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Mosca's Restaurant

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4137 US 90 West, Waggaman, LA 70094
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Not sure it's worth the effort

We had read about Mosca's and were excited to try it. We rented a car and drove there from NOLA. We didn't mind that it wasn't fancy, but the food was not memorable. The salad was over salted. And the entrees were unimaginative. The best thing in my mind was the plain red sauce over spaghetti. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had read about Mosca's and were excited to try it. We rented a car and drove there from NOLA. We didn't mind that it wasn't fancy, but the food was not memorable. The salad was over salted. And the entrees were unimaginative. The best thing in my mind was the plain red sauce over spaghetti. The service was fine,... More 

Thank obriens19
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought some locals who had never been there. Unfortunately, we arrived during an all-girl birthday celebration and, although I can appreciate the fun, Mosca's is loud enough without adding a juke box and singing! Our server was wonderful and we did the traditional standards, i.e. Italian salad - average with simple oil and vinegar. Oysters Mosca - good, but why... More 

Thank Flash-o-matic
Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fifteen miles west of the Big E Z, Mosca's is an unpretentious neighborhood restaurant, except there is no hood. It's out of town but worth the drive. Oysters Mosca is a blend of oysters, GARLIC, butter, olive oil, breab crumbs and secret herbs ans spices then baked for 45 minutes. Add a side of pasta bordoulaise and a bottle of... More 

Thank Billwtz
New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I was part of group of about 15 people and I would not recommend going to Mosca's with more than eight people. As other reviews have stated, this restaurant is old and traditional. Which means that the concept of credit cards (so bring cash, although they do have an ATM) and separate checks has not caught up to Mosca's management.... More 

Thank Blake N
Luling, Louisiana
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Mosca's is a local legend. The food is excellent and has set the standard for local Italian Restaurants. The menu has been the same for decades. I have tried most everything on the menu and I have never been disappointed. If you plan on visiting Mosca's, MAKE A RESERVATION !!!!

Thank Ricky216
Vancouver, Canada
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383 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Not worth the hype - CRAB SALAD Heavy on the vinegar and light on the crab BREAD Excellent, served hot and fresh SPAGHETTI MEATBALLS Mediocre, nothing special MOSCA'S SHRIMP Very good but had better in the quarter for less and they charge close to 40 bucks for a lousy 10 shrimp

Thank canadian175
Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a restaurant that has Sicilian roots. My grand parents ,from Sicily, and my parents took me there years ago. The meals are some of Sicily but with lots of local flavor. The Oysters and Shrimp Mosca are to die for. The gravies and sauces are the best I have eaten. There is a Chicken Grande cooked with herbs... More 

Thank ernieh329
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Can't believe the poor reviews. Always been a must stop when we visit New Orleans! Sometimes we've came just for Mosca's! Excellent food and great old time feel.

Thank norristown
Thibodaux, Louisiana
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451 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Take a step back in time at Moscas. Located just outside New Orleans, this place has the authentic feel of old Italy. Located in an unassuming building on the side of the highway. Inside still keeps cool with window unit air conditioner. Besides all of the non-traditional modern amenities, the food and experience in Moscas is top notch. Ask the... More 

Thank RovingProfessor
Napoleonville, Louisiana
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As my title states "Ultimate Favorite" The food, the atmosphere and the service is over the top. I love the oyster mosca and shrimp mosca. The cheese cake that has a slight lemon flavor is so good. I also get the spaghetti with one meat ball. It is always good to have a little left over for the next day.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4137 US 90 West, Waggaman, LA 70094
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Waggaman
  • Phone Number: 504.436.9942

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Cajun & Creole


Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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