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Bella Luna Jamaica Plain
Bella Luna Jamaica Plain

Bella Luna Jamaica Plain Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.milkywayjp.com
  • Email: cdowns@milkywayjp.com
  • Phone: (617) 524-6060
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Saturdays Only 12 noon to 5 pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm - 11pm;

    Bar: Sun-Tues 5pm to 11:30 pm, Wed 5pm to 12am, Thurs & Fri 5pm to 1 am, Sat 11am to 1am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: You can rent our semi-private Satellite Room any evening from 5 to 9 pm (with a minimum of 30 guests on Fri and Sat nights) or Saturday afternoons 12 noon to 4 pm, with a capacity of 20-50 guests; or rent our semi-private Satellite Room plus Lounge for 50-80 guests; or rent out the entire restaurant on Sundays from 1 to 5 pm or from 5 to 10 pm (great for weddings!). We offer delicious surprisingly affordable buffet dining options, with either a cash or open bar. All of our party options are available with pricing at milkywayjp.com.
  • Private Party Contact: Ana Borras (617) 524-3740 x14
  • Entertainment: The Milky Way Lounge continues its tradition of offering nightly entertainment and fun for the later night crowd, please check our website www.milkywayjp.com for our entertainment calendar.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Host your party in our Satellite Room, it's affordable, fun and easy! All of our party options on our website milkywayjp.com/parties or contact our Event Planner Ana Borras at aborras@milkywayjp.com. We can accomodate from 15 to 150 guests, and you can rent our entire restaurant for weddings or special occasions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Boylston Street
  • Public Transit: We are located just two blocks from the Stonybrook stop on the Orange Line. As you exit the station, turn left on Boylston Street, then at the light turn right onto Amory Street, we are two blocks up on the left at The Brewery, 284 Amory Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are 80 complementary parking spaces at The Brewery adjacent to Bella Luna/Milky Way. Please be aware that the first few spots near Amory Street are fifteen minute parking only. Also please be respectful of our residential neighbors as you depart and avoid honking, slamming doors, and loud conversation, thank you!
A word from Bella Luna Jamaica Plain
Bella Luna Restaurant & The Milky Way Lounge is a community-minded business in the heart of Jamaica Plain that celebrates the great things in life – delicious food and cocktails, American craft beers, music, art, and fun. Our brand new home at The Brewery complex at 284 Amory Street features a warm brick interior with high ceilings, a sparkly red granite u-shaped bar, comfortable booth seating, a spectacular sci-fi inspired lounge, and a dining/function/dance room which opens up onto our spacious outdoor patio under the Haffenreffer smokestack. We use fresh seasonal ingredients to craft Italian/Mediterranean dishes that are delicious and affordable. Along with dinner seven nights a week (with take out and delivery to the 02130 zip code), we are open for lunch Saturdays from 12 noon to 5 pm. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "They have an interesting menu, with specialty pizzas and a lot of other items. They have a chaniging weekly menu as well, which had some good choices on it. Everything in our group tasted very good, the service was friendly and not rushed.. Lots of kids there on a friday evening, but I've seen it with only adults a bit later. The bar area seemed busy as well."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great place to bring a group. Server was very friendly and food was good. Made us out-of-towners comfortable!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "A longtime favorite of mine; food is fresh and good; allergen friendly, wait staff is pleasant and experiences and the owners have a strong ethic of serving the community by hosting fundraisers for local small nonprofits. Bella Luna rocks! On a side note, my friend dislikes noisy restaurants and this had a very pleasant level of noise. Festive but we were not shouting across the table to each other. And there is parking."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Eclectic clientele, romantic atmosphere, and something for everyone on the menu – Bella Luna makes for a great date night"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Usually, going into a restaurant with a Groupon makes everyone feel uncomfortable. Not so here. Our waitress was fantastic, and so nice, even when we brought up the Groupon. The draught beer list was okay--I think they were going for a local theme, but definitely could have had more variety. The bottled beer list definitely made up for it though! Overall, a lovely experience and I will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Bella Luna primarily appears to specialize in pizza, which most patrons around us were having. No one in our party ordered pizza however. I had the swordfish special which was moist and tasty. My husband had the ginger salmon that he said tasted fine, though he could not detect a ginger flavor. The highlight of the meal were the sweet potato fries which were spectacular."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Menu is eclectic, food is very good. If you are a picky eater who likes basic dishes, this might not be the place for you. It's one on those places that thinks leek salads are better than garden or caesar salads. It seems they put a twist of something different on every menu item. I myself prefer good, basic food without leek salads and sauteed spinach."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My second time at Bella Luna and I love this place! It truly is a hidden gem. While it's nothing like the old Milky Way, if we're just talking about Bella Luna as a restaurant, I give it 4-5 stars. The food is great, the ambiance is special and really different and the cocktails are tasty and STRONG. It does get busy and a little noisy, but otherwise, totally unique experience and great food and drink!! Definitely a must-try."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "although the waitress brought the wrong order, i was happy w/ the atmosphere,food, and service. very noisy. i was not charged for my entree: i waited for the new entree,while everyone else in the group ate theirs. i would return,although a bit xpnsve"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Build your own GF pizza. Very nice server, willing to accommodate allergies. Yummy cocktails."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "An interesting selection of menu items. Several vegetarian, vegan options as well as gluten free options."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the pear salad, the maple-glazed chicken and apple tart, but the chimmichuru steak was too greasy for us. Service was on the slow side. Atmosphere was very good. We were surprised that our Groupon for two entries excluded the specials."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Great spot and the flank steak chimichurri was outstanding!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The waiter was very sarcastic and slow. He never came to check on our food. When i told him that the edamame/carrot tasted bad, he said the chef said they were made fresh and asked if it was the ginger I was referring to, as if i don't know the difference between smelly food and ginger. When asked about dessert, he didn't tell us before hand that the chef has gone home and some of the dessert couldn't be made and that he can throw it together and throw it in the oven to heat up himself. HORRIBLE Service!! He never offered to comp the meal, nor substitute the veggie with something else. Never come back here again."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We had come here once in the summer with friends, and were able to sit outside which was great, but dining in was also enjoyable. The drink menu is original and fun, and the food is decent. I highly recommend the pizzas, as I tried the "stuffed avocado" and it was a little bland. Lots of vegetarian options which is always nice and the service was good. Also, turns into a "night club" after 10 for dancing, which is nice! Great place to meet friends and have a night out with good food and drinks!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "One member of our party of 3 had been to the restaurant several times and raved about the food. We shared a good selection of appetizers which I would rate fairly high. We followed this with two pizzas from their Gourmet Pizza listings and found them to be very disappointing. The word that comes to mind is soggy. The service was rather slow and inattentive, especially considering that the restaurant was not even a third full. I would not rush back."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "First time at Bella Luna since it moved. Nice new spot, good amount of parking and looks like it'll have outdoor seating in the warm weather, so that's a plus. It was a little surprised at the prices though. I had a groupon so it wasn't bad but without it things would have been a little pricey. $80 for two pizza an app. And a couple drinks seems a bit steep. Especially since the pizza was ok and the drinks seems to be more mix than booze."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This weekend I visited twice, for dinner. The scallop and pasta dish, even the salads, are unique in my experience and so tasty! And the service ... to be greeted by name and escorted soon to a table is the epitomy of why I use and love OpenTable: reservations without hassle and with warmth."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My date and I made reservations on Valentine's Day for the prix fix option. Our server was great in accommodating our special requests and was attentive to our needs. The food was better than average but maybe not at the level of special for the prix fix. I recognize that this is not their normal offering but I thought it could have been better. It's a relaxed atmosphere and the background music was fun. It didn't feel very intimate but we made the best of it. I think it's better for a first date rather than for a romantic destination."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Saltinbocca(sp) Chicken was mediocre, ribs good, scallops just OK. Too much pasta and some was undercooked--almost brittle"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We just love Bella Luna. Best atmosphere in the business! Great people that run it. Friendly service."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "we got the chicken wings in the sweet chili sauce. so delicious! the wings were crispy and the sauce was sweet with a little spicy kick. both of our entrees were very pleasing. had the brownie sundae for dessert. the brownie was more like fudge, very rich and chocolaty."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The prix fixe menu we enjoyed included several lactose-free options that were very enticing. I settled on duck with basmati rice. The duck was superb; the rice a trifle underdone. Appetizers, an unusual salad with very fresh greens and a grapefruit dressing, desert, were all worthwhile. Service was gracious and professional, and completely unhurried. Music during our meal was spun at a volume that permitted conversation. The dancing afterwards was a little late to get started, not so loud as to be damaging, and lots of fun. The dance floor was diverse, and friendly."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "With a special menu and Stevie Wonder tunes all evening. Very special. We love this restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took a risk with my girl for the first valentines day date. The Steve wonder gamble paid off and she was super happy with me. The steak was amazing, same with the ginger smash. #oooohkillem #allnightlong"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent appetizer, pizza & entree! Great selection and hostess and wait staff were very attentive. Loved the atmosphere too!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "My husband and I came here for an early dinner on Saturday night. On the plus side, it was easy to make reservations (plenty of openings only a few hours prior), we were seated right away, they have a decent beer list, and the food was good. However, the service left something to be desired. Someone (I'm guessing the manager?) came over to fill our waters right away but then we waited a while for our actual waiter to take our drink order. Every table around us got bread and we did not. Our waiter didn't bring us our drinks or our food (another server did that)...not a big deal, but definitely something we noted because the restaurant was not full. And every time we requested something from our waiter, he seemed annoyed or put out."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Service was really mediocre, with us having to ask for water refills (when that was all we were drinking and they had bottles to leave on the tables)and getting our appetizer 5 minutes before our entrees without so much as a "whoops." The food was generally mediocre. Not bad, but nothing to rave about. Overall a very "meh" experience."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The rib eye is delicious--maybe the bacon is the secret, but it is very tasty and was perfectly cooked. so was the asparagus, -- this place does a great job with veggies Mussels and wings also perfectly cooked. previous week, I had scallops -- a disappointment. The menu said "pan seared" but there was no sear on the scallops. decor and the vibe very cool.. My only complaint was that the first table we were offered had full view of the kitchen. Fine when they're busy, but we were one of the first customers. But they were very accommodating about moving us. I had read on Yelp that the service was bad. I totally disagree. I felt the server was accommodating and attentive. Service, food all very good. We will be back!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Enjoyed the NYE pre fixe dinner choices. Food was creatively prepared & yummy. Enjoyed the wine recommendations. Service was attentive but not overwhelming. Enjoyed the warm ambiance. This was our First time at this restaurant. I look forward to returning."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "A group went after work Friday night for pizza and beer. We had good food, great selection of beer, and it is a fun place. Loud, crowded, but service was good."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Our waitress Catherine was knowledgeable and friendly, she made us feel right at home! We thoroughly enjoyed our dinners ( there were 4 of us). I would recommend to everyone."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Love the look of the building and dining area. Chill atmosphere, nice people, and great food. Steak was choice and cooked to perfection. I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "An excellent changing variety of courses in a hip atmosphere with friendly staff. Good family spot early in the evenings."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The wait staff is uninformered at best complasent generally."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Bella Luna is a staple in JP's food scene. With an evolving menu and eclectic setting that draws families, hipsters and empty nesters alike, you can always count on a good meal in a good setting."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Our attendant was Kathleen , very knowlegeable, recomended great dishes and we all enjoyed the 3 or 4 appetizers that she help us to choose. Main entrees were fabolous , the Amory ribeye steak was delicious. Overall it was a great experience. Thanks"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Have been here before.. As before food is solid, very good, but for some reason service is horrible.! Server takes forever to come to table and order is never correct.. Don't go if you are in a bad mood or a rush but give. Reasonable prices and good food if u go there with correct expectations you won't be too unhappy"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Love everything about it except for the calamari. It was too heavy. We got the rib eye and burboun braised short ribs. Everything was cooked perfectly except the calamari. Will def come here again!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Great experience overall. Dining in a party of 2, of vegan and one with but allergies; there were choices for everyone. We were even able to split appetizer. I plan to bring my carnivore boyfriend here in the future."
    Dined on 11/22/2013