Cafe Luna

Cafe Luna

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafelunanaples.com/
  • Phone: (239) 213-2212
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Eddie Marchese
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the street and there is also a parking lot behind the building.
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Cafe Luna reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (55)neighborhood gem (24)good for groups (24)kid-friendly (14)hot spot (12)scenic view (10)special occasion (8)fit for foodies (8)romantic (6)late-night find (6)great for lunch (6)notable wine list (4)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • serice excellence
    Dave
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Waiter was fabulous. The best place to bring my daughter's family including three grandchildren.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We come back time after time, as a couple and when we have visitors to Naples. The dinner deal is excellent value for the price, and we enjoy the down home feel of Café Luna!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I've eaten at Cafe Luna several times over several years and I am amazed that the food is consistently excellent. I had the chicken picatta last weekend and it was excellent. My mom got Steak Diane and the steak was delicious so tender and flavorful. Amazing meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A 5th Avenue Gem
    Karenanne
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Great place with good food and very efficient, friendly staff. We will certainly return and bring friends to enjoy this wonderful gem of a dining establishment. The chicken parm is the best!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor dining
    wbdiners
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We have dined several times over the years at Café Luna and always enjoy the ambiance. Service was excellent and we enjoyed our food in the package deal with the upgraded grouper and penne & broccoli. Plan to visit again several times during the season before returning to Ontario in April.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great find!
    lovethefam
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Host was so nice and friendly. We ate outside. Food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night, Great service.
    bclynnfield
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We took our team out to dinner here 2 nights ago. It was a great experience, Buck our waiter was fabulous. We joke a lot and he played right along with us at the same time suggesting appetizers, drinks, etc. We are in the restaurant business ourselves, all 6 of us and there was not one complaint. As you know we can be very big critics being that we are in the same industry. Good times were had by all and the food was piping hot and delicious. We ordered from the 2 for $29.99 menu which included a bottle of house wine. We tried the house wine and it was decent for a house wine. Some of the guys drink wine daily and they thought it was fine without even upgrading which we normally would do. California blend. We will return again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good...experience wasn't!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We made reservations and arrived a few minutes early. Upon arrival we requested inside dining vs outdoors. We were advised to wait in the bar area. After 15 minutes or so an inside table was given to two other people that arrived after we had. The hostess came over and said it'll be just a few more minutes. Shortly thereafter she said we have a special table for you and she escorted us to the table only to discover it was already taken. She said wait here (in front of a musician). She returned stating the other woman really screwed up! After another 10 minutes when we were told the only option is to sit outside and that "we are going to take care if you for our mistake". Needless to say, other than our waiter we never saw management again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy Halloween the place to be!!
    FoodDivaVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We had a great meal under difficult, crazy conditions on Halloween. It was bedlam, but our waitress persevered through the noise and chaos. The hostess kept her cool while 20 people yelled names at her. Food came out of the kitchen quickly in spite of them being full to capacity.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very fun!
    givemeabite
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We visited Cafe Luna after the Halloween festival. The street was busy and bustling! The owner was running the front desk efficiently and politely even through the chaos. Our server was well versed in the menu and had no trouble with the large crowd. Food was authentic and delicious. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a few minutes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I made reservation at Cafe Luna for 7 pm for 4 people last Friday night. We were entertaining out of town guest. We arrived about 10 minutes early and were told that "it will be just a few minutes; please wait in front (as they do not have pagers). Bottom line - we were seated at 7:40. My only gripe is ..... I would have preferred honesty. If we were told "I'm sorry; we are running behind schedule, and we won't be able to seat you for 30-40 minutes." That would have been ok with us. It would have given us a chance to stroll along 5th Ave, enjoy a cocktail or watch sunset. Instead we were held captive for 40 minutes standing in front of the restaurant. Highly irritating and poorly managed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great halloween dinner
    Eatandenjoy2
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Made reservation for Halloween nite to celebrate our first time in naples florida. They have a awesome party on fifth street music , costumes and trick or treat. I picked this restaurant because it was in the middle of everything going on. I asked for a outside table and they made that request come true. The food was great. My husband is gluten free and they have a gluten free menu which made me very happy . He could enjoy pasta and wine for dinner. Our server DeeDee was great she manage to keep our service above average even with this large crowd. I would choose this restaurant again and would recommend it to anyone visiting naples.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun on Halloween
    Jade9913VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We had great service and food. It is always a good place to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good deal
    GDawgVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Lots of good food and fun. The wine included was a great bonus. So was our super server, Terri.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food And Service
    Iluvmynaplesdining
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a group of 5- the ambience was energetic- it was a little loud so that needs to be taken into account. We had an 88 yo with us and it was probably too loud for her-we were seated out side near the sidewalk. The food was awesome- great pizza sauce and marinara sauce! Salads were great as well as drinks! It is now on our list of one of our 'go to" restaurants! Also Dee Dee was awesome waitress!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never a disappointment!
    MaxG
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Really good Italian food at this downtown Naples restaurant. The two dinners and bottle of wine special for $30 can't be beat. Great spot for people watching. The garlic knots are yummy also. Very busy spot so recommend making reservations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal at a great price
    Stamina3
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Shared a small Caesar, Cecchi wine and two entres of clams w/white sauce. At least a dozen clams in the shells served w this dish. Delicious. Our waiter, Art was excellent. We had a great table outside. Request outside seating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hit and a miss
    taptap
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Service was prompt,friendly and efficient. My dinner (eggplant) was all mushy bread and not edible. My husbands veal was good and he finished it all. The waitress recognized the error and compensated with a choice of a bill reduction or dessert. I picked dessert. We have been to Cafe Luna frequently and will come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • noname
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My husband and I have always enjoyed dining at Café Luna. This time we had our family from Chicago here to visit and they said make sure you make reservations when we come back for Spring break. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Second time we have been here, always excellent food, our waiter Lawrence was excellent too
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Value
    YanceyVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We were greeted by Dave, the Maitre 'd, in a warm and friendly manner. He advised us to make a reservation and to request outdoor seating, if we wanted it, and even a specific table. Our waiter, Courtney, who was from Jamaica, was competent, knowledgable, and personable. The Veally Good Deal food and wine were tasty, making this evening a good value and pleasant dining experience. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Px48180
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Almost great and a solid 4. Worth a try and a great bargain but not up to quality of other nearby choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veal Marsala is great!
    NaplesLocalVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed our food, but the the two loud tables of women next to us did not make it very enjoyable. Also, the fan blowing really fast towards my head was not very pleasant and it made my food get cold really quick. We will be back, since we did enjoy our Caesar salads and veal Marsala.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food & Wine
    Chuck
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Nice place to go with friends. Two meals and a bottle of wine is good deal. Meals can be upgraded by $5.00 and $10.00 each but then does not seems like such a deal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just excellent!!!!!
    DivineDining
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food was soooo good. Service was top notch. Nice outdoor dining. Great food and service but very reasonable prices. Casual and comfortable. My new fave!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An enjoyable evening on 5th Ave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very good food and a great place for people watching on 5th ave. The service was excellent and we enjoyed the energy all around us!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and food wonderful
    Debbie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We sat outside and the food and service were excellent , it is a nice people watching spot, Would go back again. The 2 dinners and a bottle of wine deal was perfect, 29.99. Visiting from ny area and wonderful Italian food
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Downtown Naples Restaurant
    EleFlamenco
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We came to the restaurant to see El Gato Solea, a great guitarist we heard was playing there. Wasn't too sure about the restaurant itself because I had seen mixed reviews. In the end, we were very glad we went. Our waiter was very nice, the food was good and the price was unbeatable for a Downtown Naples restaurant. The ambiance was great listening to the guitarist who was fantastic too. Really liked the place
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lely
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    One of our 3 main meals was bland and unappetising, the other 3 meals were passable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RICO
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Enjoyed our meal. Wendy is a great singer. Good evening. We will go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Luna Improved
    GoodeatsVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I think most people come here for the Combo Pricing Specials. It can be an off-on with service and food. This time, we had very attentive service, and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor service
    golfputz
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    seems like when waiter found out we were doing the 29.99 special, he got lost, had to ask for bread and bottle of wine. for 29.99 u get u pay for, nothing special. live in naples, will never go back or rec.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food
    Vjtc
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was fabulous. We upgraded one of our dinner salad to a wedge salad. That along with the included Cesar salad were both delicious, so was the bread. Our entees were the daily catch which was Red Snapper and Shrimp Scampi. Both portions were large... Leaving no room for dessert!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 535 reviews are from the Cafe Luna reviews archive.
  • food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The way we were treated and the friendliness of the staff were only surpassed by the quality of the food. We were amazed at the quality and quantity of the food. We would recommend it to anyone regardless of the type of dining preference.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cafe Luna Exoerience
    UncinmiVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    For a Restuarant with more than one location the good was great. The roasted pepper gnocchi were outstanding. Although the waitress was accommodating her overly sweet act was not necessary. As a local I would definitely return
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good bargain
    birthdaydinnerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The special two entrees and a bottle of wine was pleasant and reasonable. Wine was decent table white or merlot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Busy
    Weink
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Our waitor was so busy that he really was not around. He was rushed and paid little attention to us. The guitar player was great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Veal Parmesan
    bkmartellVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We enjoyed our evening at Cafe Luna. The Veal Parmesan was excellent. We requested inside seating as it is summer. Did find inside to be a little dark but better than the warmth outside. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten-free available
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Love their dedication to gluten-free menu items for diners who can't have gluten! Great gluten-free pasta!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    nickVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Great food great value. Not a high end place, but a great place for a casual dine on 5 th ave
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic