The Italian Barrel
Authentic food is an understatement - this is the real thing.
Great dining experience. Leah was very attentive.
Mike and I have been coming to The Italian Barrel 1-2 times a year for special occasions for the past 5 years or so. The food is always incredible, and the staff always make us feel happy and comfortable. Incredible hospitality. The cuisine is most definitely the best Italian in the city. It is CONSISTENTLY divine!
This is one of the best restaurants in the city. Everything was delicious, especially the lasagna ❤️
The food here is wonderful. Ambiance is great and romantic. The sea bass is the best I have ever had.
Great dinner here during the "Boycott Bowl"!! Food was really good. Great service
fabulous every time I go! The food and the wait staff are amazing.
While the food was delicious, our table was terrible. We asked to be moved, but were told the other open tables were for people celebrating birthdays. We pointed out that we too were celebrating a birthday and that we had made reservations several weeks ago, but they really held those for friends of the host/hostess. I am local and would visit again, but clearly was given the absolutely worst table in the restaurant, with no options for moving.
Fantastic food and service and the ambiance was perfect. Also enjoyed hearing Italian being spoken in the back ground👍
As always , excellent Loved the clams and pasta. It is always a sure thing when you are in the m
Cute space, nice staff who try very hard. The food however was poor to disappointing.
High quality, tasty Italian food, good service in the French Quarter.
We found the food good but too expensive... The deserts were good but too small for the price...
Dinner after a play and it was wonderful. All 6 of us ate delicious meals- really cleaned our plates- so we decided to share a dessert. We selected the tiramisu and are we glad we did. Best we ever ate. Will definitely return to this restaurant.
Fantastic food, amazing service, perfect wine parings. I felt we were in Italy.
Beautiful small restaurant. Lovely service and elegant authentic Italian menu.
Family getting together
Served a plate of cold lasagna. Asked for it to be corrected. They returned a smaller plate, albeit it was warm. Not offered a second glass of wine. Not offered dessert. Overall experience was lacking, yet still quite expensive.
Great Veal, and wonderful true Italian dishes that will make you truly believe you are eating
in Northern Italy.
Look forward to returning
Meeting old friends in New Orleans French Quarter. Agreed to meet at Italian Barrel. A very friendly place
It was amazing, i went with my husband and teenagers kids while in vacation in Nola
We loved everything
Its a little bit expensive but the quality is really Highl
Nice restaurant. Food quality was great. Excellent portion sizes. Staff were terrific.
My best friend & I had such a wonderful dinner at this establishment. I’ve been thinking about the veal porcini for days. Thanks for a lovely experience!
Excelente comida italiana y Buena carta de vinos, el restaurant es bonito y bien ubicado, yo regresaria encantado!!
In New Orleans for Sugar Bowl and revisited Italian Barrel having dined there in October. Lots of traffic since it was New Years Eve and accident on Canal Street delayed streetcar travel. We hailed a cab and arrived only about ten minutes late. I had called in advance and the staff was accommodating of our arrival. Service was immediate and seamless. A rather “lively” (as characterized by our waitress) table nearby was loud enough to make conversation difficult for others in the restaurant. Staff was apologetic but there was little they could do to remedy except keep feeding them bread and engaging in quiet conversation. Our orders were taken quickly with recommendations and preparation explanations. I had the sea bass and Janice the lasagna. Both were great! We appreciate all the efforts by staff to make the evening very nice. When in NOLA next, we will probably choose a week night not on a holiday date. Love the restaurant and it’s location and food.
They were out of half the menu. The bread was like a rock and the lasagna came cold.
our server seemed pretty overwhelmed. requested waters before we ordered and had to request them again once our entree arrived. other than that it was a great experience
Always a favorite with excellent food. A little short staffed on our latest visit. Server was performing all tasks as a result service suffered a little
Excellent food, lovely setting, but average service at best. To make this a five star experience my advice is hire more staff.
The atmosphere was beautiful with Christmas lights and garland hanging around the restaurant. The food was delicious and the portions were a great size; just enough to leave full and no need to carry boxes out. The cocktails were always refilled after your last sip. We will be back!
Great food, great menu, great decor, excellent dinner. Would definitely come back
High end delicious Italian food.
I can't review the food, we never got that far. While they have an extensive wine list and a full bar, they only have a single beer available: Peroni. I'm afraid that was a show stopper for me. It's hard to believe that in this age of great craft brewing, that any restaurant would snub beer lovers so callously.
(note: OpenTable forced me to rate with the 'stars' - I would have preferred to choose na for all)
One of the few restaurants open for Christmas dinner in New Orleans. Wonderful food and service. It is a little pricey but worth it.
I had a six course Christmas Day dinner with family on trip to New Orleans. It was excellent.
This was one of the best Italian meals I have ever had in Italy or outside of Italy. A very memorable Christmas Day meal! Thanks
This was a wonderful choice for a Christmas Day lunch. Though the menu was a departure from their normal seafood and meat specialties, the offerings were well presented and flavored. There were a few underwhelming items such as the salad (under dressed and flawed with several rancid candied walnuts), the somewhat dry and salty assorted meat main course and the dry tiramisu. Those were outnumbered by the Ossobuco, the Porcini Ravioli, and the generous and delicious antipasti opener. The service was friendly, responsive, and timely. Great job despite the challenges of being open for Christmas service!
Rude manager, over priced for a mega disappointing gastronomic experience.