Domenica

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$30 and under
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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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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here with a party of 12 to celebrate my sisters birthday and it did not disappoint. Service, ambiance and food were all fantastic. I had the roasted cauliflower appetizer and the squid ink pasta and both were absolutely delicious. I am Italian and am not easily impressed by Italian food but Domenica does it right. The menu is contemporary with many great options. They also handled the large party well.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time eating at Domenica, and it was even better this time around. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. Amazing food and drinks.

NL
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy Hour at Domenica is always fun and a great value. Very personable server, great cocktails and don't miss the Black and Gold pizza!

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love. Delicious food!!!

FP
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place amazing food

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was doubtful about what was going to happen (a lot of pizza boxes) when we walked in but we were so happy with the outcome! Todd our waiter was awesome...our table had the cauliflower..(a must), the spaghetti, the rigatoni, veal chop and the short ribs...delish! All Italian wines was a downfall to us as we are not big Italian wine drinkers but Todd's recommendation was spot on.

OT
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were staying at the Roosevelt and Domenica was busy every night so we decided to give it a try before seeing a show. Service was scattered, the hostess seemed really confused and actually said we didn’t show up for our opentable reservation. Once seated, the server was super friendly and suggested some drinks. The food was great, but the lasagna definitely was heavy and made me regret my decision to eat a ton of it LOL. Get the cauliflower... trust me!

LM
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beat spot for pre-theater drinks and dinner. Shout out to our outstanding waiter Corey who was a blast!

Domenica
Responded 4 days ago

Hi LoriM, We are so happy that you came and spent time with us! We love hearing that our servers made your experience special. Thank you for taking the time to write your review, and please join us again! Gratzi, Emily Walker Front of House Manager

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OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think Domenica had a lull for a few years, undercooked pizza and a stagnant pizza menu. I have been blown away the last few visits! Perfection!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour is the best!

n
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Biggest negative was food on floor under our seats and table

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Small bar and kinda loud. Pretty good food and service.

D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was excellent, but service was very slow and our attendant gave us very little attention. We had to wait a long time to order the first round of drinks. This was a Saturday night when you expect the
A team.”

JD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pre-theatre dinner

m
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was terrific, except for the noise!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. We were seated promptly. Our server was excellent and the food was delicious

C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Have been here before, but was disappointed this time. I’ve always enjoyed the pizza and pasta, but was underwhelmed this trip. Overall -meh experience. Actually left sooner than we wanted due to server pressure. Just wasn’t worth the hassle.
Next trip to NOLA, I’ll try something else. Mentioned my husbands birthday which was part of the reservation, with no mention when we dined. This place seems to be on the decline. It’ll be a while until I return to this mediocre place

Domenica
Responded on October 8, 2019

Hi Chicago2013, We are so sorry that your experience at Domenica was not up to our standards. We value your patronage and thank you for taking the time to review us. Please email mzissis@domenicarestaurant so we may work to remedy the situation. Please feel free to include any information that you find helpful. Gratzi, Emily Front of House Manager Domenica

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MG
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food and service were great! Noise level was too loud for easy conversation.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Any time we head to NO for a show at the Saenger, a trip to Dominica is a must! Great food and drinks and the service is always top notch!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way!

A
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone had a great meal and service was perfect!

j
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was good. Food was good. Ambience and noise levels were fine. A bit pricey. I’d recommend.

C
Mississippi
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably our 3rd or 4th time while in the city and we keep going back b/c Domenica never disappoints! Everything top notch!

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had 10 of us for my friends bachelorette party. Great restaurant. Food was amazing. I got the lasagna.... sooooo yummy! Everything was perfect l.

JC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was excellent. No doubt about it. But the service was horrible. Our server could not have been less interested. The appetizer order was wrong although it was the server who suggested it. The table next to us was seated after us, finished and had complained about the slow service and received a glass of wine. Meanwhile, we still didn’t have our main course. Had heard so many great things about it and the food was great...an attentive or at least polite waiter would have made all the difference!!

Domenica
Responded on October 8, 2019

Hi JenniferC, We are so sorry that your experience at Domenica was not up to our standards. We would love the chance to remedy the situation. Could you please email mzissis@domenicarestaurant dotcom with the date that you dined with us? Please also provide any other pertinent information that you feel will be helpful. We value your patronage, and thank you for taking the time to review us. Gratzi, Emily Front of House Manager

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L
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and the bill was surprisingly low.
Can’t wait to go back

MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic!

AD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time we were a little early for our reservation but they still sat us

L
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything about this restaurant was great. The food was all delicious from apps to dessert and the waitress was pleasant and knowledgeable. If we are back in New Orleans we will definitely go back!

CA
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

One of the worst service experiences we have ever had. Our server could not have seemed less interested in our experience. We have dined in many restaurants, in many cities, and this is by far the worst. The food is mediocre at best, especially the fish. Very small portions as well and not inexpensive. Very disappointing as this restaurant came recommended to us by multiple people. We will not be passing on the recommendation.

Domenica
Responded on September 28, 2019

ChelseaA, We are so sorry that your experience at Domenica was not up to our standards. We would really like the opportunity to remedy the situation. Thank you for your patronage, and for taking the time to write your review. Please email mzissis@domenicarestaurant and let us know how we can improve. Gratzi, Emily Front of House Manager Domenica

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JR
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, great food

SV
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great spot! Food was excellent.

ES
Cleveland
49 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cauliflower starter was amazing, as was lasagna. Salami pizza was good. Rigatoni was also good.

EJ
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have one of my favorite happy hours, so I hit that today. Wood-fired pizza!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent including our waiter Cory, the portions are comparatively small but were delicious..

JM
Mississippi
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful food, wonderful staff!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding! The food was too! I always get the roasted cauliflower to start.

Domenica
Responded on September 20, 2019

Hi there, We are so happy that you had a great experience dining at with us at Domenica. We have lots of new additions to our menu as well as your favorite, the cauliflower! Stop in and try them soon, every day 11am-11pm! Gratzi, Emily Walker Front of House Manager Domenica Restaurant

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m not sure what I was more blown away by: the sheer artistry of the chefs or Linda, our server extraordinare at this amazing, unexpected place. From the anchovy filets to the oxtail arancini, the pesto to the risotto, each dish was a symphony for the senses. Linda was beyond attentive & expertly guided us all toward exactly what we wanted. We will be back!

Domenica
Responded on September 20, 2019

Hi there, WOW! We are thrilled that you had such an excellent meal with Linda! We are so thrilled that our chefs and server gave you such a great experience! We value your patronage, and thank you so much for taking the time to review us. Please come back and dine with us again! Our happy hour is everyday from 2-6pm with half priced pizzas, bellinis, well cocktails, wines by the glass, and select beers. Gratzi, Emily Front of House Manager Domenica Restaurant

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JC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable! Gluten Free options were delicious!

Domenica
Responded on September 15, 2019

Hi JessyeC, We are so happy that you had such a great dining experience with us at Domenica. So pleased that we were able to accommodate your dietary needs! We love hearing that our servers made your meal that much more enjoyable! Please join us again, perhaps for our happy hour, daily from 2-6pm! Gratzi, Emily - Front of House Manager

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