Oak Oven Harahan

4.7
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$30 and under
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Italian

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OAK OVEN is, first and foremost, a casual neighborhood restaurant dedicated to providing reasonably priced, high-end quality food, healthy meal options and impeccable service. The menu is heavily influenced by the Sicilian heritage of the restaurant’s founders. Their ancestors began arriving in New Orleans in the 1870’s and quickly melded into the fabric of the Crescent City. OAK OVEN’s award-winning fare celebrates this fusion of Sicilian, Italian and New Orleans culture. The restaurant centers around an authentic, Mugnaini wood-burning pizza oven and the famous, Neapolitan-style pies it produces. The ambiance created by the dancing flames inside the oven is both magical and primitive. The “from scratch” kitchen and unique, one-of-a-kind flavors transform dining at OAK OVEN into a divine experience.
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4.8
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4.7
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4.1
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vipJen87
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here all the time. Food and service is always amazingly.

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lrrevoos
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was exceptional!

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JamieV
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was absolutely delicious.
I did feel like the tables were too close to one another. The really need to expand the restaurant and make it bigger. It was packed but the service and food was Amazing.

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vipCorinneC
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The pizza we got was very good, however, the homemade papperdelle was extremely tangy to the point it was inedible. We didn’t complain, but beware of the pappardelle dish.

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vip4mydeb
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavors and service with a smile!!

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GinaC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The pizza was delicious!the chicken part was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was really nice. Food was fresh and tasty. I would go back again.

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Nolagirl
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always great food. Got the special - cauliflower soup with provolone and crabmeat and the wedge salad. Delicious!

KM
KarenM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Fair warning - I usually don't cook with a lot of added salt. But fish/pasta dish was so salty it was almost inedible. Lasagne was dry, not a lot of sauce. King cake gelato was okay, but I've had better with more flavor. Tables are tight & restaurant is small so it's loud. Not a romantic dinner spot. Not a spot for kids because it's so tight. But service was very good -waiter & greeter very accommodating. Because the wait/greeting staff was so accommodating, I hesitate to give only a fair review. But for $190 for 3 people, it was disappointing.

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vip2foodies
New Orleans
47 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Calamari was outstanding. All the pasta dishes were great. Handmade Papardelle was a bit salty. Great service. Will return to try other dishes.

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go95dudine
New Orleans
39 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oak Oven is by far one of the best Italian restaurants in the city. Everything is fresh and made daily. I have also been to their new restaurant in Mandeville which is equally superb. As a regular I am amazed by their consistency. The pasta and pizza dishes are my personal favoirites.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always, including the bread. Waiter attentive, although he had too many tables.
Only negative was sitting next to the entrance, but everything else out weighs this

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vipDavo
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The manager was a little testy when we arrived. Because of a bad experience in the past with an order & service ( after 45 minutes our entrees never arrived & we quickly paid the bill & left ), I always call ahead & request Michael the server. We will not go there unless we get Michael because he is the best. The manager tried to give us another server even after I called & spoke to another employee & she said we would have Michael. After a couple of minutes we ended up with Michael & everything was great. !! I do not want this manager dealt with, however, I own a retail business & always pay it forward. It comes back to me three fold with an increase in business. Cheers !

David G.
River Ridge

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My husband and I had the oyster appetizer, chicken parmigiana and shrimp fettuccine. It was all wonderful. Mike, our waiter could not have been better. Cannot wait to return and bring the family.

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vipColleenC
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was NYE. Six of the eight had eaten here already. The two new people lived it. Will be back

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Foodie
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server was overwhelmed with too many tables and didn’t give us enough attention. I had to ask about specials as he was just focused on getting our order and move on.

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MichaelP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent Service and Wonderful Experience!

We will certainly be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lasagna was very good and so was the gelato.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, waiter was Mike and he was very attentive and extremely polite and knowledgeable.

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DaneeneP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful along with the pasta.

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vipMadness
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We haven’t been here in a while and we were lucky enough to get reservations in very short order. This was just a quick dash after a full day of shopping and was looking for a good place to unwind. Pizza is the main reason we come here so it was a given that we’d have one. A nice bottle of merlot got things going for us, nicely priced for what it was. We did the Americano as an appetizer and it did not disappoint. No fancy descriptions here. True Napolitano style done right. In the past few months both of us have pulled back on our food intake so we followed with a Parmigiano salad with grilled shrimp for her and I had the nightly special, which was a wonderful braised pork shoulder with a fresh stracci style pasta, small serving size. Wow! What a dish. I could have easily skipped the pizza and gone for the large serving. It was that good. This place never disappoints. As a bonus we were able to watch Joe Burrow announced as the 2019 Heisman winner on television. Nice reception from the crowd in there.

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Karen
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at restaurant. Great food and atmosphere.

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vipLoriM
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks David for a fun Xmas lunch.

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ChristineSory
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

The waiter was not good.

He put three grown men at a table that had benches. It was uncomfortable. He did not know the menu.

The chicken piccata dish was excellent. Choose better staff and we might return.

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vipShawnRunsNewOrleans
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a small restaurant, and they serve very good food. I particularly like the meatballs (lamb!) and spaghetti. They offer small and large portions, which works great for my wife and I, we can either split a large or each get "our size" entree. The Cesar salad with fresh shaved Parmesan is great, and the bread is always fresh soft and warm. All this, with good wines and nice and attentive staff, makes this great.

AJ
AnnaJ
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal. We also got Gelato for dessert. It was so yummy!

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vipcoletta18
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food!

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xualumni04
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food andd great service in an area that doesnt have many restaurants. It's a little pricey for the atmosphere and it feels a little crowded w all of the tables close together.

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StevenH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

It has Fresh food, gluten free options, but very noisy. Service has been better

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vipShawnRunsNewOrleans
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here before, and always loved the cuisine. From the time you walk in, the staff is very friendly and accommodating. Wince selection is good, and some entrees come in two sizes, so you can either take it light, or save room for dessert.

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Bbee
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food at Oak Oven is amazing and we will definitely be back. We will come when the weather is nice and sit outside because the restaurant is very small and the tables are very close together so you can hear everyone’s conversations.

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steve
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

excellent food in casual neighborhood setting. noise level is loud.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Outstanding! I had the fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp, it was Excellent! I will be back

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vipDette
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent as usual. We usually are there early in the evening and the restaurant hadn’t really started filling up yet. Found the service a tad rushed, but other than that, we definitely will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST Italian food I have ever had! My fiancé and I are repeat customers and just love coming. Their service is great, the food is to die for, and the wine list is out of this world! Highly recommend

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vipLynda
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in new Orleans area! Mike was a very entertaining waiter. I cant wait to go back!

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RonH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great I had a pizza and salad. Wood fired pizza was just right. My wife had the soup of the day and a pasta dish which she enjoyed. We also had a white wine sangria to drink which was great! We also were given bread and a dipping sauce while waiting on the food. Dining area is small but there is also dining outside as well. We made our reservations on Open Table and had no wait we were seated promptly and place was very busy. Great experience and will be back and recommended to friends already.

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Nicole
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing. Our server today was awesome!

FAQs

Oak Oven Harahan does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Oak Oven Harahan also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 305-4039.

Oak Oven Harahan is rated 4.7 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.