The food was ok, the server
The food was ok, the server was tremendously friendly, attentive and knowledgable. One complaint is the outdoor lighting - we sat as a party of four on the 'patio' facing the ocean - was very nice. However, the outdoor lighting, turned on around 7 PM was absolutely horrific. The idea of Via Luna is a moonlight guide for birthing turtles; I get that. However, yellow overhead lighting is absolutely awful for food service... If you are eating, stay inside. Having cocktails for a fantastic ocean view, sit outside.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
A great view of the Ocean,
A great view of the Ocean, outdoor seating raised off the walkway, and a service staff that is top notch, Via Luna is a great location within a great location, Ft Lauderdale. The only complaint is the outdoor lighting, which we were told was due to the sea turtles. Evidently, if the lighting was anything but the awful yellow bulbs, the turtles would try to cross the street and risk death, rather than spawning on the beach. Long story short, the yellow lights make the food look horrendous, but the taste is superior... I suggest eating indoors, and having cocktails on the patio.
3/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I will ALWAYS go back.
My meal was EXCELLENT from start to finish. The olive oil whipped potatoes are to die for :-) Sitting on the patio of Via Luna is the only way to dine here. You get to watch all of the people on the boardwalk.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Terrific restaurant with exceptiona
Terrific restaurant with exceptional service. Beautiful views of the ocean from all tables.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this place...food is
Love this place...food is great...surprisingly the pastas top the list...fusilli with octopus...works!!
Eat i or out...both work...and lunch is a bargoooon!!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Beautiful and delicious Caprese
Beautiful and delicious Caprese Salad. Husband had giant meatball for appetizer - good, but filled him up before Entrée. Wonderful, courteous service.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service were
The food and service were great. If you go there, ask for Michael he was an outstanding waiter. We had ordered a Pinot Noir which was out of stock so Michael had recommended another Pinot Noir which was fantastic. The name of the wine was Cocabella. We ordered a variety of food all of which were great. I would highly recommend Via Luna.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
exceeded my expectation!
I have eaten at this restaurant 3 times in 5 weeks.
Good salads, great meat ball & the BEST lobster risotto you can imagine. ( just specify how you like your risotto)
I ordered the osso bucco, not great so I changed it to this risotto dish, omg, wow it was GREAT !
Martin our server was also GREAT !
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful restaurant. Delicious
Wonderful restaurant. Delicious lobster with risotto.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Glad we celebrated at Via Luna
Good food, excellent service and extraordinary efforts in entertaining the diner's request. We got the servicebwe expected from a very high quality hotel. My husband and I are so impressed when we saw the birthday desert. Definitely will go back when we are in town.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love this restaurant! Our
We love this restaurant! Our first time. Expected and received the notable service, ambiance and cuisine at Ritz Carlton. The snapper's preparation was unusual and delicious and the cioppino was opulent with fresh seafood and a spicy broth. We will return & recommend to others.
4/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really good place. Would definetly
Really good place. Would definetly reccomend and go again.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sitting outside with ocean view was fabulous.....the food excellent and well presented and service exceptional. We would go back again.....
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinner spot
Had a lovely evening siting outside and enjoying a delicious dinner.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love this restaurant and we had a great Mother's Day dinner at Via Luna on Sunday night. The service and the food were exceptional. We were with our 2 sons (3 and 6 y. o.) They loved the kids menu and were very happy and quiet during the entire dinner. We enjoyed the fabulous atmosphere, great decor and tasty dishes. Fried calamari appetizer was very good. The signature margaritas were delicious and good size. My husband had the duck confit w pasta for the main corse. It's his favorite dish at this place and it was perfect, as always. I had New England scallops and it was also really tasty. Kids Mac & Cheese and Chicken tenders were homemade style and our picky eaters were really enjoying both meals. We will definitely return!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
a nice place to eat!
Great Service and Food! Server was veryh knowledgable on the menu and the area. Gret Dining experience
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Moon over The Ritz
A decidedly lovely evening. Dine on the terrace outside from the din of one of the noisiest bar scenes. Catherine, our waitress, attended our every whim as she served us the chef''s highly advertised, most amazing grilled scallop dish ever, or the duck confit ragout over pasta or the broiled organic chicken. All excellent. We shared Buffalo(sic) mozzarella and heirloom tomato salad, some ordinary beet salad and 2 bottles of crackling Alsatian pinot gris! A fascinating milk chocolate sweet,(We suggest making it dark chocolate). A storm tossed sea, some ambient traffic noise--1000 bicyclists--plus great friend made the evening celebratory meal wonderful. We had been waiting to try La Luna; and wish we had sooner.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I celebrated out 1st wedding anniversary here and loved it! The food was great and our waiter was great as well. We both had the lobster risotto and it was awesome. A very romantic setting....we will definitely go back.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The seafood here was incredible! You could taste the brine from the New England sea in the fresh clams. The service and atmosphere are top notch! I met a couple in the bar that were going to moon dogs for seafood. UGH! I could not believe...the best food in the area is right here in the Ritz Carlton. I stayed here a week and tried other area food and found the best food is in the hotel...the restaurant, bar (the calamari are outstanding), room service and the pool area.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good with beautiful view
Very good with beautiful view of the beach and ocean.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Luna is expensive but worth every penny. Food and service are outstanding. Staff are very well trained and very accommodating with special request. The chef knows how to season with real seasonings rather than just salt and butter like un typical restaurants.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the finest in Ft. Lauderdale
Via Luna does everything right - The have a beautiful location with a large outside dining area with incredible ocean views, provide quality service, and prepare their food beautifully! Via Luna is a great spot to sit, relax, enjoy fantastic food, and watch the world go by!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Easy to reserve table; nice to see preferences met, will reserve here again, will recommend
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our waiter Martin was wonderful,
Our waiter Martin was wonderful, attentive. Great Food/Scenic View
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth going back!
My husband and I wanted to find a nice place to celebrate our 6th anniversary. We live in south Florida but wanted to go someplace we have never been. We could not have been happier...the food, service and ambience were all 5 star! My husband had the filet which he said was cooked to perfection. I had the scallops which were recommended by our waiter...I have to say they were the best I've ever had. Our friendly and helpful waiter spoiled us all night without being overbearing. Definitely worth a trip if you are a local or visiting from out of town!!!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Beach Dinner
Fantastic food and the outside deck is the best place on the beach to have a great sunset dinner
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
The ambiance is very nice however the chairs situated on the marble portion of the floor are uncomfortable. Furthermore there should be table cloths considering how expensive the restaurant is. The place mats are fine perhaps for breakfast or lunch but not for dinner.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thank you Marita!!
We chose this location for a business dinner. We had the pleasure of having Marita take care of us. Her recommendations were perfect and her service was great!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM