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Caffe Luna
Caffe Luna

Caffe Luna Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafeluna.com
  • Phone: (919) 832-6090
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Claudio Zagarella
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Caffé Luna’s professional catering is also available off-site. Some popular locations include: Marbles Museum, Museum of Natural Science, Museum of History, Tucker House, Art Space, Haywood Hall and Nicole's Studio & Art Gallery.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Palm, Tuscan and VIP Rooms have made Caffe Luna a top venue for any event in the Triangle. Luna is the perfect location, whether you require a special setting to celebrate a product launch, a festive atmosphere for a holiday party, or a closed-door session for brainstorming.
  • Private Party Contact: Darcey Tinga, Catering Manager (919) 832-6090

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Blount Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking is available from 6pm - midnight in the corner lot on Hargett and Blount. Parking is also available on the street and city owned parking decks.
A word from Caffe Luna
Situated in a beautiful historic building in downtown Raleigh, Caffé Luna has been bringing authentic Italian cuisine with a Tuscan flair to the Triangle for over a decade.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "We've eaten here a few times now and both the food and service have been fantastic each time. The prices are very reasonable. This is a great place for a family dinner or a night out with your special someone."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The service was good and friendly. The food was not very special. The prices were ok. I remember having been there before (3 times in 2 months, in 2010), and it seemed a lot better back then. The pasta was good, the food was hot."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "There were 4 in our party. We had a comfortable table, in the front were we could see the street traffic. It was quiet, probably helped by the fact that there had just been some heavy rain storms, that may have suppressed the crowds a bit, but in any case it was great to be able to carry on pleasant conversation easily. The server was very helpful with specials., wine, etc. The food was fantastic - authentic and delicious!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Menu offers variety/something for everyone. (I don't have an opinion about the wine list since I didn't study it.) Service was very attentive and quick (but not rushed). Quality ingredients/prep/presentation/TASTE! Overall, a fine dining experience for the four of us."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Very nice. Atmosphere was great. Great service and delicious food. I would recommend to family and friends"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants. The service was great and the food was incredible. We went early before the crowd and truly enjoyed it. The owner was great."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was my wife and I's second visit after and we are still impressed with how well the service, food and ambience. This occasion was for anniversary and we love food. We'll definitely be coming back again and again."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Only complaint was that the bread wasn't as crusty and chewy as I like it. The food was great - creamy fresh delicious pasta and sauces. Inexpensive wine - great value."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Awesome food & service!! Wonderful dining experience!! Love coming here!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Delicious food/wine/dessert & great service! The only thing off was we had a small table in a somewhat crowded dining room. I would have preferred something a little more private/romantic, but everything was delicious so it really didn't matter after all. Thanks!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Love this place. The owner, staff, and food are great! Had our wedding reception there and go back often."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food was delicious, service was very good. Good place to have drinks, dinner and a conversation."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I were traveling thru Raleigh with our small dog so we needed to find restaurants that were pet friendly. I telephoned Cafe Luna and they said that although they do have outside seating, they took in all the tables due to impending rain. They said they would set up a table for us. When we arrived, we had a beautiful table set up for us. My husband turned on Pandora and we had music to serenade us. Food was absolutely outstanding and service was impeccable. The owner was very friendly and a delight to talk to. We will definitely stop at Cafe Luna on return trips to Raleigh!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We hadn't visited for a while. We find it as great as ever."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "They do everything they can to make you feel welcome and taken care of. The host is an especially friendly one and the staff too. Food is excellent."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We went to Cafe Luna for my friends bachelorette party. We had a wonderful time, everyone was nice, and the food was great. The owner (I think who is the owner) came over to our table and talked with us many times to make sure we are enjoying everything. I would recommend eating at this place."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Cafe Luna is always pleasing to every sense. As "foodies", my dh and I never hesitate to order anything on the menu due to our preparation and presentation proclivities ( very picky ). This eatery always exceeds expectations in all categories, but most important and especially in the quality of the food, impressive selection, and very complimentary wine list. When we saw that it was on the list for restaurant week, I could not make the reservation fast enough. We both ordered off of the special menu, and also had a very heavily discounted bottle of excellent wine to accompany it. As a wine person, I am always pleased to see several selections which can please two menu choices which differ from the norm."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We go about twice a year, and just love the place."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 30th Anniversary at Cafe Luna. It was a wonderful experience. The food and service was very good and the atmosphere was very friendly. We are looking forward to our next visit. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Caffe Luna is always wonderful. The food and service excellent and the bustle of downtown is fun! Caffe Luna is top on our dining list "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Went to Caffe Luna on a whim...its been 10 years since we went last. Great option, forgotten how good the food was. Parking deck 5 min walk from restaurant."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "A restuarant that you can never get tired of. Great location."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Caffe Luna always excels. In 15 years, never a bad meal or poor service."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "It is second time we went to this restaurant before ballet performance. Outstanding food and service."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food was ok. The veal was a little overlooked but the sauce with my pasta was great. My husbands dish was to watery, but he loved the scallops. We loved the view by the window. We will give it another try for lunch. Prices very reasonable. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Outstanding atmosphere with remarkable food. Always good when the owner walks around talking to people. Well done."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Eating at Caffe Luna is always enjoyable and food is always great. Owner and Chef came to out table to let us know they appreciate our dining with them. Waiter was excellent."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Very pleasant place. Food is memorable, the staff makes you feel special and is very accommodating. Timing is excellent, no rush but also it doesn't take the whole evening to get your food. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The food was ok but the restaurant was incredibly noisy I could barely carry on a conversation with the person next to me and we were a group of 10 so we couldn't talk much because it was too loud. I think I had higher expectations for this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We've eaten at Caffe Luna several times and the food was always excellent. Each time the owner has stopped by the table to chat with us. We selected this place for our 25th wedding anniversary. Our server, John, was attentive without hovering and again the owner stopped by to say "hi." The meal was delicious. We were surprised when the waiter told us that the owner had provided our dessert "on the house" -- a nice touch. Yes, we will continue to frequent Caffe Luna. The free parking lot was appreciated. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We moved back to Raleigh after being gone for 10 years. The place is still great and rivals most Italian joints in the area."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Our pre-concert dinner was superb and our table, inside but along the front windows, was like having a sidewalk table without the exhaust fumes and street noise. Our melon and prosciutto appetizer was an ideal blend of salty and sweet and generous enough to share. My wife had the grilled salmon which was served with thinly sliced roasted yellow squash and zucchini. The fish was of excellent quality and was moist and flaky. I had the linguini al granchio. The sauce was light and fresh but I would have preferred a stronger crab meat flavor. Service was efficient, friendly, without being fussy. We'll definitely return for the food and the artwork."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Caffe Luna was the first nice restaurant we ate at when we moved to Raleigh in 1996. It just keeps getting better, if that is possible. Lovely old atmosphere, fabulous food and outstanding service. So happy they continue to impress and have joyously survived even through tough financial turns for customers. We will continue to return. They get our highest recommendation."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Cafe Luna is one of my favorite restaurants in Raleigh. The service is always great and the food is amazing! Great place for a date night or a special occasion!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "we have been going to café luna for 10 years & we never had a bad meal. this time was no exception. you have to try the portabella ap. outstanding. I had the fish special & my wife had her favorite black pasta with grouper & shrimp. 5 stars on everything. if you haven't been there give it a try."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was amazing!! The staff was great and the atmosphere was beautiful, right in the middle of downtown Raleigh."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I had been wanting to go to Cafe Luna ever since I moved to the Raleigh area. It had been on my bucket list of restaurants in Raleigh for a while, and I finally got to eat there last weekend. It was well worth the wait!! The service and food were just outstanding! Since I wanted the whole experience, we made sure to appetizers, salads, entrees, and dessert! All of it was out of this world tasty! The service was very professional. We had our main waitress always checking up on us, but others helped her out as well. Felt like a well oiled machine. Love the whole experience!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food, service and accommodation of the staff (we were late for our reservation, but I called to let them know) was excellent. It is very noisy and we had trouble hearing each other while we ate."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was good but thought for the price that it should have been exquisite. The design of the restaurant is unique and the atmosphere comfortable and welcoming."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had a great dinner for two there the other night and was very pleased with the food, service and price. I would go back"
    Dined on 3/28/2014