Domenica

4.7
5908 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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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 5908 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTyBlocal
Savannah
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Not what it used to be. Impact of Covid obvious in poor staff training. Runner brings next meal segment and tries to put it down on top of uncleared appetizer dishes.
Replacement bread with meat & cheese appetizer is terrible. Dominica should bring back the puffed pizza bread.
Unfortunately, it will no longer be on must list when visiting NOLA

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience4

We ordered the roasted cauliflower which was great, the pasta not so much it was the bucatini which wasn’t so good, the sauce was not very tasty and sour. We also ordered a margarita pizza with extra vegetables and pizza was good but got charged four dollars extra for barely anything extra at all. Would I recommend this place… no. Try it yourself and see but for our taste it was OK as far as the food goes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

mother’s day

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BillH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful way to end our visit to NOLA. The bread! The lasagna! The service! Just a great experience.

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AEFB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

not as good as it used to be. the food was disappointing. tnot sure if it was the time, or covid, but the menu seemed different.

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MarianaN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice place. Food was delicious especially the cauliflower appetizer! We enjoyed our time and we will definitely go back.

JM
vipJefferyM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great service and ambiance... will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Western KY
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!

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MaryH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal, starting with outstanding for caccia bread and olive oil, then the arugula salad and the red shrimp appetizer, finishing with a margarita pizza and the rigatoni. Our waitress was phenomenal! There was a noisy crowd at the bar, which made me wonder if they could do something better for the acoustics, but overall everything was top notch.

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AlisonE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food was very mediocre, pizza was cold, meatballs and pasta underdone. Service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it. So good!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Dominica was my favorite NOLA restaurant, until my latest experience with them. I rated the restaurant a consistent 5 stars over the past 6 years, but now, the quality of the entrees we were served resulted in a rating of 2 stars for the food. We had a party of five people that were served pasta dishes that were cold and my Arrabbiata sauce, which is supposed to be spicy, tasted plain and acidic. The manager apologized and sent us 2 desserts, that I told the server we didn’t want, but they were sent anyway. I’m very disappointed to give this review, because when I say it was my favorite restaurant, I can tell you that every time we had plans to eat there, I was very excited about it.

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BettyC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Domenica is consistently outstanding in terms of food, value and ambiance. The pizzas are as close to Neapolitan pizza as you can find in the city.
Meatballs-Great! Cauliflower with feta dip and Brussel sprouts wonderful. You won’t be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Service was great, food excellent!! Had a great time!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cory our server was terrific. He made it a 5-star review.

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vipDanielA
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, amazing food and even better service. Thank you.

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TeriM
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did not have reservations, but were able to be seated as walk-ins. It had great ambiance and great food.

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christophers
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Ordered two pizza’s and an app. First visit was a couple years ago. We enjoyed it so much we wanted to visit again. We were not disappointed.

BF
vipBrendaF
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Having been to New Orleans several times, we have come to expect great customer service and that southern hospitality that is so common with many of the restaurants here. That being said, we felt the hostess staff and wait staff at Domenica could have been friendlier, to be honest. They were all very curt- beginning with no greeting from the hostess who after checking us in, turned her back and walked away. It wasn’t until I realized she had menus in her hand, that we were being led to our table. The server came to the table, began pouring water without saying a word and it wasn’t until i asked if she was our server, that she responded. She offered no explanation of menu. We had to ask all the questions. I thought maybe the restaurant, since it was our first time there, was a “laid back, stuffy” kind of place, but it seemed other servers were more engaging. Our food (meatballs and Brussels sprouts for appetizer and a margarita pizza) was delicious. We didn’t order a second round of drinks or dessert, as is usually customary when we visit NOLA restaurants, mainly because the vibe was kinda standoffish and we opted to take ourselves elsewhere to end our evening.

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FoodiesDelight
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a jewel. Very fun for a date night or dinner group. Food was creative and delightful. We will be back!!

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Felicia
Mississippi
11 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal!

KW
KathleenW
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Pizza was great. Rigatoni was bland. Service was great.

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raymonds
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Do not eat here if you want a nice quiet dinner. The noise level is a headache. Do not eat here if you want a speedy dinner, the wait between starters & main dish is unbelievable. The food is good, not great. Service is painfully slow.

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Fantastic
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious as always.

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BettyC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food. Pizza and roasted Cauliflower are outstanding. Charcuterie board is exceptional.

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Loud
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was subpar and difficult to understand what I was ordering. Variety on menu was lacking options. The restaurant was very loud, even from outside in the hall. Not a romantic place if visiting hotel for a weekend get away.

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vipEileenD
New Orleans
43 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Pizzas are big and enough for 2-3 people. Cocktails are very good

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CristyM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance!

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StacyS
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The service was drawn out and the drinks were mediocre. We ordered the cauliflower, Brussels sprout and a cheese selection. The cauliflower was very bland and the Brussels sprouts were burned. The cheese was good but the bread was far from Italian style. We were going to order entrees but decided not to after the appetizers. Very disappointing experience after trying to eat here for 2 days. Definitely do not recommend this restaurant.

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Tims
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Everything is consistently good. The bathroom situation that they share with the Hotel is inconvenient.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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golfgal32550
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Informative waitress

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The sauce on my pasta had a very unappealing taste, the pasta was over cooked and the cake was extremely dry. Our server was most apologetic. I rarely complain at restaurants, but I could not choke this meal down.

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Eric
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food & service!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal. Well lets just say the pizza was, we ordered 4 different kinds and they all were good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic menu! Never disappointed. Solid 10 from start to finish!♥️

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HeidiJ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We popped in for salads and Pizza, both were great!

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vipMoniqueR
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corey our waiter was amazing! The food, drinks and pizza were great as usual. You can’t go wrong with the roasted cauliflower or any of the pizzas.

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Zalex
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu. You will have to visit more than once!

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GFruge
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the margherita pizza and dinner salad. The pizza was served hot and the crust was thin just like I like it. Salad with the marinated red onions and lemon vinaigrette dressing was refreshing. Perfect for a light meal. The person with me ordered pasta and the Brussels sprouts. Domenica was very accommodating to modify her pasta dish that was not on the menu. The Brussels sprouts were prepared perfectly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I will definitely return whenever I’m visiting New Orleans.

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 5908 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.