Domenica is a contemporary and inviting Italian restaurant that creates regional Italian dishes with southern and middle eastern influences. The cuisine combines Chef Alon Shaya's Israeli heritage and love of local ingredients with a menu that reflects his time spent cooking and living in the small towns of northern Italy.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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We offer a Private Room for up to 30 people, please contact us for details.
Domenica Ratings and Reviews
Busy Sunday afternoon after a Saints game. We had reservations--good thing! Portions were good--not too much like in many places. Dishes were more exotic than our taste, but we knew that from the menu. Food was excellent--I had the pasta. Overall good experience and recommended if you're satisfied with menu choices.
AMAZING!!!! Upscale feel without the outrageous prices of the fancier places. Fried kale appetizer one of the most delicious & unique dishes I’ve ever had. A must try. The Pizza w egg on top= phenomenal. The pasta w the Brussels sprouts= whoa so good. Celebrated our 10 yr anniversary and will definitely come back!!!
Food did not disappoint, but the service needs to ramp it up to match the quality of the food. Our table sat for about 15 minutes before our server approached to take our drink and appetizer order. The "runner" dropped the meat and cheese assortment on the table and we waited for refills all night. The food however, was fantastic. We did not order a single item at our table that we did not thoroughly enjoy.
Unlike previous visits, service was rather poor. Friends of our waiter were at the next table, and he spent considerable time talking with them. The bread that usually comes out shortly after drinks didn’t arrive until shortly after our appetizers. And it was other servers who brought those as well as our entrees. Our table was very close to one of the entrances, so there was a constant stream of people walking past our table. The restaurant was quite noisy, as well. It all added up to a less than enjoyable dinner.
I visited this restaurant Sunday evening with friends for my birthday dinner. The manager Ryan was very accommodating to my party of 5, although I'd only reserved for 4. He also sent over 4 delicious desserts for the occasion. The waitress Amanda was amazing! That was probably the best service I've received at any restaurant in a long time. She was very knowledgeable, energetic, charming, and sweet! Great experience and great food.
An excellent choice for authentic, upscale Italian cuisine in New Orleans! Simple, but fresh, quality ingredients make each dish a standout, and the Roasted Cauliflower is a perfect example. Big enough to share among 4 people, it is just a head of cauliflower, drizzled with olive oil and salt, and then roasted; served with whipped feta cheese for dipping. It's so simple, but absolutely delicious! The Octopus Carpaccio was delightful. The Stracci, with Lamb Ragu, Mint and Fried Chicken Livers, was sublime, and I was happy to be able to share an order of Lasagna with someone at the table, because it was probably one of the best I've ever had. The portions are generous, so it is nice to dine here with friends because otherwise it would be impossible to sample many of the amazing dishes offered. The Blood Orange Sorbet was light, and along with the Double Espresso, made for the perfect ending to a magnificent dining experience!
The food is phenomenal! It’s loud and service was fine but the meal was superb! The octopus carpaccio was so fresh and citrusy and the lamb ragout pasta with fried chicken livers was innovative. The pizza is beyond good- fresh ingredients, crispy crust and awesome seasoning.
I’ve eTen at Dominica several times. It has creative foods, good variety, and pleasant and engaging staff. I’ve consitently enjoyed every experience there. It has become my go-to restaurant when I’m in New Orleans, suitable for entertaining family, friends, and business colleagues.
Great location just off Canal Street. The lamb meatballs served over polenta is very good and you have to order the whole roasted cauliflower if your party is 4 or more. We had four at our table and couldn’t eat it all but it was excellent with the whipped feta on the side. The desserts were excellent as well.
Pasta was hard not al dente. Both our dishes had very little flavor. We had triangale and tagliatelle. I was a bit shocked. The waiter filled my water but was very curt and snooty with my wife and I. Im not rich but I did pay full price for the food I ordered. He could’ve been like that because we don’t drink. The restaurant was very sterile and yet warm inside. My bill was $70. I would not ever go back. It felt like a trick. Not a treat.
The menu was limited and not very Italian. It was the most bizarre menu I’ve ever seen for an Italian restaurant. Duck, quail eggs, rabbit, chicken livers, etc., not my taste-at all! Service was slow and subpar at best. We actually ordered an appetizer and split the only traditional pasta dish on the menu. We ended up at Ruth Chris two hours later for a great meal and great service.
Our service was horrible. Something went wrong in the kitchen or they forgot to put in our order because it took about an hour and a half for use to get our meals. Then, once the food arrived it was all cold- like ice cold. The food all had good flavors but it was an unacceptable experience for a restaurant of this quality. The manager was able to accommodate us AFTER she realized we were not at fault. Our server was not nice. The drinks were ok, nothing exciting. We were there for a special occasion and it was not a great way to kick off the celebrations.
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