Bella Luna Restaurant
Great food and better serviceWe went for restaurant week and it was our first visit. We were very happy with the food. The lobster roll appetizer was one of the best things we have eaten in Cincinnati and the scallops were perfectly prepared. Our server was polite and amazing. The manager came buy to make sure everything went well but not in the annoying way where they interrupt your conversation and annoys you at so many places. Overall a very good experience.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food selection was terrific.The food selection was terrific. It was a bit of an awkward place to have a buffet, but somehow it all worked. We greatly enjoyed Mother's Day brunch. The only constructive thing I have to say is that I don't think such a high service charge/tip (20% I think?) should be automatically added when it is a buffet and the server is only bringing drinks.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed everythingReally enjoyed everything about it...wonderful experience as always....I ALWAYS recommend this restaurant already...In fact someone just asked me about it yesterday and she intends on going there this week!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day Brunch was a Hit!I took my mom, grandpa, and young daughter to Bella Luna for Mother's Day brunch and it did not disappoint! Our server, Nikki, was extremely friendly and always made sure our drinks were filled and dishes were cleared. The food was very good... Considering they only serve brunch twice a year! The atmosphere was very comfortable, with jazz music and the sounds of families enjoying themselves. We will be back for dinner and DEFINITELY back for brunch next year!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PlaceSome of the est Italian in Cincinnati. We celebrated a birthday and everyone had a Delicious choice. The staff and Harry the owner make sure your visit is the best it can be, great place to dine!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love it!!We dined at Bella Luna for Mother's Day and the whole family loved our dinner and the whole experience!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPersonal Touch at Bella LunaNot many restaurants have the owner greeting you at the door with "thank you for coming to our restaurant tonight." That happens at Bella Luna. Service was very prompt and personal. The prosciutto wrapped asparagras appetizer was done very well and was very tasty. The main courses were definitely above average. The egg plant parmesan was done just as it should be--not mushy and not too firm. The lobster and crab ravioli were excellent. This was our first time at Bella Luna. We will certainly be returning.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Anniversity dinner @ Bella LunaWhat a fantastic dinner we had here! The ante paste platter was a great starter. Our dinners were delicious. The atmosphere was purely happy and festive, people enjoying their meal with friends and family. Our server; Halle, was friendly and very efficient. An
added was a greeting from Harry to top off a great night. This place has always been found to e friendly and fun. We will definitely be back.
Cher & Georg Deckner-Cincinnati, Ohio5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOne meal was a little disappointingOne meal was a little disappointing, but the others were excellent as usual.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBella Luna is Italian CuisineThere are quite a few Italian places in Cincinnati, both chains and local. If you love Italian and want it done right, Bella Luna is the place to go.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMService was amazingBella Luna has some of the most incredible Italian food I've ever had in Cincinnati...but what really blew me away was the service. Our server was absolutely perfect. She was charming, goofy, and funny, but she knew the menu and the restaurant like the back of her hand. She deserves any and all recognition that can be given to her.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Romantic SpotBella Luna is definitely great for a date night, to celebrate a special occasion or just for a great Italian dinner out. We received excellent service and the food was amazing not to mention a great wine list. The best Italian food in Cincinnati!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoy Bella Luna..greatAlways enjoy Bella Luna..great food, atmosphere and service. Very noisy which makes conversation difficult especially when dining with a group.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and good service.Great food and good service. The entertainment in the bar on a Friday night was quite loud even in the dining area.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were pleasantly surprisedWe were pleasantly surprised by the entire experience. Our server Leah was great, her recommendations right on and the pace of the food perfect for a date night out. We have already recommended it to several friends.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMCouldn't get a better waitressCouldn't get a better waitress than Leah. Anybody with a restaurant would want her. Smart and funny.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDining out is a luxury forDining out is a luxury for my wife & I,so when we go, we go nice. We've been to most of Cincinnati's best rated restaurants, with few impressing us. Bella Luna is fabulous on every level. The food is addictive and broad in choices. The service and freindliness of the staff is always over the top. The ambience is quaint enough for a very romantic evening, yet the atmosphere is casual enough to be relaxing. I had read many great reviews of Bella Luna before our first and like this one they all still fell short of the whole experience. It has made a very short list of restaurants that have us as return customers.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNew chef at BLWonderful food, excellent choices include prime rib catalonia, carbonara sauce, bolognese sauce, procuitto wrapped asparagus and od course the bread pudding!!!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time toThis was our first time to Bella Luna. We got online and found this place! Loved it. We had the prime rib cannelloni. Oh my God!!!!!!!!!! It was pure Heaven in the mouth....delicious. Our server Hallie was wonderful as well. She made our dining experience there as good as it gets. We will recommend this place to all we know. One of the best meals I've ever had. We will be seeing you again. We live in Blanchester Ohio and the long drive was worth it. We had reservations for 8:00pm and got seated as soon as we got there. Thank you again. Judi Lehman4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our meal and theWe enjoyed our meal and the overall experience. On a Saturday night it was a bit more noisy, and the live entertainment added to the noise level. Luckily we were not too close to the entertainment or we would not be able to converse. Still, the service was excellent, and the waitress made sure we understood the dishes that won at the Taste of Cincinnati. Since my companion's birthday was upcoming in a couple of days, the restaurant gave us a $10 gift certificate. This was a nice gesture. We planned on returning at a future date regardless. Now we have an added incentive.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I have enjoyedMy husband and I have enjoyed dinner here many times over the years. The service has always been great. I must say the Easter brunch was exceptional. The service was terrific! My family loved the atmosphere and they want to come again.
Thanks for the great time.
Kathy S.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNoise level a bit high. AccessNoise level a bit high. Access to buffet area was constricted and difficult to negotiayte. One line access to food slowed the plate-filling process.The menu was interesting and well prepared. Roast beef was a bit chewy.As always, the personnel were outstanding. All were so personable, professional and helpful. They make it easier to decide to return. The presence and involvement of the owners was another big plus."I'll be back".3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love to look for new placesWe love to look for new places to dine and this was our first visit to Bella Luna. The food was wonderful...very authentic Southern Italian...and great service to go with it. I'd happily go back and would definitely order the lobster ravioli again!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA Wonderful Anniversary Tradition!My husband and I go to Bella Luna every year for our wedding anniversary. The food is amazing! The Prime Rib Cannelloni and the bread pudding are so delicious. They are our favorite dishes. We have never had anything but wonderful meals at Bella Luna. THe staff is friendly and very informative. We recommend it to everyone! We can't wait to go back for our next anniversary, and hopefully in the time in between!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBeyond Amazing!What a find! Authentic Italian food ... THE BEST. Service ... THE BEST. You have to try it to believe it. Extremely warm and friendly atmosphere. I have eaten in some of the very best restaurants in the world and I would eat here every week if I could.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMTry the Osso Bucco!THE best osso bucco I have ever tasted. Period. We love Bella Luna -- Harry is a real deal, neighborhoody sort of guy; the staff is always friendly and helpful; the food is dependably good; the wine list has what I want on it... I could go on and on.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe all enjoyed our meals veryWe all enjoyed our meals very much--the only negative for the entire event was that the room where we were seated was very cold. I DEFINITELY look forward to coming back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent! ServiceFood was excellent! Service was good. Server was friendly. I enjoyed the colorful atmosphere and decorations. Good noise level.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI was in Cincinnati for aI was in Cincinnati for a convention and wanted a special place to go to celebrate making a great presentation. We selected Bella Luna and were not disappointed. What a unique and wonderful restaurant! Service was very friendly and the food was unbelievable. As part of their anniversary celebration they were offering tapas-sized portions of several of their most popular dishes, so we got to try a lot of different things, which was great because otherwise it would have been so hard to decide what to get. We all had a great time and I will definitely go back the next time I'm in Cincinnati. One quick note, the GPS could not find the restaurant, so be sure to Mapquest it if you don't know where it is.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecials at a special placeWe were escorted to our table by the owner who explained the special offer to celebrate the restaurant's anniversary. We took advantage by having two small plates of their specials which then included a salad. Service was warm but not chatty, which I like.
The decor is not as polished as the food, but it does create an atmosphere that is old-world with deep tones of blue and a splash of purple added.
We look forward to bringing others back for an outing.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good. TheThe food was very good. The scallops wrapped in pancetta and the prime rib cannelloni were outstanding!! If you don't know what to order, you can't go wrong with either of these. The chicken fiorentina was nothing special though. We also ordered eggplant meatballs as an appetizer, which were a vegetarian delight. Delicious! And the bread pudding was also outstanding - the best I've had. If not for the fiorentina, I would've easily given this place 5 stars for food. The seating was comfortable and decor was nice. We received exemplary service. The waitress was prompt. She gave us a history of the place after seating us and made some great recommendations.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the mystery wineWe enjoyed the mystery wine bucket. They had 4 bottles of red wine upside down that are not on their wine list priced at $32. We chose a bottle of Montepicino that paired very well with our entrees of lobster and crab ravioli and the eggplant lasagna. I would take the adventure and try the mystery bucket again at our next visit. Our server Emily was excellent.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second time diningThis was my second time dining there and I would highly recommend it.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday Dinner!Service was wonderful, dinner was delicious. Thought we'd get a free dessert for the birthday boy but oh well! We did get a $10 coupon to return. The portions were great-the cannolli was yummy. Good Focaccia Bread and dipping sauce. Small portion on calamari but it was delicious.1/24/2013 12:00:00 AM