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About Bella Luna Jamaica Plain

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.

284 Amory St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Bar
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

Cross Street:
Boylston Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 524-6060

Website:
http://www.milkywayjp.com/

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.

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.

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!

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.

Executive Chef:

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!

Private Party Contact:
Sarah Clapham: (617) 524-3740 ext. 14

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

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

Bella Luna Jamaica Plain Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.2

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4.4

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4.5

value

4.3

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2012

We went here for my husband's birthday and loved it! We had toured the Sam Adams brewery earlier that day and we were looking for something nearby when we found Bella Lunas. The food was amazing, the staff attentive and they had a great selections of beers and wine. If we're ever in that area we'd love to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2012

Fantastic wait staff and fair food make for a decent dining experience in a popular JP location. They often have comedy shoes and other events, so if you're looking for something a litte more than just food this place fits the bill. I would come with low expectations of the food and then be a little surprised it wasn't so bad. Despite some excellent-sounding menu options, I find the food meh (and I've been more than once).

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2012

A long time favorite. Friendly service. Excellent food choices. Well prepared.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2012

Enjoyed wonderfully light & crispy pizza with interesting toppings.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2012

The first two dishes my friend tried to order were not available, then the drink I ordered was also not available. This was the first time I'd been let down buy Bella Luna.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2012

It was my first time at Bella Luna and all I can say is- why have I not been here before??? I LOVED it! The menu is great and varied, the food is so fresh. Lovely wine list and the atmosphere is perfect. I also liked the local art on the walls. The golden beet gazpacho was delicious! I highly recommend Bella Luna and will go back soon and often!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2012

maybe because it was labor day weekend but they were not staffed properly. there was no one at the hostess desk to seat us...after a while one of the bus boys showed us to a table...there was only one waiter for the whole outside deck. after a half hour sitting there we still hadn't been served any drinks or bread. i have never gone to speak to a manager before but after a half hour i did. she was nice enough and sent over a free salad. the food was warm at best when it arrived and it was average and they didn't get my order right. we used to like going to the bella luna at the old location, but this was the 3rd or 4th time at the new location and we will never go back

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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2012

Food was well prepared and very tasty, good variety in menu selections, and wait staff were helpful and alert. Wonderful for an outdoor dinner on a beautiful evening.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2012

Great staff-brought out a dessert with candle as a surprise for my son and I had only casually mentioned his birthday to hostess! We look forward to returning

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2012

A great neighborhood scene. Wonderful outdoor patio and festive indoor ambiance. We had a large family party of 10 and we had a great location indoors that was surprisingly comfortable and intimate with that many people, plus a highchair for a toddler. It was not overly noisy so we could talk and hear one another.

Food was good--we ordered salads of various kinds (asparagus salad disappointment--not sure where the asparagus was and way too limited dressing, three or four small pizza of various kinds, and a ravioli. All were tasty and appealing looking. Not great food (except one of the pizzas--the Latin American ingredients one) but good.

We all had a great time, even though we were unable to be seated outside.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2012

Pre-Red Sox gane dinner. We both enjoyed the food and the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2012

Bella Luna is a neighborhood gem! We go there when we have friends in town or for an easy going meal for two. They can usually seat a large party easily. The food is good, excellent pizza and salads and Sam Adams beer fresh from next door.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2012

Neither the kitchen nor the wait staff seemed prepared for the number of occupied tables. The restaurant was full and there were at least 2 tables of 10. We sat for a long time without water or being offered anything else to drink. A couple of times we had to ask other waiters to find our server for us. We might have ordered more if the waitress had at least checked on us periodically. It seemed an affront to be charged a 20% gratuity (because there were 6 of us), given what was to us horrible service. I did not challenge the charge, because we'd already been there for 2 hours and that process would likely have taken more time than we had to give.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2012

Great pizza and always fresh Sam Adams and other local craft beer. Get the Latin Quarter

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2012

We enjoyed a fantastic meal at Bella Luna. We had an 8:30 reservation and chose a patio table. My husband had the chicken piccata and I had the vegan Wellington. Both of our meals were tasty and enjoyable. We also had coconut macaroons that were vegan. This restaurant actually had many vegan options! The server was attentive. The place was absolutely hopping for a Sunday night! We ordered drinks as well, my husband enjoyed a microbrew and I had the special which was gin with muddled cucumber and mint and lime, which I found a little overpowering, but next time, I will go for a cocktail i am more familiar with. We will definitely return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2012

Excellent local favorite. My go to restaurant for meeting with friends and family.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2012

Loved the bar and live music! The Pizzas here are delicious!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2012

Waiter was extremely cold, didn't check on us, and spilled a drink on a guest without getting additional napkins or offering an apology. Won't be returning.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 20, 2012

We had a large group (8 adults and 4 young kids) and the restaurant had no problem accommodating us on a Friday night. The staff was super helpful and friendly. Great beer selection. Lots of variety on the menu from seafood to burgers to gourmet pizzas. This is a great place to gather a group of friends and reconnect over dinner and drinks.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2012

I have been to Bella Luna many times and love the food and friendly neighborhood atmosphere. The service was very good on my last visit but it can be slow.The outdoor terrace is lovely. I will definitely go there many times in the future.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2012

Food was good but service was poor. Never got appetizer.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2012

A favorite local spot - very enjoyable, good vibes.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2012

FOOD WAS GOOD. THE PLACE WAS ON THE NOISY SIDE, AND WE WENT ON AN EVENING WHEN YOU WOULD EXPECT A QUIETER PLACE.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2012

Person taking order was excellent, person delivering food was sub-par. Not courteous, not well trained. Food was good, not outstanding. Great Sangria!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2012

As always, our dinner food was good and the experience at Bella Luna was excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 29, 2012

I have been going to Bella Luna for about 2 years now. As a whole their food is very good.
This time I tried the fish tacos. The tortilla shells were RAW. Toasting would have helped.

The Calamari appetizer.. the portion size for one person was quite small for the price being charged. They also should have been deep fried.

The blueberry peach desert was completely tasteless. Blueberries in general have a lot of tasted to them. What was done to make them so tasteless.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2012

Great Specialty cocktails and gotta have the meatballs

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 (New England)·Dined on June 15, 2012

The food here can be hit or miss but mostly it's okay, the pizza is usually good. The servers can be and usually are less than attentive even on a slow night. All and all its fine but nothing special.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 14, 2012

I have had risotto many times at Bella Luna and was thrilled to see it back on the menu. What a disappointment. It was soupy, absolutely not what risotto is supposed to be. It seemed the wrong type of rice was used, and more. I hope it was just an off night in the kitchen.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 5, 2012

Fun, casual place. Love the buffalo wings.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2012

great for kids. food is mediocre at best.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2012

We were delighted with Bella Luna. We chose it from Open Table because it was close to our son's apartment. The decor is fun and funky (an older lady's term), the staff prompt and helpful, the food very good, the wine and beer list surprisingly extensive. We will certainly return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on June 2, 2012

Our first trip to Bella since it's move from Hyde Square. Much nicer and more comfortable atmosphere, same great food and service. Large parking lot and outdoor dining a definite plus. Bella Luna is a shining example of the improved quality of the Jamaica Plain neighborhood.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 1, 2012

Always great. We had a pizza that was truly delightful. Service was everything you want it to be. Bravo!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2012

my favorite go-to place. the drinks, pizza and healthy options are incredible!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 24, 2012

I've eaten there twice. Menu and Beer list is very interesting and the food I ordered (Key West Chicken sandwich) was VERY good. Service was a bit on the slow side coming out of the kitchen. The person who took our order and who was responsible for us was really great, however. We mentioned that it was our anniversary in passing, and she surprised us with a dessert on the house! Bella Luna is a fun place to go have a pleasant and tasty dining experience. The fact that there is a parking lot is a bonus. We will be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2012

I decided to try Bella Luna's for mother's day. The ambiance was quite lovely. The wait staff warm & welcoming. Unfortunatley, the chicken & fish dishes were both overcooked. The chicken was precooked! The lovely waiter's only response was that he could let the chef know or get me another meal. Nothing was taken off the bill. When we fishished eating & shmoozing, the waiter (who really was very nice) was nowhere to be found for than 10 mins which triggered my mother who was not happy being abandoned when she was tired at the end of a big day. The salad was delicious and raves to the balsamic & the peppercorn dressings. Lentils light and lovely. So, try a chef who checks his food. Try hiring a super taster. Let me know.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 11, 2012

Twice we've taken out-of-town visitors to Bella Luna and twice we've been more than satisfied with the food and the service. Great place! Even waiting for a table was fun--they let us play Wii Bowling!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 11, 2012

Loved the interior- color, lighting, paintings. A gem of a restaurant. Food was very good, a bit short of excellent. Friendly and accommodating wait staff. Very good selection of ales. The night club a bit small, but intimate and full of energy.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 11, 2012

This was my first visit to the Bella Luna since it was moved to Amory St. The food is just as great as its always been. I love the silver moon salad and the gypsy king pizza. Service was excellent, very attentive and friendly. I was sad to hear they no longer have the bowling because that was always fun.

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