Domenica means "Sunday" in Italian and our restaurant in the historic Roosevelt Hotel is as warm and inviting as a traditional Sunday supper in a rural Italian village, where each dish is passionately and expertly prepared by marrying the purest, local ingredients with revered ages-old techniques. Chef-Partner Alon Shaya offers a menu that is both steeped in tradition and inventive, elevating the best Italian ingredients and classic flavors to create modern classics.
The restaurant's warm and welcoming dining room is anchored by a number of refectory tables for lively meals. Custom-brewed beers and an extensive Italian-focused wine list perfectly complement the rustic country fare.
In January 2010, New Orleans CityBusiness honored Chef Alon Shaya and Domenica as Culinary Connoisseurs’ Best Executive Chef and Best Casual Upscale Establishment of the year. In 2015, Chef Alon was named Best Chef South by the prestigious James Beard Foundation for his menu at Domenica and casual sister restaurant, Pizza Domenica.