Domenica

4.7
5720 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Domenica translates to “Sunday,” in Italian, it is the day of the week to explore and cook leisurely, abundant meals. At Domenica restaurant, our chefs seek to transport guests to those coveted moments, offering passionately prepared dishes that marry pure, local ingredients with revered techniques.

While the menu is rooted in tradition, our chefs focus on elevating Italian ingredients and classic flavors to create modern classics, adapted for the contemporary palate of New Orleans. The fresh pastas made by hand daily, roasted vegetables, meats and Napolitano style pizzas, all prepared in the restaurant’s iconic wood oven, are perfectly complemented by custom-brewed beers, seasonal craft cocktails and an Italian-focused wine list.
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  • Reveillon at Domenica

     $50.00 per person
    Dec 1 - Dec 24, 2020
    Celebrate the New Orleans tradition of Reveillon with Domenica during the month of December. We have a special 4-course menu featuring Crispy Oysters, Risotto Agrumi e Bottarga, Duck Three Ways, and Pecan Tartufo for $50 per person not including tax and gratuity. Reserve your table today!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5720 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving lunch

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was wonderful! I ate the lasagna (one of the best I have ever had) and my boyfriend had a pizza. We also enjoyed peach Bellini’s. Highly recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Christine delivered EXCELLENT service. We were very please.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Two of our 4 dishes were VERY salty. Never experienced that before at Dominica.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was excellent. The charcuterie was one of the best I’ve had and had a wide variety of meats, cheeses, and other accoutrements. Their red sauce on the meatballs and pasta was another favorite, so flavorful. Will definitely go back when I’m in New Orleans again!

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jcward
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was particularly good this visit. The odd music could have been quieter.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around experience.
Great service, great food, great time.

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Victor
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had the tagliatelle as always but this time pasta was undercooked and chewy. Also had far too much sauce this time . The lasagna was perfect as always also. Service very good, quick and efficient

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vipGeorgeV
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Relaxed atmosphere. Friendly service. Clean and safe.

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NolaKAOS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Kind of ignored in the beginning, but got better service once we got things going. There's a line between dismissive and casual that I feel gets crossed often here; which demonstrates the modern feel of this place. Sometimes I feel like I'm talking to my teenager with the "I'll do it, gaw" attitude when ordering here; I'll take classic charm over this hip attitude any day. Food was delicious as usual. Albeit a bit pricey for pasta and pizza, the half portions are the way to go for value and not getting overstuffed.

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JohnnyNo
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit in 2020. It was as good as ever. Great food, service, ambiance and value! So happy to be able to visit during this difficult time - I felt they were taking all of the necessary precautions. I recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting NOLA. It is not a traditional New Orleans restaurant but is very reasonably priced for the quality of the food and service. It is definitely my go to place whenever I visit. I was also excited that they could accommodate Gluten and Diary Free restrictions - that can be very difficult at an Italian restaurant.

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vipSaraH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Domenica is absolutely fabulous! We enjoyed fried kale, pizza and rigatoni pasta! The bread they serve is second to none! We went two nights and the wait staff was superb! You really cannot go wrong at Domenica!!!

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vipGypsy70travels
New Orleans
67 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was good. Pizza and bread was cold house Chardonnay was terrible

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vipPatM
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salumi & formaggi ...excellent.

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vipGirlswkdout
Shreveport
23 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great COVID standards. Appreciate how they are keeping diners safe. Cauliflower was AWESOME but a bit disappointed in the risotto with shrimp and asparagus. Was lacking both ingredients. Mostly risotto which was very good but would have liked a bit more of shrimp and asparagus. Excellent service and very attentive to our group.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very helpful and attentive. He knew the menu very well and made soMe good suggestions. The cauliflower appetizer is one of out favorites and was as good as usual. The pizza and aqua pizza were delicious as was the walnut pecan gelato.

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erin
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and the food delicious. I would definitely go back

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vipSALT
New England
51 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Average at best

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JordanW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The whole experience was beautiful. Great service. Pizza was a little on the burnt side.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Domenica. It will most certainly bot be our last. The food was fabulous. The service and ambiance was exceptional. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

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MoniqueR
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food is amazing as usual. Happy hour is the best!

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vipEduardoY
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, great food. attentive service

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vipAmyG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gerard is outstanding

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Mrmx
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went o for happy hour.
Our waiter was super nice, knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. He made some great suggestions.

Food was delicious with pizza and drinks at Half the price.

Everything was perfect

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vipChrisT
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The food was much improved over the last time we visited (which was a couple of months after a new chef, before the lockdown.) Really enjoyed the cauliflower, fried kale, black and gold pizza, tortelloni special, agnolotti, and squid ink pasta. Our waiter was professional AND friendly, nicely attentive without hovering. The wine list is abbreviated but full of bargains, shining lesser known Italian wines, and stellar classics. Spoiled for choice.

The problem was the other waiter nearby who kept pulling his mask down to talk to tables, and then walking around the dining room with it on his chin. I know you’re young and think you’re immortal but when you belong to one of the groups disproportionately affected and killed by COVID-19 you CANNOT be so arrogant or ignorant. No excuse.

Also people would come in and immediately pull their masks down at the host stand and the walk through the restaurant, staff never said anything. And it happened over and over again. People also got up and left their tables without their masks on. A lot of tourists, a lot of people from places with exploding virus numbers. THIS IS HOW WE GOT SHUTDOWN BACK IN MARCH, y’all forgot so quickly.

Food was great, our waiter awesome, lackadaisical COVID-19 response ruined our return to Dominica

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, loved the nduja. Adam was a great server

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DavidB
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great waiter and very helpful with cocktail menu and dinner menu!

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vipTerrieS
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was great, the service was awesome and we felt safe.

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DrAustin
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's not just the food or service - though both were exceptional. It was how fast we were seated upon arrival and the distance between us an other guests that made the experience great. We were able to, at least for the moment, balance having a real human experience with other people that evening while also feeling safe and our space respected. It was just a really good experience - professional staff, good food, dope atmosphere.

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BentleyB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly fun and everyone who was working that night was SO fun and friendly-- will be back soon!

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vipJMMM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service for our party of 11! Thank you!!

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AngelinaJ
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our new Favs! The whipped feta with roasted cauliflower is life changing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel like you can tell it’s an overall good experience when you stand to leave and realize you were there for over 2 hours. The food was amazing and the servers were so personable that we just wanted to stay all night. 10/10 recommend the cauliflower and the hazelnut pudding dessert. My expectations for domenica are obviously always very high and they were met/surpassed again !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lots of people with no masks! Otherwise, a wonderful time as always.

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vipTkjacobson
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was actually exceptional. We have eaten here MANY times and this time we felt like we were dining with friends, our server! Great job Domenica! We'll be back !

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vipPatM
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the brick oven pizza most.

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cn4606
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Restaurant week portion extremely small even for a 87 pound person like me. I don’t even eat a lot.

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Angelaluvsgr8food
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything I ate and drank! From the drinks, mushroom soup and scallops!

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vipBigbob1
Palm Springs
51 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We love Dominica! Service perfect! My wife’s pizza was very good but mine was not as good as I hoped! They have taken my favorite of the past off the
Menu which was disappointing! Favorite Chardonnay isn’t in the menu either! Disappointed! Still a nice casual place to go!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Domenica using the Order Online button. Domenica also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 648-6020.

Domenica is rated 4.7 stars by 5720 OpenTable diners.

Domenica does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/domenica/giftcards.

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.