SHREVEPORT, LA - Italian food is so comforting. It's hard to choose, but what Italian restaurant is the best in Louisiana and Texas?

It probably depends on your taste. I know I get food cravings and often I want a great Italian meal. Pasta is just so comforting. There's nothing like a big plate of pasta to give you a pick me up. You might need a nap after that big meal, though.


What's Your Favorite Italian Dish?

I would have to say a good meatball is amazing. I also love homemade ravioli. But you can't go wrong with fettuccine alfredo or chicken parmesan. Another great part of a spectacular Italian restaurant will be the great selection of wines to pair with your delicious meal.

What's the Best Italian Restaurant in Louisiana and Texas?

We have some great Italian restaurants all around Louisiana and Texas. But the folks  at loveFOOD put together a list of the best Italian restaurants in each state. It was interesting to check out the favorite spots in each state.

The winning restaurant in Louisiana is

Vincent’s Italian Cuisine in New Orleans

loveFOOD says:

Vincent’s is without a doubt one of the best Italian restaurants in Louisiana, having been nominated numerous times by readers of local publications. It was opened in 1989 by a New Orleanian named Vincent Catalanotto who grew up in a Sicilian family. The menu is quite meat-heavy with dishes such as lamb chops with marinated vegetables and osso buco.

Click here to see Vincent's menu.

The winning restaurant in Texas is

L’Oca d’Oro, Austin

loveFOOD says:

Executive chef Fiore Tedesco and his team at L’Oca d’Oro create high-quality, contemporary Italian dishes for their seasonal menu, which uses only the freshest ingredients. Expect to find classics like rigatoni a la pomodoro with whipped ricotta, alongside innovative dishes such as grilled kampachi with hydra kale, vadouvan, bonito oil and coconut namnam.

Click here to see the menu from L'Oca d'Oro.


loveFOOD says these selections were based on genuine user reviews, awards and accolades, and "the first-hand experience of our team. They're also regularly checked and updated."


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