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Fausto's Bistro

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530 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70005-2926
+1 504-833-7121
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

!st time eating here. Service was very, very, very, slow. Upon sitting down, restaurant only had two other tables of two people each. Took forever (probably 15 minutes) for waiter to take drink orders, wait about 10 minutes, serve drinks and take meal orders. This was at 11:30am. Restaurant opened at 11:00am. They ran out of one of the "lunch... More 

Thank Boggieman
New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

What in the world has happened to Fausto's? Over the years, it has been a consistently decent place where you could count on decent Italian food. Tonight earned them a spot on my permanent restaurant time out list. First, the breadsticks--Costco breadsticks--two cut in half, sprinkled with butter and a little Italian cheese. The food--I ordered the chicken marsala. I... More 

Thank NOLARosie
Metairie, Louisiana
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

From the ambience of the dining room, to the attentive service and phenomenal cuisine, Faustos is a diamond in the rough. Went here for my first date with my spouse, and again for our 10 year anniversary! Nothing has changed!!! When you're in Metairie come here for authentic Italian cuisine!

Thank RestaurantMgrBrian
New Orleans, Louisiana
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I love trying mom & pop restaurants. Their chicken alfredo is delicious. It's a cozy place and the staff is very helpful.

Thank BigRedCajun
Brandon, Mississippi
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

To be fair, I've been eating here at least 15 years and know Roland and Fausto as a long time customer. It's more of a local's place than a tourist restaurant, but that's the beauty of New Orleans. They have the usual Italian fare, but their Italian seafood dishes are out of this world. But, the veal Saltimbocca is the... More 

Thank JohnCMS
New Orleans, United States
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

This quaint venerable Metairie establishment can easily be overlooked cruising down Veterans Boulevard. Don't be misled by the somewhat spartan appearance of the building. Once inside, you'll find a warm and charming character that has made this a favorite among Metairie residents that have a love affair with classic Italian food for decades. Don't miss the Arancini appetizer.

Thank Randall S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We were also most fooled by the outside which looks funky with its neon sign, inside was a pleasant surprise. The food we had from the bruschetta, grilled chicken pasta and crime brûlée were all wonderfully done. The service was exceptional and the atmosphere conducive to a leisurely dinner.

Thank 662marc
Dousman, Wisconsin
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

We were given directions for another restaurant, which we didn't find. We drove by Fausto's and were glad we did. A small trattoria type restaurant with a good selection of seafood and Sicilian style dishes. Bread is served as you sit down, giving you a few minutes to study the menu and wine list. Service is probably a little slower... More 

Thank Jim H
Madisonville, Louisiana
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61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just recently went to eat at this restaurant. It has a long standing history in the greater New Orleans area. I had the clams with linguine it was very fresh and the pasta was al dente. My wife had the house pasta- this was just okay. The restaurant is small but cozy. Our server was not... More 

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Thank Luis M
Houma, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

they have long lines at peak times, so when we are in that area of Louisiana we arrive at 5pm when the dinner service starts ------ I love the soft shell crab when in season it is in the top 4 soft crabs in the state ---- they about 21 tables and it feels like less parking spaces ---- parking... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70005-2926
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Metairie
  • Phone Number: +1 504-833-7121
Grazie to Papa & Mama who first taught us appreciate the good food we encountered after many years of living, eating and cooking Italian.
Pasta , olive oil, gardens of fresh herbs and garlic, seafood , veal and poultry have always been the glory of Italian and Sicilian food.
Fausto and Rolando invite and welcome you to dine Italian style!
Serving proudly since 1990 !!

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