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“Great experience”

Impastato's Restaurant
Ranked #45 of 513 Restaurants in Metairie
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
St Louis
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Great experience”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We are from St. Louis, Mo. We tried Impastatos out during our visit to NOLA because a friend recommended it. We were treated like royalty. Service, food, atmosphere, were all perfection. We literally had no room to stuff dessert in, but we went for it. Best decision ever. Their desserts from the bourbon pecan pie, to lemon cake to the banana blueberry were to die for. We absolutely enjoyed every second of our 5 course meal.

  • Visited July 2014
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New Orleans
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Traditional Italian Fare”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

"Little" Joe Imastato enjoys a well-earned reputation for offering freshly cooked Italian pasta, fish and veal specialties. The food is always superb and the service is excellent. The place is fun and attracts local athletes, but the attraction is the food. They have honed their skills in the kitchen and never compromise with quality.

  • Visited May 2014
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Kenner, Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“One Of the Best Italian Restuaraunts in Metro Area”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

All I can say, no matter what you order here... it's fabulous. and I'm Italian from a family of chefs and live here..BEST FRIED SOFT SHELL CRAB ON EARTH- bar none .. pasta great... salads simple and delicious, grilled fish great. Sides are all exceptional delicious along with the sauces.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Jerry L
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Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“First time visit”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

After hearing rave reviews of this restaurant we decided to visit for a birthday celebration for my mother and husband. We arrived for our reservation time and were promptly seated. Since it is so close to Christmas there were several large groups of people and it was very loud in the dining room. The food was good but not spectacular. I don't know if it was because the kitchen was slammed but my mother's fried soft shell crab came out at room temperature and not as crispy as it should have been. My husband's pasta (he ordered the 5 course meal) was also at room temperature. His veal was very tough. I ordered the Bum Phillips salad which was delicious and the ricotta ravioli was really good. Very generous portions. The service was alright but nothing to write home about. Great bread. Parking is at a premium so allow enough time to find a spot. We'll try it again outside of the holiday season and hope for a better food experience. Great value for the price.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank KJUNBEACH
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Montgomery, Alabama
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great, Great Italian/Creole Restaurant”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

I have only superlatives to describe this place. The staff, from the hostess to the wait staff to the kitchen, were topnotch. Our party of three relished every single dish served to us. And that was quite an accomplishment since we ordered Mr. Joe's 5 course dinner. By the way, we realized we had chosen the right restaurant after seeing, two tables over, the owner of the Saints and the wealthiest man in the state of Louisiana.

Visited September 2013
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