The Italian Barrel
Authentic food is an understatement - this is the real thing.
14 oz. Bone in veal chop topped with melted Asiago cheese and 24 month aged Parma Prosciutto. Served with a side of 4 cheese potato soufflé'
Freshly baked with mozzarella, ricotta, besciamella, parmigiano reggiano and meat sauce
Fresh pasta filled with Pumpkin, sautéed in butter and sage
Great experience. Server was very knowledgeable about the menu. Gave great recommendations and the food was fabulous. Thank you for making our night out a great one
Service , food , cocktails , atmosphere are all top notch at this must have stop on your New Orleans food tour
Beautiful evening we dined outdoors on the sidewalk. Outstanding as usual.
Fabulous Food! Large portions. Great ambiance
Never disappointed when we dine there
Absolutely incredible food! So fresh! Loved the team that works there! So nice! We liked it so much that we are coming back tonight before we head home to Ohio!! Would definitely recommend this to everyone! I love Italian and have been to many Italian restaurants - even in Italy - and this was the best food I have had!
Had a great Birthday Lunch. The Gm and staff made me feel wonderful.
Always a great dinner experience
Highly recommended! Everything about our dining experience was excellent!
As lovely as it has ever been!
Everything was done very well. Food, service excellent
One of the best dining experiences in New Orleans for us. Food and wine list top notch. Highly recommend this restaurant.
They made our 10th anniversary dinner there as wonderful as our first date dinner there.
There were 6 in our party and we had a variety of items from the menu. We ordered 3 appetizers for the table, favorite being the caprese like salad. Everyone ordered a different entree and I had the scampi but my shrimp was overcooked and the whole dish was not hot which made the pasta a little gummy. No complaints about the other traditional meals. Dessert was ok. Nice wine list. All in all we enjoyed the wonderful service and pretty interior. Only issue was that they would not bill per couple with is annoying. Would come again for dinner.
Really wonderful and intimidate- fresh and high quality
Great Service, great food and don’t forget your wallet!
The food is outstanding! Very innovative and delicious. We also loved the cocktail service.
the food was great! good service, we would go back
We enjoyed our evening a lot- Everything about The Italian Barrel is authentic, warm and welcoming- I especially enjoyed the quiet noise level, our attentive waitress and the love put into preparing our meal- I would go back in a heartbeat.
Chris was a excellant waiter,very atentive and had a friendly personality.
After a few days in NOLA we needed a break from the Cajun cuisine. As a final family meal before Tulane check-in my son stated he wanted Italian. After reading several reviews I decided on the Italian Barrel - SO HAPPY I DID!
First off our server, Olivia, was magnificent. A true professional, she never missed a beat.
We started with Bruschetta (which was really fresh and delicious) and two Hugo Spritz. The bartender is great and the cocktails and wine selection are for the true enthusiast. We settled on a bottle of Il Fauci Arcanum for the meal. Spot on.
For entrees we enjoyed chicken parm, kids split Penne Arrabiata (perfect spiciness), and I immensely enjoyed the Tagliata. This was a special that consisted of a PERFECTLY cooked beef tenderloin which was sliced and spread across a platter and then covered with arugula and fresh shaved Parmesan. The accompanying image just does not do the dish justice. It was phenomenal. In fact, everything was so good we splurged with three desserts: Spumoni Bomba, Tiramisu, and Profitterols. Recommend the Bomba if you want just one. Pair that with a cappuccino. Perfect meal.
Some comments about the price. Yes, this is a little more expensive. But as someone commented, "you get what you pay for!" I wouldn't change a thing. It was worth the money and when you are creating memories with the family, pay to have the professionals take care of the details. HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Italian Barrel.
Nice smaller venue with good table separation to enjoy private conversation. The service was the best we had in years on every little detail while maintaining timing.
The chef owner's culinary team has quality and appearance on everything our table had meeting above expectations. It was great the location takes OT reservations having one night in town would make every effort to return to try other menu and wine selections.
A gorgeous little restaurant but the food was below par. I actually sent my first entree back and ordered a different one. I originally ordered veal piccata it was tough and drowning in lemon juice, not the lemon, caper butter that I would expect. It was listed to come with a side of sautéed vegetables but arrived with a small pile of bell pepper strips. I sent it back and ordered the pesto scampi. The shrimp were cooked well but way over salted. After already sending one entree back I didn’t want to return another one. My wife had the penne with vodka sauce and crab. The crab meat was really not to be found. The dish had a good taste but for the price charged we would expect this plate of pasta to be loaded with crab.
Great food, poor service.
As good as it gets ! Top 3 in New Orleans.
It was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday! Everything was delicious and our server was wonderful
Food was bland. I was disappointed as I had heard good things about this restaurant. We ordered two of the recommended dishes. Both had the same sauce and were very bland. Appetizer and side dishes were good.
It was my daughter’s birthday and we enjoyed everything!
It was a great experience as always.
Amazing as always!
Great service and amazing food! Will be back!
Very good food. We had to sit at the bar but the service was good and the bartender was entertaining to watch.
Great meal and great service.
The mussels good. Clams full of sand and grit. The gnocchi average. The rave way under done and sauce way too salty...inedible. So disappointing for a birthday dinner.
Great food and service. Wish the menu was a little bigger but it is still great.
A rare place where the ambiance is excellent & the service along with the food is outstanding ! As good as it gets.
The food was superb and the service was excellent. April was our server and she made us feel like royalty. She also gave us some great insider tips on things to do while in NOLA. Definitely recommend!
Fantastic as usual.
Very good service. My chicken parmigiana was outstanding (as was the charcuterie board?, but my husband’s veal chop was cold & I had to share my food with him. They were out of the wine we ordered. We will return, for sure, but hoping for better next time.
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 2325 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.