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Central Business District
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123 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112-2303 (Canal Street)
11:00 - 23:00
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

A very busy - and noisy - addition to the CBD restaurant scene. Italian themed wide ranging menu. Very good wine list - by glass if desired. Reservations a must. Bar service is available but difficult handicap access.

Thank normankiwi
New Orleans
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I am a native New Orleanian of Sicilian descent and have never had a bad meal at Domenica. The authentic Italian/Sicilian menu is spot on and well planned. I must have the octopus each and every time!! The pizza is as authentic as it comes. The imported meats and cheeses are pure heaven. The ingredients are as fresh as can... More 

Thank dsbretz
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were worn out one evening and decided to order from here because of the rave reviews and of course Besh. We ordered a Penne pasta dish and dessert. The food was good enough that we would go back and try dinning in the restaurant but it wasn't great. Now when we picked the food up the... More 

Thank TravelingBellar
Cypress, Texas
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

Dominica is another one of our spots in NOLA. Dominica has a great happy hour; order a pizza. The food and service is excellent at this hotel restaurant. The ambiance during the Christmas season is amazing in the Roosevelt hotel lobby. We recommend this restaurant.

Thank RenaeEdward
Madisonville, LA
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218 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Of course we were not surprised to find a John Besh restaurant great. But the pizza was very unusual - thin crust with thin cut toppings. We had salami, capers and olives - wonderful! Located in Roosevelt hotel(get a drink in Sazerac or Fountain bar before ( great old fashions) Christmas decorations the best we've ever seen anywhere.

Thank JimR459
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

In a city with lot's of great dinging Domenica is a standout. If you would have told me that I liked roasted cauliflower I might have said maybe. The wood oven roasted cauliflower with goat cheese is amazing as are the pizzas (had the mushroom and Tartufo), pasta and the everything else. The can get crazy busy! Duh. Go!

Thank WarrenRoos
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108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and a group of friends (11) went here on a Monday night. We called ahead and made reservations and were sat right around our reservation time, so off to a good start. However, the service was SLOW. We arrived at 745pm and left at 1030pm (and not because we wanted to hang around there). There were long gaps... More 

Thank Brendon H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Although not your typical NOLA style food, this restaurant is great. We went for lunch. We had the roasted cauliflower which was amazing and I highly recommend. All the pastas were perfectly cooked. This should definitely be a stop on anyone's food tour in NOLA.

Thank Rachael O
Brooklyn, New York
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761 reviews
435 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Best has outdone himself. Came here for a group dinner for 15. Everyone agreed it was the best dinner of the week. The waitress was excellent. We had a special room - you had to go through the kitchen to get to it and the staff clapped and cheered when you went through. Highly recommend.

Thank drichrx
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Alas, I was in NOLA for a court hearing, but had no dinner reservations. The popular restaurants were booked, so I strolled by Domenica in the Roosevelt Hotel. It was packed and had an hour long wait. The bar too had no room. So I had to decide whether to stick around or go back to my hotel for room... More 

Thank Robert B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112-2303
    (Canal Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 504-648-6020
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.

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Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
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