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Mar 4, 2010 07:31 AM

Battistella's New Orleans Kitchen, Raleigh

I am a big fan of Cajun food and I wanted to see if anyone has been here yet. It is located on Glenwood Avenue in an old hotel right by Crabtree.

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  1. I've heard of it plenty, but have not been. I'm closer to Papa Mojo's and can't seem to get out there even...

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    1. re: burgeoningfoodie

      I went there a year or so ago. I ordered carry out. I had an oyster po boy. It was really good for the Triangle. I may have gotten a side also. Overall, I remember being quite pleased with the meal. I'd go again and I'm sure I will.

    2. We've been several times and love the place! Try the Sunday brunch...... link below from Trip Advisor rates Battistella's #1 restaurant in Raleigh. Don't know if I'd go that far, but it's great food.

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      1. re: jiminea

        Tried to go last Saturday for lunch. Website said they were open. They weren't.
        It's no wonder so many restaurants go out of business. Websites should be great marketing, and accurate. Their's wasted my time. May give it another try...after a phone call to see if they're open.

        Crabtree Inn is a dive.

        1. re: Fu Dee

          Hotel is supposed to be torn down and a Hilton built there- Battistella's says they're looking for a new spot.....

          1. re: Fu Dee

            Fu Dee is surely right. Got to phone first with this place to be sure the restaurant will be open when you call.

        2. They are moving. I went a month or so ago and it was excellent. The Old Hotel was spooky. Here is their website with the move info. and phone number.

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          1. re: dvhartley

            Yes, I heard they were moving to Moore Square in downtown Raleigh.

            1. re: brsmith2

              ....into the old Angelos Restaurant location in City Market to be specific.

              1. re: grubhub

                Here's their formal press release about the new location. No definite opening date yet ("late Spring").


                1. re: klmonline

                  Just returned from New Orleans yesterday. Would love to eat some BBQ Shrimp ala Mr. B's without going all the way to Louisiana.

                  They call it BBQ Shrimp yet there's no smoke or wood anywhere near the dish, but all that butter makes it good!

                  1. re: Tom from Raleigh

                    Mr B's very generously published the recipes for the BBQ shrimp online:


                    We ate there last time we were in New Orleans and the BBQ shrimp were as advertised -- fantastic.

                    As far as Battistella's goes, Angelo's is finally closed and they're redoing the space. I'm a bit sad to see Angelo's go -- their spanikopita was really good.

          2. Of all the food I tried at the last Farm to Fork picnic I liked their food the best. They had this spicy Creole shrimp on bruschetta that was awesome!

            1. Battistella's is now open in downtown Raleigh (Moore Square) for dinner. They plan to open for lunch eventually.