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The Italian Barrel, New Orleans, LA

The Italian Barrel

4.6
4.6
3359 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 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 3,359 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

3,359 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  3. Gourmand

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 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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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was the greatest. Our every wish was fulfilled.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice meal. Was surprised that they charged 20% gratuity automatically for our table of 4. I noticed when filling out slip… I was in process of giving an additional 30% tip and then noticed extra charges (credit card and gratuity). Both automatic charges have been mentioned somewhere- comes off deceptive. (The 20% gratuity is listed on menu for tables of 5 or more)

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  7. mfandrade69

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and Service were great as usual! loved sitting outside on a beautiful day in NOLA!

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  8. StaciH

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great visit for Mother's Day and a Birthday! Food was delicious and our waiter was on top of it!

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  9. Andres

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time I was dissatisfied with my visit and had nothing to do with the quality of food. Totally dissatisfied with the fact the restaurant didn't have $30 in change. They are automatically charging a credit card fee on the bill. My bill was $176 including the fee. It should have been around $172 after deducting the fee but they had no change and were only able to give me $25 back. If they do this to every customer that pays in cash, how much money are they pocketing by not being able to return change?

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  10. KatherineM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place, ravioli was underdone but other then that everything was great.

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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 3359 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 10 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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