Domenica

4.6
6043 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 6043 people are saying
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JeannaJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
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.

JN
JesseN
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and professional, personable,and efficient staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service. Planning on going back

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Anni
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

ST
vipSweeTea
Western NC
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipOmaybird
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

BC
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.

OT
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.

SK
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!

AW
AngelaW
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good

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

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

PM
vipPatM
New Orleans
21 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.

OT
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.

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RobertH04
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always excellent food and service, their happy hour is one of the best in New Orleans.

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vipPatM
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t go wrong with their Italian wine and brick oven pizza.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service and drinks were great, as on every occasion I have been there. Food quality was very good as it has been every time.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab! Every dish was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order the lasagna! The best! Large portion and easily shared.

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SparkleCld
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The clam and margarita pizzas and the wagu steak were excellent . I was a bit disappointed in the sangria cocktail a bit flat and the cauliflower appetizer was way over salted and very small. I had a client with me so didn’t want to make fuss. The dinner was great but the appetizer that is a fan favorite should be on point.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Got the snapper, nothing special, undercooked, rubbery skin, undercooked vegetables. Great service though, food was just mediocre.

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vipMaddieb
Baton Rouge
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here are always fabulous. We will definitely return!

LM
LoriM
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always and it was great to see our fav waiter again.

AK
AllisonK
Baton Rouge
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and efficient service! Food was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Squid ink pasta and Lasagna both awsome!

MA
vipMalteseAngel
New Orleans
49 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Hubby had his favorite bourbon then delicious bread, wonderful meatballs & fantastic pizza Staff very happy & smiling lots with Richard, the manager. You can tell when workers are happy with their surroundings & the boss. He was working & helping his staff What a wonderful place to eat & enjoy a relaxing time

Thank you X & P

KD
KevinD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Great meal

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was OK

LR
LarryR
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Domenica is one of my favorites. The service is impeccable as well as the food. I had pizza and it was delicious as always.

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 6043 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.