About

Avo is a regional Italian restaurant from New Orleans-born chef, Nick Lama, a third-generation Sicilian. “Avo” is an Italian word that translates as “grandfather” or “ancestor“. The name is both deliberate and meaningful. Chef Nick grew up watching his mother and grandmother prepare recipes from the family’s home country. And as a child, he accompanied his father and grandfather to work at St. Roch Market, the historic seafood market his family owned and operated in the Ninth Ward. Both experiences inspired him to open Avo.

Chef Nick has competed on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters series, “Battle of the Sous Chefs“, Top Chef New Orleans series,”Padma’s Picks” and won Gambit’s Emerging Chefs Challenge in 2013.  Most recently, he appeared on The Today Show with Hoda & Kathie Lee. Avo has won numerous awards in the short time it’s been open, including Italian Restaurant of the Year from New Orleans Magazine.

Private Dining

For more information about a private dinner or group event at Avo, please email info@restaurantavo.com
or call 504.509.6550.

Press

Review: The New Orleans Advocate

Avo is an ambitious, modern Italian restaurant that feels authentic and personal and at the top of its game.

The Today Show with Hoda & Kathie Lee (video)

Nick Lama, chef and owner of Avo in New Orleans, shares seven simple recipes that anyone can make this holiday and all year long.

Italian Restaurant of the Year

Avo named “Italian Restaurant of the Year” by New Orleans Magazine.

New Orleans Magazine: News From The Kitchens

While Lama clearly honors his family’s Sicilian roots, his cooking at Avo borrows from all of Italy’s regional cuisines.

Thrillist: The 10 Best New Restaurant Openings in New Orleans

Nick Lama, a NOLA native and fourth-generation Sicilian, decided to open a gorgeous new Italian spot in its place.

Contact Us

GENERAL

P: 504.509.6550
E: info@restaurantavo.com

We do not accept reservations at the above email address.

HAPPY HOUR
MON-THURS 4PM-6PM

DINNER
MON-SAT 5PM-10PM
(Closed Sunday)

JOIN OUR TEAM

For employment opportunities, please
send your resume to:
info@restaurantavo.com

PARKING

Street parking only.
Please be mindful of our neighbors.

LOCATION

5908 MAGAZINE ST {BTWN NASHVILLE & STATE} | NOLA

Open for Dinner » Mon–Sat 5PM–10PM
(CLOSED Sundays)

ONLINE RESERVATIONS:

AVO (166444), New Orleans / Louisiana Reservations

Prefer to make your reservation via phone? Call 504.509.6550