The waiter was very considerate
The waiter was very considerate about my food allergies.
2/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I appreciated the decor.
I appreciated the decor. There is something about exposed brick that makes a room cozy. Add fabulous food and generous drinks and you have the makings of a first class establishment. I think this place is my neighborhood favorite.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dining before Club Time is The Best
Neighborhood hot-spot with plenty for vegetarians, carnivores, and carb-etarians. Great salads with optional chicken or shrimp. Really solid, simple grilled steak entrees and roasted chicken entrees. My vegetarian friends greatly enjoy the grilled stuffed avocado entree with quinoa, and the hearts of palm ceviche appetizer. There's also a vegan pizza which sounds pretty tasty. Lots of rotating seasonal cocktails (I was very much entertained by the "Earl of Grantham" cocktail this time), plus a solid whisky and scotch offering from the bar. EXCELLENT friendly and attentive servers, always ready to give helpful advice on choosing an entree or dessert! Nice ambiance, tons of seating.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
LOVE BELLA LUNA !!! SERVICE
LOVE BELLA LUNA !!! SERVICE IS AWESOME & FOOD IS GREAT !!!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
For the first time ever, I saw a dish on a menu that didn't have meat and i thought to myself, I HAVE to try it!
I highly recommend the quinoa stuffed avocado with asparagus.
The crafty cocktails quickly made this one of my new favorite local dinner spots.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bella Luna Continues to Be the Best
Bella Luna is one of the best dining establishments in Boston!
The menu is varied and fun. Service is always good and attention to customer's needs top notch.
The venue in the old Brewery is charming with a well-designed space for a regular meal or a group celebration.
Great place to celebrate birthdays or special occasions. Staff will work with you to meet your budget and dietary needs.
The back room is a good space for 50 plus people. Outdoor dining is also good when weather warms up.
Reasonable prices too!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent attention to my
Excellent attention to my food allergies! Fabulous service, great food, vibrant place!!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood place
We had a great meal. The pizza was superb and the mac & cheese was also very good. My son had a burger that was so big he couldn't finish it, and he rarely doesn't eat everything on his plate.
The beer selection was very good.
Definitely a do-over!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
I'd been to their club night,
I'd been to their club night, but I hadn't eaten there. I suggested it as a first date spot. We both enjoyed our meals and the atmosphere.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is great and the
The food is great and the service is very attentive. I was there for their Gluten Free beer and dinner pairing which was delicious. The staff at Bella Luna really work hard to make every dining experience a good one. I will return for many more events and dinners in the future.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
we did find it challenging
we did find it challenging around 10:30 pm when the salsa music was amped up in the restaurant. We ended up leaving because we coulnt hear ourselves. too bad the music had to be so loud
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Give Your Kids a Special Night Out!
My son loves Bella Luna and is thrilled that chicken tenders and fries are a staple on their kids' menu. I could not be happier since they have a delicious gluten free pizza crust and other good GF options. This is a great local spot to take the little one(s) to celebrate a special day or as a reward for doing well/behaving well in school. The servers are all kid friendly and who doesn't love to draw on the table with crayons?
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Good and the Mistaken
As usual, great food! And wonderful to be recognized and taken right to my seat, given that I'd reserved through Open Table.
I asked the server for Gordon's in my gin martini, but my receipt said "Berkshire Greylock Gin ... in martini (3.00)" for a total of $11 for my martini. I brought this to his attention, but he blew it off with something about that was the house gin--but then why $3 more? Too frustrating, but too minor for me to bring it up again.
I think I'll swear off martinis for a while at Bella Luna. Probably better for me anyway.
Also, very minor point: the cabbage was not, as listed on the menu, "wilted" on the corned beef stew, but fresh--I did like it fresh!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good service, good food, pleasant,
Good service, good food, pleasant, friendly staff and best sweet potato fries I've ever had!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyable as always
I had a friend in town who has a lot of food restrictions, we ordered the Farmers Market Pizza. Very enjoyable, as always. She was very happy with our meal, service, and atmosphere.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fun new place
I work in JP and had noticed Bella Luna a few times. My family all went there finally for dinner on a yucky rainy night. It was cozy, quick service and just what we were craving. Casual, cheery and yummy homemade funky pizzas. It is a great spot, We will definitely go there again.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always walked by, but not any more
My daughter has ballet class in the same location as Bella Luna and I never went in to eat there until family came into town from Italy and wanted to go to my daughters ballet class then dinner. Bella Luna was a GREAT choice and the food, scene, and drinks were very good. Family dinner after ballet class is a must now!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll definitely be going
We'll definitely be going back. The space (in a converted brewery) is very well organized with booths, tables, high tops and bar seating, and I love the decor. The noise level was much lower than I would have expected given the (generally young) clientele. All this and the food was very good. We shared a calamari starter and moved on to a grouper special and a scallop/pasta dish - all very good. Finally, the wine list is short but well chosen, there is a good range of beers and a intriguing cocktails list. Fun evening.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roasted Stuffed Avocado - who knew?
We had a yummy meal on a very warm summer night - just a little too warm for the outdoor tables, which would otherwise have been our preference. But the interior decor quieted any disappointment - colorful and funky. Plus the staff were friendly, there were crayons for the kids (though we brought none with us). The stuffed avocado with quinoa, lentils, tomato sauce with grilled asparagus on the side was excellent and unusual. There were bean burgers, too... a little bland but very healthy feeling! Our friend got the catfish and he thought it was great. There were a few desserts and lots of interesting beers which we did not try. But we did try the watermelon lemonade - yum! Very tasty and not too sweet. Check it out!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bella Luna is a great neighborhood gem. The space is cozy, the food reliable and good pizza!! a sure bet every time.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very diversed and nice ambience and food. Great for any occassion. Outdoor patio. Live nightly entertainment. Favorite place to frequent..
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always love Bella Luna
Consistently good and always great service. I love introducing Bella Luna to newbies - my stock rises tremendously!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm, hot setting ...
OK, my kid's broccoli order was forgotten (maybe he took the waitress aside and nixed it when I wasn't looking?) but readily produced when I reminded our waitress. Delivery of bread before the meal seems inconsistent, too. But, the food and final service were incredible, as always. And, as a regular, Open Table customer here it is so great to be recognized immediately and brought right to a great table!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful as usual
I have been to Bella Luna many times and really enjoy the relaxed and pleasant ambiance. We were a work group of 6 and arrived early (5:15) so it was very quiet. We were there for several hours and by 6:30 it was more crowded and lively. We sat outside and the service was a bit slow but acceptable. The food was delicious and the presentation lovely. We had a wonderful time and I would definitely recommend Bella Luna.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dress up or down!
Bella Luna is a great place to meet up with a few friends for pizza and drinks, but the menu and ambience are also fit for celebrating a special occasion with a date or family--a versatile restaurant!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought along a couple of
Brought along a couple of folks who live in the 'burbs north of the city. They were impressed from start to finish. It was a great evening.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasant surprise
We chose this restaurant based on previous customer reviews and were not disappointed. We went with our two young children who were made to feel welcome, provided with a pot of crayons and invited to draw on the paper tablecloths. The children's menu portions were more than generous, but the main menu portions were perfect. The calamari starter we chose was delicious, especially the slightly spicy sauce. The honey ginger salmon was tasty and the salmon was cooked to perfection but not as honeyed or gingered as the name would have you believe. We all shared the chocolate brownie sundae for dessert ... delicious! All in all, a very nice evening with prompt service and we will certainly eat there again.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here for dinner with
Went here for dinner with friends. Variety of food for carnivores and vegetarians. Located in a small area of other restaurants by the Stony Brook T Stop
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun place. I'll go back
This is a fun place in a part of a nice neighborhood. It offers an eclectic menu, which means it does a little of everything but nothing exceedingly well. It's a blast and the staff is energetic, the atmosphere is cool and hey, I'd go back, no problem.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A neighborhood gem shines in JP
Bella Luna offers a relaxed atmosphere and informal menu with great choices in salad, pizzas and sandwiches. We found this gem offers not only a great menu and relaxed but attentive service, but also hosts a lively music scene on saturday nights.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place! It fills
I love this place! It fills the bill when you are going out with vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian and carnivorous friends...there are great choices for everyone. I have been here dozens of times and it always satisfies, brunch or dinner. Make a reservation on week-end nights! My new favorite, cat fish!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food sluggish service
We had to ask for a waiter to come to our table after sitting there for over 10 minutes. Waiter when he showed was good . Wasn't that busy- there are not enough waiters! Food was great tho so would go back
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable evening in JP
Bella Luna is a great neighborhood spot. A winning combination of tasty, well prepared food and attentive service. We'll be back !
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sister's first time not her last!
My sister thoroughly enjoyed the salad and pizza we had. For my wife and I, The Mennino should be available long after he leaves office
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience overall.
Great experience overall. Dining in a party of 2, of vegan and one with but allergies; there were choices for everyone. We were even able to split appetizer. I plan to bring my carnivore boyfriend here in the future.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM