Member Rating 4 out of 5 by DanCinOC on July 13, 2007

The old saying of “don’t judge a book by its cover” can be applied to this restaurant. I had heard about the fried chicken in this place. This was a surprise because fried chicken just does not seem to fit with the name Fiorella’s, nor did the decor of the establishment. I thought I had walked into the wrong place and actually walked back outside to look at the sign and the take out menu at the front door. It reminded me of an old, run down fish and chip place, complete with portholes, wooden tables and chairs, and sea rope in a dimly lit room.

But once you get beyond the lack of ambience, order the fried chicken with mashed potatoes. To accompany the deal was a side of greens. The first bite was a surprise. It had an unexpected spiciness to it. The staff, while not typical looking for a sit down restaurant, was very friendly and attentive. I am not sure what else was on the menu, but for good old fried chicken, the only better chicken I have had was my own. Remember, don’t judge this restaurant by its furnishings.
Fiorella's Cafe
45 French Market Place
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116
(504) 528-9566

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