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Via Luna at The Ritz-Carlton
Via Luna at The Ritz-Carlton
  • Address:
    1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
    Neighborhood:
    Fort Lauderdale
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $30 and under

Via Luna at The Ritz-Carlton Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://ritzcarlton.com/fortlauderdale
  • Email: jeffrey.deboissiere@ritzcarlton.com
  • Phone: (954) 302-6460
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am, Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm -11:00pm
    Brunch: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room hosts up to thirty (30pp) guests for a customized experience.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeffrey DeBoissiere (954) 465-2300

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Castillo St
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $7 Valet parking with validation.
A word from Via Luna at The Ritz-Carlton
Perfect for a romantic date, special occasion or gathering with friends, complement a four-course gourmet meal from Via Luna, with hand selected wines from around the world. Ladies are presented with a faux fur stole for an evening in the Wine Vault, or dine on Via Luna’s terrace overlooking the moon as its reflection grazes over the water. In either location, chefs present menus in advance and customize to individual preferences for a perfect, tailor-made evening.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Having been to many Ritz/Shangri-la/Four Seasons, etc. for dining and business meetings across the globe, I can truthfully commend this RITZ in Fort Lauderdale for being an outstanding property!! The location (right across the street from the ocean) is fabulous, views are gorgeous (though go early to catch the light) and service was impeccable. Interior was not stuffy like most Ritz, but very elegant, classy and fresh. All dishes were delicious, inventive, beautiful and at a world-class cuisine standard, enough to qualify on any diner's guide, with Michelin stars, San Pellegrino list, etc. Would definitely go back any time - had a wonderful evening, enjoyed the dining experience and the quiet and private (yet still vibrant) ambiance."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "While staying at a nearby hotel and wanting to try eating something outside of the hotel, OpenTable led us to Via Luna. We made reservations and had Sunday Brunch which was delicious! The food was very fresh, the buffet was clean and the atmosphere was perfect for a hot sunny day. The waffles were amazing which prompted our return the very next day. We thought we would sneak back unnoticed for more of those fabulous waffles, however, Chad remembered us from the day before, and greeted us with a warm welcome. Jaime our waiter was very attentive and Adner also checked in with us to make sure we had everything we needed. Overall, we had an amazing experience! Highly recommended!!! A++"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We were the only ones there at 6:30 pm. Waiter Terry was attentive in the beginning but abandoned us after the main course. Crispy Calamari was great - needed more sauce. Caesar salad was good. Two wine glasses were $14 each. I had Black Grouper and not a fish eater, but enjoyed it...very different from 'blackened grouper' and often confused. Spaghetti with big meatball was great. For dessert, the Baked Alaska was terrible...tons of white stuff over a 1/2 inch cake of pistachio and no ice cream at all. Strange. Apple pie took 20 minutes to prepare so we said to bring us coffee while we waited...nothing came until the desserts came and our waiter Terry didn't even come by. Spoiled the whole ambiance for an expensive meal. Won't be back."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "It was a busy Saturday in FLL and this was the only place we could get reservations as we booked last minute. Someone must have cancelled which have us the last great time at this restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised! All four of us had great meals. The service was excellent. I give this high marks."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was good but not exceptional. We were surprised to be given a complementary shrimp cocktail due to our entrees taking a long time. Our main server was inattentive. He took our order but did not offer to tell us about any specials which we later heard another waiter describing. He was absent when he should have been checking. On the other hand, the server who brought our food was excellent. He took the time to tell us about the dishes and explained about the shrimp. The bus person was also excellent. Pricey so I would think twice about going again, though I did notice the other two servers in our area were much better trained than ours."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We tried the octopus appetizer which I highly recommend especially if you haven't tried octopus before. The short rib pasta was perfect and the butternut squash pasta was superb. The chocolate souffle we shared and it was a must try item."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The BEST on Ft Lauderdale beach, with great outdoor seating/views."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "We truly enjoyed our dinner at Via Luna in the Ritz Carlton directly on the ocean in Fort Lauderdale. The service is incomparable & the dining area is beautiful. I highly recommend Via Luna."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Drinks are expensive -- $15 for vodka on the rocks -- but the blackened grouper was the best fish dish I have ever eaten. The waiter was excellent; and you can dine outdoors looking at the ocean."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We have been going to Via Luna for the past 4 years...and have always loved the food, the wait staff and the elegant setting. We were there 2 times over the holidays...the big change is the ridiculously small portions for salads and pasta mains. This was the not the case over the spring/fall. Quite frankly, it's become a joke with my wife and me. WE will not go back unless they fix this. Guys...pasta costs you 10-15 cents a serving...get with it...or you will kill the golden goose...your paying clients. Remember...we do have options as consumers. The food tastes great...but one does feel cheated!."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "I have had lunch here several times and have noticed a GREAT improvement in the service and attention to details. I requested a paper Wall Street that they seemed to be out off and the Manager (chad) went next door to CVS to purchese one just for me! Now thats what I call service... Food is great and very fresh will be back.."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "mediocre food, service & setting. great ocean view but not even close to other Ritz dining rooms. for the $, plenty of other near y choices."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "A nice facility with good food. The servers were well trained but under staffed and although they hustled the service was quite slow. Outside dinning with a beach view is available but be aware that there may be a lot of traffic noise from passing cars. Since becoming part of Marriott family the Ritz seems to have lost its Glitz. It appears to be toning down its elegant image and trending more to a family oriented chain. Too bad, there are many family restaurants but few restaurants as elegant as the Ritz once was."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "Over Priced! If you're a foodie, don't go. You will be disappointed. If you like BIG Portions, this is the place for you. The Caesar Salad was the one item which I would rate "Above Avg." The Roasted Chicken is cooked by an amature. I had better roasted chicken at Boston Market. Dear Executive Chef, please go try the roasted chicken at Apiary in NYC. For dessert, I had the "Coffee and Donut." The Coffee ice cream is very good; but not very innovative. The Donut is too dense. Everyone in my party agree that Dunkin Donut and Crispy Cream have better donut. The wine list is good, but expect to spend $50+/bot. Dear Sommelier, please check out NYC Gramercy Tavern's wine list. There's a good wine for every budget."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Great idea for a nice dinner but there are so many better restaurants in this area."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Fantastic food and the outside deck is the best place on the beach to have a great sunset dinner"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Appetizers great as usual, and appreciate kitchen splitting them, as we shared appetizers. The pasta was undercooked..(love al dente, but this was about 2 minutes shy of that), likely caused since they brought out the wrong entree to us...so the fetuccine was gummy, and even worse, was missing salt in the water...so was pretty tasteless. Service great as usual."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "Arrived for lunch at the time of reservation, 2pm. Restaurant was already empty. Service was poor, took a long time to serve the food."
    Dined on 9/16/2013
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "I think I have said enough for my Risotto and the lobster. Risotto was not evenly cooked and the lobster was chewy. I was really disappointed since I told my son you can never go wrong eating at the Ritz. The staff were wonderful and the desserts are highly recommended. Next time we just have to order something else but will go back there again just for the service"
    Dined on 8/21/2013
  • "Easy to reserve table; nice to see preferences met, will reserve here again, will recommend"
    Dined on 8/3/2013