The Italian Barrel

4.7
2096 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Fine dining awaits you in our intimate dining area both indoors and outdoors as well as seating at our premier 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 brings her city in Northern Italia to you via overnight shipments of imported Italian food and boast over 40 wines almost all are served by the glass-
Authentic food is an understatement - this is the real thing.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Pollockaj
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

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.

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vipAllyson
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was awesome! Food, Service and Ambiance... A must when visiting NOLA.

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vipMarcR
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent variety of menu. Veal and chicken entrees were excellent. Salad and appys were fresh and delicious. All COVID protocols were adhered to.

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vipmgr504
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! The food is divine! Always the perfect t meal! The buratta ❤️🤍💚

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vipBentheads
New Orleans
78 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only purely Italian cuisine restaurant in the city. An authentic experience.

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Nina
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in the City of New Orleans.

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vipJess
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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SkipH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

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vip77dinechicago
New Orleans
54 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Nola. Yum!!!!!

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JackM
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RUSSELLB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Hillhaf
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

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.

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vipAlly
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious meal, definitely recommend going here for a lovely meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. The food was presented beautifully and tasted even better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The appetizers were ok. The meal was very good. The service was good but the wait was too long to get our meal.

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Holidaydining
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Can’t wait to eat there again!1

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MeatE
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the service was exceptional

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AMYST
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great the wine selection was amazing and service was superb would definitely recommend this place

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vipYSegura
London
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re in NOLA every few months and always make a point of coming here love the food and wine selection.

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vipdennisO
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food (and it was a prix fix menu). Service was top notch and the food was even better

We will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sierra and Blake were fabulous. Food was delicious.

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vipCaliB
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Christmas Lunch ever!!!

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DeannaW
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Christmas lunch was phenomenal! Everything was delicious & the bartenders were so funny & kind. Service was quick & efficient. The food was the absolute best!

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Wonderful dinner on Christmas Eve! Staff was such a pleasure

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vipFoodCrazy4277
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

It was horrible

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vipMaryelizaA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

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...

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MicheleG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular service
Amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a nice romantic date. Great food and service.

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vipJodyB
45 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chilean Sea Bass is the best! Beautiful ambiance and impeccable service!

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GKJE
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipTerrieS
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner in a COVID19 safe setting.

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Kiley
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and atmosphere! Perfect for a date night with your friends or significant other. Would recommend to anyone.

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vipJohn
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat. Live in the city. Love the Barrel !

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vipNolaguy
New Orleans
48 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great Italian in a beautiful little location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience for me & my wife!
The Italian Barrel is our favorite in New Orleans!!
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious as always/

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viptraceym
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date DAY with husband!! Drop the mike.... Truffle Ravioli, Red Wine and first class service!!!

FAQs

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.