Very nice restaurant with great vibe. Bruschetta was amazing to start. Service was a bit unenthusiastic but adequate. Not what I would have expected. Odd that an Italian restaurant would be out of spaghetti and tiramisu on the same night!
Friendly servers and manager, good northern Italian food.
Cheese/meat plate was fantastic. We had my 3 children(age 8 to 16) with us and and they all devoured it. All of the Entrees were delicious. We were given great wine suggestions and service. We will be back!
This was our second time eating at the Italian Barrel and it was very disappointing. Our server acted as if she had better things to do besides attend to our table. We ordered a large meat and cheese tray which usually the server explains what each is and we had to flag someone down to do so. We waited entirely too long for our meals as well as drinks. It was not worth the money and certainly not worth the 20% gratuity our server added to our bill for our party of 5.
Our favorite restaurant in the Quarter. Never disappointed.
Overall this restaurant is good. The food was fresh and tasty but small portions. Service needs a little help, we waited 20min before a waitress acknowledged we were there.
Very good overall experience! Always enjoyable
Great food for a very reasonable price. Ambiance was excellent for a quiet and romantic dinner for Valentines Day. Just perfect night and dinner for after Mardi Gras celebration.
We had dinner for the first time. I was excited based on previous reviews. Wonderful food and Service. Will definitely be back.
this place has never let me down , the food is awesome
We have always had a good experience at The Italian Barrel, and our recent meal (on Mardi Gras day even!) was no exception. The food is always wonderful as is the service and the ambience. If you want Italian food in New Orleans this is the place.
Excellent food options and very tasty. My veal portion with linguine was a good size but my partner had one of the specials ... eggplant .. very tasty but really too small to be N entree size.
Well, truth be told, this used to be our neighborhood go to but, pasta dishes at and average of $30, sea bass at $50 and filet at $48...it’s a little out of hand any more. I’ve have a white tablecloth experience at Restaurant August, Arnaud’s, Galitoire’s, Restaurant R’evolution, with professional maitre’d’s, sommeliers and highly trained wait staff at a similar or lower price point. This is a neighborhood pasta joint, it’s not your fine dining experience.
Even more disappointing on this occasion, my husband walked in and they said, sorry, no reservations no seat (mind you we come here often) he said, but there are seats open or we will sit at the bar. The obviously frazzled host said no. So my husband walked out and said we couldn’t get a seat...so I opened open table and took the first available, which was 5 minutes from the current time (and PLENTY of other times available, every 15 minutes for 2 hours). So we walked in and one of the bartenders came up and gave us a hug and one of the waitstaff too, I could see the host rolling his eyes over my shoulder. We sat there for an hour or so surrounded by empty tables. It’s a shame because we love it so much but when the pig becomes a hog, and you walk out with a bill over $200 for a shared app, 2 plates of pasta and a bottle of wine after a questionable front of the house reception...it’s a bit much. We continue to come because we love it and it’s in our neighborhood, but our visits are getting fewer and farther between and a harder and harder to justify.
The food was overcooked. Our mussels tasted like rubber, and had dirt or sand in it. Octopus was very dry and tasteless. Little to no flavor. We had to ask for bread since we were not offered it by our server. Definitely not a good Italian restaurant. Will not be back .