Mar 6, 2024 - Food and Drink

Pizza Domenica's roasted cauliflower is a delicious vegetarian option

Photo shows the roasted cauliflower at Pizza Domenica.

The cauliflower is roasted whole and served with whipped feta at Pizza Domenica. Photo: Carlie Kollath Wells/Axios

Pizza Domenica is one of my go-to restaurants in New Orleans when I'm looking for a meal with solid options for kids and adults.

  • I needed vegetarian options on my last visit too, and Pizza Domenica in Lakeview ticked all the boxes.

Best bites: Whole roasted cauliflower ($19) with whipped feta dip.

  • The cauliflower is cooked in white wine and is the right balance of savory with a little heat at the end. We shared this as an appetizer.

The intrigue: Chef Alon Shaya created this popular dish when he worked at Domenica under chef John Besh. Shaya and Besh parted ways in 2017 amid Besh's sexual harassment scandal.

  • The cauliflower dish is still served at Domenica and Pizza Domenica, which are owned by Besh's BRG Hospitality.
  • You can also make the cauliflower at home with this recipe.

Zoom out: The Italian chop salad (add housemade fennel sausage), cheese pizza, tutto carne pizza and white pizza are favorites with my family too.

Photo shows someone getting a piece of cheese pizza from the baking pan.
The cheese pizza is a favorite with the kids in my life. Photo: Carlie Kollath Wells/Axios

If you go: Check out happy hour from 3-5pm Monday-Friday at Pizza Domenica. Pizzas, draft beer and wines are half price for dine-in only.

  • The restaurant recently stopped doing pizza happy hour on the weekends, but you can still get frozen drink specials on Sundays.

Stop by: Pizza Domenica has Uptown and Lakeview locations. Both are walk-in only and don't take reservations.

Photo shows a frozen yellow limoncello drink
This frozen limoncello is delicious and $5 on Sundays. Photo: Carlie Kollath Wells/Axios
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