Though it’s called the French Quarter, New Orleans’s signature neighborhood is actually the product of French, Spanish, American, and Creole influences. With its eclectic scenery, it should come as no surprise that the popular tourist destination is also home to a culturally diverse mix of cuisines. Italian food takes the spotlight at neighborhood staples such as Irene’s Cuisine, The Italian Barrel, and Café Giovanni. Whereas some of these restaurants adhere steadfastly to tradition, others embrace Creole influences to create dishes you won’t easily find in Italy.
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