RUSTIC ITALIAN DINING
NEW ORLEANS ATMOSPHERE

Sample the flavors of Chef Alon Shaya’s unique culinary creations, served with a side of New Orleans charm.

Domenica Restaurant

Experience an authentic taste of Italy with hand-picked, fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors at Domenica restaurant – a rustic Italian eatery with a modern twist.

Authentic Italian tastes, New Orleans flavor

When Executive Chef Alon Shaya lived in Italy, Sundays were his most treasured day of the week because he was free to explore and sample the incredible food of Italy. The core components of Italian Sunday meals are traditionally cured meats, pasta, pizza and of course great wine. When Chef Alon returned to New Orleans, he sought to capture the things he loved most about Italy and pour them into his restaurant. The restaurant was named for that cherished day of the Italian week, Domenica.

The team at Domenica Restaurant cooks regional Italian cuisine while incorporating Louisiana ingredients. They treasure the resources that come from the gulf, bayous and farms surrounding New Orleans. Their chefs pride themselves on making fresh pastas by hand daily. Whether it’s al dente rigatoni or pillowy gnocchi, it’s made in their kitchen. They roast many vegetables and meats in the same wood oven that crisps their Napolitano style pizzas.  

Since opening in 2009, the menu of homemade pasta, antipasti and wood-fired pizza has received rave reviews. Food & Wine named Domenica a Top Restaurant of 2012, and Gayot selected it as a Hottest Restaurant of 2014.  Gambit Weekly and The Times-Picayune regularly feature Domenica as a top restaurant in their dining guides, and menu items have been featured in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, and Food52.  In 2015, Alon won the prestigious James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef: South award.

Chef Alon’s passion for food has expanded into two other restaurants: Pizza Domenica, an Uptown, more casual spin-off of Domenica that opened in 2014, and Shaya, a modern Israeli restaurant that takes a warm and welcoming approach to the cuisine and culture of Alon’s Israeli upbringing, which opened in 2015.

 


Domenica

More Information

Executive Chef/Owner: Alon Shaya

Chef de Cuisine: Phillip Mariano

General Manager: Stephen Jeffcoat

Website: domenicarestaurant.com

Phone number: 504-648-6020

Address: 123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Daily Opening Times:

11am –11pm 

Happy Hour:

2pm – 5pm

Menu

Private dining options are available for parties and events up to 150 guests. Please contact Christy Bradley at cbradley@chefjohnbesh.com for more information.

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