The people of Shreveport-Bossier have been feeling it lately with the ongoing construction on I-20. Some people more than others – especially local restaurants near the construction zones. This week, Notini’s Italian Restaurant in Bossier City, off the Airline Drive exit, is in the spotlight.

notinis spaghetti
Lunch special: spaghetti with meat sauce.

Visit Shreveport-Bossier had the pleasure of visiting their restaurant, and they mentioned the construction has affected their routine lunch crowd. Locals and visitors can support this Bossier staple by stopping by and checking out their daily specials.

notinis weekly specials
Notini’s weekly specials.

On Monday nights, they have a lasagna dinner special for $11.99. If you stop by on Wednesday, they have all-you-can-eat spaghetti with UNLIMITED garlic bread for $4.99 – that’s the dream right there. Notini’s also has lunch specials every day of the week. This week, they have a 1/2 Stan’s sub that comes with chips, combo salad, and a drink, all for $8.99. It’s worth mentioning, this is the perfect place to stop for lunch if you are on a time crunch. With their always helpful staff, they had lunch orders out quickly.

notinis stans sub
This week’s lunch special: 1/2 Stan’s sub.

With one look around, it’s obvious why this place is a Bossier City classic. In 2019, Notini’s almost closed its doors. The Shreveport-Bossier community was hit hard with this information. Thankfully, local entrepreneurs intervened, and they were able to keep the tradition that is a gallon bucket of Notini’s spaghetti alive.

To avoid I-20 construction and still get to Notini’s, here are a few alternate routes:

•Southbound:  Airline Drive exit from I-220 and go SB toward Texas/Hwy 80.  The restaurant will be on the right just before the big intersection.

•Northbound: Take Airline Drive NB and go through Texas St. intersection.  Restaurant is on the left.

•Eastbound from Downtown Shreveport:  Exit I-20 at Spring Street and take Texas St to Airline Drive intersection and turn left.  Will be on the left.

•Westbound from Haughton area:  Take E. Texas/Highway 80 westbound and turn right at Airline Drive.,  Will be on the left.  If coming on I-20, exit at I-220 and then get on E. Texas/Highway 80 WB.

notinis iced tea

Let’s give this local business some love and spread the word about how businesses close to the I-20 construction need our continued support throughout this 2-year process.

notinis meatball po-boy
Meatball po-boy


DOTD advises that the safety of our locals, travelers, and construction workers are a top priority during this time of rebuilding our roads in Shreveport-Bossier. Drivers should pay attention to signs and be prepared to encounter work zones, stopped vehicles, and make smart decisions while they are behind the wheel. For more information on this project, visit DOTD’s website.

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