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L'italiano Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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701 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111-4501
+1 318-747-7777
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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435 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We stopped in to L'italiano based on the TA reviews. We were not disappointed with our choice. While it takes a little effort to get here because of the local road construction, t's very worthwhile and you will enjoy their food. My wife enjoyed their cannelloni special - a crepe rather than tubular noodle filled with mozzarella and spinach. I... More 

Thank JimSTL1021
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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141 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The server, Mike had waited on us 30 years before. The food is still as good as it was then. I had the Veal Parmesan, which comes with a small side of spaghetti and marinara. I ordered a side of spinach, which was just okay. The veal was very tender. The house wines are good and there is a large... More 

Thank David T
Ruston, LA
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Went with a group for a farewell visit. Our waiter (Chris, I think) was friendly and on top of things. The lunch was tasty and well portioned. It was not too busy.

Thank RustonTraveller
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I are in town for the River Cities Triathlon and I needed my pre-race lasagna. We saw this place on TA so decided to check it out. We were drastically underdressed and did not have a reservation but they got us worked in quickly! Service and food were great! Highly recommend.

Thank Jeremy W
Bossier City, LA
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Food was the best, freshest Italian we have to eat in this area... Service is always excellent, nice wine list. Awesome date night ....

Thank GQGeneric
Shreveport, Louisiana
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

If you like Italian food you must visit this place. It looks like a little hole in the wall, but let me say some of the most wonderful food you will eat.

Thank romron
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We were there for supper. Between us we had the lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs. The red sauce is really good. The bread us scrumptious and the creamy Italian dressing is Devine. We will definitely return.

Thank TLR200
North Carolina
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were very delighted to find this restaurant by happenstance. We were staying about two blocks away and were looking for an Italian restaurant and did we hit the jackpot. The meal was excellent and all sauces were prepared on site by the chef, so no fast food, chain meal. Chris, our waiter, was very attentive and experienced. It happened... More 

Thank Bucky005
Shreveport, LA
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123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

The restaurant is now moving to the next generation, and they are doing well. It hasn't changed much in 30 years. Quaint, comfortable surroundings with nice art. Food is outstanding, and the wine list is very good. The price is very fair. We eat here at least 3x a month because it is true southern Italian food.

Thank Seisman
Shreveport, Louisiana
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

L’Italiano is a northwest Louisiana treasure. Even though most people can’t pronounce its name correctly (some just stop trying and inexplicably call it “Little Italy’), the food and atmosphere speak for themselves. There’s a reason this great Little Italian Restaurant has thrived in a relatively obscure setting. You don’t just happen upon this place; you must make a conscious decision... More 

Thank Darrell R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Bossier City
  • Phone Number: +1 318-747-7777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?