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Impastato Cellars

4.6
4.6
438 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 20 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

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What 438 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for fine wines

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Italian

  • Northshore

    Most Booked

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  1. LI

    LaurenI

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Best fettuccine Alfredo ever!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Let's just say the restaurant had an off day. Eaten at this restaurant many times, on this date the usually great restaurant had an off day. Service was a little slow, food was warm to cool (not hot). As mentioned above, usually this restaurant would have gotten high ratings from me, just not this time. I won't let one unsatisfactory visit stop me from going back.
  3. CG

    CourtneyG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always amazing!
  4. JP

    JP82

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I would not say they are very accommodating to veterans on Veterans Day. Also, my husband’s birthday. The table next to us got a nice surprise for their birthday, yet my husband did not.
  5. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food was decent. Our apps were cold. But everything else was great. Strongly reccomend that cappuccinos. Service was terrible. . Waitress kept forgetting things. Kept trying to offer or friend who we stated several times does not drink, alcohol. Then was truly Inconvenienced by our request to split the check and assumed one person was picking up a table of 9. We spent 3 hours here... pomegranate margarita was the best part.
  6. CS

    CatherineS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Veal was so thin I couldn’t taste it inside the breading. Salad dressing watery. Shrimp was farm raised and almost tasteless. Crab was above excellent and saved the meal.
  7. N

    Nawlinsfoodie

    New Orleans

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wide ranging menu including the best of Impastato's in Metairie and Sal and Judy's in Lacombe. Very nice looking building inside and out. Service was excellent and very attentive and the food was also very good. We all got the 5 course prefix dinner and liked our selections from appetizers through to dessert. We will be back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portion was pretty big and everything was excellent!!!
  9. GL

    GeorgeL

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met expectations, will absolutely go back. Overall a wonderful experience!
  10. TR

    TimR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made reservations a few days in advance and that was smooth. Then parking was good and not too tight. The abiance was spot on our server was attentive, and the food was delicious and with nice portions. A wonderful choice of venue for my wife and I to celebrate life. Last time we had visited was before COVID and it is even better now. Highly recommended in my book!!!
  11. P

    Patrick

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The service was also excellent. We eill be regulars.
  12. a

    alinet

    Memphis/West TN

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and pricing is always consistent and a great value. The food and wine selection are awesome.
  13. M

    Mudgirl

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Impastatos on a Friday night for our anniversary. I was glad we made a reservation on Open Table because they were very busy. Our young waiter was very professional and attentive. We got the five course meal which was so delicious and a great value. Mine was $40 for Redfish Payton, seafood stuffed artichoke bottom, salad, freshly made fettuccine and homemade cheesecake. Everything was very good. They brought out a sparkler on our dessert, so be careful if you tell them about your special occasion, lol. Highly recommend.
  14. M

    Mark

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my birthday celebration. Everything was perfect and our server was excellent. Looking forward to another date night at Impastato Cellars.
  15. t

    tonyr

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service. We were a group of work colleagues and I would definitely go back with family. Thanks for the experience.
  16. B

    Blue

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable. Truly made our special night spectacular. Food was good, cooked to order. Ambiance was delightful. Highly recommend.
  17. G

    Geok

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Sat at a table outside and I hadn’t requested to sit outside. Tableware was dirty. Cocktail served warm. Appetizer was smaller than expected and not very good. Sauce with crab claws pretty bland. Entree served on cool plate which made food lukewarm. Waited for waitress so I could order another drink, but done with meal before she returned so I didn’t bother. She only recognized the special occasion I came for while clearing table. Overall, underwhelmed.
  18. JS

    JohnS

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service great. Love the Blueberry pie and crab fingers
  19. L

    Lynda

    New Orleans

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cuisine! Great service!
  20. GP

    GeneP

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Table service was very good when attending our table. Our server appeared to be waiting on four or five tables and there was often delays between the courses especially the main entree. Her attentiveness was very good but I believe she was overwhelmed. There was a live vocalist who was quite good but too loud. It should be background music so we can still talk
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and great service!
  22. O

    diannaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good can’t wait to go again. Everyone was very nice
  23. BU

    BUTCH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal with 2 friends - both had never been to the restaurant. Food was fantastic!
  24. MF

    MichaelF

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    We were seated on the back porch because the restaurant “was closed” at 8:15 pm. The back porch is not a nice place to eat at night.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy, quality, great service. Always a great experience for a large party or date . ❤️
  26. U

    Ursula

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, kind staff, beautiful setting, efficient and worth every cent.
  27. AO

    AnneO

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    The appetizer was very good. The rest of the meal had no flavor. The fettuccine was like glue. The service was slow and unresponsive. The realtor at is really cute but we will not be going back.
  28. P

    Patron

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    No comment. Just will not return. Will not say anything further.
  29. AS

    AnitaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food was OK. Nice dining experience.
  30. B

    Bella

    New Orleans

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food in the atmosphere and the staff at this restaurant are consistently good!
  31. M

    Michaelk

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sunday Brunch is excellent! The servings are large.
  32. DM

    DeniseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice for a special occasion! They made it very special for us!
  33. S

    Skip

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We found the be restaurant staff friendly and attentive. The portions seemed more generous than Impastato’s in Metairie. Although, Mr. Joe’s food taste was more appealing to us, but not by much. I’m glad we went and enjoyed Impastato’s Cellars.
  34. RA

    RayA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Great food. Good people. Highly recommend.
  35. DF

    DevF

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The problem started in the parking lot. If you are going to have a restaurant, then you need to have enough parking spots to accommodate people. The food was mediocre considering the price and what the food use to be. The waitress barely checked on us.
  36. F

    Franny

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasantly surprised on all counts!!! The food was delicious and portions generous. The artichoke appetizer was amazing. Very memorable evening! Service was very good, too!
  37. CL

    ConnieL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a winner. Had the 5 course and soft shell crab Marcelo.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Love the restaurant. Love the food. Wish they would fix the hinge on front door. Every person that walks in allows door to slam behind them. Very distracting when having a glass of wine and talking with friends. But the owners are such special people and the community loves their food!!!
  39. BG

    BeGood

    New Orleans

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It’s a very nicely adorned and welcoming interior. Our server was friendly, funny and efficient. The appetizers of calamari, artichoke bottoms and crab claws were all good and I thought fairly priced. My wife got the shrimp augratin which was generous and tasty. I got the redfish, with crabmeat and shrimp (it has a fancy name which I can’t recall). It was generous and okay. I’m not going to say it was disappointing but they could and have done better..it was just cooked this time but not “wow” like it has been in the past. Overall, they do a good job and charge a fair price for what they serve. I don’t drink so I’m no help there. However, I understand they have very good wine choices. I’d go back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s one of our favorite places to dine! Always know the meal will be delicious and great service!!

FAQs

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

Impastato Cellars is rated 4.6 stars by 438 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 20 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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