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Luna Piena Ristorante
Luna Piena Ristorante

Luna Piena Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lunapienanyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 308-8882
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch and Dinner: Daily: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Luigi Scarpelli
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We look forward to you joining us here at Luna Piena for your next party. We have three private rooms that can accommodate parties of 15 to 75 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
  • Public Transit: E & V trains to 53rd Street/Lexington Avenue and 6 train to 51st Street.
  • Parking: No
A word from Luna Piena Ristorante
Luna Piena serves a large selection of simply prepared pastas, chicken, veal, and seafood dishes.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We were a party of three, shared two antpasti and each of us had a separate dinner entree. The antipasti were good, but our responses varied about the quality of the entrees, from 'so-so' to 'very good', but none of the three of us would claim that the meal was exceptional. Annoyingly, the service was rushed pretty much throughout the meal, although at any one time there appeared to be a smattering of empty tables throughout the restaurant. So the rush seemed pointless."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I have been having lunch (and the very occasional dinner) at Luna Piena since it opened. The service is always good, and neither I nor my dining companions have ever had a bad dish. Pastas are excellent, salads fresh (my favorite is the Exotica), fish beautifully prepared. The prices are good, too."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We've been going to Luna Piena for seven years now, almost every trip to New York. The food is always amazing and the atmosphere and service are impeccable. I was disappointed that they didn't have my favorite summer appetizer - figs with gorgonzola, walnuts, and prosciutto - so if you take my advice and go to Luna Piena, order some for me! I also highly recommend the daily risotto (mine was wild mushroom) and whatever seafood pasta special they have. Fresh mussels, lobster, and shrimp taste amazing now matter how they cook it!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My friend and I ordered osso buco the same dish for each of us and we realized that one dish had half meat than the other. When we asked for the reason, the waitress said that they put more meat in one dish more than usual. Not the other dish has small portion. I had osso buco at other places, and this was the smallest I have eaten. The risotto that can with it was very good and made up for small portion of meat."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "very nice of the beaten path restaurant. Food was very good. Service staff was attentive an friendly. Pricing was very reasonable by NYC standards."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "You feel as if you were celebrating with friends and loved ones."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner. The food was solid and served by a caring, attentive staff. This is a restaurant that will be added to our reliable, stand-by list."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Service was outstanding. good italian food. Moderate prices. Would go again. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Fast, friendly service. Food was good but perhaps not special. The cheese was awesome. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Had lunch on Mothers Day. Food was great! Had a 2 year old with us and they were very accommodating. Really great lasagna! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is a 2 an 1/2 stars restaurant with 4 star prices. Decent food, but not so great to justify its prices. There are a lot of better restaurants in this neighborhood. Will not go again."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We got into NYC that morning and always depend on hotel recommendations and trip advisor reviews. They were right about Luna Piena. Excellant food, relaxed atmosphere and wonderful waiter staff. We plan on making this a regular stop on our next trip!!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I've been here on two occasions in the last two months, for business and pleasure. Both times, the food was great and servers are very attentive. It's some of the best Italian food I've had in the city in along time!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We love this restaurant. Go often. The service is spectacular. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Best Italian food in all of New York City. The service is great too. The food tastes like I had in Italy. I go here all the time. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "on E 53rd, there are a lot of good restaurants. Luna Piena is good but not great. Calamari salad was very tasty, with tender calamari; but the buffala mozzeralla was only fair. The branzino baked in salt was wonderful - but the osso buco and risotto was mediocre. So a mixed night. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Went here with some colleagues and we had a lovely time. Good food, attentive service, not too expensive. Would come again."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This is a very good place to eat food is great and good service only set back is that they do rush you a bit. We were there for an hour I know they want to turn the tables but that’s too fast and are reservation was at 8pm."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I was told there was a special on the menu that could be served with whole wheat pasta. They brought me gluten-free pasta which tasted horrible and didn't even discount the plate from the Bill. Will not be going to this restaurant again."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Very good food, fine service -- less expensive than other high quality restaurants. I have lunch meetings here and everyone is always happy with the food."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Wonderful food. Authentic Italian cuisine. Recommend highly."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Interesting menu with lots of delicious daily specials. Great ambiance. Great staff. Have been enjoying their hospitality for years without a bad meal. My go to Italian in the City."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Heard about this place from a friend who just visited. Awesome place with great good & service. Would def recommend this to anyone else."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "In a city the size of NY, choosing a restaurant can be overwhelming. I am always looking for a great total experience - great food, of course, but also ambience, service, and location. Luna Piena meets all of these for me! The food is truly amazing. Any of the pastas are a good choice (my favorite being the wild mushroom ravioli), as are the meat dishes (plenty of chicken, veal, and seafood choices). The wine list is not huge, but the restaurant maintains a great selection of wines by the glass and by the bottle. Other than the food the main reason I keep returning to Luna Piena is the impeccable service. The wait staff is charming, knowledgeable, and discreetly nearby. A trip to NYC will always include a dinner at Luna Piena for me!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "My wife and I were in NY for an impromptu weekend getaway. We were able to get tickets for a show, then scoured Open Table for a good place to grab dinner, and with the zillion choices to review, it became very overwhelming. We contacted the concierge at the hotel, and he suggested Luna Piena. With that we checked it out on OT, liked the menu and reviews and took our chances. Glad we did! The service was fantastic, very attentive, and you could see this was a family run place. Our waitress was very informed on the menu items, and even offered to have something made for me that wasn't on the menu. The food was fresh, flavorful, and hands down, TOP NOTCH! Will definitely go again my next trip to NY and I highly recommend."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Very authentic and very delicious Italian food. I have eaten dinner here 3 times and tried something different each time and each of my 3 entrees were memorable. Reasonably priced too..."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "This was my husband's and my first time at Luna Piena and we were so pleased to have found this gem. We had an early dinner before attending a local event. Menu selection was excellent and I opted for one of the specials which was pasta with bite size pieces of fillet mignon, mushrooms in a wine sauce. My husband chose the veal parmigian which was outstanding. Portions wwere plentiful. Also wanted to mention that we each started with a large bowl of vegetable soup which warmed us up on a cold winter eening. As it was my birthday, a delicious piece o tiramisu ended our meal. Attentive service was provided throughout the meal"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "My whole family loves this restaurant. The food is consistently good and the service is wonderful. They are friendly and very willing to please. We come here very often and they always remember us. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Great Italian restaurant when you have children...."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "For the last three years around the holidays, i have been taking my son's girlfriend for dinner here after we go for facials a block away at Mario Badescu. I love it. The pasta is delicious and I love the warm and cozy atmosphere .The workers are always friendly and there is just a general good vibe. My husband has been there a number of times for lunch as well and also really likes it."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Stopped in on a cold Friday in December. Modest exterior with a warm, friendly ambience inside. This is clearly a family-run place, and everyone pitched in to provide impeccable service. Food is truly authentic and delicous: we had a Veal Chop Special and a Veal Milanese - both were excellent. Try the blood orange sorbet for dessert - delicious. And the prices - for New York - were very reaonable. Try this place - you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The spinach stuffed ravioli was excellent with the homemade pasta being cooked just right and the fresh tomato sauce being awesome. We'll definitely plan to eat here again the next time we are in the city."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "An unexpected find: a relaxed neighborhood fine dining experience. If you don't like fussy, but you do appreciate well prepared and presented dishes with impeccable service, try Luna Piena. You will not be disappointed. The staff is deservedly proud of this restaurant. This was our first dinner there, but we will be back."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Wanted a pasta-based dinner the night before NYC marathon, and the choice proved good, with nice food and quantities that definitely do not leave you in want of more carbs."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Given this was our pre-race NYC marathon dinner, we ate a basic spaghetti meal and didn't indulge in the wine or dessert but we would definitely go back. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Loved it!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Luna Piena offers very good original italian dishes served by welcoming and friendly staff."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "We took a chance and were nicely surprised. We sat at an outside table and the weather was perfect. Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable (and Italian!). The service was very nice and not rushed. We started with a prosecco and the chef's special antipasta which was quite nice and more than enough for two. There was a very long list of specials and it was hard to remember all of them, but our server was very gracious about repeating any items I wanted a refresher on! They have a nice selection of wines and after dinner beverages. We passed on desert, just not that hungry, but had a nice espresso to wrap up the meal. Definitely try this place if you want some good Italian food in an authentic setting."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "A nice little Italian restaurant in NYC. Great staff. Generally good food. Wonderful service."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "First the service in this restaurant was excellent. Everyone was very attentive. Presentation of food was very good and the food itself was very good. A little on the "rich" side so I couldn't finish my meal but the gravy was very good. It wasn't very crowded but it is not a large place so I could imagine if it was busier that it could be a little too "crowded" for my taste. I certainly would go back."
    Dined on 8/15/2013
  • "Truly authentic food. Great specials. Friendly service."
    Dined on 7/25/2013