Specialty Italian Bistro, Gretna, La. Report #66

I’ve been coming to this place for a few years and I like it!  The dining room, which I neglected to take a picture of isn’t huge, but it’s not tiny.  Nicely decorated too.  The “Today’s menu” Philly Cheesesteak pizza sign is always there, so it’s not like it’s a special. The seafood gumbo has… Continue reading Specialty Italian Bistro, Gretna, La. Report #66

The Olive Branch Cafe’, New Orleans, La. Report #53

Small place on the west bank of New Orleans with some really good food.  The marinara sauce served with the meatballs and angel hair pasta is light and delicious.  For $2.99 you can add what they call an 8″ garlic bread, but its more like a garlicky cheese pizza.  Very good. I’ve had the Pasta… Continue reading The Olive Branch Cafe’, New Orleans, La. Report #53

Vincent’s Italian Cuisine, New Orleans, La. Report #52

This is the location on historic St. Charles Ave., home to the historic St. Charles Ave. Streetcar line.  It’s the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world, operating since 1835.  Even though they’re old, they move pretty quick!  There was one passing by as we left and you can see the pic is kind… Continue reading Vincent’s Italian Cuisine, New Orleans, La. Report #52

Salute Italian Restaurant, Gulfport, MS. Report #37

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in Gulfport, MS.  That could be because it’s the only Italian restaurant I’ve ever been to there, but no matter.  It’s good. The place is located right on Hwy. 90, which runs along the beach on the Mississippi Gulf coast.  The first pic is the sign you’d notice if… Continue reading Salute Italian Restaurant, Gulfport, MS. Report #37

R&O’S, Metairie, La. Report #31

    This place is only about two blocks from the New Orleans city line in an old part of Metairie called Bucktown.  Bucktown began as a string of hunting and fishing camps over 100 years ago.  Lake Pontchartrain is right across the street.  I wouldn’t call it an Italian place but there’s no shortage… Continue reading R&O’S, Metairie, La. Report #31

Rita’s, West Palm Beach, Fl. Report #20

I finally escaped the New Orleans area for a little vacation.  In southeast Louisiana we have snowballs, or snowcones as some might say, but we don’t have frozen custard.  Lord I wish we did! I had been to a Rita’s before in Alabama and loved it.  The Italian ice and frozen custard are utterly delicious.… Continue reading Rita’s, West Palm Beach, Fl. Report #20

DiMartino’s, New Orleans, La. Report #5

  This is the Algiers (Westbank) location, which is the only one I’ve ever been to.  Everything I’ve tried here has been great.  They’re known for their muffulettas and they do a great job with them.  They are made to order, come out heated perfectly, with the bread nice and toasty and the cheese just… Continue reading DiMartino’s, New Orleans, La. Report #5