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Imonelli Restaurant

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4017 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-3811
+1 337-989-9291
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place! We celebrated our anniversary there as we have done many times in the past. It has a regular clientele so does not advertise much. The food is superb. It is more Northern Italian, but there are many dishes that are not Italian at all. The service is very attentive. It is a nice place to go... More 

Thank nancyed2015
Lafayette, Louisiana
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Years ago I ate at the top northern italian restaurant in Manhattan. Imonelli was and is better. Mista salad, fried calamari, Rockefeller soup, veal panetta, whole fried trout, lamb, steak. It's all good. Pretty decent wine list too.

Thank TheDotdog
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Imo's is my favorite place to go for an upscale meal in Lafayette. Brian just has a magic touch. The veal pizziola (I know that isn't the right spelling - it's an off-the-menu item Brian will make if asked) is my favorite italian dish anywhere. The veal saltimbocca is the best I've had anywhere. For a real treat, go on... More 

1 Thank Bret B
Opelousas, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife try to go once a month to this resturant. Food is great. The veal pannta is my favorite. Cant go wrong with dining at this establishment

1 Thank James F
Lafayette, Louisiana
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Imonelli's is one of Lafayette's best kept secrets. It's perfect for a quiet evening out. The steaks are delicious as are the cocktails and the service is superb.

Thank Mitchl1221
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Disclaimer; I'm not a Lafayette native but find this to be a good town for food. But I'm stunned that there're a couple of places the locals love that are terrible - transplant them to another town and they'd close in a week - this is one and LaFonda's the other. I'm shocked by the reviews that rave re the... More 

Thank Paul_Karen_Atlanta
New Iberia, LA
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

This is a food-lover's destination in an area where good food is available all around. But Imonelli's is in a category of its own: delicious food, attentive services (Troy), atmosphere (white table cloths). The cocktails should be mentioned as well as the wine. We had gumbo, steak with mushrooms, fettuccine . No room for dessert. Maybe next time. The owner... More 

Thank Julaine
Lafayette, Louisiana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

We've been going to Imonelli's for years now. This is our go to place for anniversaries, birthdays, and a place to bring family, friends, and special out of town guests. Service is always top notch - well trained, very attentive, respectful, and they never make you feel rushed. Everything on the menu is worth trying. In my mind (my family... More 

Thank knobbie2015
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

We always get great service and wonderful food. The dining atmosphere is intimate and relaxing. We are never disappointed!

Thank CharlesLouisiana
Crowley, Louisiana
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

For years, I had received referrals from friends to visit this restaurant. After reading the reviews online, coupled with all those referrals, I must admit our expectations were very high. This MIGHT have slightly lessened our appreciation at the end of the night. We decided on iMonelli's for our 2015 Anniversary Dinner. Approaching the restaurant from the southwest on Lafayette's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4017 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-3811
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-989-9291

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?