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The Italian Barrel

1240 Decatur St French Quarter

Sample Menu (Dinner)


About (from their website)

The Italian Barrel prides itself on serving elevated Northern Italian cuisine out of the comforts of a cozy corner in the world famous Vieux Carre. A meal at the award-winning The Italian Barrel is not just a lunch or a dinner, it’s an experience that cannot be replicated anywhere else.

Verona, Italy-born and raised Owner & Chef Samantha Castagnetti creates flavorful, authentic dishes that she grew up eating in Italy, and now cooking masterfully in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Chef Samantha believes in serving only the finest, freshest, highest quality food she can find, whether that’s sourced locally or across the globe.

At The Italian Barrel, we believe that the best dishes can only come from the best ingredients. Stop by and enjoy classic Italian cuisine like you’ve never have before. Join us!


“85% of my ingredients come directly from Italy: the finest cold cuts and cheeses from all of the different regions of Northern and Central Italy.”

— Chef Samantha Castagnetti