Excellent food and civilized
Excellent food and civilized atmosphere, able to carry on a conversation.Food and service excellent.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Always a good experience at
Always a good experience at this yummy Italian restaurant! Great dinner specials and a reasonably priced wine list!
2/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Neighborhood Gem
Cute, local Italian restaurant with fresh homemade pasta, wonderful waitstaff... you definitely feel like you've been transported outside of NYC into a cozy Italian home.
Don't forget to top off your meal with one of their amazing cappuccinos.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed our
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The restaurant is small and has an intimate feel to it. We went there with friends we hadn't seen in a very long time and we sat for hours and they didn't hassle us or try to shoo us out. The food was very good and it has an interesting, creative menu.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place has become one
This place has become one of my go to staple places. It is always excellent food with superior service. Never been disappointed. The chocolate polenta cake is one of the best desserts so save space.
4/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a gem. The food is
This is a gem. The food is outstanding: you feel like you are in Italy. Just like in Italy, you cannot get a bad meal! Perhaps it is its out of the way location, but I cannot understand why crowds are not out the door.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Restaurant East 85th St.
Have eating several times at Luna Rosa. Have never had a disappointing meal.
It gets better as time goes.....
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Warm, friendly, and accommodating
Warm, friendly, and accommodating staff; small but not crowded & tastefully decorated, food was outstanding and we liked the fact that the food was true traditional Italian not the Americanized versions, everything was cooked to perfection, pasta was not overcooked, the deserts were original and outstanding and one of the best ricotta cheesecakes we ever had. Will definitely be returning in the near future.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time. Great choice.
First time. Great choice. Went by open table reviews. Staff was very attentive. Food was wonderful. Was very nice out , and they had the front windows and door open. Knew I had made good choice when Michael J. Fox came in with his whole family for Mothers day!!!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, it was very good. Have eaten no less than 10 times at Luna Rossa and have never been disappointed.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite Italian
One of my favorite Italian restaurants on the UES! Food is always fresh and the menu changes frequently enough that there is always something new to try!! Great service also!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always great,It's
Food is always great,It's like being in Italy.Serving Staff always go ut of their to please you,it makes the dining experience wonderful.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food with great
Very good food with great service! Never disapointed when we dine here!!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A completely delightful place!
A completely delightful place! The service was perfect, the food was good and the beers are both Belgian specials and well-presented. While they welcome kids, the pretty back garden can be quite romantic. And, the front bar is good for a drink, to meet a friend and some really good frites. You should go, you'll like it.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden Gem of "Good" Italian
Luna Rossa is a terrific find on the Upper East Side, with thoughtful and well-presented "real" Italian cooking. Very little in the way of red sauce or lasagna here, just terrific ingredients authentically prepared. A very interesting by-the-glass selection of nice Italian wines completes the package.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food & service!.
Lovely restaurant, warm surroundings, professional service. The Polpettine di Vitello appetizer, and the main course of Fettuccine alla Bolognese were the best anywhere!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was terrific except
Everything was terrific except for the very intense noise level.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a lovely gem of a place on the UES. There is great food in NY, there is great service in NY and there great ambiance in NY....This place has it all. A great place for a meal with friends. The waiters are professional and friendly and the food (and wine) delicious. Even the mixed drinks were well done. Even though the restaurant was constantly filled, you never felt like you were rushed...each course very naturally followed the other, with time to linger over wine or coffee. Really a nice time.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
In every way as enjoyable
In every way as enjoyable as an evening at a good restaurant in Rome, where good restaurants are really, really good. Genuine Italian genius at work in the kitchen, far as we're concerned. Pasta was delectable, salad of octupus, diced potatoes and mixed greens delightful. Good wine at a reasonable price. From the standpoint of bang for the buck, this is not cheap by any means, but definitely one of the best buys in New York for a date or an intimate discussion.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some dishes were outstanding, like vitello tonnatto, however, fried artichokes were way too chewy, almost impossible to chew through. They should have been crispy. One special dessert, a creme brulee, was excellent. The other, a cannolli, was sour and we told the waiter. However, he didn't take the charge off the bill until we reminded him. Also, the waiter gave different responses when asked about ordering half order of pasta for an entree (as part of an expensive meal for four that included appetizers, drinks, a lot of wine, desserts, etc.)
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
great pasta, pretty good service, on the loud side, slightly cramped
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Find!!
While family was visiting, they requested I find an Italian place. Not one to veer towards carb-heavy cuisine, we were all pleasantly surprised by the abundance of non-stereotypical-Italian menu offerings. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu as well. The appetizer salads were a great portion; I made one my entree and tacked on an order of sauteed rabe for my meal. My parents both had fish entrees, one salmon and one sole; loved both. Our reservations were early at 6:30, but as the night went on it became evident that the families in Yorkville dine early and couples come later. With great prices, incredibly fresh food, and only 2 blocks from my apartment, I think I just found my new date-night spot!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
a very good local restaurant.
a very good local restaurant. Food and service is consistently above average. We have been back many times and take friends. Always above average.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Darling Last-Minure Date Night
After attending a museum nearby, my boyfriend and I decided we wanted to grab dinner somewhere near our apt. Luna Rossa happened to have the perfect time availability, and we were even able to sit a bit earlier than our reservation time. The food was delicious as before (this was my 2nd time, but my bf's 1st meal here), and our server was very attentive. It was a bit noisier than my first dinner because there was a large 15-person party next to us, but that didn't affect the noise level as much as we expected. The manager initially greeted us, and took my bf's coat to coat check before he even had the chance to ask :) Overall, we had a delicious meal, great wine, and the perfect romantic evening in a local spot.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Charming Italian Spot
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.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small but delicious
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!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Thanksgiving Meal
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.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM