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ccfoodie Jun 26, 2008 06:08 PM

This restaurant was a pre-Katrina really good restaurant. It was on Esplanade a few blocks from Cabrini High School. Same side as the race track-- What was it's name???

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    JazzyB Jun 27, 2008 05:36 AM

    Gabrielle? It's now a mediocre Italian rest.

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    1. re: JazzyB
      noladude Jun 27, 2008 06:35 AM

      = Gabrielle (now La Vita---not good and rude ppl)

    2. sirvelvet Jun 27, 2008 11:26 AM

      You can read about what happened to Gabrielle at their website: http://www.gabriellerestaurant.com. It is sad on many levels. La Vita is exactly what is described here, but I will also say that they have outdoor seating, which I like, and their pizzas are better than delivery so I take the kids here and they have a great time.

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      1. re: sirvelvet
        Bill Hunt Jun 30, 2008 08:59 PM

        Thanks for that link. We've picked up a few elements of the plight, from relatives, "New Orelans" mag, and from a few sites. That puts it all together.


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