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Top 5 Italian Restaurants – New Orleans, LA

By Staff Writer: Oswaldo Posas

New Orleans is home to many cultures from all over the world, from French, Hispanic, Cajun, and even Italian. It’s not a surprise to say that Italian culture and cuisine has a large hand in forming New Orleans into what it is today, so what better way to honor that than with a listed dedicated to New Orleans best Italian restaurants.

Vincent’s Italian Cuisine

7839 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

Vincent’s was opened by chef Vincent Catalanotto. He opened the restaurant in 1989 after growing up with two talented Sicilian parents. Vincent opened his neighborhood restaurant with the goal to make food that makes people happy, and hoenstly with their chicken parmagiani dish, I think they’ve done a good job at doing that.

Photo Credit: New Orleans website

Domencia

123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Domencia in Italian translates to “Sunday” as its a Sunday tradition to explore your taste palettes and gorge on delicious foods. At Domencia, they do just that with all of their, at home, prepared pastas and freshly roasted vegetables. Even their Napolitano style Pizzas are carefully handled and placed inside of their famous wooden oven. Seasonal cocktails, custom brewed beers, everything about Domencia’s is treated with love and care.

Photo Credit to Domenica website

Marcello’s Restaurant and Wine Bar

715 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

A Sicilian and New Orleans raised culture coming together to bring you the freshest ingredients. It’s located inside of a historical building built in the 1930’s . Owned by the Todaro Family and opened in with the vision to combined the Sicilian and New Orleans cuisine when they first arrived in 1961.

photo credit: Marcellos Restaurant

Pascal’s Manale Restaurant

1838 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, LA

This local favorite was once a corner store in 1913 than later designed as a restaurant. Manale’s was a family business, ran by Frank Manale and his son’s and nephews. This restaurant didn’t make it over a hundred years for no reason though. Manale’s cracked the code on delivering some of the best seafood Italian dishes around.

photo credit: Roadfood.com

Roma Cafe

1800 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

If you’ve been to Oretha Castle st. you’ve probably heard of Roma’s cafe. They’re a local cafe and pizzeria in the New Orleans area hosting some of the freshest and friendliest pizza’s in New Orleans.

Photo Credit: James C on yelp

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