The Italian Barrel

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Fine dining awaits you in our intimate dining area both indoors and outdoors as well as seating at our premier bar. Our marble-top bar greets you upon entry, you will find yourself in candle light looking at white linen tables that are positioned on beautiful wood and brick flooring surrounded by bottles of fine Italian wines. The Chef and Owner brings her city in Northern Italia to you via overnight shipments of imported Italian food and boast over 40 wines almost all are served by the glass-
Authentic food is an understatement - this is the real thing.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRobertW
New Orleans
41 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb traditional Italian cuisine, very romantic setting, I'll be back!

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AlisonC
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Italian Barrel is always a go to place for good Italian food

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JonBlum
New Orleans
43 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friends ftom BR. They all loved Italian Barrell and were most impressed from service to food. IB never disappoints

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HenriettaA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Northern Italian food! It is so difficult to locate a restaurant with dishes from that area of Italy. Flawless food and service. Romantic ambiance. Can't wait to return.

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Bini
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful Father's Day celebration. The food was most enjoyable.

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vipRICKG
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First I would like to thank Chris for an outstanding service. The food was absolutely amazing. Cocktails were on the dot with flavor and Chris was so knowledgeable with the cocktail menus. He absolutely mentioned the popular food items. Thank you for opening your restaurant during this difficult time.

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Dani
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and the staff was great. Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to be back dining. Service was amazing. Food was amazing. Only downside was a screaming baby at another table. Can’t fault the restaurant for someone else’s rudeness tho!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food and Service. A must!!!!

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MeredithA
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time with the most delicious food! They paid attention to the smallest details! They even decorated our table for our anniversary! We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal! Excellent service!
Smaller restaurant with great bar.

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vipChip
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner. Service was excellent and the ambience was fantastic! I would highly recommend to anyone!

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KyleW
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very expensive and not flavorful. Charming setting and great service, but food did not live up to its price.

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vipjennyv
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We had a table outside because of Covid which we were all fine with. However, when is started to pour down rain, they wouldn’t let us inside with the 4 other tables and they boxed up out half eaten dinner as we sat outside and gave us the bill for the full amount. Paid it and tipped the server 30% because I felt bad for him but the restaurant could have done better.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Happy 12th anniversary Italian Barrel!

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vipJamieR
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, wine, service and environment. We love Italian Barrel for any occasion.

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NolaTaster
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary, and we chose to celebrate at Italian Barrel. We had done so last year also, and it was so good we decided to return this year. If anything, it was even better. Perfect evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.
Bruschetta, the Veal meatball with spaghetti, the fettuccine special recipe and a gnocchi. Perfect!!!

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vipMel23
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good, quiet atmosphere and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Try the truffle ravioli ❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had to wait past our reservation for the table and the hostess was very apologetic .
The service and attention was very good !

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CourtneyC
Mobile
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ravioli I’ve ever had. Would love a crawfish option! Would def recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my husband. He said out loud “this is the best veal chop I have ever had”. We enjoyed every bite of our food. Appetizers Dinner and Dessert. What a treat. ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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JonD
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent restaurant but air con seemed too cold as with most US eateries. Staff and food were both great though.

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StephenC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food / Service outstanding

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vipRobertW
New Orleans
41 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the crowded conditions during Mardi Gras, the food service was perfect and served quickly!

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Rome2Roma
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food. Attentive service.

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vipKollie
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal and friendly staff. Good wine selection!

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RossS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience as usual.

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Bostonian
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time!! Loved our food. 👍🏼👍🏼

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viplook4gddining
Raleigh
62 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of eight & everyone said that their entrees were very good. I had the seafood served in parchment & it was delicious! The service was exceptional.

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Somagal
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

The food was delicious. Just what we were hoping for from our dining experience. Unfortunately, we had a poor host experience. My husband walked in and was told the restaurant was full and “this is a fancy place. There is a pizza joint around the corner.” He wasn’t dressed casually but did have two Mardi Gras bead necklaces from the parade we walked by earlier in the day. I went online and made a reservation on open table for 15 minutes later and we were greeted warmly and seated promptly. I appreciate wanting to separate from the Mardi grad crowds but to say you were full was a lie. We weren’t rowdy or poorly dressed. We called it out on open table to ensure they don’t do that to a future party.

Side note: they were out of the wine we ordered and had to make a substitute using an app to suggest something. It took ages and they could have just asked me and I would have picked another bottle of wine. No app needed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Noise VERY loud.
Service- slow.

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vipDecoy
New Orleans
57 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meatball appetizer is delicious!! Loved my tuna salad. Lasagna is always delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Another amazing meal

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Guest
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best authentic Italian food I've ever had at a restaurant! As others have noted, service is slow, especially the bar (40 minutes to get our drink), but food came out in a timely fashion, and was good enough that it was worth the wait. Will be back, but may stop somewhere else for a pre-dinner cocktail.

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Skyprince
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely neighborhood spot on the edge of the French Quarter. The food, ambience is excellent and worth a try. Menu is not extensive, but easy to find something to your liking. Make a reservation to insure you get a table of which there are not that many, but the size of the restaurant is what makes it special. Super attentive wait staff and a fun place. We will return next time we visit NOLA for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating 50th Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing, the atmosphere was romantic and the wine was great. The only issue is that we had to wait about 30 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. We had a late reservation at 9:30pm and didn’t get seated until 10pm. The food made up for the wait. Well worth it.

FAQs

The Italian Barrel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 569-0198.

The Italian Barrel is rated 4.6 stars by 1985 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.