La Contea Italiano Ristorante

4.8
464 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.
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vipEARLH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
2 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
9 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
28 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian perfectly prepared.

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vipJIMBO
San Francisco
179 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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vipMaristaLee
Baton Rouge
17 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
22 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!

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 464 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.