Acadiana Restaurant Makes List of ‘Best Italian Restaurants in Louisiana’
Louisiana is known around the globe for our incredible Cajun and Creole cuisine, but a lesser known secret is that we have some amazing Italian restaurants. In fact, here's a look at the 10 best Italian restaurants across Louisiana, and a Lafayette restaurant has landed on the list.
The history of Italians in Louisiana, particularly in New Orleans, is a rich is a rich one that spans over a century.
The Italian community has played a significant role in shaping the culture and history of our state.
They influenced the local cuisine, introducing dishes and ingredients that are now staples in Louisiana cooking. They also played a role in the development of jazz music, with many Italian Americans being prominent musicians.
Efforts to preserve and promote Italian heritage in Louisiana include cultural events like the annual St. Joseph's Day celebration, the Italian Heritage Festival, and the activities of various Italian-American organizations.
Along with the rich Italian influence on Louisiana's culture comes some out-of-this-world authentic, mouth-watering cuisine.
Throughout every corner of Louisiana you'll find at least one Italian restaurant offering unforgettable pastas, pizzas, lasagnas, risottos, raviolis, and much more.
The gang over at bestthingsla.com have done the legwork, and have dubbed what they feel are the absolute best Italian restaurants in Louisiana.
One of these fantastic restaurants is right here in Acadiana.
In no particular order...
Bellino’s Restaurant, Alexandria, LA - 4619 Jackson Street Ext.
Roma Italian Bistro, Ruston, LA - 102 N Monroe St.
Irene’s, New Orleans, LA - 529 Bienville St.
DiCristina’s Italian and Seafood Restaurant, Covington, LA - 810 N Columbia St, Ste C.
The L’Italiano Restaurant, Bossier City, LA - 701 Barksdale Blvd.
Bonta del Forno, Denham Springs, LA - 2660 Sac Au Lait Blvd.
Fausto’s Bistro, Metairie, LA - 530 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Antoni’s Italian Cafe, Lafayette, LA - 1118 Coolidge Blvd Suite A.
Read more at bestthingsla.com.