Cafe Luna of Old Bridge
Cafe Luna of Old Bridge

Cafe Luna of Old Bridge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: (732) 965-5490
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon-Thur 11:30am-10:00pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-11:00pm Sun 11:30am-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chicco Asante
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Cafe Luna of Old Bridge
After over 20 years of serving fine Italian cuisine in New York City, we are proud to announce our newest location in Old Bridge New Jersey. Join us under the stars in our romantic dining area, lounge or upscale bar, serving our authentic Sicilian Cuisine, delectable desserts and extensive wine list. We pride ourselves on serving the finest ingredients in every dish. Whether you’re having an intimate dinner or seeking to host a special event, happy hour, or other occasion, Café Luna of Oldbridge will provide a dining experience that is out of this world!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Cafe Luna of Old Bridge reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (33)neighborhood gem (26)special occasion (25)fit for foodies (24)hot spot (16)romantic (14)notable wine list (11)vibrant bar scene (9)great for lunch (8)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We went to Cafe Luna for dinner with friends. We had a great time. The food, ambience, and service was perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • familyoutingVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Awesome experience all around! Can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place!
    Nicole
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food is wonderful, nice size portions. Not cheap but not overly expensive. Would absolutely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Treasure
    DoctorJ
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I have passed by this restaurant during my weekly commute to work, and have never thought to try it, based on the outside sign (looks cartoon like, and does not reflect the elegant interior or quality of food). The reason for trying it was the reviews on open table, which have rarely steered me wrong. This is a great restaurant. Food was delicious, well presented, and the service was exceptional. Our waiter Joey was very pleasant, helpful, and informative, and made our dinner even more enjoyable. The interior was elegant, and the noise level allowed for easy conversation. A true winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed by Service
    luv2dine
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My family and I are in Cafe Luna at least once a week and have never been disappointed by anything, the food or service. This time it was just my fiance and me and the waiter Matt really had no time for a table for two. It was blatantly obvious he wanted the larger tables for a bigger tip. When I didn't order an alcoholic beverage, he seemed to be even angrier. And when we skipped dessert because we were too full he literally forgot we existed. Other waiters had to bring us our check while he stood at another table of 8 and gossiped about other waitresses and how he hates waiting on small tables who don't have a large tab. We were going to have our rehearsal dinner in the front room, but now after this experience I think we will go elsewhere. I am usually never disappointed, but we are excellent customers of this restaurant and were treated like garbage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4 th time here and we will be back!😃
    Philydill
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Service was very good. Staff very attentive. The food is great and for us this is a very local resturant that has proven to be a very lucky catch for ud
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in the area
    Yummy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We really have enjoyed our dining experiences at Café Luna. Beautiful decor, nice ambiance, not too noisy. Polite wait staff. This past visit I had Sole Oreganato. It just melted in my mouth. Every mouthful was like heaven. Our friend who was with us had food allergies and the kitchen prepared a special dish for her. No questions asked. Very accommodating. Good for a nice lunch, too, at reasonable prices. Food is not "heavy" Italian but "light" Italian. The grilled shrimp is also one of my favorites. Go and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise !
    MatildaMoynihan
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Great food, immaculate dining room and excellent service... all in a strip mall next to a busy highway. A waayyyyy "better than it had to be" dining experience. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great prices great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Service is top notch, food is amazing .. Gluten free friendly. .all alround good place..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    DpaceVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Cafe Luna always provides a delicious meal and excellent service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Evening
    Reservationsqueen
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The baked calamari is my favorite dish here. If you are really hungry and love veal Parmesan ...order it on the bone. It is spectacular! The wait staff are on their toes running around taking care of anything you need. Excellent drinks from the bar. Leave extra room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over &Above
    NJGolfer
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Eric (manager) and Joey (waiter) went over and above to make our experience a great one. The food is always outstanding, but it is the people who make the difference. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service disappointed
    psychlanceVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Service was very slow and I did not feel attended to at all,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Food was not as good as previous visit. Will give it another try
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Experience
    food2belly
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were surprised to find this new gem in a strip mall next to a Tire Shop. However, upon entering you quickly forget the neighboring establishments. Cool modern decor and a menu to match. We had a group of 7 and each ordered something different - pasta, fish, pork chop, chicken, pizza... Serving sizes were a bit overwhelming at first glance - but once everyone dove in and began to taste the food, we quickly realized there would be no left overs. Every dish was fantastic and rivaled any of the modern Italian places I've eaten at in NYC or abroad. Great place and we will return..again, again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Outstanding Meal
    pinebeltdave12
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Sleek and urbane, Cafe Luna is a restaurant that every food lover must add to their destination list. From the discreet and impeccable service, a very well rounded wine list, to the expertly prepared dishes, every moment in this Route 9 gem was memorable. We loved the Zucchini blossoms, bursting with cheese and delicately fried, and the imported buffalo mozzarella hit just the right notes of tangy and creamy. Our host, Eric, guided us to the Texas rib eye, which was so marbled as to be creamy and bursting with flavor, and the veal chop, pounded thin and layered with prosciutto and fontina with a truffle demi glace. Don't skip dessert, they're made in house,( the bread pudding is to die for). We will definitely dine there again. Soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing once again
    jerseygirlfood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Dined here for a second weekend in a row. Food and service were outstanding once again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can always count on Luna
    DFlappsVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent food again and again. Very happy with the service and attention to us. Most consistent restaurant in Central NJ for a nice night and a great meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Beukeboom
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Moved into the area a year ago and have tried many restaurants that are new to us. This is by far our favorite. Staff is very friendly, courteous and attentive, but not overly so.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Good Meal!
    PleasedPalate
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have been going to Cafe Luna nearly since it opened! There are ample menu choices and specials. We always enjoy the food and ample portions. Management is always visible and attending to patron needs thus making the service excellent. The bar drinks are not watered down and nicely presented. A highly recommended neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4Espositos
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is my favorite restarueant after only going twice for dinner. We loved everything we ordered and they are very accommodating to your meal. Had chili and sea bass, flounder, pork chops, veal chops and chicken and veal piccata they were all deliciouse and served hot to perfection. I would recommend this place to all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey specials
    NJFANS
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was very good, but there is a large disconnect between prices for menu items and those for nightly specials. The veal dishes at around $19 were a good value, but the Chilean sea bass, though good, was not at $39. It was our fault for not inquiring about the price before ordering.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 73 reviews are from the Cafe Luna of Old Bridge reviews archive.
  • Amazing food at reasonable prices!
    2frequentdinersVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Sorry we didn't find this gem sooner. Food was exceptional and portions generous. Our waiter, Eric, was attentive and very efficient. My husband started with eggplant rollatini followed by veal valentino for his main course. Both dishes were cooked to perfection. I ordered the tri color salad for my appetizer and the grilled veal chop for dinner. The salad was fresh and crisp and the veal was the best I've had in a long time. It was perfectly prepared and served with sautéed spinach. Even the desserts were exceptional. So glad we finally found a great Italian restaurant! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find
    glilly
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I am new to the area and actually found this restaurant online, but will be back for sure. The food was great and the portions are ample. Coming from the NYC area I am usually very picky, but this place did not let me down. The only thing I can say is that they should update their menu as 3 out of the 4 of us ordered something and they said we no longer have that we need to change our menu. I would say that is something that would deter most.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    annetteVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Wonderful menu, large portions and very tasty! Very nice staff. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommend
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I have been dining here a couple of years now, and never had a bad meal! The staff is on point. The owner himself is very warm and accommodating to his customers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tatasanta
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had dinner with friends saturday evening. Food was good and presented well. The dessert, cannoli's, was excellent. We all enjoyed our dinner and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Never been here, last minute decision to try it out and it was a great one. Extensive menu, food fabulous, specials galore, yummy cocktails.. Service and patrons all friendly
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good
    JesseR
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Another Italian restaurant in an area crowded with fine Italian restaurants. The food & atmosphere were good, but was turned off when I asked to change my order to pasta with my veal instead of mashed potatoes, BEFORE we were served our appetizer (which was overcooked fried calamari), and was told that the order was placed & it was TOO LATE! It's ridiculous that a simple change could not be made, especially when the mashed potatoes were on everyone's plate so they weren't making just for me, & how long does it take to make penne?!! I'm sure the waiter just didn't want to be bothered changing the order! So nothing special here to make me want to rush back, especially with Meza Luna, That's Amore, & other fine Italian restaurants close by!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • found you online - great find
    AnneS
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We really enjoyed the meal and especially amazed how the waiters/patrons didn't all collide going in/out of the kitchen/restroom area. (That round table not the best in the house) The meal was terrific, very nice portions, nice service. Tried finding a new halfway point between Long Island and Philly area and this was about 60 miles for each. A great find and we'll do it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely love this place!!
    Neen918
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The resturant is very classy. The service was everything you would expect, Matt was our waiter who was very personable. The food was amazing!!! We liked it so much we are booking it for our wedding reception.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BabsVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was fine--but a little bland and too much oil on some of the pasta dishes; very noisy
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best restaurant around!
    MarlboroDiner
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We've been to this restaurant a number of times now. It's fabulous! Food is the best around. Decor is modern. Staff is all friendly. They do have a liquor license which is rare in New Jersey. Their specialty salads are to die for. Presentation of good is well done. Portions are a good size. I just love everything about this place and highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 nd time here
    GarthdineVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food was amazing I bought my children, it is a little loud but that brings a cheerful atmosphere. Food prices are good. Liquer however is almost like NY city prices , I think someone forgot to tell them there in Nj now. All in all still my favorite Italian place
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Leelee
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I have been going to Cafe Luna in Stateb Island at both locations for years. I have never been disappointed at those locations. The food was always delicious and service was superb. The service at the Old Bridge location was very slow getting the dishes out and the food was subpar. I would not recommend anyone to eat at the Old Bridge location. It was very expensive and not worth the money. Save your money and go somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Alan
    Diver
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food very good and in line with prices. Way too noisy must have been there at a bad time, lots of noisy kids. Will definitely try it again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem
    GarthdineVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Had a great time here the food was awesome. Will be back. This is our new Italian spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great
    Mimi
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We go to Cafe Luna often and are never disappointed. The food is constantly good and the service is top notch. If it's for lunch at the bar or dinner with friends, it's always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food!
    Gbgb
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Very good food with large portions. Entree pricing was reasonable but the apps seemed a bit high. Would go back and order fewer items, but overall very good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    DonM
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    As fans of their Staten Island success, we were pleased to have them open nearby. We have frequented them often since there opening in Old Brisge and have never been disappointed. Food is excellent, drinks are top notch and the wine list is great. A great vibrant spot for excellent Italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic