La Contea Italiano Ristorante

4.8
450 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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writerchick
Shreveport
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
27 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian perfectly prepared.

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vipJIMBO
San Francisco
176 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
15 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
49 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

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MaristaLee
Baton Rouge
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I make a monthly pilgrimage to our Happy Place. Atmosphere, great food, great drinks, and live entertainment in beautiful surroundings. Get the grouper with white sauce on a bed of roasted asparagus. If you can find a better meal for $25 let me know where to go. And you have to do the cheeseboard. Unfortunately, have to skip soup or salad if you do since you will be FULL. Did I mention the great wines?

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vipScottM
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waitress was the best ever !!

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CharlesR
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food, service, and atmosphere.

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RobertB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Traveling thru and
This was a nice surprise

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food! First time and will be back!

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vipJoeJ
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here often and it’s always great! The Piano Man or the Soloist are enjoyable as well.

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KellyW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great and very nice live dinner music too.

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SarahI
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely enjoyed our night here! It was our anniversary and our waiter Jhalen went above and beyond to make our night special! We will definitely be back and asking to dine with Jhalen again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Great service! I’ll definitely be back.

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vipShopaholic
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our 1st time there for our anniversary since we've been to all the fine dining in Baton Rouge & wanted to try something different since we couldn't go to New Orleans due to their new covid restrictions. It was pretty good & we will definitely be back.

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MSanders
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Excellent lunch experience on a Sunday. Service, atmosphere, and food were very good. I made reservations and had no problem being seated. The menu is extensive without being overwhelming, and the wine list was impressive.

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JoHo
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was great for date night! They had live music, but it was not overly loud. The food was classic Italian. Very tasty and good size portions! Will go back!

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vipDAVIDW
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dining experience… and the live entertainment was icing on the cake. The only thing missing was a Fernet-Branca with dessert; seems like it should be standard fare at an Italian restaurant. Thank you.

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vipKellyG
Baton Rouge
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great so was the service. And the live entertainment was an added treat. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. The staff and servers were professional and friendly.

They had a singer singing Frank Sinatra genre songs.

The ambiance was spot on!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Entrees were wonderful. We had the osso bucco and fettuccine angel hair. The mussels app was good, but a bit over salted. Would have been nice if bread would have been brought before mussels so we could dip bread with the sauce. All food served very hot, which in my opinion is super important! I have been to many restaurants lately and getting lukewarm food has been a frequent problem.
Ambiance was 5star with singer/piano player. Service was fair, kept glasses filled but no attention to detail like bringing bread out before app. Definitely would go back!

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DRJC
Baton Rouge
29 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy going to LaContea. The menu is large with a large variety of dishes. We enjoy the fish dishes and the pasta which can be of several types and you have your choice of sauces. The fish is cooked perfectly and the pasta is always aldente. We have never had a bad experience here. The service is also very professional and attentive, but not intrusive.

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vipHayner
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 5 and every single person enjoyed every entree. The Italian cake dessert was great. We really enjoyed the piano player!

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NikkiS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had the chicken piccata and the red snapper, both were delicious! great for a date night and friendly service!

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vipTammyP
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The bread is so delicious. Server snd chef very accommodating to my shellfish allergy. Over all great meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love this place. The food, ambiance, and value are great!

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MaristaLee
Baton Rouge
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has become the city's finest place to dine. Delicious food, fantastic service, superb menu, great wine selection, solid musical entertainment, lush surroundings, and best - good prices. Try the cheese board! Wow. And great Italian wines.

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JesseN
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four had an excellent experience at La Contea. Our server, Tori, was very personable, attentive, and very good at her job. The food was delicious. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantasy experience at La Contea. Great food, great service, live music on Friday and Saturday. Will definitely be back

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vipSusiequeaux
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Friendly , knowledgeable staff. Wonderful music by Jim Sade. Can't do much better than this !

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NancyR
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chicken piccata was delicious! The portions are very large on the lunch menu I should’ve split with a friend… But then I wouldn’t of had any for dinner last night!

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JohnM
Baton Rouge
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time visiting La Contea. A great Italian restaurant. A good variety to choose from, nice location and the service was great. We enjoyed the visit and will definitely return.

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vipMike
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

After a misunderstanding on our order, they comped a round of drinks and corrected the order immediately. Everyone was pleasant and courteous.

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vipNice
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere is of contemporary elegance, without being overly formal. Service has been very good on each visit. On this visit, my wife had the chicken parmesan and I had the lobster la Contea; both dishes were very good (mine was excellent). I had the sensation salad and was disappointed; my wife had the Caesar salad and it was good. Cocktails are well made (Old Fashioneds for me). As in the past, there is a gentleman who sings crooner-style music (Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, etc.) who does an excellent job. Best of all, the volume is low enough that it's entertaining without being overpowering - we could still have a conversation at our table without raising our voices.

This was our fourth visit. Overall, this is a very pleasant place to dine - good, but not great. Prices are very reasonable. My only negatives - the sensation salad doesn't taste the way it should, and on a past visit, the fried mozzarella was terribly bland, so I'd avoid those two items. On this visit, my wife ordered a Coke, and it tasted like it was uncarbonated or very syrupy - they need to have their Coke dispenser looked at. Those are minor items - I recommend you give this place a try.

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vipRickdines
Baton Rouge
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and perfect live music get away, with Jim its like a Vegas night.

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 450 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.