Located just steps away from the French Market, this is a casual eatery specializing in Po' Boy sandwiches and the hearty breakfast. Dual entrances ... More
Located just steps away from the French Market, this is a casual eatery specializing in Po' Boy sandwiches and the hearty breakfast. Dual entrances make this cafe easily accessible from Chartres Street, as well as the French Market. The interior may be small and dark, but all is excused once you are served some of the serious New Orleans home-style cooking. Plate lunches make this a popular place with the business crowd at lunch but tourists do not be warned off. Try going in the morning for its breakfast. Hop in devour the designated specials served on most days of the week.
This is the worste dinning experience I have had in New Orleans. They were out of half of their menu and did not tell us they were out of white chicken meat until it was time to come to the table. We ordered angle hair and got fettucini. They did not know the price of the wine that was on display. It took so long to get food we finished a bottle of wine. At this point we asked to deliver to our condo 2 blocks away. After delivery average at best. I even called to talk to owner/manager a few days later and was hung up on.
DON'T EAT HERE!!!!! Waitress didn't tell us they were out of red beans and rice. My friend's food never showed, then she called me a terrible name when we got upset. Manager didn't care, either. WOW. Food was below average, too.
DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!!! I attempted to eat here on 1/02/11. This was by far the worst restaurant I have ever been to in my life! The waiter was completely out of it. The drinks took 30 minutes. The food took another 30 and this was with maybe 20 other people in the place. The bathrooms were nasty. Out of curiosity, I stuck my head in the kitchen. All I can say is Kitchen Nightmare's must visit this place! The food finally arrived and I was so hungry I was willing to try it. BIG MISTAKE. The muffaletta sandwich had meat that was stuck together and burned. The bread was also burned. I had to go to the bar to give the dish to the waiter because he was never anywhere around. He said he would take it off my tab but nobody offered me anything else. I never saw a manager or the waiter again. We had to get up and go to the bar and pay. Others in my group ate portions of their food but it was not good either. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVERY BEEN COMPELLED TO REVIEW A RESTAURANT ONLINE. BUT I DO IT FOR ALL OF YOU THAT MIGHT SEE IT. DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I could not tell you how the food was. This was our first trip to New Orleans and we picked this restraunt for lunch. Once we were seated, the lady told us it would be at least a 30 minute wait once she put our order in. She wanted to make sure it was ok, becasue she has had guests leave in the past. Not a problem, becasue we were not in a hurry. We wanted to take the experience in. Well, three hours later we had other guests come in have their food and head out the door. I would say we were pretty patient, but at that point we were done. It even took an hour in between refills. Needless to say, we left.
I had eaten at Fiorella's in 2005 during Mardi Gras and absolutely loved their Angel Hair pasta and spicy meatball. We returned to New Orleans just last week for Mardi Gras again. We had 40 people that took this trip and a few people went to eat there and said that it was not good at all. So our group of 8 decided to see for ourselves and 4 of us ordered the pasta with the spicy meatball..and was exactly as I remembered.....delicious!! The meatball was the size of a softball and melts in your mouth! The others ordered dressed shrimp po boys and they said they were excellent. We all had fried pickles and they are the best ever!! I have read alot of reviews on Fiorella's and some people are being absolutley ridiculous with the way they expect things to be....come on people, they are trying to get things back to normal after Katrina and it is going to take awhile!! This was my 3rd time visiting New Orleans, the other 2 were post katrina and some things were different. I love New Orleans and think the city is doing the best job they can considering what they were out through!
Fiorella's has long been one of my favorites. I certainly appreciated it immediately after getting back into the city post-Katrina. The hours were short at that time since there were few service industry workers back in town. I have to say that the last two visits have been thoroughly disappointing. The service has not been great and the famous fried chicken was really bland. They've revamped the menu and no longer have the Natichoses Meat Pies, which I really enjoyed. I've marked Fiorella's as a once great establishment that will need to prove itself before I go back.
Passed by there today for the first time since this summer when I saw the same closed down construction site. Well, they're back open for business this place is in my the top 5 best fried chicken places in the city. You're gonna have to wait for it and it's a dive but its great!
Went this past weekend, but the place was closed down and appeared to be in process of being renovated. Don't know if they are closed for good, temporarily, or had moved someplace else. There were no signs with information about what was going on.