Josephine Estelle
Fran Parente

Josephine Estelle

New Orleans
Italian Restaurant

The New Orleans anti-hipster-influx movement found a new poster child when an Ace Hotel opened up downtown, but moustache wax or not, we’re glad it did, because it brought in Josephine Estelle. Not that NOLA needed more Italian restaurants, but this one is clearly a welcome entry to the local dining scene, with a "European boot meets American boot" culinary philosophy combining the best of South Louisiana with the best of Italy, meaning that a spot-on pasta cacio e pepe is right at home alongside collards. It’s the best of two fantastic worlds.

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