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Mosca's

4137 HIghway 90 W., Avondale, LA - (504) 436-9942
Mosca's is a vintage roadhouse outside New Orleans that serves Italian fare with a south-Louisiana twist.
100% Approval Rating (4 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Oysters Mosca
Italian Crab Salad
Spaghetti Bordelaise
Mosca's Sausage
Chicken a la Grande
Pineapple Fluff

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Mosca's reopened less than a year after Hurricane Katrina; and aside from a fresh paint job inside, you'd never know the weather had been bad the fall before. All the great things about the place are just as they have been since 1946, most importantly, oysters Mosca – ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

4137 HIghway 90 W., Avondale, LA
(504) 436-9942

http://moscasrestaurant.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Oysters Mosca is an ultra-rich casserole of oysters baked with Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs. The contrast of chewy edge, viscous oysters, and svelte crumbs is textural magic. The flavor and aroma are dizzying.
"Oysters Mosca is an ultra-rich casserole of oysters baked with Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs. The contrast of chewy edge, viscous oysters, and svelte crumbs is textural magic. The flavor and aroma are dizzying."
Michael Stern





Chicken al la Grande is crusty, juicy, herby, garlicky chicken.  Don't let any of the garlic cloves, or juices pooled in the bottom of the pan, go back to the kitchen!
"Chicken al la Grande is crusty, juicy, herby, garlicky chicken. Don't let any of the garlic cloves, or juices pooled in the bottom of the pan, go back to the kitchen!"
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Here is one of the reasons the menu warns that all food takes fifty minutes to prepare. Chicken a la grande is super-slow sauteed, so each piece turns ridiculously tender and sops in maximum amounts of rosemary-seasoned wine and garlic juices. This is half an order.
"Here is one of the reasons the menu warns that all food takes fifty minutes to prepare. Chicken a la grande is super-slow sauteed, so each piece turns ridiculously tender and sops in maximum amounts of rosemary-seasoned wine and garlic juices. This is half an order."
Michael Stern


There's nothing simpler than spaghetti bordelaise -- thin noodles bathed in oil and butter -- and nothing more essential for mopping up juices from chicken a la grande, oysters mosca, shrimp mosca, or Italian sausage.
"There's nothing simpler than spaghetti bordelaise -- thin noodles bathed in oil and butter -- and nothing more essential for mopping up juices from chicken a la grande, oysters mosca, shrimp mosca, or Italian sausage."
Michael Stern


Despite its remote location and ominous appearance, Mosca's is a destination dining room for locals and travelers alike. It can get tremendously crowded on weekend nights, when the wait for a table can be an hour. Be sure to call ahead if you are planning to come: hours of operation can be erratic.
"Despite its remote location and ominous appearance, Mosca's is a destination dining room for locals and travelers alike. It can get tremendously crowded on weekend nights, when the wait for a table can be an hour. Be sure to call ahead if you are planning to come: hours of operation can be erratic."
Michael Stern


Pineapple Fluff.  Everyone orders this once.  Does anyone order it twice?
"Pineapple Fluff. Everyone orders this once. Does anyone order it twice?"
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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