Mosca’s, a New Orleans Tradition

Mosca’s – a New Orleans Tradition

Today’s episode is all about a family owned Italian roadhouse on the West Bank of New Orleans. We’re joined by Lisa Mosca, who along with her mom, keeps the family tradition alive at Mosca’s.

Founded in 1946 in Avondale, Louisiana on the West Bank of New Orleans, Mosca’s has been serving a blend of New Orleans and Italian food, family style, for decades.

Those in the know expect to walk into a dining room filled with music from the jukebox, raucous energy from the crowds of people, and tables full of dishes like Oysters Mosca and Chicken a la Grande.

Listen to the episode, then book your dinner at Mosca’s. As you’ll learn, the portions are enormous so bring along some family members or friends!


The Historic New Orleans Collection

Support comes from The Historic New Orleans Collection, the city’s premiere history museum, located at five twenty Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter.

Check out their online publication called First Draft. Its’ a combination blog and online exhibition space.

Starting on October 20, 2022 and running through January 22nd, the Historic New Orleans Collection will present an exhibit entitled Spanish New Orleans and the Caribbean. While we call the original city the French Quarter, there is an amazing amount of Spanish influence there. The exhibit will include more than 125 pieces from THNOCs own collection as well as from other museums in the United States and Spain.

Go to to plan your trip.

Liz Wood Realty

The most frequent questions I get are about moving to New Orleans. If you are ready to make the move, you need a good realtor.

That’s where Liz Wood comes in. Let Liz and her team over at Liz Wood Realty help you find the right place. They can help whether you plan to rent or purchase

Liz makes the process fun and easy. Reach out to Liz at and make your dream of living in New Orleans a reality.

Tommy Manzella At Gulf Coast Mortgage

While you are working with Liz you need to secure financing. Reach out to Tommy at Gulf Coast and let him help you get everything in place. That’s what we did on our recent refi and it was as smooth as could be. Links in the show notes. Tommy Manzella at Gulf Coast Bank.


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My Book

I have a book! The Beyond Bourbon Street Insider’s Guide to New Orleans officially released on May 1, 2022. You can find it online at major retailers like Amazon, Bookshop, Barnes and Noble and more.

In New Orleans, Octavia Books, Barnes and Noble, and Blue Cypress have it, as well as The OW, a store located at 2850 Magazine. Owned by our partners at The Occasional Wife, the OW has a large supply of books in stock, signed by me.

You can order an autographed copy online at NOLA T-Shirt Club.

If you love the show, the, podcast, and New Orleans, please consider picking up a copy. For more on the book, check out episode 157.

Thank You

Thanks to Lisa Mosca for joining me and sharing her family’s story. Thanks also to Scott Walker at Scott Walker Media for setting up the interview. Finally, thanks to Joel Sharpton of Pro Podcasting Services for editing the podcast.

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