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Welcome to the family

Meet Don Raffaele

Benvenuto in famiglia

our story

A story about Don Raffaele

A Real Story of Italy's Food and Its People

Our family (la famiglia) name

Growing up in a small town in Italy, We were raised by our Parents and Grandparents with simple and traditional values. Their philosophy was that food was meant to bring people together to “feed” not only their bodies but FILL their souls. Executive Chef and Owner(s) Raffaele Iorio, Roseann Marra Iorio and their amazing children Rosaria, Ariella, Rina & Daniel all carry on this family tradition in the pleasure of eating good meals prepared with love and dedication.

*Don Raffaele & Roseann Iorio

Our Journey

From Rome to New York – to New Orleans … Eat like a Queen, indulge like a Don – feel like royalty every day. – A great dish is a journey that takes you to places you have never been …

Expericence and food

“Italy may be over 5,000 miles away, but creamy, handcrafted gelato is just around the corner at Nola Mia Gelato Cafe. With 26 years of experience Dedicated to the notion that the best family recipes are passed down through generations of our family we offer you all the best quick dishes that make Italian food a classic favorite. Located in Faubourg Marigny, Steps from the French Quarter in New Orleans or just step off the St Claude streetcar and your here, our cafe offers a vast menu of Gelato, Pizza, Panini, Pasta, Coffee and Home-Made dishes to satisfy both your sweet and savory cravings.”



Find them in The Marigny, at the streetcar stop and take them to go.

Raina Mills 2020

“Forget the trendy pizza shops, This hidden spot makes the best New York-style pizza slice in new orleans”

Jeff Davis 2020


Sonny Rames

He runs the place some might say
it was
his destiny.

Greatest of all time

NOLA customers

We are grateful for the wonderful testimonials and support especially during Covid-19 from our happy and beloved customers. From local business leaders, artists, tour guides to Fortune 500 executives.



Because there is such a thing as effortless entertaining …

Nola Mia ~ Your Home Away From Rome!


Or call us and order in:

504 249 5009