Fodor's Expert Review Domenica
Local celebrity-chef John Besh and executive chef Alon Shaya continue to wow diners here with rustic Italian cooking, a rarity in New Orleans's culinary landscape. In the renovated Roosevelt Hotel—a 19th-century landmark—Domenica departs from the hotel lobby's historic, gilded decor and opts instead for sleek black walls and chain-link curtains, warmed by jewel-box displays of house-cured meats. Friendly and knowledgeable waiters happily help patrons with lesser-known ingredients, but it doesn't take a lengthy explanation to know that the fresh pastas and wood-fired pizzas are a must. From 2 to 5 pm daily, all pizzas and wines are half off, so come hungry.
123 Baronne St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA