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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
$30 and under
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Domenica Ratings and Reviews
Domenicas has squid ink pasta with crab, which is the reason we dined there. It was delicious. Service was terrific. We also tried the veal meatball appetizers and they were likewise delicious. The only thing that would have made it better is the price. The pasta had a fairly scanty portion of crab and there were 3 meatballs for 16$. That was a bit much. Overall, I would recommend it.
This was our final dinner of a 5 day trip to NOLA. The food and service were outstanding.
It was a great way to wrap up our trip. The clam pizza is the best we've ever had and we've had many at several of the nation's renown pizza kitchens. OUr waiter was awesome and as so accommodating with our small children.
We went during happy hour, so the beers were $2-$3 which was awesome.
The ambience was nice and quiet around 2 o'clock. We were sat by the front door. The blonde hostess would sigh when a guest entering would ask to sit in a certain area (I noticed because we were sat so close). Our waitress was attentive and she kept our drinks both beers and water filled.
The only bad thing was the margheritta pizza. The sigh used is airy and tasty. However, what little topping there was on the pizza was lack luster at best. The lite drizzle of sauce that did exist on the pizza tasted similar to canned spaghetti O's sauce.
The antipasto and pizza was incredible. Antipasto had a large diversity of meat, cheese, and accompaniments. The pizza is a simple, but a masterfully executed woodfire oven pizza- good crunch and soft thin dough. The hazelnut pudding was also outstanding and portioned just right for a light after dinner treat.
We dined atr Domenica before going to hear the LPO at the Orpheum. Once we explained our plan, the service was great - despite the fact that the restaurant was very busy, the waiter made sure our food arrived promptly. It was delicious, and the perfect meal before the concert.
We tried a lot of things on the menu. The arincini, the cauliflower, the bread. My 14yr old loved the Squid Ink pasta and made all of us try it. It was delicious. Do not be afraid! We also had the whole fish and was just as outstanding. The lasagna was average. Could have used more sauce as it was on the dry side. Service was great and quick. 4 different desserts and all excellent. Look forward to going back.
Service was a very poor, although appeared to be just our waiter that clearly did not want to be at work that day as the other tables around us seemed to have great service. The food was good, but nothing to brag about. Would have expected more from a James Beard award winner. The bread small plate tastes burnt on the crust. Was also disapppinted when I was asked if I wanted a refill on my club soda and was charged for 2. Not a "refill" by definition.
We stayed at The Roosevelt while in New Orleans Dominica was highly recommended by the hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals . . . my companion loved her pizza and I had a roasted sea trout which was well prepared and very good.
The waiter seemed as if he didn't really want to be there that night, but he did a fair job of taking care of us.
I would recommend it especially for the pizza
Did not disappoint !!! Our daughter's Tulane graduation and Had pre celebration dinner. Our server Christine was awesome!! Food delicious!!! Loved the roasted cauliflower , kale was amazing ...pastas delicious!!!! Would return in a heartbeat! Set in the Roosevelt Hotel which is just lovely!! It was on our Nola bucket list and only wish is that we had tried it sooner and more often !!
I really liked Domenica. Great food and drink and friendly service. My only complaint is that the pizza arrived lukewarm instead of piping hot. But otherwise I had a good experience there. Reservations highly recommended for dinner-the place was full by 6 pm the night I went.
My husband and I saw Domenica on Food Network and were pleased to find it was in walking distance from our hotel. Out meal was great, you could tell the ingredients were fresh. The only complaint we have was the size of the dessert. For $10, we expected more.
My wife and I dined there on our last night of our mini vacation in New Orleans. If you are going to stay at the Roosevelt Hotel, then you owe it to yourself to dine at Domenica. My wife had a bowl of the Mushroom soup which featured several types plus black truffles and the roasted broccoli. I enjoyed the Gulf Snapper cooked in salt cured olives, tomatoes and chilies. We shared a lemon cheesecake for dessert that was wonderful as well. Service was very good and If you like Italian cuisine, then you may want to go there.
2 words.....roasted cauliflower. If you don't get it, you are missing out. Took wife for Mother's Day and will definitely be back. Food was excellent and atmosphere and service were even better. Heard about how good the pizza was, but couldn't order pizza on a first visit, absolutely will next time after seeing and smelling it. We enjoyed the short ribs and snapper and will keep going back until I finish the dessert menu. The banana dish topped it all off and was the perfect ending to the perfect meal. Highly recommend!!
We have been going to Domenica since its opening. Two years ago we moved to the Gulf Coast so we do not get there as often as when we lived in New Orleans. The food and service is excellent. Our server, Solina, was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Our go-to appetizer is the roasted cauliflower and our dessert of choice is the Tiramisu. We try other entrees to go with our meal. The restaurant is immaculate and was filled with a wide variety of customers of all ages, including young children, families, couples and groups of friends. You just feel good while dining and ever better afterwards. Domenica just has a good feeling about it with exceptional food. Congratulations to Chef Alon, Chef Ann and the entire staff!
Beautiful ambience and amazing food! Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. Super chic and welcoming all at once. You have to try the kale chips-- unreal!! My husband and I ate at Shaya the previous night before Domenica-- both MUSTS if you are traveling to New Orleans and care about food/ art. Prepare to have your mind blown! This chef duo is possibly the most formidable in the world!!!
I ordered the Gulf Shrimp Pasta and it was so very greasy there was so much oil on the pasta and in the bottom. My wife ordered the Lasagna and the oil/grease were puddled on top and all throughout. She asked the waiter if the Lasagna was normally this oiling and he stated yes. The food was so disappointing. I will not be returning nor recommend to my friends or family.
I loved this place so much that I enjoyed two meals while in NOLA on a three-day vacation. In a city known for great food, this place is a standout. We sampled eight different items over the course of the two meals, each one could not have been improved upon. This is a must for anyone visiting New Orleans.
Had the margarita pizza and it was delicious. Also had bread and butter that was ok. The sourdough bread was nice but it was baked a little too much. The pizza was amazing though. The service was ok. He boxed my pizza but never gave it to me :(. Also did not fill my drinks during lunch hours.
My work as a travel writer and foodie podcaster has taken me to many amazing places. I consider Domenica's John Besh's mushroom soup to be second only to Osteria di Passignano's soup in Tuscany, Italy. I wish I could both in LA, but, Alas! Only when I travel. See you next Jazz Fest, Domenica!
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