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Imonelli Restaurant

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4017 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-3811
337-989-9291
Sunday
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Romance

Old world romance....traditions can be made at this place. Great for romance and for family. Holidays menus are to die for.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2012
logansmom98
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Old world romance....traditions can be made at this place. Great for romance and for family. Holidays menus are to die for.

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Lafayette
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

ANYTHING on their lunch menu is a winner! My favorite is the crab cakes - THE very best in --- well, anywhere! My husband loves what they do to simple talapia

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Carencro, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in Lafayette. Years ago, the restaurant was quite small, but now the additional rear dining room can be a little more private, if the front dining area is packed as usual. Brian- Chef/Owner is Very Creative & Flexible regarding the menu- Brian is a Great Chef & will Prepare anything that you can think... More 

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GULFPORT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

On a brief trip to Lafayette one of my local friends recommended this place for dinner. It was a superior place for seafood. I had redfish, one in our group had rainbow trout, another had soft shell crab, and the maverick had veal. Everyone enjoyed his selection. The service was quiet and competent. The wine selection was pleasing. The restaurant... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Had a great meal with my wife. Reasonable prices for fine dinning. Good selection and very good food. Salads in the 5-6 dollar range. Entrees from around 16 - 28 dollars, most between 18 and 22. We both enjoyed our meal and the service very much.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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192 reviews 192 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

The food at Imoneli's is always great, but after that, it goes downhill fast. It is a very small restaurant with way too many tables. Last two times I went, I came out sweating. Why am I paying premium prices for good food and sweating? I had to ask myself that question.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

What a nice little romantic treat! Other than the fact that the red headed hostess is a wee bit stuck up and acted as though we were an inconvenience, the atmosphere is nice, the wait staff was well prepared and the food was satisfying! I personally loved the fact that there wasn't so much food that you can't enjoy dessert... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

This is definately an old school restaurant that hasn't been updated, which is part of its charm. It doesn't have that anticeptic bland corporate feel of a typical steakhouse like Ruth's or Morton's. The food is very good.

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Omnipresent
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Love this place. Small, quaint, and romantic describes the ambiance. The menu also boast an extensive veal selection and on the weekends the back room is the place to be with a cool jazz band.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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177 reviews 177 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

I've never understood all the hype about this restaurant. In a town where excellent food is to be had on virtually every block, I've found the food here consistently and for years to be ordinary. Not bad, just nothing to get excited about. But last night they took it down a notch. First they lost our reservation. Very apologetic; complimentary... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4017 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-3811
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 337-989-9291

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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