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The Italian Barrel, New Orleans, LA

The Italian Barrel

4.6
4.6
3328 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Fine dining awaits you in our intimate dining area. Both indoor & outdoor as well as seating at our premier handcraft bar. Our marble-top bar greets you upon entry, you will find yourself in candle light looking at white linen tables that are positioned on beautiful wood and brick flooring surrounded by bottles of fine Italian wines. The Chef and Owner Samantha Castagnetti brings her city in Northern Italia to you via overnight shipments of imported Italian foods and boast over 40 wines almost all are served by the glass- 14 years and counting.. Come and see what everyone raves about!
Authentic food is an understatement - this is the real thing. Reservations are most welcomed and taken only through OpenTable for parties of 12 or less.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (504) 569-0198
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Samantha Castagnetti /Owner
  • Catering
    Catering: 504.982.6969
  • Private party facilities
    Private Events:504.982.6969
  • Neighborhood
    French Quarter
  • Cross street
    Decatur Street/Barracks
  • Parking details
    French Market parking lot located 1 block away on the river.
  • Public transit
    Street car stops just one block away
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

What 3,328 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Italian

  • New Orleans

    Italian

3,328 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was very busy! Sat at the bar as I made a last minute reservation. Bartender was average, didn’t give us the special, had to ask. Food was great! Will return for another meal but wasn’t blown away.

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  2. Lovetoeatout

    New York City

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always ! Our server Allie was wonderful…. Great wine & food recommendations!!!

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  3. Art5372

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was very friendly and helpful particularly as we were seeking an outside table overlooking one of the stages at French Quarter Fest. Wait staff were friendly and efficient as well. We had two starters, the cheese board and clams which were delicious.

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  4. JulieJ

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time visiting The Italian Barrel and was very happy! The food was absolutely amazing and the service was on point. The location is very cool as well, in an old building with a definite Nawlins feel. Highly recommend!

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  5. Marski

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food…will definitely go back…everything was fantastic

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  6. KevinH

    Charleston

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of 3 enjoyed the overall experience. Food was excellent, however, it took a good deal of time to get it! There were couples seated after us that received their food well before us. We didn’t order anything elaborate. I found this very odd. Next we had a young lady who was not our server come to the table and tried to give us salads that were not ours. She came back and said your food is being plated right now it should be here in just a minute and 10 minutes later It finally arrived. I realize this is a small establishment, but I still find it very hard to understand how people seated after us would receive their food well before us? Overall, though however, we would come back. we love the ambience and we love the food just service that night was a little slow for whatever reason, timing, etc.

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  7. Gabriela

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is excellent. You can tell that the servers work extremely well with each other and they communicate very seamlessly. The servers were very kind and interactive, they were also very knowledgeable about the menu items. The table we had was outside and we loved that. The food was the part that surprised us. 4.7 star restaurant that requires a credit card for reservations…… it did not deliver. I had a very good martini accompanied by the spaghetti and veal meatball. My partner had the chicken parm. My pasta and sauce were good, I wasn’t blow away but the pasta was perfectly aldente and the sauce was ok. The meatball was lacking in flavor. The chicken parm dish was just not good. Served with linguini in Alfredo sauce, the chicken was dry and covered in red sauce with a slice of mozzarella on top. Simply put, the food was not good. I think the menu choices are fine, I would have loved to love my food. Didn’t feel fresh and well thought out. Again, the service was impecable.

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  8. JOHNC

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service with tasty Italian food with delicious desserts

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat. The food is amazing and the prices are very reasonable.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. Will be back next trip!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Italian Barrel using the Order Online button. The Italian Barrel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 569-0198.

The Italian Barrel is rated 4.6 stars by 3328 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Italian Barrel

1240 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Decatur Street/Barracks
  • Neighborhood
    French Quarter
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    French Market parking lot located 1 block away on the river.
  • Public transit
    Street car stops just one block away
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Samantha Castagnetti /Owner
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine
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