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GW FINS808 Bienville St., 581-3467; www.gwfins.comChef Tenney Flynn's menu evolves daily. Scalibut — a portmanteau of scallops and halibut — consists of sauteed halibut topped with thinly sliced sea scallops, served with lobster risotto and pea shoots. Roasted swordfish comes with mashed potatoes, fried oysters, sauteed spinach, chili hollandaise and roasted corn butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

GALATOIRE'S RESTAURANT 209 Bourbon St., 525-2021; www.galatoires.com Galatoire's has been a bastion of Creole dining for more than a century. Start with the Grand Goute, a changing combination of shrimp remoulade, crabmeat maison and sometimes oysters en brochette. Pompano with crabmeat is a classic, and flaming cafe brulot makes a dramatic finale. Jackets required at dinner and on Sunday. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, 932-0955Galley Seafood is known for its selection of seafood, including boiled shrimp or crabs and fried shrimp or catfish. Po-boys, salads, soups and sweet potato fries round out the menu. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GALVEZ RESTAURANT914 N. Peters St., 595-3400; www.galvezrestaurant.comSpanish cuisine and sweeping views of the Mississippi River distinguish Galvez as a dining destination. Tapas, steaks and seafood dishes share the menu. A quartet of paellas includes seafood, classic and vegetarian versions. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GAMBINO' S BAKERY300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 391-0600; 4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 985-7500; www.gambinos.comIn addition to king cakes and doberge cakes, Gambino's bakes specialty cakes, pies and petit fours. The Metairie location serves soups, salads and muffulettas during lunch. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

GATTUSO'S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR & RESTAURANT435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 368-1114; www.gattusosdeli.com Gattuso's serves gourmet salads, wraps, sandwiches, steaks and seafood platters. The shrimp club sandwich comes with grilled Gulf shrimp, crispy bacon, melted provolone cheese, sliced tomatoes, lettuce and mayo on white or whole wheat toast. The portobello mushroom sandwich has melted provolone cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and Creole mayo on an onion roll. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GAUTREAU'S RESTAURANT1728 Soniat St., 999-7397; www.gautreaurestaurant.comChef Sue Zemanick presents original takes on Louisiana-French cuisine. Signature menu items include the duck confit, served with a salad of arugula, peaches, candied pecans and sherry vinaigrette. Roasted chicken comes with garlic mashed potatoes, wild mushrooms and haricots verts. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

GAZEBO CAFE 1018 Decatur St., 525-8899; www.gazebocafenola.com The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daiquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up gumbo, jambalaya and red beans and rice. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. Reservations accepted. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GEORGE'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT1461 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4342; www.georgesmexicanrestaurant.comIn addition to traditional Mexican favorites, George's serves specials like the tequila tuna topped with crawfish, onions and peppers. Huevos rancheros and chorizo omelets are served for Sunday brunch. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

GIO'S VILLA VANCHERI 2890 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-2597; www.giosvillavancheri.comSpecialties at this upscale Italian eatery include cioppino de mare, a stew of mixed seafood in rich broth. There is an array of veal dishes and steaks, like the 14-oz. orecchio di elefante, a thin veal cutlet shaped like an elephant ear. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

GIORLANDO'S RESTAURANT741 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, 935-8593; www.giorlandos.comGiorlando's mix of casual Italian and Creole cuisine includes ravioli, meatballs and spaghetti. Mama G's eggplant features lightly fried eggplant slices over angel hair pasta with shrimp au gratin sauce. Grilled chicken is served with a side of tomato-basil pasta. Mashed potatoes with gravy is a popular side item. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

GOOD EARTH MARKET AND CAFE 921 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 674-4329; www.goodearthmarket.netThe kitchen at this neighborhood market offers salads and sandwiches, including a cochon de lait sandwich. The Greek salad features grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatos, cucumbers, feta cheese, black olives and tzatziki sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

GORDON BIERSCH 200 Poydras St., 552-2739; www.gordonbiersch.com This chain brewpub offers German and Czech-style beers and a diverse menu of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, seafood and pizza. The barbecued salmon is brushed with Asian barbecue sauce and served with balsamic grilled red onion, spinach and sweet ginger rice. Teriyaki flat iron steak is served with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

GOTT GOURMET CAFE3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.comGott Gourmet puts a gourmet spin on diner fare, like a BLT wrap with Tabasco butter-sauteed shrimp, mozzarella, baby greens, roasted red pepper, avocado, applewood-smoked bacon and chipotle cream cheese. A Chicago-style hot dog is loaded with toppings. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

GRAND ISLE RESTAURANT 575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; www.grandislerestaurant.com Grand Isle serves up seafood platters and entrees like crawfish etouffee and gumbo. A duck debris po-boy is dressed with coleslaw and pickles. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE GREEN GODDESS 307 Exchange Alley, 301-3347; www.greengoddessnola.com The creative cooking at Green Goddess combines exotic ingredients and culinary wit. Try the mofongo de camarones, a grilled mashed plantain cake with sauteed honey-lime shrimp, topped with tequila crema and bacon. The Louisiana bangers and mash has Marciante's duck sausage and mashed sweet potatoes, with orange and roasted garlic, finished with Steen's cane syrup. No reservations. Lunch and brunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

GREEN TEA1116 Louisiana Ave., 999-8005; www.greenteano.comGreen Tea serves a wide array of Chinese dishes including lo mein, fried rice, noodle soups, egg foo yong, moo shu items served with pancakes, sweet and sour chicken or pork, pepper steak with onions, shrimp with cashews and more. Appetizer options range from egg rolls and spare ribs to Buffalo wings. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE GRILL ROOM AT THE WINDSOR COURT 300 Gravier St., 522-1994; www.grillroomneworleans.com Chef Drew Dzejak's frequently changing menu includes dishes like seared Maine diver scallops served on top of foie gras, lentils and shiitake mushrooms with warm bacon vinaigrette. Slow-cooked rack of Niman Ranch lamb is served with farro risotto, fiddlehead ferns and sofrito. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

THE GROCERY 2854 St. Charles Ave., 995-9524; www.thegroceryneworleans.com This deli sells pressed sandwiches, po-boys, chicken and sausage gumbo, and desserts. Look for Cuban sandwiches and Creole corned beef topped with provolone cheese, Creole coleslaw and Russian dressing pressed into French or rye bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

GROUND PAT'I RESTAURANT11 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 367-9512; 1305 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 466-8060; 3124 David Drive, Metairie, 987-9449; www.groundpati.comGround Pat'i serves burgers, seafood and sandwiches. Burgers include the California Dreamin' dressed with Swiss cheese, guacamole, sprouts and ranch dressing. Side items include vegetables, onion rings, mozzarella sticks and spinach and artichoke dip. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GUILLORY' S GROCERY3708 Derbigny St., Metairie, 933-1390Guillory's offers po-boys, sandwiches, fried chicken and homemade New Orleans-style tamales topped with red sauce. Daily specials include a grilled 12-oz. hamburger steak served with onions and mashed potatoes. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

GUMBO SHOP 630 St. Peter St., 525-1486; www.gumboshop.com Gumbo lovers have a choice of several varieties, including seafood, chicken and andouille, and vegetarian gumbo z'herbes. A popular entree is chicken espagnole, featuring a half chicken simmered in brown sauce with mushrooms, shallots, wine and garlic. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GUSTOThe Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 581-5400; www.thetheatres.comOrder Gusto's flatbread pizzas, panini or small plates at the cafe or from inside The Theaters at Canal Place. There are dips including hummus and caponata, salads and sandwiches such as a Spanish muffuletta with serrano ham, chorizo and manchego cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HAAGEN-DAZS Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., 523-3566; Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., 378-2624; Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., phone n.a.; www.haagen-dazs.comHaagen-Dazs offers 30 signature flavors including mainstays such as Rocky Road, mint chocolate chip and Java Chip. Milkshakes, smoothies and coffee drinks round out the menu of sweet treats. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

HANA JAPANESE RESTAURANT 9116 Hampson St., 965-1634Hana offers a variety of Japanese dishes including tuna tataki, which features seared tuna with vinaigrette, tobiko and vegetables. Hana's extensive sushi menu includes the Escolar Special Roll: crawfish with seared white tuna, green onions, fish row and eel sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HANDSOME WILLY'S PATIO BAR218 S. Robertson St., 525-0377; www.handsomewillys.comThis bar is known for Friday night events with free food like barbecue and crawfish boils, but it also offers a short dinner menu. Options include daily specials like pulled pork sandwiches. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

HARBOR BAR & GRILL3024 17th St., Metairie, 935-6111Burgers, fries and po-boys make up much of the menu at Harbor Bar & Grill. Popular appetizers like fries and jalapeno poppers complement these staple items. The menu also includes seafood and Caesar salads. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

HARBOR SEAFOOD AND OYSTER BAR3203 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-6454; www.fishermanscoveseafood.comHarbor Seafood's menu offers a cornucopia of seafood options, from raw oysters and boiled crawfish to tilapia dishes. Jambalaya is another option. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HARD ROCK CAFE418 N. Peters St., 529-5617; www.hardrock.comBurgers, sizzling fajitas and hearty appetizers are the greatest hits at Hard Rock. The Legendary burger is a 10-oz. patty topped with bacon, cheddar, an onion ring, lettuce, tomato and pickles. Twisted mac, chicken and cheese features a grilled chicken breast over corkscrew pasta tossed in three-cheese sauce with garlic, roasted red peppers and Romano parsley breadcrumbs. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HERBSAINT BAR AND RESTAURANT 701 St. Charles Ave., 524-4114; www.herbsaint.com Award-winning chef Donald Link offers a French-inspired menu with Southern flair. Small plates include gnocchi with pancetta, oven-dried tomatoes and Parmesan cheese, and house spaghetti with a poached farm egg and guanciale. Lamb neck is served with borlotti beans. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

HERITAGE GRILL BY RALPH BRENNAN111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 934-4900; www.heritagegrillmetairie.comRalph Brennan's newest restaurant serves creative contemporary cooking with Creole accents. Try barbecue oysters over spinach and frisee with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette, or lobster and Gulf shrimp ravioli with smoked-tomato butter sauce. There also are burgers and roast beef po-boys. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

HEY! CAFE4332 Magazine St., 991-8682; www.heycafe.bizFresh, local and homemade snacks and light bites like muffins and quick breads fill the pastry case at this Uptown spot. There is homemade hummus and other vegan options. Try bagels with topping such as lox with dill and cream cheese or portobello mushrooms with Gouda. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily and late-night Sun.-Thu. Credit cards. $

HICKORY CAFE AND GRILL1313 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 737-0033; www.hickorycafe.comSandwiches, salads and burgers top the menu at this cafe and grill. The focaccia burger is a patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, bacon, baby spinach, roasted peppers and basil mayo on focaccia bread. The Cuban sandwich combines garlic and peppercorn pork loin, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and Creole mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

HILLBILLY BAR-B-Q208 Tallulah Ave., River Ridge, 738-1508; www.hillbillybbq.comAt Hillbilly the barbecue comes by the pound or on a platter. Options include boudin, brisket and spare ribs smoked with hickory wood. Daily lunch specials include the smoked chicken salad sandwich or a boneless pork loin with macaroni and cheese and green beans. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

HOA HONG/9 ROSES 1100 Stephens St., Gretna, 366-7665The menu at 9 Roses includes a wide array of Vietnamese dishes plus some Chinese specials. Vermicelli noodle bowls come with char-grilled pork, crunchy spring rolls and sprouts. Whole fish over scallions arrives still steaming. Some dishes are cooked at the table, like paper-thin beef which can then be wrapped with lettuce and herbs. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

HOBNOBBER CAFE5928 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, 734-8448; www.hobnobbercafe.comThe corn and crab bisque is a popular starter at this neighborhood cafe. Other dishes include catfish with creamy crawfish sauce, grilled chicken with vegetables and a range of overstuffed po-boys. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

HONEYBAKED HAM Citywide; www.honeybaked.comHoneyBaked Ham makes sandwiches with ham, chicken salad, smoked turkey, roast beef or ham salad on croissants, whole grain or French bread. Traditional spiral-sliced ham and glazed turkey breast are popular menu items. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

HOOTERS 2781 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, 393-7177; 4748 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 989-0160; www.hooterslouisiana.comHooters offers a menu of burgers, salads and fried seafood. Chicken wings with hot sauce are a specialty with choices from mild to 911, Parmesan garlic and samurai. Budweiser-glazed barbecue wings, quesadillas and chicken strips are other popular choices. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HORINOYA 920 Poydras St., 561-8914 Horinoya provides an authentic taste of Japan, featuring familiar dishes including Kobe beef, tuna tataki, and more esoteric items like bluefin tuna sashimi and fermented beans. Teriyaki, tempura and buckwheat soba and udon noodles also are available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

HOSHUN RESTAURANT 1601 St. Charles Ave., 302-9716; www.hoshunrestaurant.comHoshun's menu features Japanese and Chinese cuisine as well as some Vietnamese dishes. Crispy duck is sprinkled with pumpkin seeds and topped with plum sauce. Cajun egg rolls are filled with crawfish, shrimp and oysters. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

HOUMAS HOUSE PLANTATION40136 Hwy. 942, Darrow, (225) 473-9380; www.houmashouse.comThis 18th-century plantation home offers three dining options. The casual Cafe Burnside serves Creole dishes like chicken and andouille gumbo. Latil's Landing focuses on Louisiana inspired-French cooking, including the lobster and Creole tomato risotto. Le Petite Houmas serves brunch specialties such as eggs Creole. Reservations required at Latil's. Cafe Burnside: lunch daily. Latil's Landing: dinner Wed.-Sat. Le Petite Houmas: Brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

HOUSE OF BLUES225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.houseofblues.comThe House of Blues Sunday gospel brunch highlights Southern dishes like cheddar cheese grits, boiled shrimp and white chocolate bread pudding. Unlimited mimosas are included. Lunch and dinner entrees include oyster po-boys and seafood jambalaya. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

HOUSTON'S RESTAURANT1755 St. Charles Ave., 524-1578; 4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 989-2301; www.hillstone.comRibs, burgers and sandwiches are standard fare at Houston's. The Chicken & Friends sandwich includes cured ham, Jack cheese, tomato and arugula. The menu also includes seasonal fish specials. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

HUEVOS COFFEE & BREAKFAST4408 Banks St., 482-6264; www.crescentpieandsausage.comCrescent Pie and Sausage Company's sister restaurant offers pulled-pork tamales with poached eggs, ancho chili and salsa verde. Try house-made biscuits and gravy. The daily special omelette features produce from the Hollygrove Market and Farm. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

HUEY P'S PIZZERIA 139 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 366-1818 Homemade dough is baked into thin-crust pies like the Who Dat, topped with ground beef, prosciutto, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, pepperoncini, cheddar and mozzarella. Starters include corn and crab chowder and bruschetta topped with diced tomato, basil, garlic and olive oil. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE HUNGRY FORAGER 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-8883; www.thehungryforager.comStop in at lunchtime for a menu of sandwiches, burgers and fish and chips. The dinner menu includes dishes like roasted butternut ravioli with toasted pine nuts, sage butter, balsamic reduction, and fried sage leaves. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

IGNATIUS EATERY4200 Magazine St., 996-2225The menu at this casual cafe features updated New Orleans classics in a setting reminiscent of a corner grocery. One po-boy is stuffed with sauteed Gulf shrimp and remoulade. Creole crawfish etouffee is served over white rice. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

IGOR'S BUDDHA BELLY BURGER BAR 4437 Magazine St., 991-6105This bar and burger joint serves noshing items including chicken nuggets, onion rings and jalapeno poppers. Order a burger seasoned with Tabasco or topped with melted cheese. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

IGOR'S LOUNGE & GAMEROOM 2133 St. Charles Ave., 568-9811Whether you are waiting on your laundry to dry or relaxing with a drink, order a burger and choose from sides like cheese fries or onion rings. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

IHOP 151 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 366-4177; 933 Canal St., 593-0440; 3400 S. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 212-3280; 12150 I-10 Service Road, 244-0013; www.ihop.com While best known for its breakfast platters, this diner-style chain also offers a variety of lunch and dinner options. Grilled tilapia is served with hollandaise, red potatoes, steamed broccoli and garlic bread. Breakfast options include omelets, French toast, waffles and combination platters. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

IL POSTO ITALIAN CAFE 4607 Dryades St., 995-2620; www.ilpostocafe-nola.comItalian meats and cheeses are the attraction at this cafe. The prosciutto panino features house-made basil pesto, creamy mozzarella and prosciutto on ciabatta. The Adventure grilled cheese sandwich combines Gorgonzola, honey and walnuts on multi-grain bread. Peach lemonade is a refreshing drink option. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., early dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

IMPASTATO'S RESTAURANT3400 16th St., Metairie, 455-1545; www.impastatos.comImpastato's offers a five-course menu with your choice of appetizer and entree plus house-made pasta and salad. Try the pecan-smoked filet mignon or soft-shell crab. The osso buco is a slow-roasted veal shank served with gravy, vegetables and rice. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

IMPERIAL GARDEN3331 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-5691Imperial Garden offers a wide range of Hong Kong-style dishes, including dumplings and egg rolls, as well as beef teriyaki and a few other pan-Asian dishes. Chef's specials include fried or baked tofu, fried pork with spicy sauce, pork dumplings and vegetarian spring rolls. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

INDIA 4 U1703 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-5657; www.indiafood4u.comThe wide-ranging menu at India 4 U covers many specialties, including dishes from the tandoor oven and seafood such as lobster with coconut cream. The goat korma is simmered with yogurt and cream and served with cashew paste. Other specials include lamb chop masala and tandoori shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

IRENE'S CUISINE 539 St. Philip St., 529-8811Aromas of garlic, rosemary and basil perfume the air inside this intimate eatery. Signature dishes include baked oysters Irene topped with Italian cheeses and pancetta, mussels steamed in wine, and roasted chicken. Lamb a la Provence features seared chops with rosemary-wine demi-glace. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

IRIS321 N. Peters St., 299-3944; www.irisneworleans.comStart a meal with well-crafted original cocktails and settle in for Iris' new American cooking. Coconut soup comes with crabmeat, Gulf shrimp and caviar creme fraiche. The chicken breast and confit leg is served with Israeli couscous, baby greens, kale, fried red spring onion and roasted garlic jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

ISABELLA'S PIZZERIA 1331 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 909-1900; 2660 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 674-5700; 70452 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 975-7620; www.isabellaspizzeria.net Isabella's Four Seasons pizza is divided into quarters, each filled with different sauces and toppings. The Mediterranean shrimp pasta combines lemon juice and olive oil over shrimp, onion, garlic, parsley, Parmesan and feta cheeses and is served with spaghetti. Salads, calzones and panini round out the menu. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

ITALIAN BARREL430 Barracks St., 569-0198; www.italianbarrel.comThis cafe by the French Market specializes in Northern Italian cuisine. Bresaola, the cured, thinly sliced beef, is served as an appetizer or entree. Daily specials feature items like Chilean sea bass, fresh local shrimp, fettuccine with pesto, and Nova Scotia mussels and clams. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

ITALIAN PIE Citywide; www.italianpie.comItalian Pie offers gourmet pizza, calzones, pasta dishes, sandwiches and salads. Specialty pies range from an all-meat version with bacon, sausage and pepperoni to a Hawaiian pie with pineapple and Canadian bacon. Pasta options include spaghetti and meatballs, creamy Cajun chicken pasta and cheese-stuffed manicotti. Delivery available. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

IZZO'S ILLEGAL BURRITO4316 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 989-5505; 70488 Hwy. 21, Suite 100, Covington, (985) 327-5114; www.izzos.comIzzo's offers burritos, quesadillas, nachos and tacos made to order. Diners pile on their choices of meat (chicken, steak, pork carnitas, ground beef, shrimp), vegetable toppings (roasted corn, pickled and fresh jalapenos, olives) and one of 10 sauces ranging from mild to spicy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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