Domenica

4.6
5086 reviews
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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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EF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my second visit and my first was last year. I literally made my reservation as soon as I knew I was going back to New Orleans! The roasted head of cauliflower that is served as an appetizer is worth a trip to the Big Easy all on it's own! I also has tortellini that was delicious. Can't wait to go back when I am in town in the fall.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hr pizza was 1/2 price . Great for kids. Pizzas are wood fired and amazing

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L
Shreveport
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came for an early dinner on Mother's Day and we had a very nice time. Everyone's meal was delicious; we are a family who likes to share plates, so we got a taste of all that was ordered. And to top it off, our server was friendly and helpful. We are from out of town, but this was our third trip to Domenica and we will definitely return again.

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AM
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food awesome atmosphere

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r
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing and service was wonderful. Went for brunch on Mother’s Day. Had the eggs and pancakes. Husband had the meatballs and polenta and daughter had cheese pizza. All food was great quality and savory.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience with my wife and daughter. We really enjoyed the service and the AMAZING food. Definitely one of my favorites.

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TP
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a Saturday night reservation for 4. They were able to seat us a bit early. Food was delicious, especially the brussels sprouts with pancetta, feta and mint (appetizer) and the gulf shrimp risotto with asparagus and swordfish pancetta. Also had 2 pizzas, very good. Great, engaging service, plus bonus entertainment: 2 weddings, one after the other, at Jesuit Catholic church across the street, each with jazz band second-line processional led by the bride and groom, filling the street with revelers. Great experience!

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HC
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our meal and so nice being in The Rosevelt !!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was the low point, food the high point.

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MH
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good and priced well. I like how they have a smaller version and larger version of their entries.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It is the best early pm supper in NO. Iive herr

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LN
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We've been here many times over the years and unfortunately this time was just okay. We had the farm green salad to start which was good, greens were fresh and the dressing was tasty. For our entrees we had the Asparagas pizza and the Rigatoni. The pizza crust was not cooked enough so adding the the Asparagas to it made it mushy, hard to eat and doughy. The rigatoni sauce was on the bland side and the rigatoni pasta was not cooked enough and we like pasta on the al dente side. Hoping this is just a one time experience, as we have had many memorable meals there.

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Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. JP our waiter was amazing also. All of his suggestions were on point. At first I was like we can't eat Italian in NOLA but saw John Besh was a part of the restaurant so we did. And am soooooo glad we did. Get the Lasagna and Roasted Cauliflower.

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DD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My husband an I took our out of town guest to dinner at Domenica. The service was awful! When ordering my dinner, I asked if it was possible to have a dish without chili. The waiter said that they could do the dish without chili, so I ordered it. We waited for at least 45 minutes for our dinner. When it arrived, my dish had so much chilis in it that I couldn’t eat it. My waiter was nowhere to be found. I walked around the restaurant looking for someone to help me. I finally found another waiter that took my dish and said that they will make another one. My husband and friend had finished their dinner before a manager came to say that they are making my dinner. At this point, I asked to cancel it. She said that they could make it to go. So, I left the restaurant without eating. When I arrived at home, I realized that what they gave me was an appetizer size of the dish, not the full entre. With so many good restaurants with good service in town, there’s no reason to go to a place that treat its customer so badly. I don’t recommend Domenica.

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MF
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent and pizza was AWESOME! Will be going back again and again.

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d
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

This was my 3rd time eating here. Food was delicious but the wait staff kept bringing it to the wrong table. Also not very knowledgeable on wine list

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CG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Crowded and noisy but excellent in every other aspect.

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food. Pizzas and pastas are delicious. The cauliflower appetizer is amazing.

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p
Orange County
106 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Not as good as it once was

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NW
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This is NOT a typical restaurant...it's not a typical hotel dining room...or an Italian place.
It's special...and good...we had 4 couples at a large table...mostly we ate appetizers and they were
good. We ordered a pizza and it was Okay...but not wonderful. We also had some salads and main dishes...they were fine. I don't think I'll be back... or recommend the place...just because it's downtown.
But if you're staying nearby and want to try it...I expect you'll be pleased.

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DS
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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SD
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was amazing as always. We have been to Domenico’s Central time. The service and the wind were not good in anyway.

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JI
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Very very loud In the restaurant
Very slow service
My pizza was cold, however they did take it off the bill

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AG
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Would Liked to have tried the italian food, which I am sure was good, but we opted for the pizza. A bit too noveau for us. But flavorful.

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AH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food and drinks were fantastic! Roasted cauliflower and feta!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was extremely knowledgeable and helped guide us into making the best choices for our meal. The food was excellent and the ambiance was wonderful. Very enjoyable meal, would return again. (The wild mushroom soup was to die for)

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a
Atlanta
73 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went alone on a busy weeknight during what turned out to be happy hour. Drinks menu is varied as expected in New Orleans, but food menu was also varied, from solid appetizers to entrees to pizzas. I had the roasted cauliflower appetizer and an asparagus pizza. The desserts were the least inventive and distinguished portion of the menu. I was visiting New Orleans and would definitely return to Domenica.

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C
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner here. We had the cauliflower and fried kale appetizers, squid ink pasta, and two different pizzas. All good, but not "wow," in my opinion. Very friendly and helpful hostess and good service overall, upbeat and fun ambiance that our soon-to-be Tulane freshman appreciated. A little limited on the cocktails, especially for NOLA (I asked for a drink with Chartreuse, was told nope).

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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C
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The waitress was initially attentive. Then someone who appeared to know much of the staff came on and our waitress just focused on that table, totally forgetting us.

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c
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was wonderful! Great restaurant with an Italian slant. Our server Molly did everything short of actual miracles, to make our meal more enjoyable and special. The roasted cauliflower appetizer should be shared among at least four persons--they brought us the entire head! We also had salads, the pork chop, and three desserts, all of which were outstanding!

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YU
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish they had a restaurant in Denver. The 2-6pm happy hour is fantastic. The pizzas were great. The risotto and lamb were both good. The tiramisu was unique, but too small for the price and kind of a let down because we're used to maggiano tiramisu servings being good for our whole family to share. The server, Molly, was great. We really liked her! She was helpful and attentive as needed.

THe men's room is quite the jog from the restaurant though. That was tough with little kids...it wouldn't have mattered too much without.

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KL
Kansas City
105 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there late afternoon Sunday, so got happy hour deals! Half price pizzas(delicious), wine by glass, drinks and beer. So we had a great early dinner for a fantastic price.

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AM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love Domenica! It has been a Christmas Eve favorite for a few years.....now adding Easter to the list!! The Squid Ink Pasta with Crab and The Roasted Cauliflower are a must--as well as the Lasagna and the Meatballs! Fantastic.

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PS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

This time, Easter Day our experience was tainted by a waitress who clearly did not want to be there, who was professional but seemed annoyed. Which is fine., I can be generously understand that
However, she can to the table, picked up the food while we were still eating. Not asking us if we were finished . My daughter was not finished, she was taking a moment to tell me something. There was no line waiting, many tables were open and it was shocking how fast she scooped it all up. I tried to make eye contact with waitress, but bam- my salad and daughters lasagna was gone!
My daughter asked me not to make a scene .
She offered to bring the check, and I mentioned I wanted desert. Waitress was clearly disappointed. We ignored it, and laughed at it after we left. I left a normal tip only for the spirit of the holiday.
Too bad!

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food but service was slow.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Anniversary trip.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat! Wonderful service!

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JM
Mississippi
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful food and wonderful team as always!

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Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lasagna is the most incredible Italian dish I've ever had. And get the roasted cauliflower, one of my least favorite vegetables, but I couldn't stop eating it.

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