Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Metairie, LA Report #263

A lot of people avoid chain restaurants because they don’t equate them with quality food.  If that was a rule, this place is definitely an exception to it!  From the wood burning pizza ovens to the house made salad dressing, this place is pretty good! Last time I went to a Carrabba’s was about 10… Continue reading Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Metairie, LA Report #263

Gendusa’s Italian Market, Kenner, LA Report # 256

Someone I work with lives pretty far from this place, and drives miles past a lot of good Italian restaurants to come here.  Now I know why. Not a huge place.  There’s a small building next door to the main restaurant to handle overflow diners, which is a where we sat.  I was wondering if… Continue reading Gendusa’s Italian Market, Kenner, LA Report # 256

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… Continue reading Tavolino Pizza & Lounge, New Orleans, LA Report #254

Brick Oven Café, Kenner, LA Report #230

After a delicious Italian dinner last night at Venezia’s, followed by Italian desserts at Brocoto’s, you’d think I’d want a change.  No. We were in the mood for pizza, so why not make Italian food the theme for this weekend? I love this place.  The staff is always friendly and the menu pretty extensive.  We… Continue reading Brick Oven Café, Kenner, LA Report #230

Venezia, New Orleans, LA Report #228

New Orleans is a great place for Italian food.  Most Italian immigrants arrived here in the 1880’s from Sicily, and we’ve had a large Italian population ever since.  This place has been here since 1957.  You don’t survive in a food city like this for that long if you’re not good! And this place is… Continue reading Venezia, New Orleans, LA Report #228

Brooklyn Pizzeria, Gulfport, MS Report #221

I spent 5 years in Gulfport, MS, drilling with the Navy Reserve.  During that time I discovered this place.  I love thin, crispy, New York style pizza, and this place does a good job with that.  We decided to stop in for some before we headed back to New Orleans today. As soon as you… Continue reading Brooklyn Pizzeria, Gulfport, MS Report #221

Fat Boy’s Pizza, Metairie, LA Report #203

If you crave a huge pizza, this is the place for you.  You can get them so big they won’t fit on the table.  As you can see in the picture above, that’s no problem.  They’ll put it on a portable table for you. You can order any pizza by the slice, but even those… Continue reading Fat Boy’s Pizza, Metairie, LA Report #203