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The Italian Barrel, New Orleans, LA

The Italian Barrel

4.6
4.6
3365 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 11 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 3,365 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Italian

  • New Orleans

    Italian

3,365 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The service at The Italian Barrel was outstanding! The waitstaff was extremely attentive while also giving my fiancée and I our space to have a romantic dinner together. The restaurant itself is smaller, with less than twenty tables in the entire restaurant, which we both enjoyed! The smaller space gave off a much more intimate and romantic atmosphere that really adds to a relaxing date night. The pasta was delicious as well. I had the Penne Alla Vodka with crab while my fiancée had the fusilli with speck, both dishes were fantastic! Also, the focaccia with the oil and balsamic was the perfect appetizer before our meal. Overall, The Italian Barrel was fantastic, and a great change of pace from the Cajun and American restaurants found dotted all around the French Quarter. We would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a nicer dinner in New Orleans.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Brought out Appetizers out before bread served another table who sat after us First Just not overall happy this time will be back but it will be awhile Tks

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  3. midnightmike

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food-great service-great place. I've been eating there every time i visit Nola, and will continue to do so!!

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  4. CurtP

    Mississippi

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Italian Barrel is one of our favorite places in town. Our experience on Saturday night was as good as ever! Food was great and Cade our server was exceptional!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WOW !! Food was delicious, ordered Pinot Noir , Bottega (if you prefer a light wine ) service was excellent! My husband and I can’t wait to go back!!

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  6. TerryG

    Jackson Hole

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Might have been off night so hate to be negative but my veal real picatta rubbery and bitter, like the lemon had been left on too long. The salads were very good. Service was good but the kitchen took longer than expected.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. The best so far on our visit to New Orleans.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was point. The food was excellent. The old fashions were superb. My only suggestion is for a little Italian music to be played.

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  9. Gourmand

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely LOVE Italian Barrel! We will be back soon.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Italian meal and excellent service. I live going to this restaurant

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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 3365 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 11 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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