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Mar 15, 2010 02:46 PM

Italian in NOLA???

Crazy, I know, but last year a bartender recomended an italian restaurant about a 15 minute cab ride north (I think) from the FQ and it was great for our big group of conventioners that needed to eat good and reasonably. I just cannot recall the name! Help!

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    1. re: louisiana

      Sorry, all, I dropped out for a few months. The answer is: Venezia on North Carrolton. We did go back there with a group of 12 and they did a fine job in every way. The place is not stylish at all - just solid red sauce and pizza. All good. Thanks for your efforts.

        1. Vincent's? Andrea's? Impastato's? (God forbid.)

          1. They are referring to Mosca's, but recent reports on CH have said it's overrated. I've never been so I can't tell ya.

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            1. re: shanefink

              That sounds a little off to me. Mosca's is at least 25-30 minutes from the French Quarter by car, and definitely not north. I would guess something more along the lines of Drago's.

              1. re: uptownlibrarian

                Agree. Most likely not Mosca's. It's just too far away to recommend for a cab ride. The ride alone would cost 100 bucks each way. I'm guessing Mandina's. Or somewhere in Metairie.

                1. re: N.O.Food

                  My guess is Andrea's and while I agree no one would use N/E/S/W the nbartender might be new...Andrea's is not "north" by anymeans but I guess you'd call it Up River which, eventually, gets you north..after a fashion....

                2. re: uptownlibrarian

                  yeah cant be Mosca's. i dont think Drago's either since that isnt italian.