La Contea Italiano Ristorante
Crab cakes served over a bed of mixed greens topped with a Brandy Sauce
Gulf Shrimp sauted in garlic, butter, lemon and white wine sauce, served over a bed of angel hair
Lobster ravioli served with a sherry wine pink sauce
Liked it a lot
Everything was perfect except maybe the Chardonnay could have been chilled more. Can’t think of any other complaint. It was lovely.
Large portions. Drinks came out fast. Good ambience. Guy singing was a nice touch. Noise low enough to hear each other. Will come again.
The food was great and very affordable. The live entertainment was awesome if you didn’t know better you would have thought you were listening to Frank Sinatra singing. I will definitely go back.
Love the food and music. Bread is delicious!
My spouse always orders osso bucco. It’s slow cooked for 20 hrs & fall off the bone delish. I tried something different and so glad I did. The pollo Contea. Omg. It was so flavorful. I rarely order chicken but glad I did. Son’s pizza was good as ever.
Great food. Piano player a bit loud for conversation. Way too many people underdressed for the look and the price point.
Our first time to La Contea was for our anniversary. Great time, food, service and ambiance
Birthday date. Marked birthday occasion on OpenTable but the restaurant didn't seem to realize, no big deal. Food was good. The dining was very romantic and there was a live singer who was amazing.
Food was delicious, service was great and I really enjoyed myself.
It was our first experience at La Contea. It was great all the way around. Food, service and ambience was superb. The menu had all the classics you expect for Italian cuisine. Cocktails were great as well large wine selection. We went on a Friday and there was live music; all the Italian standards, just lovely. Audience participation was welcomed. It was a great time, we will be going back very soon.
Took to long for food to come and one order was wrong
Hello Paula, Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. Can you tell us a little bit more about the experience? We would love to discuss this situation with you. LaContea Management
You’ll never know how good this place is unless you try it! They have lunch specials that are really good. One of them I love is the mushroom chicken over pasta. Everything is so reasonably priced and the staff personalize your visit. Try this locally owned restaurant and find out for yourself!
This was our first visit to BR and this restaurant. The service was top notch and the food/wine was phenomenal. Our server was very attentive & the manager walked around checking on everyone. The music in the background was softly playing & it was dimly lit so perfect for a date night.
Great! Loved the environment . Food was delicious . Wonderful service.
Thank you for the positive feedback!
This was our first time dining here and we absolutely loved it… The lasagna was outstanding. Definitely one of my new favorite restaurants
Hayner, Thank you for the positive words and we are very glad to have served you. We look forward to serving you in the future! LaContea
Great experience. Great food!!!!
Thank you for the positive feedback!
Thank you! We appreciate the positive words and feedback!
This is such a great casual dining experience. A cozy atmosphere with very good food including a nice lunch menu. The service is always good and the people are all friendly.
Annie, Thank you very much for the positive words and for taking time to give us your valuable feedback. We look forward to serving you on your next visit. Thank you!
Partner ordered Redfish and it had a very strong fish smell and the flesh was not as firm as in the past. Unfortunately this had also spread to the pasta dish which had a strong fish smell.
I had the trio of Italian Pasta, Chicken Parmigiana and Lasagna. The chicken Parmigiana had too much breading on the chicken which in itself was extremely thin and the piece of lasagna was as equally thin.
A very disappointing meal overall offset by a very helpful staff who tried to salvage the night.
Hello, LaContea is very glad to have served you on the night in question. We are very appreciative for the constructive comments as we are constantly looking for ways to improve our service for all of our loyal customers. Thank you for reaching out with your feedback as well as the pleasant remarks toward our team, who work diligently to make our dreams a reality here at LaContea. We look forward to your next visit and another opportunity to let our food and service truly shine.
Good Food. Good Service. Light volume live music. This place is a real find.
The grouper with creamy white sauce, asparagus and lump crab meat was delightful. One of my very best meals ever. Great wine menu, fabulous service plus a very accomplished singer at the piano. I am ready to go back!
Awesome all the way around! Will be back!
Our first time dining out since the pandemic. The food was delicious and service was very nice without being obtrusive. They even gave my wife a beautiful créme brulee and a glass of champagne for her birthday. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants now.
Love that they wear masks
We usually go for entrees but tonight ordered pizza on the recommendation of a friend. So glad. 18” Italian sausage, pepperoni, sun dried tomatoes, black olives, mushrooms, mozzarella and ricotta cheeses. It was over the top! Arancini for appetizer was wonderful. Lightly battered & fried with pieces of mozzarella melted in the center
This is a great Italian restaurant. The food was awesome and our server, Christopher, was amazing. We will definitely be back!
Food was average. My girlfriend got chicken piccata and the chicken was rubbery and had no flavor. Tasted like it was boiled instead of pan sautéed. Lasagna was just average. Best part of the meal was the lemon ricotta cake.
Wonderful entertainment. Staff was masked for the customers protection and all employees were friendly. Food was fresh and authentic. Looking forward to making this a regular dining out experience.
The food was excellent. The service was good. The atmosphere was excellent
LaContea is a hidden gem in Baton Rouge. The service and food is phenomenal. You won’t be disappointed!
First time there. Very enjoyable. Would go again.
Food was absolutely fantastic, service was pretty good although I wish my server would have asked us for a dessert menu before giving us a bill. The manager was extremely friendly and the music in the background was just the perfect addition to a serene atmosphere. I’ll definitely return here
Had been in the past and noise level was too high from group in a side dining room talking over each other to a singer walking around. This was beautiful background classical music. We will start going back
My wife and I have dined at La Contea a few times. The food and service have been consistently good, and the ambience is pleasant. We've enjoyed the two or three times that we've been there on the evenings when a live singer has entertained the diners, also. The last time we dined there, we were shown to a table that was fairly close to the entrance, and when we requested another table further toward the back, our request was granted graciously.
My wife and I ate there Last Saturday night...The food is always good...the service was poor. The waitress never offered to get us more wine..got bread with no butter...which was requested...very inattentive. We would have stayed for dessert but didn’t have the time to wait for her...so we paid and left..did leave a tip in case it wasn’t her fault...both managers were very busy helping out..overall ...not up to their standards
Waitress not very attentive, one of our entrees came after everyone else was finished eating .
We love going to La Contea. We were met promptly and seated. The food and service were great especially considering that it was such a busy night, Valentines Day.
Jim was singing which is always enjoyable.
My husband and I shared the crab cakes which are the best, even better than those we have eaten in New Orleans.
We ate the Pollo Marsala and the Polo La Contea which were both wonderful. Cannot wait to return next time we are in Baton Rouge.
Thanks so much for a wonderful evening!
It was very nice. We enjoyed our night. We will be in back!
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 308 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.