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Brick Oven Cafe Restaurant Review: Brick Oven Café offers authentic Italian cooking in Kenner. Owner-chef Steven Bruno produces a simple, flavorful marinara that is thoroughly satisfying. So are the veal piccata, spaghetti carbonara and vegetarian minestrone. Pastas are definitive, in both taste and execution. Eggplant shows up frequently and to especially good effect in the rolatine appetizer. Traditional pizzas show off golden brown, thin crusts. Try the hand-made cannoli for dessert, although the tiramisu is a formidable rival. California and Italian labels form the wine list, which proposes several hearty reds that would go nicely with the aforementioned marinara. Tins, jars, garlic braids and pictures scattered around could easily decorate another restaurant or two, but clutter just adds to the charm.