Domenica

4.6
4562 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(504) 648-6020
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mike Wilson
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Cross street
Canal Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We offer a Private Room for up to 30 people, please contact us for details.

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4,562 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
72%
Very Good
21%
Good
5%
Fair
2%
Poor
0%
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 10 hours ago

Took over an hour to receive our food. Had to get a manager to provide our check after the meal. Food was great.

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SB
5.0Dined 13 hours ago

Food was incredible - squid ink tagliolini seriously best dish I have ever eaten hands down

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LM
5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was fantastic and we took our 7 year old daughter and they made her feel like a princess! Service was fantastic!

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OT
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was good but VERY salty

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RT
4.0Dined 6 days ago

Domenica is always a good choice for an excellent meal!

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BC
5.0Dined 6 days ago

I took my girlfriend here for a birthday date. And it was one of the most amazing dinners I ever had. They have a happy hour from 2-6 and the pizza and drinks were half off. My girlfriend got the pizza and it was cooked in a brick oven and was amazing! I got the Lasagna and it was the number 1 lasagna in the nation on Food network. Our waiter was very nice and took time to explain our menu. It was an amazing meal! And I would recommend it to anyone.

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V
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Prefect place to enjoy delicious food and great ambiance. The BEST happy hour for pizzas that taste like they are from Italy.

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LP
5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was amazing and our server was fantastic. This was our second time here and it didn’t disappoint!! Fried Kale and cauliflower are amazing!!

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F
4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Almost always solid food with great happy hour.

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OT
3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Waitress was not very good. Didn’t get the drink order correct and it was relative simple. It took awhile in between servings. They took away the leftovers and took so long to bring them back we left without them

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BM
4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Food & service was great. No complaints. Only comment would be that the front of house girls were very casually dressed for the standard of the restaurant. The waiters & waitresses were dressed nicer. Just noticed it & thought it was odd.

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F
4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

pizza at Domenica is special because of the dough.
Service was great. Super friendly attention given to us.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Traffic into NOLA was a nightmare. We arrived at the Roosevelt at7pm. The restaurant knew were late and had our reservation held and our server knew we had 8 o’clock tickets at Saenger. They made it all happen. It was wonderful. I had redfish topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions....excellent. We went back for dessert and coffee after the concert....again it was excellent.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Fabulous cocktails and food - and I loved that they were willing to make a reservation at a proper table.fpr just one person!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The food was amazing. A hidden gem in the busy streets of the French quarter!

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ID
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Brought out of town guest to Domenica. I've been to the restaurant many times but did not receive the excellent service I'd received on other occasions.

1. Plates. No bread plates given. Had to use same plate for bread and appetizer.
2. We ordered the Roasted Cauliflower, which usually are so big you thought they were on steroids...there is always enough to take home. The serving we received was so small I thought it was a small cabbage.
3. I had to ask for a large spoon because I ordered pasta.
4. My guest and I were almost done with our meal before the server came back to check on use...AND the manager never show up at our table.

Although this was during the Essence Festival, our dinner reservations was on a Friday night at 8p...but the restaurant was not that busy. Remember, I eat at Domenica at least once a month.

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SD
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food, great staff, very attentive, often took care of our table needs before we even knew we needed anything.

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S
4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Dinner was very pleasant at the Dominican Restaurant. The service was attentive. And the food was very good.

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LB
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great night out! Todd our server was terrific.

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S
4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

We had a great meal with perfect service.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

We love this restaurant.

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RJ
2.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Worst server ever.

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K
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great pizza! Squid ink pasta was amazing. Not the typical New Orleans fare, more new wave Italian.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Everything was generally very good. Was disappointed in the Hanger steak.. it was Med rare but as pricey as it is was far to tough. Would not order it again or recommend it to others. Loved the smoked beets and Kale.

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DG
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Very accommodating for our business lunch. We had lots of paperwork to review and many boards full of great food to eat. They allowed us to monopolize a larger table for a Saturday lunch.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Everything was great at Domenica. Our hostess Rosalind was welcoming and attentive to us. Our waiter Todd was fantastic. Gave us great recommendations and paired a wonderful wine with our meal. Highly recommend Domenica. Great food, atmosphere & service.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

We were visiting New Orleans on vacation and our daughter is vegan. The restaurant offered vegan options. Everything was excellent and the staff were very knowledgeable about the menu. They made great suggestions for us. We would visit again if in New Orleans in the future.

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LS
2.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Had the worse waiter ever in my life who ruined what was supposed to be a special evening in my life. Couldn’t wait to get out of the restaurant to get away from him. The red fish was outstanding the pasta dish was not even passable. The arancini were great but the cauliflower was so undercooked we couldnt even cut it! Bad,bad,bad! 😢

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d
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Great server with wonderful recommendations. Food was amazing.

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m
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Domenica was incredible! I researched options within three blocks of our hotel (The Saint) and Domenica was the winner. They were extremely accommodating of our group of 8 with a table ready for us right when our reservation started at 8pm, despite it being a busy friday night. The initial drink order was slow, but the food was VERY prompt and as we dined family style the meal was our most reasonably priced of the weekend! The pizzas and pastas were incredible and we found something to please everyone on their wine list. It was the perfect start to a bachelorette party weekend and I will recommend Domenica to all of my friends! An excellent non-creole option near the French Quarter hotels.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

The waiter was lovely and very on top of things. Would definitely go back!

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g
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

This restaurant is a hidden gem. Highly recommend the pizzas (you can get half of one and half of another for the price of one) and the chicken liver patte. The cannolis were also excellent. The space is also open and very modern. Service is also excellent and they are constantly checking on you. Definitely come here if you get a chance.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Nice and interesting food with good service.

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PM
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

The pizzas were amazing! I couldn't stop eating. I await my return to NOLA for round two. Worth going to for any event.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

They went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of.

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MC
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The shaved Brussels sprouts would be MUCH better if the Brussels sprouts were roasted and not raw. I would never order that again.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Pizza’s are 100% amazing. Great experience. Happy Hour is a great value. Make reservations, they are always busy

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R
3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We had tickets for a 1:00 PM Sunday matinee at The Saenger and made 11:15 AM reservations at Domenica for lunch. We were looking for a place conveniently located to the parking garage and the theatre. The restaurant was practically empty when we arrived but began to fill up more during our meal. We split a Calabrese pizza and Caesar salad and had the peach cake with vanilla bean ice cream for dessert. The service was decent and the food was okay, but nothing exceptional.

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LD
3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food was good, but the service was slow. I have heard good things about the food and wanted to try it for fathers day. we had to continue to look for our waitress to get service and more water at the table.

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NM
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Brunch at Domenica before a Sunday matinee theater production is the perfect combination. We were able to enjoy a lovely meal at our leisure, with plenty of time to make it to the play. The food, ambience and waitstaff were all outstanding. Keep up the great work!

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