Best Italian Restaurants in Baton Rouge

Anthony's Italian Deli

5575 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, USA
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(225) 272-6817
Price range: $11-30


Monday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: Closed


Rating: 4.8
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 8.6

The best place to get real Italian food in Baton Rouge. You can take eggplant parmigiana and bake it at home or order the meatballs and spaghetti here which is awesome. Great also for hoagies,  lasagna,  and deli items. It's a lunch spot, not dinner. Of course,  some of your favorite Italian deserts. My pasta salad was so tasty and fresh--definitely homemade quality. I almost regretted putting too much of the in-house vinaigrette to fully savor the olives, artichokes,  cheese and Italian meats. For this kind of quality you pay a little more and that is true at Anthony's. I spent the same for a Big Mac at McDonald's
I'm never disappointed when I visit Anthony's. The lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs and the Italian lover sandwich are delicious. Oh and let me not leave out the muffoletta. Yum yum yummy.
This is the place for a 100 percent Italian cuisine experience. Anthony's is fresh, tasty, and true its Italian roots. The dine-in area is a clean and welcoming environment. Great service and quality food.
Such amazing food! The meatball sandwich is just the best thing to get. But our favorite thing to get is the Italian Special!! It is so tasty! Best Italian around town with an amazing staff!
Great deli helpful staff and awesome service and amazing food

Bistro Italia

11903 Coursey Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70817, USA
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(225) 227-2695
Price range: $11-30


Monday: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: Closed


Rating: 4.9
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 7.5

Looking for a new hamburger? For the first time, I had the Rex today at the bistro. An Italian play on an American staple. This burger had a meatball tasting patty but was also served with several Italian meats, and lettuce tossed in a light vinaigrette (which was excellent) and finished with a Parmesan like cheese. Wow !! It was really good. Even though the bread looks dry in the pictures, it was good. I ordered the pesto mayo on the side, because I'm really not a mayo fan. I will say that the pesto mayo was very good, and a good compliment to the burger. The chips were fresh, dry and crisp, and had tasty unique Italian seasoning, but like any homemade chip, they had a slightly dark flavor. I like chips more like lays or even Zapp's. I have eaten here several times, and I return because I am so impressed with their food.
Absolutely fabulous! Tried to eat here on a few occasions and they were closed. It was so worth the wait. Had the Caprese Salad and the John the Butcher pizza. Presentation was great, service was awesome, and food was excellent! Pizza sauce flavor is traditional Italian.
Good Food. Good service. Nice place!
Repeat customers. Everything on the menu is amazing and made fresh to order. Personal note: get a side of Alfredo if you can. It's a few bucks and totally worth it. Made from scratch when you order it, and not a second prior.
Good Italian Food for the price


7512 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, USA
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(225) 757-9300
Price range: $11-30


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 5:00 – 9:30 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 – 9:30 PM
Thursday: 5:00 – 9:30 PM
Friday: 5:00 – 9:30 PM
Saturday: 5:00 – 9:30 PM
Sunday: Closed


Rating: 4.7
Rating: 4.5

Hands down, the best Italian restaurant in all of BR. Their wait staff knows as much about the menu as the chef does I think. Amazing service all the time. Cute, intimate setting. Great drinks. Love the charcuterie board - its always different each time I get it.
OMG!!!!! This is probably the best restaurant i have ever been to in my life. The chef is truly a genius. I ordered the lamb and it was cooked to perfection. Infact everything that came out of the kitchen looked incredible. The staff is very friendly and eager to please the customers. Be sure to call ahead because the tables fill up quickly. The atmosphere is very intimate and inviting. Nino's would be the perfect place for date night. Overall we found our experience there to be utterly impressive. Be sure to check out this little gem of a restaurant.
Amazing meal prepared with perfection. So glad we found this place on our short visit to Baton Rouge. Our waiter Bruno was a great server, anticipating our needs with no hesitation. We had the lamb chops which were perfect. Finished off with the Teramisu which came out with a birthday candle in honor of my wife's birthday the next day. Don't miss this place.
Everything about this place was 5 star!! The appetizer was superb, the entre we ordered was "heaven" and the teramisu was the best I've had ever‼️‼️ Oh, and the drinks were fantastic! The service was perfect- Bruno was the best!
One of the top restaurants in Baton Rouge with out a doubt. There might be others as good, but I don't think there are any better. The chef is creative and changes specials regularly. I am always torn between the fish or steak but am never disappointed. What ever you do, don't forget the Tiramisu! The only one I've ever had that rivaled it was in a place a few blocks from the Duomo in Florence.

Digiulio Brothers Italian Cafe

2903 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA
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(225) 383-4203
Price range: $11-30


Monday: 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM


Rating: 4.3
Rating: 4.0
Rating: 8.9

This is hands down my favorite italian restaurant in Baton Rouge. Everything I've ever had there has been simply amazing. I choose to go there any chance i get! Truly a great place with a wonderful atmosphere and even better food and service! Do yourself a favor and try it!
This place is awesome! Food is great! Best meatball/eggplant sandwich I've ever had! Atmosphere is great for date night and staff is friendly and attentive! Bar tenders are on the spot! By 7pm this place was packed both week days I went there!
Quaint, family owned restaurant. Good portions of well prepared food a little pricey, but extremely charming.
This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Baton Rouge, and it's locally owned and operated by Mike Johnson and his wife. Very nice folks. Great atmosphere and delicious food and good drinks.
DiGiulio's is fantastic. The warm, cozy and intimate atmosphere makes it the perfect spot for a date night. Not to mention the FOOD. The veal avezzano (or any variation of the chicken, veal or eggplant parmesan for that matter) is the most wonderful dish in my opinion. Reminds me of home!

La Contea

7970 Jefferson Hwy Ste F, Baton Rouge, LA 70809, USA
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(225) 726-7903


Monday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM


Rating: 4.6
Rating: 4.5

The food is Amazing. We ordered the fried cheese appetizer. You can tell it was freshly made and not pre packaged. The Caesar salad was a little blah but the Lobster ravioli made up for that. It was delicious! My husband had the tour of Italy and he loved it. This is thee best Italian food I've ever had. I will definitely go back.
Nice restaurant with good food options. Very nice ambience with excellent service. Worth a try one evening.
Delicious pasta and a great live piano played by Michael. Celebrated my grandmother's birthday here and had a wonderful time!
Great Experience, Wait Staff Excellent, This is the real deal when it comes to Italian. Food was first class!
Authentic Italian food. Great wine. Excellent service.

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