Impastato Cellars

4.6
228 reviews
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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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RH
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant and all employees went over and above to make our Anniversary (56 yrs. ) dinner memorable and we will our next one there.

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our birthdays!

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RI
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience and overall quality. Great place to take the family and celebrate any occasion.

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K
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Fettucine was great, everything else was mediocre. The soft shell crab was awful. It looked beautiful, but the fry was rubbery, not crisp. The spidini filling was tasteless and the texture was like thick paste. The appetizers were uninspiring, just missing taste. I was expecting this meal to be comparable to Sal and Judy's, since the menu is similar, but I was greatly disappointed.

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RF
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Always consistent.

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MT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I reserved a table for 8 for my wife’s birthday. We were placed in the VIP room next to another large group. We had three very nice appetizers - the sautéed crab fingers, a seafood salad and fried calamari. All were impeccable. The cocktails and wine were very good. Service was awesome. Since the Ossa Bucco was on special, I had that. It was good, but not great. My wife loved her shrimp scampi. They don’t have an extensive kids menu, so my youngest daughters had the spaghetti and a huge meatball. It was a very nice evening. When my wife and I return alone, we will try the five course menu.

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LT
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food and Drink. Service was wonderful. Get the veal Payton. You cant go wrong.

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RD
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was outstanding, we were seated very shortly after our arrival. We order the veal with lump crab meat and there was so much crab that you could barely see the veal, also ordered the cheese manacotti that was unbelievably delicious. Service was great, not rushed, able to enjoy a few glasses of wine prior to our meal. Food, atmosphere, and service was perfect.

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PV
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service also. We will definitely return.

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GS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the 4th time my wife and I have been there. We will be returning.

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b
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brianna is the reason we visit frequently. The food is always awesome. We love this place for date night. The only thing to improve would be the drinks coming from the bar. This area is generally behind.

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PO
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We has an early reservation (6:30) few people had arrived; my wife, daughter and I each ordered the 5 course pix fixed dinner. Different meals for all, each one was perfectly prepared , excellent friendly service and we are sure to go back!

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l
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again knocked it out of the park. The chef is making my favorite for me as a special. Can’t wait!!!

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LM
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with fun atmosphere. Our server Brianna was amazing.

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for the first time. From the beginning, the hostess was so nice and made a point to get us a table as soon as possible. Our server, Brianna, was exceptional! She gave so many recommendations and all were so good. We had the eggplant Parmesan and shrimp au gratin - both were amazing. She even suggested the cheesecake and we loved it. She made our experience! We’ll be back!

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

Lady at the door is simply rude. She should not be exposed to the public. Service at this restaurant leaves much to be desired.

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l
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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RF
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent from the first bite to the last. Quality food. Highly recommend.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impastato Cellars was a great choice. The food was excellent (even my New Jersey-born wife of Italian descent agrees) and the service was on par with the food. We will definitely return.

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s
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took two guest there and they loved it! Made a big hit.

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AV
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everyone was very satisfied and enjoyed their food. The redfish almondine that I ordered was great! It was a nice size piece of fish. We are already planning to come back!

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TJ
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The daily specials were amazing an dinner was very relaxing.

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l
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting and will definitely be back soon.

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R
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Food was cooked right to our expectations and the price was right! Great value and night.

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GS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The Redfish Payton was over cooked and served at a temperature that was too hot to eat even after sitting for twenty minutes. The best part of the meal was the bread. We ordered Shrimp an Gratin for an appetizer and it was better than our entree but not by much.

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BT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food and service was great but reserved a table for 2 and was seated right up next to the desert bar and wrapped gift baskets for sale were in arms length. Wasn’t a very romantic setting.....

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P
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was awesome! Service was great! Would recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy a great atmosphere!

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MS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed our date night here. Great food, atmosphere and our server was amazing. Will be back!

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RW
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This place did not have our reservation so we had to sit and wait for close to 30 minutes. The hostess was very rude to us. The food was horrible. I will not be going back to this place!

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d
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place for a meal

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BD
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been several times for Anniversaries or for Special Occasions but decided to try a family friendly dinner with the kids. They loved it, we loved it and we will definitely be back. The food is phenomenal, the service was excellent as well. I wish we were going back tonight. A+, 5 Stars!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service! Will definitely return.

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l
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is always good here, it is served promptly, steaming hot. It is a clean, relaxed environment with excellent service. We have no complaints. Great restaurant!~

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GG
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

While the food and service were very good, the music was too loud. We were unable to carry on a conversation with others at our table. Although our request to move further away from the vocalist was accommodated, it did not improve our ability to converse. We came to the restaurant to enjoy a good meal and conversation with friends , not attend a “Frank Sinatra” concert! It was just too loud.

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JH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Impastatos. We had a party of 8 and were seated at a nice round table, out of the way. The food was delicious, nice large plates and a great value, also. The parking next door was more than adequate but lot definitely needs upgrading or paving. We will definitely go back again for the delicious, authentic Italian food.

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KH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impastato is Sheraton Place to go for special celebrations. The atmosphere is perfect and the menu offers a wide variety of choices at a good value. Portions are generous.

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R
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very busy Friday evening. All good, except seated on balcony which was drafty and cold, yet air conditioning still blowing. Nonetheless this will not prevent us from coming back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas dinner. With friends

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New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Appetizers were
Cold. Food lacked seasoning
We like the atmosphere but needs Lil something extra in the dishes.

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