NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Gianna is now offering an all-day menu on Fridays from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am until 3 pm. The rustic Italian menu reflects the popular dinner menu that earned Gianna a spot as a James Beard Foundation Best New Restaurant finalist in 2019.

Chef de Cuisine Jared Heider’s brunch menu features a variety of antipasti, including chopped salad, meatballs, ciabatta garlic bread, strawberry & burrata, semolina pancakes, and lamb sausage gravy with creamy polenta. The primi course offers ricotta gnocchi, rigatoni Amatriciana, and lobster mafaldini. Secondi options include a traditional scampi, crispy short ribs, eggs alla Gianna, and prosciutto flatbread. Contorni, or sides, to choose from are creamy polenta, paesano potatoes, pasta bordelaise, and cornetto.

The Friday all-day menu features antipasti favorites such as grilled octopus, ribollita soup, grilled lion’s mane mushroom, and roasted heirloom carrots, in addition to many of the brunch options. Other menu items include spaghetti and clams, pesce del giorno, fire-roasted chicken, veal saltimbocca, and roasted cauliflower. Several brunch items are also available on the all-day menu. See the full menus here.

Gianna is open for dinner Sunday through Thursday 5 – 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5 – 10 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, please call (504) 399-0816.