La Contea Italiano Ristorante

4.7
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308 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Bahrain
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Liked it a lot

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AngelaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect except maybe the Chardonnay could have been chilled more. Can’t think of any other complaint. It was lovely.

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ThomasD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Large portions. Drinks came out fast. Good ambience. Guy singing was a nice touch. Noise low enough to hear each other. Will come again.

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KellieL
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJoyofeating
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and music. Bread is delicious!

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Paul
Baton Rouge
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipBillinBR
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Piano player a bit loud for conversation. Way too many people underdressed for the look and the price point.

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RobM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to La Contea was for our anniversary. Great time, food, service and ambiance

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KevinV
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great and I really enjoyed myself.

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Italiano225
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipPaulaS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Took to long for food to come and one order was wrong

La Contea Italiano Ristorante
Responded on September 18, 2020

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

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vipAnnie
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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FoodieBarbiee
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Loved the environment . Food was delicious . Wonderful service.

La Contea Italiano Ristorante
Responded on August 16, 2020

Thank you for the positive feedback!

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Hayner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here and we absolutely loved it… The lasagna was outstanding. Definitely one of my new favorite restaurants

La Contea Italiano Ristorante
Responded on August 16, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great food!!!!

La Contea Italiano Ristorante
Responded on August 16, 2020

Thank you for the positive feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place

La Contea Italiano Ristorante
Responded on August 16, 2020

Thank you! We appreciate the positive words and feedback!

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vipAnnie
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

La Contea Italiano Ristorante
Responded on July 22, 2020

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!

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Oldcarbuff
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

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.

La Contea Italiano Ristorante
Responded on July 21, 2020

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.

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RobertB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good Food. Good Service. Light volume live music. This place is a real find.

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Marista
Baton Rouge
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome all the way around! Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Greatest
Love that they wear masks

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Paul
Baton Rouge
20 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great Italian restaurant. The food was awesome and our server, Christopher, was amazing. We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

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margeaux
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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Dirk
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was good. The atmosphere was excellent

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GwenB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LaContea is a hidden gem in Baton Rouge. The service and food is phenomenal. You won’t be disappointed!

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vipSulphurBoy
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First time there. Very enjoyable. Would go again.

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OpeoluwaA
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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JaneS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day!

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JeffS
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Waitress not very attentive, one of our entrees came after everyone else was finished eating .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice. We enjoyed our night. We will be in back!

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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.