Top-Rated Restaurant in New Orleans

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The food speaks for itself.When you eat the red gravy, a recipe that goes back farther than memory, you can taste the influence of the Old country and his mother and father, who would come from Sicily to help him cook and create recipes, especially his mother’s Lasagna. Thankfully with all his hard work and the help of his many friends and acquaintances, who came from the city to eat at his place, Sal and his wife Judy created a flourishing gem in the heart of Lacombe.

Sal and Judy’s is an Italian restaurant located in Lacombe, Louisiana. The success of Sal and Judy’s restaurant is apparent in it’s loyal customer base and sizable dinner crowds, despite it’s rather remote location. Customers arrive from all over South Louisiana to get a taste of where Creole Italian has been perfected.

Chef Sal’s menu consists of local Louisiana ingredients tossed into classic Italian dishes. While he has a few dishes that are straight out of any Sicilian kitchen and some that would be right at home in any famous New Orleans establishment, the best items on the menu are those that combine the best of both worlds.

When 18-year-old Sal Impastato arrived in America from Sicily in 1960, he brought with him a generations-old family tradition of Sicilian cooking.  For Sal’s family, as with many Sicilian families, food was more than just a necessity, it was a lifestyle. His family made their own cheeses, olive oil and wine.  The Impastato’s took great pride in the harvesting of, preparation of and, most importantly, enjoyment of every meal. Both of Chef Sal’s parents were influential in shaping his culinary personality, and this sense of tradition is what guides his cooking to this day.