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Mosca's Review

The food here—combining Louisiana ingredients and Italian ingenuity—is good enough to lure city folk to this remote spot about 30 minutes from the city. Baked oysters with bread crumbs, olive oil, garlic, and herbs approach the summit of Italian-Creole cuisine. The Italian shrimp are cooked in an herbed mix of olive oil and spices, the roasted chicken with rosemary is luscious, and the house-made Italian sausage is full of peppery goodness. Getting a table usually means waiting at the bar, even if you have made reservations. "Worth the wait" would be an understatement. It's cash only.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • No credit cards.
  • Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch.
Updated: 04-08-2013

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    A Tradition in Family Fare

    Mosca's is one of those restaurants that you either love or hate. Usually crowded with long waits for tables at peak times...they don't take either go with the flow or go under. But once you sit down and start eating, you have to wonder if you've ever had chicken roasted just that way, if you can possibly duplicate the baked oysters at home, if your circulatory system can survive all the buttery juice you've sopped up with the barbecued shrimp. It's a ride in the country, it's noisy, 'ambience' don't matter, it's not cheap, and it ain't Commander's Palace, but it's a tradition in our family and we love it.

    by iracathey, 5/27/08

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