La Contea Italiano Ristorante

4.7
374 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.
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4.7
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent!

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Matt
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent - loved the bread - service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive - very good dining experience!

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to go in Baron Rouge.

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BrandonR
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, as always. Delaney took excellent care of us. And we made good use of the dance floor!

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Tigah
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time dining here. Food was excellent. Drink service a little slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Amazing wine

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our first time and we were pleased. Nothing amazing but also nothing to disappoint. I can see us coming try it again.

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CamileG
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I really enjoyed the fried calamari. The linguine with clam sauce was the best I’ve had since I went to San Francisco. My wife did not enjoy her veal piccata. I enjoyed the leftovers.

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RsMcc
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for dinner. The live singer was over the top awesome! Food was on point, and our waiter was fantastic. Went above and beyond to make our dinner great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dinner here OFTEN and the food, atmosphere, and music is always enjoyable!

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BobB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The restaurant was very nice and clean. The atmosphere was great. We were celebrating my wife's birthday. The food was very good and worth the amount paid with generous portions.

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mmmmm
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had to wait a while for the waiter sometimes, but other than that, the food was good. Price was higher than others, but it was nice enough to be worth it.

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vipRileyL
Mississippi
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always enjoy this restaurant. Both the food and the service are always great, and the atmosphere is perfect for either a date night or a business lunch. The prices are very reasonable. This is the first time I've been since the start of the pandemic, and I was happy to see such a busy lunch crowd while I was there.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great food and service and loved the music!

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MikeS
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was descent, but the service was not very attentive. Items forgot, no contact for 40 minutes with empty water glasses and the same server poured water at the table next to us.

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sociable
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food, great service, reasonable prices, live music - nice but would have prefer quieter background

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SteveR
Baton Rouge
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice, quiet place to enjoy eating. Food was good value for the money, and service was excellent.

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viptuna
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy La Contea, and Robert always does a great job when he is assigned to serve us! My favorite dish is the Caesar Salad with salmon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was super friendly. They were really fast. The grouper was delicious! The bread too! It is made in house! I would for sure go back

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always!!

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Lau4
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Love the atmosphere food and service

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BobiK
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! Austin was a great server! Food was good! Prices were extremely reasonable! Will be back!

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JoshB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We went on a date here & it was a great date spot, the atmosphere was nice. The food was incredible.. however we were put at a table in the corner & felt basically ignored until an older couple who were obviously regulars were sat beside us. Since we had been waiting so long we knew what we wanted. They brought our app our & then finally some bread, within a couple minutes out salad too even though we asked to wait. And before we were halfway through our appetizer they brought our food out. The server tried to laugh it off like he didn’t know why it came out so fast & immediately asked if we wanted to go boxes. It definitely messed with the vibe of our Valentines fate & made us feel rushed. Not to mention we skipped most of our appetizer & out salad so our food didn’t get cold. What’s more aggravating is they weren’t even busy. We would go back because the food was so good but would definitely be direct that we don’t want everything at once although that should go without saying.

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MKov
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. The Veal Parmesan was very good and a large portion. The atmosphere was relaxing. I plan to go back and try other dishes.

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totts
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

What we ordered wasn't very good. The tomato basil soup was very good. The calamari, brussel sprouts fair, veal Parmesan not good, shrimp dish i got too much liquid. Maybe we just ordered wrong dishes

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jasonr
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Had a gentleman singing frank Sinatra tunes which was a plus. Osso bucco and clam linguine were great. Calamari came out perfect. Zero grease. Looking forward to next trip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and vibe for dinner. The live music was a plus.

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BRdiner
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great dinner experience. The food and atmosphere were both good. The prices and service were even better. It was really great overall.

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waynea
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

music is a little loud at times and makes conversation difficult

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GaryM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for Valentines Day. It was fabulous. Food was great! Ambiance was quite nice. The staff overall could not have been better.
We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great independent Italian restaurant in Baton Rouge. Been there twice visiting the city. Locals should support it!!!

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BrianP
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere were awesome. We enjoyed our valentines outing. I think some dishes could be improved on presentation. Dishes had good flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benjamin was amazing! His expertise on wine pairings were impressive and appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has great food and a great atmosphere. Our waitress Zoe was extremely sweet and everything came out in a timely manner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely birthday dinner for my 19 year old! Even her friends enjoyed it.

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ASimon
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and I can’t wait to go back!!!! Everything was great! The service, food, piano music, ambiance...just everything!!!

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BlaineRab
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good food
And service! We will be back.

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Beesie
Baton Rouge
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Prides were fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We found by chance on Open Table and was so happily surprised. Everything was amazing. The service from our waiter, hostess and Manager were nothing less than perfect. The only reason I gave the food 4 stars instead of 5 is because we thought the entrees could have used a little more flavor but I know that’s a personal preference. They were both really good; felt it needed just a smidge more garlic. I had Shrimp Florentine and my boyfriend had the Red Fish. The bread the gave to start and our desserts were delicious. I think my dessert was probably one of the best I’ve ever had! The ambiance was amazing too. It could easily be a more dressy place or great for a group dinner. I highly recommend and will definitely be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best celebration for my son’s 19th birthday everything was perfect the service was outstanding the food was delicious and the music was fun and we enjoyed everything about it highly recommended

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 4.7 stars by 374 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.