Domenica

4.6
6055 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 the Italian Way at Domenica!

    $60.00 per person

    Dec 1 - Dec 30, 2021

    Join us at Domenica to celebrate the New Orleans tradition of Reveillon! Our four-course menu highlights beautiful Italian dishes using local ingredients. Enjoy it for $60 per person excluding tax and gratuity through the month of December. FIRST Fried Cotechino or Smoked Beet Salad SECOND Venison Gnocchi or Truffle Agnolotti THIRD Duck Two Ways or Seared King Trumpet DESSERT Lemon Ricotta Torta or Gianduja Budino
  • Christmas Day at Domenica!

    $65.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Join us at Domenica for your Christmas Day feast with friends and family! Enjoy our 4-course pre-fixe menu at $65 per person excluding tax and gratuity! We will not serve our regular menu on Christmas Day but you can enjoy pizza & happy hour at the bar ONLY. FIRST COURSE - choice of Fried Cotechino Smoked Beet Salad Mushroom Vellutata SECOND COURSE - choice of Venison Gnocchi Truffle Agnolotti Gulf Shrimp Risotto THIRD COURSE - choice of Grilled Wagyu Hanger Steak Seared American Red Snapper Duck Two Ways DESSERT - choice of Lemon Ricotta Torta Gianduja Budino Seasonal Gelati
  • La Vigilia | Feast of the Seven Fishes

    $65.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2021 only

    Join us for an Italian-American Christmas Eve celebration with the Feast of Seven Fishes! Pick your dishes to build your family-style meal. 3 Course $65 | 5 Course $95 | 7 Course $140 Smoked Swordfish Carpaccio cherry tomato, meyer lemon, arugula Fritto Misto shrimp, calamari, sardines Octopus & Potato Salad castelvetrano olives, mint, capers Oyster Gratinate salmoriglio, pecorino romano, calabrian chili Lobster Gnocchi pesto alla trapanese, pistachio Spaghetti Carbonara Di Mare red snapper, bottarga, royal red shrimp Squid in Umido fingerling potato, lima beans

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 6055 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We did the Revellion Tasting menu and it was 100% worth it. Every dish was delicious and well presented, but the Truffle Pasta and Duck Two ways were the real shining stars. We had never had King Trumpet mushrooms before and they were excellent and a pleasant new surprise, the risotto it’s served with falls a little flat. The Brussels Sprouts appetizer was also excellent. We would love to return and try the whole roasted cauliflower, it looked awesome when presented to the table next to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The service was atrocious - 1 star was too much

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Outstanding!

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vipDLEqui
Houston
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had the cauliflower app. Excellent as always.

I had the red snapper. Perfectly cooked with nice accompaniment. Arugula salad was very nice as well.

Service was a bit slower than normal. It otherwise a very pleasant experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Try the meatball appetizer!

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jaimeh
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Have eaten here before and food was always excellent. Our meal tonight was a disappointment. My drink was terrible and the food and service were average, if that.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dove home to Nola to do the Christmas lights. My fav place to be at Christmas time is the Rosevelt hotel bar and restaurants. John Be h restaurants never disappoint .

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Disappointed
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Dine here regularly for happy hour and this visit was well below their standards, Took 30!minutes to receive drinks and over an hour for food to arrive

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KarenM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent advice about the wine selection. Roasted Brussel sprouts were pretty incredible. The Truffle Agnolotti was scrumptious. Such a satisfying meal. Great service, too!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and really good food.

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AnnaS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trip downtown to see the lights w my husband and 2.5 year old. Perfect dinner. Happy hour is amazig

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I don’t know if it was a new chef or kitchen staff. But the food I always eat there and return for time and again was so so average. The best thing on the menu, the cauliflower with whipped feta, was so rubbery and cold and just awful. The pasta dish we ordered was sticky and bland. We sent that back. The pizzas were good. But not “knock your socks off” good. Just good. So disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was great but they did get the dessert order wrong, other than that it was good!

MB
MaryB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday-had a wonderful time

JJ
JeannaJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The entree was marginal- the meatballs had no flavor- my shrimp dish was ok.
The service was impeccable and the vibe in the restaurant was lovely.
I wouldn’t recommend because of the food.

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funkfoot
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were fantastic! Great place for a special occasion.

JN
JesseN
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and professional, personable,and efficient staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service. Planning on going back

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Anni
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We came on Thanksgiving and they had a set 4-course meal - would probably prefer to try their normal food, but it was still good.

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vipSweeTea
Western NC
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience1

While I love Alon Shaya’s recipes, the restauranteurship leaves something to be desired now that he is not involved. This was our second visit where the server was pleasant, but cocktails and wine were very slow (10-15 minute wait after order) not once but twice. My son is a foodie, loving to try different dishes; and yet he was very disappointed with the hangar steak, which was fatty, irregularly cooked, and lacked seasoning. It felt that because he was a kid, his dish received little attention. Meanwhile, the table next to was all children under 10 with no parents who were running around unsupervised for 2 hours. They got timely service. We were properly behaving 12 -79 and had to bus our own table to have room for the next course.

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JeffS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and food..,., as always!

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vipOmaybird
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was very good. Great selection. Service was poor. Too few servers to accommodate the space. And with the lack of staff, the existing wait staff was inattentive, unable to discern that the time to dine was excessive and was inconsistent between tables. And while the food was very good, after a considerable wait for our appetizers, a portion of one of our guest's dishes was what he referred to as ice cold.

I would give it another shot, but if my experience was the same or similar, I would forget about it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They did a nice job with my allergies to shellfish and treenuts. Much appreciated.

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BridgetC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, great value for food and drink at happy hour! 5 stars

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Kaytee87
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arugula salad was great. My dinner companion loved the lasagna and I had the lemon pasta which was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great good & service as usual.

JO
JOW1965
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food good, wine & service excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My favorite place for Italian food.

The service is good and the food is amazing.

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vipGeorgeV
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The pizza was soggy. Maybe undercooked? The $18 cauliflower was almost to salty to eat and a bit hard. Needed a steak knife to cur. Service adequate. Happy hour wine is the best.

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finedine
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great & so was the service.

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SusanK
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice little place outside of the French quarter. And they had my wine, so I was happy!

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AngelaW
Mississippi
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good

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vipKatherineS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, as ALWAYS. Menu is consistently surprising and delicious.

PM
vipPatM
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly chatter from knowledgeable servers, always the freshest ingredients from the kitchen, and perfect drinks promptly from the bar. Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The “small primi” portions were a good size. The Shrimp Risotto was excellent. Pizza was really good too. Cocktails were good, but felt a little small.

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vipChefmmorse
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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NoelP
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The ambiance was nice (even though the tables could use some love, refinishing or tablecloths would go nice with vibe) and the service was great! However the food quality and taste was not consistent. Everything my friend ordered was delicious (mushroom soup and squid ink pasta). My orders however were not good. The spaghetti and meatballs (not on menu, you have to ask for it) was so salty. I mean it tasted like a spoonful of salt with every bite. I sent that back (b/c it was not edible) and ordered the shrimp risotto and that was basic at best. I ate it b/c I was very hungry but left much to desired.

Overall I would go back for wine and pizza, or sit at the bar for drinks/date situation but I would not return to truly dine.

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vipHollieE
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Snapper, pizza and desserts were all excellent. Server was very attentive. Great old fashioned too.

JC
vipJoeC
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Waiter was very pushy, and with no understanding of who is the customer and who is the server. Needs an attitude check. It’s not like I’ve never eaten at a restaurant? To be honest in all my years of eating out all over the world, this is the closest I’ve come to getting up and walking out. And, his beard was much too long to be serving food!

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RichardK
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Shrimp risotto was excellent. Pizza was very good but some areas too charred on bottom. Buccatini pasta excellent, sauce was just good.

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 4.6 stars by 6055 OpenTable diners.

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.