Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Pizza Delicious

'Pizza D's' pies are thin-crust, New York–style and good. The preparation is pretty simple, but the ingredients are fresh as the morning and consistently top-notch. An easy, family-friendly ambience makes for a love…
Italian in CBD & Warehouse District

Domenica

With its wooden refectory tables, white lights and soaring ceiling, Domenica feels like a village trattoria gone posh. The ‘rustic’ pizza pies at this lively, often-recommended spot are loaded with nontraditional bu…
Italian in Mid-City & the Tremé

Mandina’s

In the Italian American New Orleans community, funerals were followed by a visit to this institution for turtle soup. The menu may be conservative, but when you’ve been around for more than 100 years you stick to wh…
Italian in French Quarter

Irene’s Cuisine

Irene’s is a romantic gem, tucked in a corner that's generally missed by travelers. Not that it's easy to miss, given the overwhelming (and overwhelmingly good) scent of garlic emanating from this intimate Italian c…
Italian in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Mariza

Mariza proves New Orleans Italian cuisine doesn't have to be served out of a space that looks like someone's house. Not that we're complaining about those spots, but sometimes you want high-end Italian cuisine serve…
Italian in French Quarter

Mona Lisa

An informal and quiet local spot in the Lower Quarter, Mona Lisa is dim, dark and candlelight romantic in its own quirky way. Kooky renditions of da Vinci’s familiar subject hang on the walls. Wearing hair curlers, …
Italian in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Arabella Casa Di Pasta

This little restaurant, slotted next to the ribald karaoke at Kajun's, pumps out wonderful bowls of pasta. The house-made sauces are creative and tasty, running from pork-neck bolognese to pesto cream pecan with bas…
Italian in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Adolfo’s

If you take a date to this intimate Italian cubby squeezed on top of a jazz club (the Apple Barrel) and get nowhere afterwards, chances are they were simply too hard to please. Adolfo’s is as romantic as anything an…
Italian in Mid-City & the Tremé

Nonna Mia Café & Pizzeria

Getting tired of heavy, rich Creole cuisine? How about a fresh slice of pizza and some ice tea in Nonna Mia’s outdoor courtyard? The caramelized onions, goat's cheese and artichoke hearts are delicious proof that pi…