Domenica

4.7
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$30 and under
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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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Karlee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service. Food is very good. Place is very nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday happy hour and it was amazing as usual. Our waitress was very professional and wore a mask the entire meal. She was very efficient and polite. The space was perfectly arranged for social distancing standards and made us feel very comfortable dining there.

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vipGeorgeV
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. We had a nice variety of dishes. It was marvelous to dine out.

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EdwardH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been to Domenica many times.
This was my first time having the Lasagna even though I have heard its delicious.
It's true, the Lasagna is delicious!
The arugula salad was fresh and tasty and a great starter.
My friend had the Brussel sprouts and Arrabiatta.
He was also happy with his dinner.
So happy to be able to have an excellent meal dinning out!

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Zeke
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food with a beautiful seating area no matter where you are in the restaurant!

AJ
vipArbyJay
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Okay, so we are in Phase 1, I get it, but being in the absolute back of the house with a restaurant full of open tables was a little insulting. Most tables had been removed to conform to occupancy requirements. But to be the only two people against the wall in an otherwise vacant part of the restaurant was off putting and odd. It made an uncomfortable evening meal all the more uncomfortable.

So no bottles of chianti. None. Not one. Five are listed on the menu. None.

Our favorite appetizer--the charred kale--wasn't charred. It was burned. Pretty ruined.

The soup was scrumptious. Pizzas were okay.

And it's not cool being told to use the restroom facilities upstairs by the waitstaff only to be questioned and challenged by the Homeland Security folks at the top of the first escalator landing. He "permitted" me to go to the next level and use the restroom but directed any further trips to facilities to those on the first floor near the valet entrance. Okay, cool. But when that was tried, same Guantanamo inquisition by same folks (whoever they are) mid-way down. They didn't really want to hear the explanation. Perhaps a little better coordination between hotel, the restaurant the the occupying forces in the weeks to come. This isn't Katrina, the city doesn't lay in ruin vulnerable to Saturday looters disguised as diners. It's a pandemic. It's serious. We all have to make concessions, but folks, get a grip.

The restaurant has always been a favorite and we have been trying hard to support all our regular places before and into Phase 1. But I'm going to have a hard time convincing my spouse to return based on Saturday night's experience.

Sorry Dominica, you tried, not mightily, and you failed. Not much of an effort shown on the relaunch.

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zachp
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fun and great and friendly service. Best Italian dining in New Orleans.

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PickyRick
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed and appreciated our waiter’s attention and advice

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MaikaryM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, the food is perfect. Great decoration and service. The only issue was that I ordered strawberries chocolate gelato and Ingot vanilla chocolate. But it was delicious.

TJ
vipTorrieJ
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was Corey (sp?) and he was the best! Great pizza and great service!

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vipRBPB
Nashville
65 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were in New Orleans returning home from a 7 day cruise. It was my wife's birthday and she loves Italian. We both moved South from the NE, about 35 years ago and this is the first time in all those years that we enjoyed REAL Italian in the South. We return to our birthplaces and enjoy it, but S of the Mason Dixon Line it's few and far between. It was a fun time, maybe the COVID 19 kept people away so it was quieter than normal, but we give it the highest score possible. Plus, their homemade Limoncello was FABULOUS.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Loud and cramped. Our server was not particularly attentive or helpful. My wife’s pasta dish (black squid ink pasta) was, admittedly, incredibly impressive. It was flavorful and rich and delightful. I had the muffuletta pizza, though, which was a huge miss. The crust was first-rate, but it did not come together well. If you do go, expect okay service and stick to ordering from the pastas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The service was not very good and the food was just meh. The best thing was the Brussels sprouts dish. The pizza was nothing to write home about and the meatballs and polenta were bland. Really disappointed in the overall experience.

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StewartP
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed this restaurant. Great experience.

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Flightmiss
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

When we walked in they had about 15 to 20 tables empty but were told they had to get our table ready! WTH! I had reservations not a walk in off the street. Our waitress seemed in another world had to keep repeating request. Additional plates, extra dressing just to name a few.

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MicheleC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were amazing! I will definitely return in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great service.

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vipRaoul9466
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This is a nice place to eat after a show or the symphony. It is right across the street from the Orpheum. It has a nice atmosphere and the food is pretty good. But the service was way off this night. The waiter forgot to order my husbands meal. The soup that I ordered consisted of 2 ounces. The pizza was good.

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vipStaceyg
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Italian husband couldn't get over how delicious his pasta was at Domenica. Everything was delicious in a fun, lively atmosphere. The drinks were yummy too.

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vipLorettaC
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an outstanding meal at Domenica on Saturday evening. We had the special: a 60day dry-aged bone-in ribeye. Probably the best steak I've ever eaten. We started with the roaster cauliflower, which was spicier and more flavorful than I remembered from our last visit. We also had the arancini, which was excellent. Our server was fabulous: just the right mix of attentive, funny and familiar. Completely elevated the overall experience. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabriell (our waitress) was amazing! Very tentative and patient! Just when I realized I needed something she was right there! The food was amazing! The lighting and seating were also perfect. Would recommend ! Especially between 2-6 😉

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Eatinout
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service!!! Perfection all around!!!

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vipIlsaA
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Have been to Domenica several times and have always enjoyed the experience. I was disappointed by the service and food this time. Poor service. Food was not as good as it has been in the past. Every meal we ordered was just not as good as it was in the past. Not sure if I’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and so was our food! Never a disappointment and our go to spot before attending events at the Saengar.

DB
DavidB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the vibe and the food! Exceptional service. Domenica is always a favorite of ours when we are in NOLA!

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nolakelli
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner before walking to the Saenger for a show.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was excellent. Our server Todd was nothing short of phenomenal! As the owner of a retail store, I believe service and knowledge are key. However, Todd takes it one step further...he loves what he does. That’s a win-win for both the customer and the restaurant!

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MichelleP
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time, and it was more than fabulous. Came for their fresh seafood pasta, left full and content.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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CCGRC
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a few years since I've dined at Dom's but just as it was back then held true Saturday night...absolutely delish!! One of my favorite restaurants of all time. The roasted cauliflower and Brussel sprouts were so damn good! I don't know what they do with that Feta whip but that alone is worth the price of admission. Our waiter, Cory, was awesome. Very friendly, knowledgeable and had us engaging in a game with another table! It was a lot of fun. Can't wait to go back!!

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vipswirtRN
Richmond
57 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our entrees arrived before our salads and the wait staff actually tried to leave them at the table. When we refused and they were taken back to the kitchen, the lasagna was obviously put back in an oven. It was blackened around the edges the second time it arrived. My oysters were overcooked as well. Needless to say, we were extremely disappointed.

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MeganEB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!! Thanks incredible food, service, and value!

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HollyE
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We accidentally rolled in for the happy hour and the deals were great. We were hungover after Mardi Gras and our waitress was awesome (I wish I knew her name to give her credit). The pizza and pasta were delicious. My friend asked for her order to be specially made and they were able to accommodate it without a problem.

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vippandc
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

This should be a great Italian restaurant. Instead it seems to be serving dishes on the cheap (without a cheap price). The octopus starter I ordered turned out to be a tasty fennel and orange/kumquat salad, but only 3 small pieces of octopus. The king cake dessert was only middling in quality. My husband, however, liked his pizza. The chef is better than what we are getting on the table.

BH
vipBrianH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kudos to the service and kitchen staff for keeping things flowing smoothly despite the fact that it was 6:00pm on Mardi Gras and the place was overflowing with costumers (me included) ending the day and evening ball goers starting theirs. The food and drink were excellent as always!

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vipTonyLithuanian
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding! We were there from 3:00-4:30. Our waiter was off at 4:00 pm, can’t remember his name, date was 2/25/20. The food was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Mardi Gras
Overall, not dissppointed

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Everything was perfect!

TS
vipTerrieS
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mardi Gras Fan Favorite

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vipAnnieb42
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect execution of food and service

FAQs

Domenica does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Domenica also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 648-6020.

Domenica is rated 4.7 stars by 5579 OpenTable diners.

Domenica does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/domenica/giftcards.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.