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The Italian Barrel

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French Quarter
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430 Barracks St, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-2602 (Decatur Street)
+1 504-569-0198
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Salem, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great place to eat. Make sure you make reservations because it is small. There homemade pasta is out of this world. Pork Chop was cook perfectly. Service was outstanding. On the way to our table one of our meals was dropped. The manager quickly came over and apologized. Four minutes later the meal was served. They even through in... More 

Thank Michael C
Hoeven, The Netherlands
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163 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second dinner in New Orleans and again the food was excellent. Service was also very friendly. Only the prize was a big shock for "just" and Italian restaurant. We had to pay over 200 dollars for just a basic dinner.

Thank Jeroen D
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't tell you how much my husband and I love this amazing place! The numerous times we have had the pleasure of dining here (at least 6 years and counting) there has never been a bad meal or service. We loved the intimate small place it was but the transformation into a larger dining room has been seamless... The... More 

Thank JJ E
Columbus, Georgia
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate there last night and the service and food were great! Fresh baked bread and everything was well presented. Very nice Italian restaurant. You will not be disappointed!

Thank John B
Jerusalem, Israel
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day of activities we decided to have dinner here basically because it was close to our hotel & the reviews didn't really provide a reason to seek an alternative (the other possible option didn't accept reservations). Bottom line: nice atmosphere with mediocre Italian fare at exaggerated (New Orleans) prices, plus question marks: tiramisu served half-frozen (explanation: that's... More 

Thank yehuda_12
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

First time here since the new renovations and we are sad to taste the flavor is gone with the former vibe this spot used to have. We spent $160 for what tasted like store bought Mac and Cheese parading as a more expensive dish. Chicken Parm that you could find at most high school cafeterias and bruschetta that seemed to... More 

Thank smkluck
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We celebrated my birthday at the Italian Barrel. What a wonderful, intimate meal. Yes, it was pricey, but it was a special occasion, and the food was over the top! My husband and friend had the daily special, a stuffed bone in veal chop. It was cooked perfectly and the creamy mushroom and cheese stuffing was an added bonus. I... More 

Thank mariasatterlund
Cookeville, Tennessee
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212 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Came here on the recommendation of a friend and it didn't disappoint! The cheese plate was filled with generous portions of true Italian cheeses (pecorino, Gorgonzola) and a variety of condiments like fig compote and onion mustard sauce made it even more delicious. The entrees were good and the wine list was both reasonable in price and covered the gamut... More 

Thank Hank F
Metairie, Louisiana
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I ate at the Italian Barrel recently. The food and service was great. I had the Osso Bucco and my wife had a double cut porkchop. The restaurant is one block off of Esplanade avenue on Barracks st. Very cozy and authentic Italian restaurant. Would highly reccomend for a special occasion.

Thank Steven K
Houma, Louisiana
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant and Josh was just delightful. I will say that it is quite pricey, but very delicious. My only other negative comment is that it feels more uppety than warm. In other words it feels a bit snobbish for it's location. But the food is very good.

Thank lillyg646

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 Barracks St, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-2602
    (Decatur Street)
  • Public Transportation: Street car stops just one block away
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-569-0198

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