Domenica is a contemporary and inviting Italian restaurant that creates regional Italian dishes with southern and middle eastern influences. The cuisine combines Chef Alon Shaya's Israeli heritage and love of local ingredients with a menu that reflects his time spent cooking and living in the small towns of northern Italy.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Domenica Ratings and Reviews
Very mediocre experience. The hostess wa ...
Very mediocre experience. The hostess was bordering on rude, told us to wait though restaurant was three quarters empty (9:30 pm). The other hostess stepped in and got us a table. The waitress was snickering at our questions and demonstratively looked shocked when she assumed we did not know how famous and much-awarded the restaurant was. (We knew). The pizza was barely edible, with a soggy crust. The cauliflower was very good, but just that (at $18). All and all, much hype and a disappointment.
Over rated, over priced, and over/under ...
Over rated, over priced, and over/under cooked food. Waiter was distracted and inattentive. Took 20 minutes for our cocktails to arrive. Pizza dough was raw in center. Whole fish was over cooked and dry. Expected much better since Shaya the day before was one of the best meals we ever had. Too many great places in NOLA to waste your time here.
Domenica lived up to my expectations. W ...
Domenica lived up to my expectations.
We split everything and ate - lamb meatballs, burrata toast, arancini and a roasted head of cauliflower that we had to cut with a knife, and a fried tuscan kale which was amazing and light and crispy and citrusy. We were amazed.
We were enjoying all of the appetizers so much, we almost forgot we had pasta entrees coming.
We shared the squid ink tagliolini with crab, spaghetti with the pistachio pesto and the bucatini with shrimp and fried oysters which was quickly our favorite.
Dessert was the Gianduja Budino- a chocolate pot de creme with delightful hazelnuts on top. We were greeted with some chocolate espresso cookies before leaving which were dense, dark and delicious.
I will absolutely be back.
The food is always good. Very loud, so s ...
The food is always good. Very loud, so sometimes very hard to talk. Service is good, but food comes out very slow. sometimes you are no longer hungry by the time you finally get your main course. Takes at least 2 hours....
Intended to eat and then watch Krewe De ...
Intended to eat and then watch Krewe De Vieux after dinner. Seated at 8:30pm and the parade was there within minutes(I timed it wrong). Luckily we had a window table and was able to eat and watch the parade at the same time. The night turned out better than we had hoped for. Food and staff was great as well.
Took forever. The waiter was not at all ...
Took forever. The waiter was not at all attentive. Ordered food early because we were going to a concert. Table wasn't ready despite reservations, too. Slow with drinks. Forgot our coffee. Had to ask other servers for our waiter. Food was awesome as always.
The atmosphere is good, attached to the ...
The atmosphere is good, attached to the gorgeous Roosevelt Hotel, - make sure you walk around before or after. We were not starving - so we got a starter (some kind of pasta and sausage- good but not great) and pizza - VERY good- large enough for the hubby to east most of it, and to share 2 pieces. Wine is a little expensive - 1 glass of wine was almost the cost of the pizza . The pizza is the star here - good and a great price - everything else is expensive .
Fantastic food with homemade pasta and c ...
Fantastic food with homemade pasta and cured meats. Truly very much like eating in Italia! In fact, there was an Italian family eating behind us who loved it as well! Service was friendly and attentive. Parking was pretty easy with free meters on street nearby after 7pm on a weekday evening. Would be more challenging I'm sure on weekend or busy tourist time.
Our first time at Domenica (won't be our ...
Our first time at Domenica (won't be our last). Although our dining time was about two hours, our waiter was attentive and good with suggestions. Evidently, we were behind a large group order, so we visited - no worries. The best food of the evening was the Lasagne - fantastic taste, enormous portions. definitely a must try. The Berkshire pork chop is really well seasoned and presented. Wine choices were good. Arancini was good but a surprise filled with cheese. And finally the Squid Ink Tagliolini was interesting, but nothing could have beat the Lasagne.
All in all a wonderful evening in NOLA.
We enjoyed our time at Domenica, but I w ...
We enjoyed our time at Domenica, but I would not return for three reasons.
1 - There were not enough vegan options.
2 - The ambiance was nice, but not what I want when visiting NOLA.
3 - The prices were overrated for the size of the food (except the pizza, which was a good value).
Our waitress was fantastic though!
Wow! What a great meal. Our waiter told ...
Wow! What a great meal. Our waiter told us the lasagna was ranked as the number one lasagna in the country. I haven't had the number two lasagna but the lasagna at Domenica certainty tasted like the number one in the country. It was incredible. We also had their bread and fried kale apps. Also very good. Our water Todd was great he helped in app, wine and meal selections. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that asks.
Domenica does not disappoint! My friend ...
Domenica does not disappoint! My friend visited last year and we enjoyed Domenica and our server Christine so much that we returned when she came back into town again. We were lucky enough to have Christine as our server again, and she is fabulous! Thank you for another memorable dining experience at the Roosevelt! :-)
We wanted a great alternative to traditi ...
We wanted a great alternative to traditional New Orleans food and we found it at Domenica. We love Italian food and were very satisfied with our choices at Domenica. Great food and Selena took very good care of us. We would definitely return to Domenica on our next visit to New Orleans.
We were in New Orleans for 8 days, and a ...
We were in New Orleans for 8 days, and ate at Domenica 3 times...Twice for dinner and once for dessert. 5 times if you count leftovers. The lasagna is wonderful, and our favorite is the Fried Kale, and Beet Salad.
Yum! I will go back to NOLA, for this restaurant alone.
Had dinner with my daughter before Lion ...
Had dinner with my daughter before Lion King. Food was delicious - had the Carne pizza . So yummy. King Cake for dessert - not traditional king cake but delicious. Our waiter was attentive enough but not very impressive. Didn't offer any specials or point out any apps (overheard a waitress telling her table about some delicious sounding cauliflower app). The menu is pretty much in italian so if you don't know what you are looking for, you may miss it. Would still go back, would still recommend to friends.
Meh. Used to be so much better,& a place ...
Meh. Used to be so much better,& a place we dined at every few months at least. In the past couple of years,menu has been scaled way down,bread service vanished altogether. Nothing special,& there are many places better to dine for the same price.
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