Our Story

COVID-19 Update: We are implementing all safety measures outlined by the Mayor to ensure we keep our customers and staff safe. We are so proud to call New Orleans our home, and can’t wait to see all of our amazing friends back in the dining room. 

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. The menu at Avo is inspired by his family’s recipes but served with a fresh perspective. Classics like meatballs and lasagna are standards, with inventive takes on dishes like the grilled octopus. While the food is Italian-focused, many ingredients are Southern-grown and locally harvested.

Chef Nick Lama 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.  He has also 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

Our newly renovated dining room is the perfect backdrop for intimate and safe get-togethers. For more information about a private lunch, dinner or group event at Avo, please email info@restaurantavo.com or call 504.509.6550.

Contact Us

GENERAL

P: 504.509.6550
E: info@restaurantavo.com

We do not accept reservations at the above email address.

DINE-IN & TO GO
TUES-SAT 5PM-8PM
To Make a Reservation, Click Here or Call 504.509.6550

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

Dine-In & To Go » Tues-Sat 5pm-8pm

To Make a Reservation, Click Here or Call 504.509.6550