Bella Luna Jamaica Plain

4.6
918 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and better service! Will be back!

V
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

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.

SS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

B
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

DM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

EA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

t
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
27 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good - pizza and calamari. Service was so, so. Waiter wasn't focused. Had to ask multiple times for water before he brought us some.

DG
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service! Absolutely adore this place.

S
New England
59 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat!

Y
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great drinks, great music, I love going to Bella Luna

EM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to family restaurant. Food and service consistently excellent.

L
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Make a reservation on weekends, lots of kids so noisy but overall will return.
We had great service and food but really hate the kid drawn plates.

PM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. It is popular with the locals so I recommend making reservations. The ambiance was cosmic and I felt comfortable. If in the area I would go again.

RM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative menu, great food, pleasant environment with good service.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious. Service is excellenr

ME
New England
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The server was utterly perfunctory is basically just rushed us through the meal. Food is good. I go there all time... but I hope I wouldn't get this person again.

MB
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

It kills me to leave anything but a high review, I’ve always loved Bella Luna. This last experience was very disappointing. There was a private event going on in the lounge area, but I don’t think that excuses our terrible service. The waiter did not check on our water/drink needs, every time we asked for something it took at least 10-15 minutes to arrive. I hope this was only a one-time experience. Still love the food, beer and vibe though.

KP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We love going to Bella as its good food and in our neighborhood. But when you really think about it, it's a very expensive place to go out to. A burger averages $18??? And entrees over $20. I feel like we spend a fortune every time. Husband had a cocktail off the specials and definitely not worth spending. We'll keep coming back of course but question something each time.

c
New England
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the live music and general atmosphere. Decent parking for its location, would like to come back.

SB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our first time visiting. Loved the ambience of this place, and the live jazz music. The Autumn flatbread was fantastic, and my husband loved the vegan lasagne. Great selection of draft beers. We'll definitely be back.

JS
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Festive, interesting ambiance, excellent food, and a genuinely attentive, cheery server! My guest group really seemed to enjoy the evening at "Bella" (as my family calls it) in every respect.

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