The Italian Barrel
Authentic food is an understatement - this is the real thing.
Fresh pasta filled with Pumpkin, sauted in butter and sage
Sliced cherry tomatoes and garlic over toasted ciabatta bread topped with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano and basil
Spaghetti and Veal Meatball
Veal meatball slow roasted in San Marzano tomatoe sauce tossed with spaghetti pasta
Wait staff was attentive. My selection Gnocchi DiPatate in gorgonzola cheese sauce was a disappointment. Gnocchi came drowning in the sauce to the point that I didn't even know there was anything in the bowl but a heavy cream sauce until I swirled my fork in it. The space is small and when crowded can be quite loud.
The restaurant was awesome! Food, Service and Ambiance... A must when visiting NOLA.
Excellent variety of menu. Veal and chicken entrees were excellent. Salad and appys were fresh and delicious. All COVID protocols were adhered to.
Amazing service! The food is divine! Always the perfect t meal! The buratta ❤️🤍💚
The only purely Italian cuisine restaurant in the city. An authentic experience.
This is one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in the City of New Orleans.
I thought my server was great! And the food was great. What I did not like was being sat in the back near the wait station hidden and where I could here the other servers snarky and sarcastic remarks. I felt I was sat there because I'm young. It did not make me feel welcomed. I felt very awkward when waiting on my friend.
Waitress was fantastic! I truly believe when your paying TOP DOLLAR for food, the food should come out hot and at the same time. The prices are inflated I truly believe because of the location of the restaurant being in the French quarter. This was my second time there and I believe they have o
Better choices for the value.
One of my favorite restaurants in Nola. Yum!!!!!
Johnny our server was a delight, food was delicious! Ambiance for my family and I was as we had hoped, small charming and locally authentic.
This is the best Italian restaurant in The Quarter. I try to get reservations every time I am in town. Definitely make a reservation, because they are small and sometimes busy.
Waitstaff are excellent, great menu and adequate wine list. One of my favorites.
Definitely not my best experience here. I eat at Italian Barrel 2-3 times a month, but the last few times I have been there, the food was not as good as it usually is and this last time the service was barely decent.
Great service, delicious meal, definitely recommend going here for a lovely meal.
Amazing experience. The food was presented beautifully and tasted even better.
The appetizers were ok. The meal was very good. The service was good but the wait was too long to get our meal.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Can’t wait to eat there again!1
Amazing food and the service was exceptional
This was our first time dining here and we LOVED it. We had a party of 7 and the food came out timely and was delicious. Our waiter was wonderful and very attentive. The place is beautiful. I've visited Italy a few times and I honestly felt like I was in a true italian restaurant. I highly recommend. We ordered the pumpkin and porcini raviolis for appetizers and fought over them! I had the veal piccatta and it was fabulous. Our table got a variety of entrees and no one was disappointed.
The food was great the wine selection was amazing and service was superb would definitely recommend this place
We’re in NOLA every few months and always make a point of coming here love the food and wine selection.
Great food (and it was a prix fix menu). Service was top notch and the food was even better
We will be back
We went on Christmas night. It was a price-fixe menu. I asked if we could split one price-fixe because we weren’t that hungry after having a big Christmas meal already. The waitress spoke to managment and informed us the request was denied. When I said we were going to go elsewhere, the manager came over and explained that everyone was called and informed about the price-fixe although no one called me. The manager then agreed to let us split a price-fixe. I had offered to tip the waitress on two price-fixe dinners and did but that didn’t seem to matter either.
Sierra and Blake were fabulous. Food was delicious.
I have been wanting to try this restaurant for years. I went online, looked at the menu and had all my selections picked out. We were seated at our table only to find out that the menu is pre-fixed. $85 per person. I was so disappointed. The only choices for entrees were Osso Buco or Red Snapper. So many good items to choose from on their regular menu and this is all they offered. I wish they would have at least included Filet Mignon to the Christmas menu. My only other complaint was there was no kid menu. My 14 year old picky eater was not happy. On a positive note, the restaurant is beautiful and beautifully decorated for Christmas.
Best Christmas Lunch ever!!!
Our Christmas lunch was phenomenal! Everything was delicious & the bartenders were so funny & kind. Service was quick & efficient. The food was the absolute best!
Excellent. Wonderful dinner on Christmas Eve! Staff was such a pleasure
It was horrible
We’ve been to Italian Barrel probably 8 tines and enjoyed it, but this afternoon was not good. Service was terrible. Ordering took forever, appetizer took forever to order and then be served and then our main course slow. Everything seemed to be disorganized. It was very disappointing... I’m hoping it’s Covid related with the struggles of running a restaurant during these uncertain times. We’ll give it another try, maybe some time from now. Our late lunch took over 2 hours. Much too long and exhausting...
Went there for a nice romantic date. Great food and service.
The Chilean Sea Bass is the best! Beautiful ambiance and impeccable service!
Our waiter, Collin, was superb - service was impeccable and he also gave great recommendations. We sat outside which is why I put the noise level as moderate but it was a great experience.
Great dinner in a COVID19 safe setting.
Great service, food, and atmosphere! Perfect for a date night with your friends or significant other. Would recommend to anyone.
One of my favorite places to eat. Live in the city. Love the Barrel !
Love this place. Great Italian in a beautiful little location.
Excellent experience for me & my wife!
The Italian Barrel is our favorite in New Orleans!!
Food was delicious as always/
Date DAY with husband!! Drop the mike.... Truffle Ravioli, Red Wine and first class service!!!
The Italian Barrel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 569-0198.
The Italian Barrel is rated 4.7 stars by 2096 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.