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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Restaurant was very accommodating for our group of 10. Food and service were excellent but noise level got pretty high."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This restuarant has the smallest wine glass I've ever seen. I thought it was a joke when they first brought them out to our table. But I have to say the food was good and very fresh tasting. The chairs were hard and uncomfortable to sit in and the noise level of the restaurant was so loud that we couldn't hear eachother talking. We hadn't been to Cafe Luna in 10 years, I'm not eager to go back any time soon."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Cafe Luna is always a safe bet, consistently great food and very good service. The owner stops by to welcome you & chat every time I've been. One of our very favorites!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I was very impressed with the manager & or owner of Caffe Luna. He made my husband & I feel like VIP. Enjoyed our dinner."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Cafe Luna played a part in my new fiance and I celebrating our engagement. While we did not tell anyone at the restaurant specifically why we had made the reservation with her parents, sister, and brother in law they caught on to what we were celebrating and jumped in to make the night that much more special. The staff and owner were both outstanding and they even brought out a complimentary dessert to help us put a perfect ending on a special night. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a perfect evening."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I am very picky about Italian food, my wife is Sicilian and we know good Italian! Caffe Luna was all we hoped for and more. I asked about the veal and was assured "you can cut it with a fork", and it was that tender and lean. The entrée with pears and pasta was also great, and the Tartufo was amazing. The wine prices were very reasonable and a wonderful meal was had by all at our table. We will return and quite often, the owner was very helpful and justly so proud of the cuisine. This is the best Italian food in the triangle!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Line out the door on the First Friday night downtown. We were seated as soon as we got in the door. Service was prompt and food delicious."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food was delicious and we had excellent service! We explained to the server that we were seeing a movie at a particular time; he made sure that we had our meals and had plenty of time to enjoy them. He was conscientious about placing the check at the appropriate time on the table for when we were ready. In addition, the owner made his rounds to us and confirmed that we were happy with both the meal and the service. This is a restaurant that families with small children should avoid in order to be courteous to the customers who would want to enjoy the ambiance and a romantic evening without disruptions that may occur from small children."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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
  • "I was looking forward to trying this restaurant. I had heard so many good things about it. My family and I went on a Friday night, it was extremely crowded and noisy. The noise level was too high to even have a normal converstaion. Our table was in the middle of the room where the waiters passed by constantly. It was a bit annoying. I felt as though the waitress rushed us. My pasta was good, but needed something extra. Everyone else did not enjoy their pasta with crabmeat. They said it was not very flavorful. I don't think I will return."
    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