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Luna Rossa Ristorante
Luna Rossa Ristorante

Luna Rossa Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lunarossanyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 517-3118
  • Hours of Operation: Monday Through Saturday 5 PM - 11 PM
    Sunday Brunch 12 Noon - 3 PM; Dinner 3 PM to 10 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Paul Floess
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us for further details
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact us for further details
  • Private Party Contact: Paul Floess (212) 517-3118
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact us for further details

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1 Avenue & 2 Avenue
  • Public Transit: Subway 4-5-6 train to 86 and Lexington
    Bus M 15 stops at 86 street and 1 Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Luna Rossa Ristorante
One can hardly walk by a new neighborhood restaurant without noticing it; especially a cozy Italian place on the Upper East side - LUNA ROSSA is a hit in the neighborhood. Developed by Paolo Floess, the long-time Chef,he work the past 17 Years on the Upper East Side its cuisine displays a special blend of contemporary and traditional dishes from all major twenty regions of Italy. It also offers a great selection of exquisite wines from north to south of Italy. LUNA ROSSA offers a very relaxing and mellow atmosphere, decorated with original works of art and delicate colors. It is definitely the place to dine with your family and friends or for a perfect romantic dinner.... LUNA ROSSA IS TRULY A MUST!!!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Very well done. Creative food / menu and well prepared. Very good service."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Our first visit to this resturant but it won't be our last!! Great waiter, great wine and excellent food!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This is the new "our place". We had a number of "our places" on the UES but the Second Avenue subway managed to cause almost all to close. A big "Thanks for Nothing" to the MTA. We have been looking for a replacement for quite some time. We've found it. Been regulars since our first visit and intend to keep going. Food is superb, service is above and beyond, and we're right across the street! What more could you ask for?"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service very good. We especially enjoyed our clam dish and veal Milanese. The gelato was refreshing!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "As usual the food, service, and ambience were wonderful. Had the added benefit of running into Marty McFly and family!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This is worth leaving your neighborhood to come to our neighborhood. Been here several times, as a couple and with friends, and it has been consistently good and fairly priced. Menu is classic Italian with daily specials that will accommodate most tastes. It's one of those classic long, narrow Manhattan restaurants off First Avenue, but laid out comfortably so diners are not rubbing elbows with the next table."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "There was a problem with the menu. The online menu was very different form the resturant menu. In-house menu was very limited and much ore expensive. Waite staff was confused delivered food that was not ordered."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The fried artichoke and the eggplant were excellent as appetizers. My veal chop was a bit too fatty, my wife's veal marsala was a bit flavorless, but my daughter's ravioli were delightful. The dessert (millefolgie) was perfect. So , the meal was good but uneven. The service was first rate. I will go back. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Had the pleasure (as usual) of some always interesting conversation with Helton as well as being served by Hector. Both make dining at Luna Rossa all the more enjoyable."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My husband and I LOVE Luna Rosa. The atmosphere is relaxed, the food is wonderful, and the service is exceptional. There are many reasonably priced wines on the wine list and we have really enjoyed every one we have tried. The specials are always changing, and they are excellent and different. I am transported to Italy while dining at Luna Rosa. Truly a neighborhood gem. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Great food, service and ambiance... we arrived early and there was no problem with our being seated right away. My sole was great and my husband's sausage pasta was served perfectly. We will go back."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I have never been disappointed by the food at Luna Rossa, and I have very frequently been extremely pleasantly surprised. Italian restaurants are a dime-a-dozen in New York City, and most deliver uninspired food at an inflated price--not so at Luna Rossa, where the food is worth every penny of the slightly above average prices. For once, I've found a place where I get my money's worth and more. If I absolutely must nit-pick about something, at least one of the waiters lays on the Italian accent a little too thickly with an overabundance of "prego"-s. I can live with that for the good food. Tip: if available, ask for a table at the back where you can look out the window on a lovely garden/back yard scene."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We went for Lunch on Easter. We were greeted outside by our extremely friendly waiter, and offered our choice of seats (it wasn't busy yet, but was very busy by the time we left). We sat in the back by the window, and it was lovely to have natural sunlight beaming in. The service standard of every member of staff who interacted with us was top notch. We began with the Caprese appetizer, and the Buffalo Mozzarella tasted homemade. I then had the Ravioli, and my boyfriend had the Roast Duck. Both were absolutely fantastic - the Bok Choy that came with the Roast Duck was one of the best side dishes I've ever tasted. A great Yorkville neighborhood restaurant - authentic food and amazing service."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This is the 2nd time we've dined at the restaurant. It offers quaint atmosphere and very nice service. The appetizer, entrees and desserts are prepared well and taste delicioso! Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Food was amazing. Service could have been better. Felt like our table of 2 was an imposition to the waiter and we got forgot about. Will definitely return for the food and hopefully the service will be better next time!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went with a large party and the resounding theme was "we need to come back so we can try everything on the menu". Each one of us had something different and every plate was cleaned. I had the chopped/ chef salad. And the wild boar ragu. Both fantastic. The service was lovely. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We have been returning to Luna Rossa over and over and it is consistently a delight in terms of food, service and ambience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "wine not as good as last time. Pasta and fish superb."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I have been here many times and have never had a meal that I did not thoroughly enjoy. It is a wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant, which is welcoming and friendly, with excellent food and a quiet and comfortable ambiance."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "My wife and I ate here for the first time on Saturday evening, and we liked everything about it. We were seated promptly at a small corner banquette in the back room. Service was attentive but not overbearing. The fog gnocchi lives up to the excellent comments other diners have made, and the fettuccine bolognese was delicious, if not exceptional. The wine list is not large, but there is a wide range of selections by the glass, with some interesting choices. All in all, a very nice spot."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined here at least once a week for the past 2 years and so have sampled the menu widely. Their pasta selections are outstanding-the daily special of pasta filled with veal and amaretti served with pancetta and sage is exquisite. The breads and sun-dried tomato, olives or other condiments are always delicious. The fish dishes are fresh and flavorful. The service is superb-warm and gracious. By this time, they greet us by name and we are delighted to feel like part of the family."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food and service were wonderful. The portions are a very good size too. Although a little expensive, you definitely get your money's worth at this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Bright, cheery, warm interior and excellent food and wine. One of the more unusual and charming aspects of this restaurant is the view from the rear window, which discloses a private house with a garden just a few feet from the window. Very rare in Manhattan."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The veal was tough and had to be sent back to the kitchen, The pasta dishes were mediocer."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "A quiet week night spent at this charming little restaurant could not have been better. Our waiter, Maximo (sp?) was extremely welcoming and helpful. My husband and I shared the artichoke appetizer as he recommended, and truly enjoyed it. We also enjoyed the home made pasta, which was delectable -- and the Veal milanese. Both of us wanted to lick the plates! I didn't give it 5 stars only because I generally reserve that for "gourmand" restaurants with more complex dishes and luxurious decor. But I do give this place a "Let's go back" - which says enough!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We have been here a few times...the people and the food are the best."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The reviews on Yelp and Open Table were spot on. Food was terrific. Since it was relatively empty, the ambience was perfect."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Great pasta, wonderful attentive service. Smaller neighborhood restaurant that we will return to!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Try the kale salad or the beet salad. Meatballs were very good, the chef made a grilled chicken dish with rosemary and galric for me which was perfect"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "but probably better! you must put this on your list of places to try on the UES. The food competes with great tase like Felida's."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "If you are in the mood for a great meal, Luna Rossa is an outstanding East Side choice. The pasta was "al dente" and the meat was very tender. Sauces were top notch. Our party of four benefitted from attentive service as well."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "This restaurant is always my go to when I have guest from out of town because they want to go where the locals go. Every single person wants to go back when they visit again. It is wonderful !"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "It was an amazing tasting food. We actually arrived an hour earlier and were seated in 10min."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Luna Rossa is a very tiny sliver of a restaurant with tables placed very close together. While quaint, it doesn't allow for alot of privacy if you want to keep your conversation between the two of you. The menu was varied and the food was delicious. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Overall we enjoyed our dining experience and would return again."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the Thanksgiving prefix menu as well as a few items from the regular menu. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Great service and great food at a reasonable price - can't go wrong! Everything we had was fresh and delicious and the wait staff and manager were nice, accommodating and spot on with their food recommendations. It is a bit small and no bar to sit at, but worth it!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "My favorite Italian restaurant on the UES! Great service and food!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "This place has really grown on me. I am used to Southern Italian and this is more Northern. Whatever, it's really good food served up with friendly but inobtrusive service."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Authentic Italian food in a charming townhouse setting. Yorkville gem. Service was attentive and personable, professional but never officious or stiff. A good place to actually converse -- not too noisy, rather a more relaxed, homey and softly lit atmosphere. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Luna Rossa was terrific as always. The specials were interesting and the menu is classic. Whether interesting or classic the preparation is wonderful. Occasionally, the plate presentation isn't all it could be but that is just cosmetic. Very fine, helpful service and quiet enough to have a nice conversation. Not trendy but better."
    Dined on 11/17/2013