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Impastato Cellars, Madisonville, LA

Impastato Cellars

4.5
4.5
595 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 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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–3:00 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 595 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for fine wines

595 Reviews
  1. CarlB

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Soft shell crab and steak were very good. The appetizers were very good. The five-course meal is a lot of food - we all took leftovers home. The shrimp au gratin just wasn't what my wife expected. The server was excellent - going out of the way to accommodate my young grandson. We were seated on the rear patio and there was a large crowd at the adjacent table. I found the room to be uncomfortably loud. Despite these issues I will plan a return at some point.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner. Monica was our server, and she was exceptional.

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  3. HelenS

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Dining room fairly empty, but we (a couple) we seated at a 4 top right next to loud table of 4. Had several other 2 and 4 tops empty.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good spot for a variety of celebration reasons (anniversary, birthday, special occasion). Kids are welcome and were present - high chairs are available though the inside is intimate ambiance so be aware of that when considering bringing the littles. Service has been great, food is delicious and the whole experience was very welcoming.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, excellent service. Pleasant atmosphere except for the loud patrons at the bar who were ruining the evening for the dinner guests.

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  6. MrsK

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great! Food is outstanding. I’ve never had anything from the menu that I didn’t live.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent place to celebrate special occasions, the food and service is outstanding!

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  8. WayneA

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was great but the Noise level was terrible. They sat us next to a very noisy party and it ruined the experience. The food was excellent

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  9. Judi

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone working there was amazing. The food was fantastic. Cannot wait to go back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and attentive service! Everyone loved their meal!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and our server was really good. The one thing that rubbed me the wrong way was the telling my husband as his appetizer was brought out that he could not share with anyone at the table because the manager walks around watching and we would be charged extra if he was caught doing that. Never did we indicate that we were trying to share his tiny appetizer and we all ordered full meals and a few of us ordered cocktails. I can see if we were maybe teens trying to share at a buffet restaurant but we were 6 adults in a nice restaurant. Not sure why they feel that is appropriate to tell customers that are spending money on food what they can and can’t do with it when it comes to the table when you can also have your leftovers packed up to go. Food was good, it wasn’t the server’s fault but that rubbed me wrong.
    Impastato CellarsResponded on April 6, 2024
    Hello, Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so happy that you enjoyed your food as well as the service. It is not common practice to tell our customers that they cannot share and I'm so sorry you were told this. It is our policy that if you decide to share our 5-course meal, it is priced a la carte as opposed to the special price that is for one person to enjoy. Clearly you were not sharing a 5-course if everyone ordered their own entrees. I do apologize for being told this and any embarrassment it may have caused. Thank you again for the feedback as it will definitely help to properly train our waitstaff in the future! Mica Impastato

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  12. BigDaddy32

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is so good at Impastato Cellars, we love the Joe's 5 course meal. We had lasagna on one side and the other had the Redfish Payton, both were amazing. The appetizers, pasta, salad and tiramisu / cheesecake were all delicious. Service was perfect, we will be back time and time again.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great. Our waitress was helpful and informative especially regarding my food allergy. There were several gluten free entrées I could choose from but the food was average.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My only issue there is the lighting…too dark need some scattered lights around Food was spectacular though so was our server

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice first experience. Shrimp Capri was wonderful. Caesar salad was good. Redfish Payton was excellent. The cannoli was hard and cold - disappointing. But the banana cake with blueberries was delicious. Have heard we should have ordered the chocolate mousse cake. Will the next time.

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  16. jamesc

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Pasta was mushy, soggy, way over cooked. Service took forever. I got the 5 course and asked for the check before I got my desert.

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  17. JudithM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal, wonderful service! Order the 5 course meal and you will have delicious leftovers for 2 days!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitstaff was very attentive and kind. They were knowledgeable of the menu and helped us decide on what to get. There was a jazz singer there and it was very quaint and we really enjoyed ourselves.

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  19. RichardC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Entire family got the 5 course. Soft shell, redfish and veal all excellent. Enough leftovers to bring home for all. Will be back.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Before tonight we had dined at Impaststos twice, and enjoyed our experience. After this evening we will never return. We arrive to the restaurant and it is raining outside, the indoor dining room is almost empty, except for two couples seated. The hostess walks us through the dining room and seats us in the back porch area, that is only screened in by plastic, crowded, and smells of mildew. We could not hear ourselves talk. My husband, knowing that the bill will be expensive, ventured back inside the dining room and requests that we be seated inside (there are still only 2 couples seated in the entire dining room at 7:30pm). We are moved inside. Our server is pleasant and attentive. She is the only positive part of our experience. My husband ordered the steak and I ordered the Redfish Marcello. Our food was awful, bland, dry, and overpriced. Do not waste your money here. They will literally charge you $200 for reheated frozen fish and a seat outside in the rain.

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  21. ConnieD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great from beginning to end. 😋 Generous size cocktail , got the 5 course meal, also nice portions all the way to dessert 😋 Reasonably priced 🙂

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  22. ChrisR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I was very disappointed in the service and food. For the amount of money spent it should have been a wonderful expedience especially since we picked this restaurant to celebrate x3 Birthdays. I will probably never go back! Our female waitress definitely was ver forgetful and had to be reminded several times even to bring us menus! Really??? My husband complained to her and her reply was that they were understaffed!! Not the answer we should get!

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  23. Finch

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Greeted by a sullen lady. Party of about 15 little girls kept running back and forth. Waiter on job only two days. He was very nice but should not have had to deal with a large number of tables AND the 15 little girls and their dad's. He could not remember what we ordered and after QUITE A WAIT we had to ask for our meals. One meal was served less than warm and had to be sent back. Meals were mediocre at best. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone and will not return.

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  24. alinet

    Memphis/West TN

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greatest place to enjoy a great 5 course meal . The food is always great. Love this restaurant. Awesome staff and wine collection. We visit at least 1-2 times per month.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is good, and the 5 course options are the best value. The service was just okay, but not to the level you expect from the Impastato name. My drinks were not ordered when I asked for them, so I had to wait longer for the waitress to go order the drinks and wait for the bar to fix them. The wait time between courses got a little long one of the times and was given an excuse of busy night as to why. To me, it didn’t appear overly busy though. It’s a good restaurant that is a good option, I just have high expectations after eating at their other family restaurants Impastato’s and Sal and Judy’s, which both have impeccable service and food.

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  26. live2dine

    Mississippi

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 2nd time dining at Impastatos. Truly a dining experience to remember. From the wine, apps and entree to the service and ambiance this restaurant will not disappoint even the most demanding dinners. Would highly recommend the veal dishes and order the blueberry banana pie with a cappuccino for dessert.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was just rude from the get go nobody was asked if they wanted a drink we had to flag her I t take a drink order She basically threw the plates down when serving our food

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  28. JulieP

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great value and really delicious food! Our server was great!

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  29. RonH

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again we were not surprised. Food was great, waitress took care of us. The entire evening was wonderful. Thanks Impastato's.

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  30. AnnetteP

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, Excelent value and Ezcellent service. One of our fsvorite dining experiences.

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  31. MarkD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great to go boxes made for an excellent meal the next day

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  32. RonH

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time eating there. Prices and flavor are second to none. We went prior to Christmas so service was crazy because it was very crowded. I think our server was overwhelmed. But, she was still great, just a little slower due to the crowd. Still, the best restaurant for the price and amount of food. Thanks

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  33. live2dine

    Mississippi

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely one of the best restaurants on the North Shore. Best veal and seafood dishes anywhere. Great Ambiance, service, wine list and value for the money. Family owned and managed goes a long way. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impastato’s is always fabulous. Food is the best, service is excellent . Thursday nights with the singer are romantic.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent. Good service. Great food. Waitress was great

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating my wife’s birthday. Ralph provided excellent service. We enjoyed the 5-course menu. My only complaint was that the red snapper was a bit fishy tasting and had a few bones. However, the crab over it minimized the fishiness. We will be back.

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  37. AMANDAT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I made an online reservation for 5 Two guests of the five could not make it at the last minute, the owner would not seat me at my table that I reserved, due to this. I was told she would not give up her 5 top table for me since two backed out. Then proceeded to tell me, that if I still wanted to dine there I would have to wait for a table, even though I had a reservation, instead of giving me the table that I reserved. It was very unprofessional, and poor customer service. Did not try to accommodate at all, and didn’t care that they lost a great customer. Extremely disappointed ☹️

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can never say enough about the ambience, staff or food. Always a great experience. God knows I love this place.

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  39. DianeD

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great time Took advantage of 5 course meal special Had to take half home! Great value

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  40. BrigitteM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is consistent good. Always have enough to take home.

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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 595 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 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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–3:00 pm Mothers day Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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