La Contea Italiano Ristorante

4.8
480 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
No love is more sincere than the love for food. In 1861 King Umberto and Queen Margarita ate pizza for the first time. They fell in love with this pizza made with cheese, tomatoes, and basil – what we now know as the Margarita pizza – it was named after the queen. The story of food is the story of the people. They interact with each other in culture, medicine, invention, and in the growth of society. It tells the war between hunger and satisfaction. Good food is to plentiful not only your hunger but your soul too. This is what we, the La Contea family, plan to do in Southeast Louisiana. We are bringing the story and evolution of Italian food with the taste of all the legions of Italy. Based on fresh ingredients of homemade pastas filled with love and desire for the Italian food. We take pride in the dishes we prepare and how we present our dishes. We have been doing this for generations. We are bringing our traditions and story to Southeast Louisiana.

Offers

  • Thursday Flights and Tastings

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Tue - Thu 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Every Thursday we offer wine flights to sample our wines by the glass and flights of our new JCB line of vodkas and gin: including their caviar infused vodka and truffle-infused vodka . Everything from Frank Family Cabernet to The Prisoner Red Blend. We love to host experiences and offer our guests the ability to find something they can indulge in and enjoy. Stop by for our regular Happy Hour as well ... Everyday 3:00PM - 6:30PM. We offer over 160 different wines by the bottle and have seasonal cocktails sure to impress.
  • Special Entertainment and Musical Stylings

    Multiple dates available

    Fri - Sat 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Friday and Saturday 6:00 to 9:00. Come enjoy a wide variety of musical stylings that take us down memory lane. Pair the melodic sounds of our artists with a lush cocktail or velvety full-bodied wine. We look forward to serving you.
What 480 people are saying
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vipJamesR
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was well prepared and the canolli was excellent.

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SherreeG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Service Devine. Meal not rushed. And a real singer entertaining the diners. Such a special place!

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TammyP
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Live music was great. Food was good. Good for kids 9-13

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome New Year’s Eve experience! La Contea is our high priority restaurant list in BR

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vipDAVIDW
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always— even on a tricky night like NYE. Still hoping that you’ll carry Fernet-Branca at some point to end a perfect meal. Thanks!

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kadees
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Appetizers were fine, salads just ok, food left something to be desired and deserts were fine.

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Brenton
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic food and service at La Contea. It really is a hidden gem in Baton Rouge. Great value and a quiet place for a date night or family dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lasagna & Alfredo delicious. A great holiday vibe. The staff was over the top professionals taking pride in what they do. Everyone was kind - just a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great, our waiter was awesome. The only knock against the experience would be that the service was “bang, bang, bang” between courses, somewhat rushed.

Other than that the experience was awesome. I will be returning!

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Banana
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, hot, and served quickly ! Lunch menu is a bargain !

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Rick
Baton Rouge
18 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have dined here about six or seven times and it is always enjoyable. Brought two of our Grandchildren there for Sunday lunch. It was first time experience for them and they loved it.

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mack
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Conducive atmosphere for conversation. Food was excellent and menu offered a good selection. I enjoyed the selection of holiday cocktails. Our server was great and ver accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter food and overall service.

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WhitneyB
Baton Rouge
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently incredible!

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kwbrq1
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good appetizers
My date had Italy 3 ways and said it was really good
I had Veal Parmesan that was good but needed more red sauce
The restaurant had a busy lunch crowd that gave us a chance to see other menu items passing by that all looked impressive
We will definitely return and I plan to have the Ossu Buco

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DP01
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around.

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vipEARLH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Host was unpleasant. Server was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is the second time we’ve celebrated our anniversary here. It is a beautiful place and the service and food was delicious. Quickly becoming one of my favorite restaurant.

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ASimon
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed it thoroughly! Great server, food and atmosphere!

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vipStSimon
New Orleans
82 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband & I had dinner, first time at La Contea. All staff very welcoming. We got seated at a nice banquette table. Our server was Alec, a delightful young man. He did a great job! Tried the fried calamari (tender & tasty), Sensation Salad (fresh crunchy lettuce, dressing can use more flavor), seared tuna on spinach purée (delicious), veal piccata (very good but need to dial back the garlic). Cocktails were excellent, wine was very reasonably priced. Would definitely come back!

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vipLoganpass
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent family gathering at La Contea for a Sunday lunch. Our table was in the back area, so we could visit without any noise or problems. As always, the food was excellent with outstanding Italian dishes with generous portions.
The service was exceptional by our waitress -- whose name I forgot, but I know she is a native of a Greek Island. She made us feel very welcome and took perfect care of us. We will definitely return!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and waitress

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be back.

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OakHillDiner63
Mississippi
27 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most enjoyable evening! There was a singer with quiet music. The lighting was perfect. The service was outstanding and the food was terrific. I had the grilled tuna in a spinach puree and my girlfriend had the salmon picatta. Our sons had the make your own pizza and shrimp alfredo. For dessert we had the Creme Brule and cheesecake. We will be back!

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Beth25
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

3 of us were served 4th was delayed. Staff was very apologetic and gave us desert. Didn’t mater. We were enjoying each other and music. Fantastic night. My 80 year old mom had a ball. We will be back.

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JeffH
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food and atmosphere were excellent. Happy hour wine at $6/glass!

Try the mussels appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a slow weeknight. The service and food was exceptional! We’ll definitely be going back.

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ThomasW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Service was very good. Live music was very good but too loud! Hard for us to carry on a conversation.

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WhitneyB
Baton Rouge
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ethan was wonderful. The food and drinks were amazing! Only request, please please bring back minestrone!

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vipRickdines
Baton Rouge
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful atmosphere for feeling a little Vegas, Dean Martinish, Italian. Great food and service with attention.

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writerchick
Shreveport
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant tucked away from the busyness of Baton Rouge. The food was standard Italian fare. Enjoyed the quality of the cheese board, Caesar salad was nicely done, chicken Marsala a little flat. So if you’re a serious foodie, this might not be your jam.

The most positive thing about this restaurant was the service and ambience. They had a singer doing old standards so terrific background for a pleasurable dining experience. The waitress was very friendly and eager to serve. Hostess was terrific - an older woman who came to visit with us. Just a really nice experience.

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EricR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food reasonably priced.

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vipcheryl
Tahoe
31 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian perfectly prepared.

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vipJIMBO
San Francisco
181 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oustanding staff, food and great service! Thank you!

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vipSarahB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service & food!

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Rick
Baton Rouge
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Perfect place for a nice upscale Italian dinner without being too pricey

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SteveT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great, service was excellent and the singer added a very nice ambience!!!

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vipAnnie
New Orleans
52 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baton Rouge friends: don’t miss a chance to eat at La Contea. It’s a nice atmosphere, good service and great food. Whether it’s lunch or dinner it always prove to be a good choice! Very reasonably priced food

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Wade
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic anniversary dinner at La Contea! The service was the best I've ever experienced. I requested chocolate covered strawberries on the Open Table reservation, and the owner specially prepared them for us despite this not being a everyday menu item (Valentine's Day special). The food is authentic and pairs well with the wine selection offered. I opted for the Chicken Marsala, and definitely recommend ordering that or the Tour of Italy. We look forward to celebrating here again!

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JMcK
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was beyond expectations, Great job. Restaurant was a bit cold and service was good but not necessarily great. Will return

FAQs

La Contea Italiano Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. La Contea Italiano Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (225) 726-7903.

La Contea Italiano Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 480 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.