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Mosca's Restaurant

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4137 US 90 West, Waggaman, LA 70094
+1 504-436-9942
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favorite Nola restaurant, although it is not in Nola proper. The food is epic----the kind you dream about when you're not in town. Italian, with wonderful seafood options---try the Oysters Mosca---and a nice selection of wines. Locals swear by it, and I have taken groups of guests here as often as possible---the response is always the same:... More 

Thank mamapiper
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on our way home from a trip for some of my medical needs, as per the recommendation of a few people. Don't let the exterior fool you...the people inside think it's the Ritz Carlton. It's a clean place but they are having delusions of grandeur. We were simply greeted with, "do you have a reservation?" It was... More 

Thank Jennifer T
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80 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is not so convenient to downtown New Orleans and it's cash only, but the food was wonderful, the wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable, the Jukebox provided a host of classic music, and the overall dinning experience was very special.

Thank Panacea_Food
New Orleans, Louisiana
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

If you want some excellent Italian cuisine, you have to drive a little to the west bank of New Orleans. Four miles west of the foot of the Huey P Long bridge is Mosca's. You won't regret making the trip. Mosca's has a short menu of family style Italian dishes (large, shareable portions). We started with an excellent Crab Salad... More 

Thank teeville51
Metairie, Louisiana
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67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Gotta go out of your way, but man it is worth it. Jukebox loaded with Sinatra, Ray Charles, Dino. Plates of pasta in huge mounds (the Bordelaise is incredible), Shrimp Mosca in a sauce you want to eat with a spoon. I doubt there are many places left like this anywhere.

Thank David D
Los Angeles, California
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Mosca's is an old school big plates of food legendary place....so good...it is Cash Only! My experiences there have been great.I went during the week as weekends can get crazy.Go with a group and order Shrimp Mosca,Oyster Mosca and Chicken Mosca.They have a steak but I have not tried this...yet.It is all local ingredients with an Italian Flare.You must love... More 

Thank mike h
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were a group of 9 tonight. We ate family style. No susuage tonight. Chicken was way too dry and bland. Shrimp were hard to peel. Spaghetti and meatballs were so so. Crab salad awful could not find any crabmeat and bland. Service was good. We had to shine car headlights in the front to see our way in the... More 

Thank Beverly R
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59 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We drove all the way from New Orleans, when we got there we were seated quickly and had drinks. We then ordered the crab salad, but it was more salad than crab. We then waited over an hour for our starters and when it did come it came at the same time as the main course. The spaghetti was very... More 

Thank Deano1957
Bath, North Carolina
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Been coming here over 30 years and was disappointed today just not the same crab salad was fine oyster mosca was salty had the chicken and was very over cooked sorry but will not be back

Thank bigguy619
Saint Louis, Missouri
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218 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Here is a place that exists on the strength of its legend. It is a New Orleans restaurant that is situated a good distance from New Orleans. It is locally famous with a mystique second to none. Mosca's was closely associated with the N.O. Mafia, one Capo in particular who was said to have owned it. There is nothing grand... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Italian, Cajun & Creole
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4137 US 90 West, Waggaman, LA 70094
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Waggaman
  • Phone Number: +1 504-436-9942

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