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Seafood+N.O.Style Italian Recs

Hungry4Good Aug 31, 2007 04:17 PM

I'm looking for a restaurant that offers both good fish/oysters/shrimp N.O.-style plus some old N.O.-Italian-style dishes like veal with crab, paneed this and that, parmigianas, etc. I checked Mandina's menu which doesn't have much Italian and Tommy's is getting some bad reports lately. Is there such a place recommendable? Thanks for your advice.

  1. Hungry4Good Sep 7, 2007 10:03 AM

    Thanks everybody!

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      mac8111 Sep 4, 2007 03:44 PM

      French Quarter - Check out Cafe Giovani.
      Metarie area - Impastatos.

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        noeater Sep 4, 2007 10:36 AM

        Try Luke. They have a fresh seafood bar and serve pannee veal with crabmeat as well as some other interesting things on the menu.

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          ml.drake Sep 4, 2007 03:36 PM

          Tony Angelo's is so good. Ask them to cook for you. Great Italian and seafood. Be prepared to wait for a table.

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          mhiggins Sep 1, 2007 07:01 AM

          You might want to try Irene's; Tommy's split off from it years ago, but in my opinion, Irene's has always been better.

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            JazzyB Sep 1, 2007 11:21 AM

            I agree. If they have the crabcakes special, they're wonderful...served on fried mirliton and corn maque choux. Mussels are also excellent. Vincent's on St. Charles is also good as well as Cafe Giovanni.

            1. re: JazzyB
              kmnola Sep 1, 2007 05:20 PM

              Tom Fitzmorris always has good things to say about the seafood at Vincent's. I have yet to make it past the chicken parmigiana oh-my-goodness-melts-my-heart deliciousness. Next time I'll have to give something else a try!

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                Tonto Sep 2, 2007 11:54 AM


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            Blumie Sep 1, 2007 06:48 AM

            Also, Liuzza's on Bienville.

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              Guy Caballero Sep 1, 2007 06:44 AM

              R&O has the perfect blend of boiled/fried seafood and italian food. they've got lots of creole italian specialties, like fried softshell crab covered in red gravy. it's kind of a loud family style atmosphere, but I have never been disappointed with their food.

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                Blumie Aug 31, 2007 08:43 PM

                I haven't been in a long time, but it used to be worth the drive to Sal & Judy's for a meal like this.

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                  Fydeaux Aug 31, 2007 07:17 PM

                  Adolfo's is one of my favourite restaurants in the world. I've had no luck trying to find their menu on line to provide a link, but there are plenty of reviews. It is most often described as Creole-Italian, and just might suit your needs perfectly.

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                  1. re: Fydeaux
                    funkjester Sep 1, 2007 07:36 AM

                    Crabmeat Cannelloni at Adolfo's--yeah, you rite!

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