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The Italian Barrel

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430 Barracks St, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-2602 (Decatur Street)
+1 504-569-0198
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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NY
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate here on our last night in NOLA. Great food, nice wines, and personable servers in a lovely setting near the French Market. Highly recommend!

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Thank senoraohora
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While in New Orleans for Mardis Gras, we were looking for a nice dinner place out of the crazy and the loud. We were down on Frenchman Street and we saw this gorgeous place. They prefer reservations, but were able to sit the two of us outside. We ordered wine and they brought us bread. Our food and our server... More 

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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I been I NOLA for three days and were needing a break from seafood. The chicken parmigian was great! The staff was attentive. Would definitely recommend to others looking for Italian.

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Thank Sara E
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you go to a relatively expensive restaurant you expect tasty food. We had truffle and mushroom pasta and shrimp pesto pasta. The truffle pasta was almost completely tasteless but literally bathing in oil. The shrimp pasta had excessive amounts of pesto and oil that was soaked up by the pasta creating an overcooked taste. Needless to say we did... More 

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Thank EEclipse
Harlingen, Texas
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about The Italian Barrel was better than expected! Our party of 5 was seated in the front corner of the restaurant near two windows with views of street and all of the bustling activities of the quiet side of the French Quarter. Located just beyond the French Market, this restaurant occupies an old home and has an exquisite menu.... More 

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the opportunity to dine here and will certainly return whenever in NOLA. Our meals were off the charts and the lemon gelato desert was fabulous. Give this place a try.

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Thank apbayhill
Nutley, New Jersey
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time here and it did not disappoint. We got the pumpkin ravioli and the penne vodka, both were amazing. One of the best restaurants in NOLA for sure!

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Thank Andrianna I
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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148 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at this restaurant several times before but was always warm enough to eat outside on the patio. This is my first time here since the expanded the inside and have some much more seating. I was there this past weekend and found a couple of seats at the bar. The bartender that waited on us was very... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been there numerous times over the years and personally feel the restaurant was better prior to the expansion. The prices have increased to the point they are not reflective of the quality and the service has declined. We received sub par service last night, granted it was Mardi Gras. The person doing the seating was frazzled and almost as unorganized... More 

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Thank kickdog
New Orleans, Louisiana
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I travel a great deal, we eat in some of the finest restaurants in numerous location. We also love to eat in local neighborhood eateries. We ordered (along with another couple) and waited for 55 minutes for it come out of the kitchen. There was 3 other tables filled in the place. Once we began to eat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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