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Rocky and Carlo's

613 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette, LA - (504) 279-8323
This great Italian-Cajun eating hall out in St. Bernard Parish serves its hearty meals cafeteria style. Not to be missed is the macaroni and cheese.
85% Approval Rating (7 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Macaroni and Cheese
Po Boy
Seafood Gumbo
Italian Salad
Onion Rings

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (11)
Roadfood.com Editor
"You don't hear much about Rocky and Carlo's outside of southern Louisiana, but locals know it as a culinary gem. Located out in St. Bernard Parish, where hurricane Katrina's devastation is still very much in evidence, the reborn restaurant is a spacious eating hall ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

613 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette, LA
(504) 279-8323

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Rocky and Carlo's macaroni and cheese is a joy to twirl on a fork -- a fine monomaniacal meal all alone and a good companion for nearly anything else on the menu. In the background on the plate are cups with optional toppings: brown gravy and marinara sauce. Both are good; neither is necessary.
"Rocky and Carlo's macaroni and cheese is a joy to twirl on a fork -- a fine monomaniacal meal all alone and a good companion for nearly anything else on the menu. In the background on the plate are cups with optional toppings: brown gravy and marinara sauce. Both are good; neither is necessary."
Michael Stern





Po boys of all kinds are available from Rocky and Carlo's kitchen. This one is roast beef, saturated with gravy.
"Po boys of all kinds are available from Rocky and Carlo's kitchen. This one is roast beef, saturated with gravy."
Michael Stern


The old restaurant was under four feet of water after Hurricane Katrina. The new facility is big, bright, clean, and rumbling with the happy sounds of people eating very, very well.
"The old restaurant was under four feet of water after Hurricane Katrina. The new facility is big, bright, clean, and rumbling with the happy sounds of people eating very, very well."
Michael Stern


I'm not sure what the modern-day requirements for ladyship are, but I do know that there were plenty of females dining at the tables along with males who may or may not have been gentlemen.
"I'm not sure what the modern-day requirements for ladyship are, but I do know that there were plenty of females dining at the tables along with males who may or may not have been gentlemen."
Michael Stern


While many menus in Cajun country have changed the name of this dish to 'Italian salad,' Rocky and Carlo's continues to list it by the name its Italian makers have called it for decades: wop salad.
"While many menus in Cajun country have changed the name of this dish to 'Italian salad,' Rocky and Carlo's continues to list it by the name its Italian makers have called it for decades: wop salad."
Michael Stern


Anyone exploring the local foods and foodways in and around New Orleans needs to eat at this colorful and delicious outpost of local fare.
"Anyone exploring the local foods and foodways in and around New Orleans needs to eat at this colorful and delicious outpost of local fare."
Michael Stern


Did we mention what the most beloved specialty of the house is at Rocky and Carlo's?
"Did we mention what the most beloved specialty of the house is at Rocky and Carlo's?"
Michael Stern


One small cup of gumbo contains a meal's worth of shrimp and crawfish, okra, rice and spice.
"One small cup of gumbo contains a meal's worth of shrimp and crawfish, okra, rice and spice."
Michael Stern


A single order of onion rings is probably enough for four people, especially if you are eating anything else.
"A single order of onion rings is probably enough for four people, especially if you are eating anything else."
Michael Stern


A sight that makes my heart to pit-a-pat: macaroni crusted with chewy cheese from the edges of the casserole.
"A sight that makes my heart to pit-a-pat: macaroni crusted with chewy cheese from the edges of the casserole."
Michael Stern


The waitress didn't flinch when Stephen and I ordered too much food. Ordering large -- and eating it all -- is a long-standing tradition at Rocky and Carlo's.
"The waitress didn't flinch when Stephen and I ordered too much food. Ordering large -- and eating it all -- is a long-standing tradition at Rocky and Carlo's."
Michael Stern



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