Bella Luna Jamaica Plain

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933 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean

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About

Bella Luna Restaurant & The Milky Way Lounge is a community-minded business in the heart of Jamaica Plain that celebrates the great things in life – delicious food and cocktails, American craft beers, music, art, and fun. Our unique home at the historic Brewery Complex at 284 Amory Street features a warm brick interior with high ceilings, a sparkly red granite u-shaped bar, comfortable booth seating, a spectacular sci-fi inspired lounge, and a dining/function/dance room which opens up onto our spacious outdoor patio under the Haffenreffer smokestack. We use fresh seasonal ingredients to craft Italian/Mediterranean dishes that are delicious and affordable. We serve dinner seven nights a week with take out and delivery service to the 02130 zip code.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Bar
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
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Phone number
(617) 524-6060
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
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Private party facilities
Bella Luna & The Milky Way offers a unique setting in the historic Haffenreffer Brewery to host an unforgettable party. We specialize in affordable, casual fun for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, adult birthday parties, baby showers, corporate events & holiday parties. We offer delicious surprisingly affordable buffet dining options, with either a cash or open bar for up to 180. All of our party options are available with pricing at milkywayjp.com. We hope you will consider celebrating with us!
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Private party contact
Sarah Clapham: (617) 524-3740 ext. 14
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Catering
Please visit the "Plan A Party" section of our website milkywayjp.com for details, pricing and to download our Party Guide. Or contact our Event Planner Sarah Clapham at sarah@milkywayjp.com or 617-524-3740 xt. 14.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Boylston Street
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Parking details
There are 80 complementary parking spaces at The Brewery adjacent to Bella Luna/Milky Way. Please be aware that the first few spots near Amory Street are fifteen minute parking only. Also please be respectful of our residential neighbors as you depart and avoid honking, slamming doors, and loud conversation, thank you!
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Public transit
We are located just two blocks from the Stonybrook stop on the Orange Line. As you exit the station, turn left on Boylston Street, then at the light turn right onto Amory Street, we are two blocks up on the left at The Brewery, 284 Amory Street.
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Entertainment
The Milky Way Lounge continues its tradition of offering nightly entertainment and fun for the later night crowd, please check our website www.milkywayjp.com for our entertainment calendar.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Bella Luna! The food was amazing, the ambiance is great, service was awesome! This is now my favorite JP spot!

j
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went to Bella Luna for a birthday dinner with my dad who I don't speak to very often, and I think the environment was definitely part of why it went so well! We were in there for more than three hours (!!!) and they never made us feel guilty for being at the table that long. We did apps, dinner, and a free dessert because of the birthday, and the servers were great, the food was great, and my dad (who is picky) felt good about it too. Thanks, Bella Luna, for your help in me reconciling my relationship with my dad lol!

TN
New England
234 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great varied menu with friendly efficient service. Tables are comfortable with high tops available at the bar. The room is comfortable with moderate noise levels. We started with calamari (tender, moist with great crust) followed by salmon with bok choi. Drinks are also well made and generous. Parking made easy in an adjacent lot. A place to visit often.

HG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place for a small or larger gathering. Staff is always fantastic and the food delicious!

BR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food--fresh, flavorful, varied, distinctive, and reasonably priced. The "vibe" of the place was very warm and inviting, the service friendly and pleasant. While I appreciated the live background music very much, perhaps it could have been less percussive, and thereby less intrusive (although it wasn't unbearable by any means).

JJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Bella Luna has upped their game with their food. We had a great meal.

G
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Recommended by a local and did not disappoint! Beware it is a little hard to find on the street, no sign and very small. We got to sit in the window and saw beautiful pink sky and people watching while we are ate amazing pasta dishes. It’s a place where you feel like you’ve just been served a home cooked Italian meal! Don’t forget your cash!

FB
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burgers ever!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date or even just a good meal. I'll definitely be returning. Really cool atmosphere.

GT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bella Luna is always great! The pizza and specials are really good as is the beer selection. I enjoyed the Sam Adams New England IPA. The picture is a Harpoon IPA and the Pizza Menino. The servers always seem to be happy to be there and happy to see me. The atmosphere is warm whether sitting inside or outside. Awesome!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m always happy with my experience there.

C
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As usual Bella Luna did not disappoint us. We ordered the Menino pizza and the kale Caesar salad. The pizza was one of the best we've ever had (and we're a little particular about pizza). The crust was golden and airy, the cheese was just right, and the meats did not overwhelm the fresh tomato flavor.

The kale salad is dressed with a lemony/garlicky dressing that is subtle and to die for. It's not at all sweet, thank goodness. It's the perfect companion to the fresh, tender kale. The salad is served with enough shredded Asiago and tiny croutons that are a perfect counterpoint to the dressing.

The only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars was that the service was not very attentive. We wanted crushed red pepper for the pizza, but our server didn't come back to see if we needed anything - finally, I had to walk to the host to get the pepper. And when I asked the server to pack up the remains of my kale salad, he forgot. However, it was Labor Day weekend, and they might have been short-staffed. I don't know.

All in all, we recommend Bella Luna heartily - you won't be disappointed.

S
New England
63 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a delicious and enjoyable neighborhood experience, fun and engaging staff!

M
Orlando
68 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

S
New England
63 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious and enjoyable neighborhood experience

A
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this local neighborhood place and have been going there since they opened. Always great vibe and staff is very customer focused. Food is always great and reasonably priced. Had the spinach fettuccine and lobster pasta which was delicious. Wish is was on the regular menu!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and better service! Will be back!

V
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

I love going to Bella Luna for the ambiance & good service (most of the time). However, I feel as though you never know what you’re gonna get when it comes to the food. Several menu items change periodically and some are good, while others are not so good. Even when you order standard menu items it’s a toss-up. Sometimes the pizza and calamari are on the money, and other times they are not. This past Thursday they had a Cuban steak dish on the menu which was beautifully presented but the execution was beyond wrong (I’m hispanic so I know). The teriyaki salmon was just ok. Even the butter pasta was bland - no salt, no garlic... my daughter barely touched her food. We will continue going because we just love the feel of the place, the outside deck, it’s close to home, and the food quality surprise adds a layer of “excitement” (if I were to try to put a positive spin on it). I certainly did not appreciate having to come home to prepare after dinner snacks because we were hungry again within an hour of getting home.

S
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and a great draft beer selection; very pleasant out on the deck (with the historic, huge brick chimney stack!). Very pleasant service.

RP
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Bella Luna, we celebrated our one year anniversary and absolutely loved it!! Everyone was was professional and friendly, service was amazin.... Enjoyed the Pink Floyd Tribute after. Highly recommended

KK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside - you would never know you are in the city
We all enjoyed our food !
cocktails were delicious!
Wait staff was attentive but let us be as we were catching up with old friends...
I’m ready to go back!!!

CC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best family dining experiences we’ve had in Boston. Amazing live music, kind and attentive staff, delicious food, great ambiance, good value. Would go back in a heartbeat!

KH
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around!! I will definitely be returning.

B
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My friends took me out for dinner for my bday and it was GREAT

DM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleased with this choice the food was good the wait staff was great the service was quick

EA
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I think the restaurant is missing a vegetarian option to add to the salads. Why not have a tofu or vegetarian protein source?

M
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I find this restaurant noisy both inside and outside. But I've only gone about 4 times. Easy menu for families. Nice beer selection.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

First drink was weak but when remade on request was much better. Waitress was a little resistant to having drink remade. Short ribs in nachos was dry. Not usually the case so was disappointing.

l
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone loved it! Great funghi pizza and cod incredible beer wine and cocktails!
Service was easy and fast.

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a superb Father’s Day experience. We went on Sunday night kids eat free & live music! Can’t beat that! We’ll definitely be returning!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super family friendly. Perfect venue to celebrate father's day with young kids plus delicious food.

t
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoy eating at Bella Luna. The food and service are good.

S
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i love bella luna. the food is always properly prepared, the waitstaff are friendly and accommodating, the price is right. and it's a local neighborhood restaurant with a proven record of staying power in j.p.

A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was fine, but the mixed drinks were overpriced and awful. The pizza looked good; I regretted having ordered something else. Marguerita tasted like it was from a premixed bottle. Appetizer portions were small. Overpriced.

K
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fun and relaxed, outdoor seating on a lovely evening was great. The host and server were super. Strange to have a veggie burger on the menu but not make it vegan.

CT
New England
37 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to sit outside. Noise level was OK. Salad, main courses and dessert were very good. It's one of our favorite spots, especially if we can sit outside.

OT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my son’s graduation dinner. Great food, service and location.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pretty nervous (I get that way around pretty girls) so I put too much ketchup on my burger and spilled water everywhere. I told her I want to be cremated and have my ashes fed to people which may have been the reason she left halfway through the dinner and said it wasn’t going to work out between us.

The food and service was phenomenal though, would recommend!

I don’t want to die alone

CL
New England
30 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was my first visit and I loved it! The food and beer were great. The portions were perfect. The atmosphere very friendly and lively. It would have been nice - but I may be quibbling - if the live music weren't quite so loud. All said, I'll definitely go back.

JD
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was the best we have had anywhere in quite some time.

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