Happy Italian Pizzeria
DIGGING IN with Ian McNulty (The Advocate New Orleans Feb. 20, 2015)
Alligator Chili is a Friday Lenten Special at the Happy Italian in Harahan.
The Happy Italian
7105 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan
“You may remember when Archbishop Gregory Aymond confirmed that Alligator qualified as seafood for Lenten Obligations in a much publicized letter to a local parishioner. Lenny Minutillo, Jr., took the message to heart, and that’s why on Friday’s during Lent he frequently rolls out this alligator chili ($13.99 dinner/$10.99 lunch with a drink and salad or soup) at his engaging pizzeria and neighborhood café in Harahan. The alligator meat is finely ground, though it still carries its distinctive flavor and texture through a very assertive spice blend. In the style of chili mac, it’s ladled over elbow macaroni which cuts the heat while raw onions add crunch. Minutillo doesn’t serve it every Friday, but when it appears it’s a memorable -- and compliant -- addition to the specials list.”
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Happy Italian Pizzeria now open serving Harahan and surrounding communities.
Hours of Operation:
Monday Through Thursday Dine-in - 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Pick up and Take & Bake for Pizza & Calzones only open till 9:00 PM Monday Through Thursday & 10:00 PM Friday & Saturday
Take & Bake for the freshest home pizza experience.
Happy Italian's premium quality ingredients, any crust, any sauce, any toppings, freshly baked in your oven HOT when you want it,
Our Take & Bake pizza pie come with complete simple baking instructions, a single use baking pan, a pizza cutter, parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper.
We look forward to serving you soon. Our menus are posted. see links above. You'll find we are a lot more than a pizzeria, serving Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Calzones, Pasta, Chicken, Veal, Seafood, Fresh made desserts and much more. The Happy Italian Pizzeria features Private and semi-private dining rooms from 4 to 80 for sit down dining, 130 for reception.
pick up , delivery or full service.
Off-premise catering for business or family events. Food, Wine, Beer, Liquor, servers, bartenders, set-up & clean-up.
NOTE: As we continue to grow and strive to improve our family business, changes may occur to our variety and pricing on our menus. Please call to confirm pricing and availability of your requested items. Thank You.