The red gravy runs deep at Nephew's Ristorante, and you might even know the uncle

May 05, 2018 599


The sign over the door at Nephew’s Ristorante is small, but it says it all. This new Creole Italian restaurant recently opened in Metairie and promptly filled with people who practically grew up eating this particular nephew’s food.

That would be chef Frank Catalanotto, who for decades ran the kitchen of his uncle’s Lakeview restaurant. His uncle was the late Tony Angello. Today, Catalanotto is on his own, though his cooking has deep connections to his family traditions and its mark on New Orleans food memories.

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