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Italian Barrel -- I should have known

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Italian Barrel -- I should have known

monomalo12 | May 19, 2011 12:49 PM

I have passed this place for a while now and the menu looks delicious. So today i decided to give it a shot. At 12:30 it was nearly empty. I should have walked away then, but the butternut squash ravioli looked tempting so in I went. Such a let down. The $16 ravioli was way too sweet and tough. I would bet that they were purchased frozen. The wine was incredibly expensive--$12 a glass for a basic SB. I thought the dessert might be better, but the profiteroles were pretty obviously prefrozen as well. All in all, although it was fun to sit in the French Quarter on such a beautiful random Thursday and count my blessings, the food was a disappointment. It's quite possible they save the best stuff for dinner, but it'd be nice if the reduction in quality was reflected in the lunch price. I hate to be harsh but I post this as a warning--there are far better places to dine in NOLA! .

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The Italian Barrel
430 Barracks Street, New Orleans, LA 70116

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