The Italian Barrel
430 Barracks St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: No
Good for Kids: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Take Out, Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
I only thought I had eaten lasagne until now. The flavor was unlike anything I had ever tasted. My girl had Fettucine which had this wonderful Pesto. Danni (Danielo) the waiter,saw to it that we had everything we needed. I HIGHLY recommend the Ruffino (Chianti). The combination of wine and food was orgasmic.Very small and quaint place. A nice romantic spot to bring that significant other. It was nice to go to the French Quarter and not be subject to the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street.
11/14/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Happened to walk past this place this afternoon and got a whiff of the basil on someone's bruschetta - insisted we come back for dinner! Glad we did. It's a tad pricey but trust me, it's worth it. Very delicious authentic Italian food. Many ingredients are imported, and everything is super fresh. Fare is fairly light but still filling. It's so refreshing to find an Italian restaurant in New Orleans that offers food other than huge, heavy, cheezy, overly sauced, gut-busting dishes.
Large wine list, although we didn't try any. Skip the birra (beer) it was not impressive.
The fresh bread and breadsticks are accompanied by very flavorful olive oil and balsamic vinegar, which I much prefer to butter.
Do order the bruschetta appetizer, you will not be dissapointed. It had just the right amount of garlic, and was topped with a thin slice of parmesan.
I had a delicious penne pasta dish with an olive oil-based sauce and sauteed vegetables (squash, bell peppers, onions). My boyfriend ha