          34. C

                                                            Canjunman12345678901234

                                                            Seattle

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            2.0

                                                            19 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.

                                                          35. MJ

                                                            MichaelJ

                                                            Orlando

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 12, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                                          36. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            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.

                                                          37. CE

                                                            CalEbee

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            14 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            14 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                          38. j

                                                            jimcin

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            61 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            61 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 22, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Intimate setting with great food and excellent staff.

                                                          39. PS

                                                            PaulaS

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            22 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            22 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

                                                            18 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            18 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.

                                                          FAQs

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

                                                          Impastato Cellars is rated 4.4 stars by 361 OpenTable diners.

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                                                          Booked 7 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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