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La Storia

Business partners, Kelly Barker, from South Louisiana, and Cristiano Raffignone, a native of Liguria, Italy first met and shared their passion for worldly cuisine in 1990 when they met in NYC.

In 2000, the team opened Cristiano Ristorante in Houma. Cristiano's, led by Chef Lindsay Mason, specializes in  northern Italian cuisine and also produces a seasonal menu focusing on the freshest local ingredients. The combination provides an experience that surpasses the imagination. 

In May of 2013, the KC Restaurant Group purchased Dick & Jenny's. The popular, renowned restaurant is known for it's eclectic style of New Orleans cuisine. Kelly and Cristiano intend to build a culinary bridge between their two boots, Louisiana and Italy. Chef Sparr works to renew the essence of D&J, while maintaining the consistency of this restaurant group's vision.

Our restaurants are available for all your private party needs, from intimate dinners to birthday celebrations. Let us create the perfect venue for your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, reception, holiday party or business meeting. We also offer off-site catering for any size event, from drop off to full service.



M. Cristiano Raffignone


Kelly Barker

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