Luna Rossa Ristorante

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549 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
One can hardly walk by a new neighborhood restaurant without noticing it; especially a cozy Italian place on the Upper East side - LUNA ROSSA is a hit in the neighborhood. Developed by Paolo Floess, the long-time Chef,he work the past 17 Years on the Upper East Side its cuisine displays a special blend of contemporary and traditional dishes from all major twenty regions of Italy. It also offers a great selection of exquisite wines from north to south of Italy. LUNA ROSSA offers a very relaxing and mellow atmosphere, decorated with original works of art and delicate colors. It is definitely the place to dine with your family and friends or for a perfect romantic dinner.... LUNA ROSSA IS TRULY A MUST!!!

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MB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I took my boyfriend out here for his birthday because he wanted to try this place. It’s very cute, was very peacefully quiet, the server George was extremely polite and attentive, and the food was fantastic. I loved the beef carpaccio and the eggplant pasta dish. I didn’t love the veal scallopini, but I’m just not a veal person, and the fig tart for dessert was delicious. They even put a candle in it for my boyfriends birthday and sang. We had a lovely evening. I only had one complaint which is why I give 4 instead of 5 stars - they severely cater to their regulars. I asked A MONTH IN ADVANCE for the front window seat because it was cute and romantic, and they gave it to a couple that was most definitely one of their regular clients, and they were sitting in it when I arrived and taking their sweet time. They then proceeded to book “their table” for tomorrow same time. It was really not okay - I don’t care how often you eat there, I asked for that table well in advance and I’m a paying customer just the same. Playing favorites is not acceptable, and I will remember that and be sure to tell other people that this restaurant plays serious favorites. So shame on you, Luna Rossa.

PN
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

DELICIOUS. tune appetizer was outrageously good. wonderfully tender and tasty lemon chicken entrée was nicely done and well accompanied by just the right amount of perfectly cooked veggies and potatoes. 2 of the other members of my party of 4 raved about their dishes (branzino, pasta), but the salmon, ordered at medium, was over cooked and dry (it happens). Tartufo shared was just the perfect ending. Love coming back.

VL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a quiet evening with few people dining. The service was very good. Food was very good, with average portion size for Manhattan.

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal and ambience as always!

WT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really a neighborhood gem. Attentive (but not overbearing) service, excellent food, not too noisy, even when full.

P
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

We had high expectations for Luna Rosa, as it had such a high rating on Open Table. Unfortunately, it was a bit disappointing. Food was good, not great & service ok. We think a bit over rated.

MK
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

This was an unfortunate experience. The food which had always been really good, was mediocre. Also, in an already noisy venue, the waiters were making extra noise by yelling across the room at each other. Not a good meal, noisy and pricy spells no more visits.

F
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere. Delicious food. Great service.

GJ
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must for Italian when visiting New York! Cozy little neighborhood restaurant with great food and great service.

FB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As restaurants go, Luna Rosa is 5 stars and it is still reminiscent of a neighborhood restaurant. This is a delicious food restaurant. The folks that work here are delightful. Love the food. Highly recommend it. You'll want to go again and again.

JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant with good food and nice service.

SN
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really outstanding quality of food, service and ambiance. Look forward to our next meal there and would recommend this restaurant to others.

EB
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant (we have a pied a terre nearby). Its tiny and intimate, and that’s what we like about it. The staff is lovely and always accommodating to our special requests. Visitors to the Met may want to walk the four or so blocks to the restaurant and enjoy the local ambiance of this special spot. It’s between 2nd and 3rd Avenues on the uptown side of East 85th Street. Make reservations as this place is TINY!

DM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant and eat here often and always recommend it. Food is consistently high quality and delicious

RP
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FOOD WAS WONDERFUL, SERVICE WAS AMAZING, PRICING WAS REASONABLE.

SD
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, ambience....everything was wonderful!

UP
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. The food is consistently good, the service is excellent. And for once you can have a peaceful dinner without loud music in the background. Try the artichokes, the linguini with vongole, the grey sole, it's all so well done.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like eating in your italian grandmas living room.

TB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have wonderful meals at Luna Rossa. The food is unique, fresh, and well-prepared, and the service is lovely.

TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Solid neighborhood restaurant with delicious food. Service was a tad slow but acceptable. Prices seemed a little high -- $200 for 2 entrees, 1 salad, 1 appetizer, 1 dessert, 1 cheaper bottle of wine. Would go back when around the area. Lots of long time customers.

LG
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both found the salads to be fresh with a light but very flavor-filled dressing. The rabbit ravioli was incredibly good as was the sole over sautéed spinach. We both ate every bite. I found the sorbets to be
a refreshing dessert and my colleague loved the chocolate cake.













































































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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing .... just need to stick up on Aperol!

EC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiters attentive and responsive when asked to switch tables due to location. Very charming and pleasant atmosphere. Great menu and excellent quality.

LF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Is truly one of my favorite Italian food restaurant in New York !!! Is not fancy but the flavor of each dish is incredible!!!

MK
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Pricey but delicious food and good service. Not too loud and fairly comfortable. Recommended!

D
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our “go to “ neighborhood restaurant.......never disappoints.

OT
New York Area
169 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Accommodated a large party and everything was great.

LW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming, moderate noice levle which was fine, very clean, foods delicious and service excellent

GA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had Easter lunch there & the food, service were great!

MM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family celebrated Easter at this local Italian restaurant. We ate pasta, fish and chicken and all of the meals were outstanding. The service was terrific. We will definitely return.

L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappointed in a meal here. Always satisfied with service and quality of food. We have gone back many times and will continue to enjoy this sweet little perfect Italian restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was lovely

GR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is not our first time. What started as a stab in the dark has become one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. We have dined there for no special reason, for a Saturday "date" night and we have celebrated New Year's Eve.

Highly recommended to anyone seeking a quality dining experience.

J
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girl’s night out

DS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We go here because my 93 year old dad likes it and they live close by. But the attitude of the wait staff, lack of attention to our table and lackluster meals was quite upsetting. And then they forgot to split one dish and put a candle on my mother’s birthday dessert. She turned 94 today.

PN
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

ES
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Adequate. local and they do accept special requests for dishes not on the menu.

PR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great service.

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is very good- fried zucchini is fabulous.
We sat in the back because it tends to be quieter, which it was, but it became uncomfortably warm as the evening progressed.
The service was ok could be improved.

DW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The whole meal was great. From service to food/ wine, everything was delicious

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