Tavolino Pizza & Lounge, New Orleans, LA Report #254

This place is right next to the Dry Dock Café, in historic Algiers Point.  A New Orleans neighborhood which was established in 1719.  There is ferry service across the Mississippi River from the CBD and French Quarter area, but due to some sort of problems the service has been suspended for some time now.  As a result, businesses in this area are hurting.  That being said, I couldn’t think of a better time to come give them some business!  Also, I’ve heard the food is quite good.

We decided on the Bruschetta Fries, Gorgonzola Olives, Pepperoni Chips, Carne (meat) Pizza, Cacio e Pepe and the Eggplant Involtini.

And the food:

The Bruschetta Fries were absolutely delicious!  Crispy French fries topped with Fontina Fonduta, sliced grape tomatoes, basil and garlic.  I could make a meal out of this dish.

The Gorgonzola Olives were fried Castelventrano olives (whatever those are), stuffed with a Gorganzola blend.  I’ve never had fried olives in my life but can’t wait to have them again.  Also delicious.

I didn’t care for the fried pepperoni chips.  I was imagining larger slices of pepperoni fried and served hot.  These were very small, served cold, and pretty salty.  Just not my thing.

The pizza was fantastic.  Topped with pepperoni, Prosciutto and Italian sausage.  Nice crisp crust that wasn’t too thin or too thick.

The Cacio e Pepe was house made pasta, lump crab meat, Calbrian peppers, olive oil, black pepper and Parmesan cheese.  One of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever had!  The pasta was cooked perfectly and you could really taste the fresh cracked black pepper.  Nice amount of crab meat too.

I didn’t taste the Eggplant Involtini, but my vegetarian dining partners who ordered it really liked it.  They cleaned the plate.

Great place!  I highly recommend it.

141 Delaronde St., New Orleans, LA  70114  Ph: 504-605-3365

Blaine 12-13-2019

 

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