About Domenica

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.

123 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Canal Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 648-6020

Website:
http://www.domenicarestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Alon Shaya

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Domenica Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (59)
Fit for Foodies (54)
Special Occasion (50)
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Casual (44)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Good for Groups (34)
Business Meals (32)
Fun (30)
Happy Hour (30)
Great for Lunch (30)
Authentic (29)
Comfort Food (28)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Romantic (28)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
People Watching (24)
Hot Spot (23)
Notable Wine List (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Cozy (14)
Bar Seating (11)
Kid-friendly (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Tapas (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Seasonal (8)
Healthy (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Spicy (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 8 hours ago

Food was great until we got to the lasagna. We were told this was award winning but neither me or my wife could figure out why. All we could taste was the meat. It did not have the soft layers of sauce and cheese that you come to expect from great lasagna. Service was excellent

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 9 hours ago

We had a wonderful time celebrating with our family.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Very good pizza! Lasagna is delicious! Dine here several times a year - a favorite.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was delicious!! Came here for their happy hour- half off pizzas and drinks. Their clam pizza and prosciutto pizza were really good and great bang for your buck. Definitely recommend this place for great service and quality ingredients.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

The Ritz Concierge recommended dining at Domenica since we were wanting to dine between the normal lunch and dinner hours. Despite coming to New Orleans for many years, and staying at The Ritz Carlton, we had never dined at Domenica. So we looked forward to dining there based on the Concierge’s recommendation.

For years I have believed in the importance of the person initially encountered, and representing an organization. The Host or Hostess in a restaurant is representative of that person. They impart the impression that will make, or not, the dining experience. Yesenia, the Hostess, was surly, and it impacted the dining experience. New Orleans is filled with people in the service industry who are very friendly, but not Yesenia with us.

It is convenient to make a reservation on OpenTable, my preference for making reservations. The decor is attractive, and was attractively accessorized with wreaths for the Holidays. The food is attractively presented and delicious. Dined on the Risotto with Shrimp and Enzo Pizza (tomatoes, anchovies, garlic, mortadella). The service while not exceptional (95% or more of my restaurant reviews identify servers as exceptional, or excelling), was acceptable.

Yesenia’s surliness is the deciding factor in choosing not to return to Domenica during future visits, despite the restaurants positive qualities.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Restaurant has a fun vibe, great pizza and awesome pasta

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Our server Kevin was amazing, he took great care of us.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

We are frequent visitors to Domenica when we visit New Orleans! It never disappoints!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We love Domenica’s. We eaten here three or four times now. The food is delicious and the wait staff is extremely professional. We’ve eaten w the family on our previous visits. It’s a great place for get togethers so we just had to bring our friends. And Christmas time with the Roosevelt hotels decorations could not have been a better time to visit.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Once again a very nice experience. We have dined here numerous times. This time we did not have pizza. We tried several different dishes, some of which were on the revillon menu. Everything was very good.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

No care for any sort of dress code
Pizza was undercooked
Entrees were brought out while appetizers had just been started
Table next to us asked for a refund as well
Beyond disappointed!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 4, 2017

My wife and I had dinner here on 12/3/2017, it was very pleasant, would definitely recommend. Good location inside The Roosevelt and one block from FQ. Very good staff, we had Amanda as our server, she did a great job. We had squid pasta and lasagna, both were very good. Family friendly or great place for a couple, friends, groups-works for any.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Christmas Parade with the family!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

What a great night. Food was amazing. Lamb meatballs and lasagna were to die for. Our waiter Josh was very friendly.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our Server was simply outstanding and very accommodating. When I asked for Sweet Tea, for example, even though the Restaurant did not offer this, she quickly told me that she would customize my Tea order to make it sweet. And she did this each time I needed a refill during my meal experience. The Neapolitan Pizza that we ordered was very good as well. The atmosphere and overall ambience was perfect.

Tags: Vegan, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great pizzas above all and great place to people watch by the windows!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Have eaten here many times since its opened, food was not up to par on this evening, in particular the white bolagnese was missing flavor and the pasta was over cooked.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our waitress was great! Helped us through the menu choices. Lots of food even on the "small plates".

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Everything was delicious- drinks, pizza, arancini, and lasagna!

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food was delicious and service outstanding. A very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Service felt a bit rushed on a Sunday night. Our main course was brought out to us before we had finished our appetizers (the pizza was good, but not hot). Overall, the food was tasty.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great pizza, thicker crust, yet light. Very flavorful, a variety of offerings.

Went twice while visiting New Orleans. First waiter was great, second not so much.

Happy hour from 2-5, half price pizza and drinks. Definitely worth a stop.

Tags: Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Awesome food and great ambience.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Loved the fried kale! It was excellent

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went here on Thanksgiving and then again two days later because we liked it so much. Great decor, fantastic service and delicious food.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were in New Orleans for Thanksgiving and made reservations for dinner at Domenica. There was a fixed menu for Thanksgiving and we all had lasagna. The portions are large and the food was very good..as well as the service. The pizzas..european style.. looked delicious. If you are craving Italian in NOLA, I would recommend.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Ok, but it used to be great. The bread was either over toasted or stale. Short rib was over-cooked. This is one of my favorite restaurants. Not sure if it was a miss at this particular time or if it’s just downhill since all the changes.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went here for Thanksgiving dinner. The prefix menu was outstanding. He traditional turkey and dressing was the only thing that wasn't outstanding. Overall though we had a great meal and a great waitress.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was really good but the service was disappointing. We had to repeatedly remind the server for basic items.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I must say, given this was supposed to be a Besh restaurant, we were very disappointed. The $60 per person charge for thanksgiving meal was worth about $35. No white table cloths, no ambiance and the food was mediocre. Service was good but the restaurant just doesn’t do anything from a vibe standpoint. Won’t go back.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was good. Triangolio was FANTASTIC! Waiter was rude.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great service by Justin. Great pizzas, Cesar salad and gelato. Nice break from Creole food.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food! The wait staff was super! I loved this restaurant. I’m glad I got to go to this restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Celebrated my husband’s birthday, loved the food and service. Pizzas were a great starter and the cauliflower was exceptional. My lamb pasta was too good to stop eating even though I should have when Full! Thanks William for a great experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Don’t miss the pizza and desserts! Service outstanding! Beautiful but comfortable restaurant. Rigatoni so fresh and good! Interesting menu for foodies!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great fare. Food was wonderful. Portions are larger than expected. Service was spot on.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food was simple, but really good! We had the arrabiatta pasta and the squid ink pasta with crab meat. Delicious! We also really liked the ambiance in the restaurant; not too loud and dimmed lights - perfect for dinner with your significant other.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Domenica is a must when in NOLA.
Excellent Happy Hour Menu.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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!!!

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