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About Bella Luna - NYC

A fixture on Columbus, Bella Luna offers you the quintessential Italian dining experience. Our familial service will always make you feel comfortable. The Bella Luna menu offers delicious Italian food prepared by true professionals. Be sure to try our Calamari or Penne Alla Fresco, or enjoy our 3-course pre-fix menu which is available every day from 12-6pm. Our Upper West Side restaurant has just what you are looking for on your night out on the town. Our affordable pricing includes $12 pasta dishes and an everyday wine special for just $7.
From intimate dinners to cozy wine nights at the bar, our professional team can tailor any menu item with wine and beer pairings. Bella Luna also provides accessible and elegant catering options. Our courteous staff will ensure you have a memorable experience. Whether you're a neighborhood local or passing through town, Bella Luna has the upscale yet relaxed atmosphere you're looking for. We can't wait to see you soon.

574 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024-2404
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 12:00pm-4:00pm Everyday
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:00pm-10:00pm. Friday - Saturday 4:00pm-10:30pm

Cross Street:
Between 87th & 88th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 877-2267

Website:
http://www.bellalunanyc.com/

Parking Details:
Paid public lot on 88th and 89th St

Public Transit:
1,B,C trains

Private Party Contact:
Guray Yuksel : (212) 877-2267

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bella Luna - NYC Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (47)
Casual (31)
Comfort Food (27)
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Good for a Date (26)
Cozy (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Great for Lunch (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Authentic (11)
Fun (11)
Business Meals (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Groups (7)
People Watching (7)
Romantic (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Have eaten at Bella Luna several times and the food is always excellent: fresh, tasty, top quality & reasonably priced for a NYC restaurant. All the salads are great, I had the seafood pasta entree (amazing), and everyone was happy w/their entrees as well. The vibe is fun, positive energy. This past Sunday (MLK wkend) we came for an early dinner after a movie. Our waiter though was a bit intense from the beginning, got testy when we were not ready to order & towards then end, made it apparent we needed to leave. It's the first time I left Bella Luna feeling uncomfortable. But b/c the food & vibe are so good, we will still come back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This is a neighborhood gem. High quality food at a very reasonable price, inexpensive wine list, very good service. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Everything was so good and everyone was so helpful. Loved it!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I am giving 5 stars because I am not sure you can beat the price-quality ratio they put out all the time. This is a go to place for delivery for us. We had family visiting and they wanted Italian. We shared the muscles for an App. We ordered the Lobster Ravioli, Ravioli Basilica, Chicken Parm and Chicken Piccata, all delicious. Spout the tiramisu and Ricotta cheesecake, fresh and delicious. Worth the walk on a cold night

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was delicious and service pretty good. They were running behind with seating times (reservations) but we got dessert on the house! it was worth it because the food was delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The best pesto I have ever had! Order anything that comes with pesto and you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been dining at Bella Luna for more than 25 years. We have never had a bad meal! Service is attentive without being overbearing. This is a true neighborhood gem!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Bella Luna was, as always, very good. The service is always great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is a very good restaurant. The service is very good. the selections are very good. They would let you make substitutions. very nice family restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went to dinner here with three others and we were all impressed by the food. Chicken parm, eggplant parm, and rigatoni alla nocina. The food was served warm and was very tasty. The chicken and eggplant was tender and the saudage in the nocina was plentiful. The tomato sauce is slightly sweet, which we wll enjoyed. Service was excellent. Quick water refills, bread and oil on the table. Oh - and the bruschetta was outstanding - chopped tomatoes marinated perfectly. Looking forward to returning when the weather gets warmer.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent service and food. Price is amazingly low

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Nice neighborhood feel and very good food. Reasonable prices. Good wine selection.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 19, 2017

This has been a family favorite for over ten years. Although the restaurant has moved, nothing has changed. The food was just as delicious as we remembered and the ambiance of the new location is wonderful.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Bella Luna was recommended by a friend and it was great. The food was wonderful, reasonably priced and the menu variety suited our family's varied tastes. The atmosphere and location are also great. The waiter provided good service but was a bit lackluster in his interactions with us.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Healthy, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

La Bella Luna è bravissimo! Grazie mille per una grande sera!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Gently priced wine and very good food. They allowed us to linger which was wonderful for old friends to catch up. The new space is lovely, a nice upgrade.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I have enjoyed this place since we moved to NYC in 2012. It is a quality spot with very reasonable options and excellent service. My husband and I are vegetarian and they have some great pasta options and often a special that is vegetarian as well. Beers are $7 and entrees are reasonable around $12-$16. This is a solid option in our regular rotation of places we enjoy.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Bella Luna is a great neighborhood restaurant. Food and service both good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food is excellent and service is great. It is a great local restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

the food wasn't so expensive and it was really good!!
totally worth it !!!!
I recommend

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food bargain prices but seats are very close to eachnothrr and no private conversation

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

5 of us dined, the meals for four of us were quite bad. Not recommended. Don’t let the nice decor fool you.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Always delicious food and a really great waiter. I only wish there was a full bar

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Bella Luna was the perfect stop for our day in NYC. Fresh, flavorful food and totally reasonable pricing. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I had seen the restaurant from a bus window and was enchanted by the name. Made reservation for three for lunch. It was darker than necessary and not very welcoming. The waitress was nice and not very observing or helpful. When water was spilled on the table, we were the ones to hunt down napkins, which stayed on the table while wet. The male counterpart looked really angry and put upon. The food was all right, nothing special. The chocolate cake was very good and very chocolate! They didn't make us feel pushed out, which was good as we lingered. I'd like to rave. Cannot. Good thing. - excellent flooring reduced chair scraping noise and lovely rest room.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food is consistently good. It would be nice to have a few Vegan options on the menu.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I'VE DINED AND CELEBRATED AT BELLA LUNA MANY TIMES. THE FOOD IS ALWAYS DELICIOUS!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, People Watching, Authentic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Really like the makeover in the new location. Excellent food at reasonable prices. Good neighborhood place.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Classic French bistro except waiters not rude.Food is consistently good to outstanding.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Pretty basic southern Italian. Nothing amazing, but everything was pretty good. Nice neighborhood place

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good neighborhood place. Food is good. Service is prompt and friendly. Reasonable prices. Very popular with the locals.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Now in its new location a block away from the prior restaurant...Bella Luna is still one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants for the last 22 years! Went with a friend and had delicious salmon and split a shrimp pesto dish. Shared a lovely bottle of Malbec. Price tag is exceptional and the flavors and consistency are always reliable. You don't need any excuse to have a great meal at Bella Luna!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Very good casual Italian dining on Upper West Side. Went with the family for a late lunch after a visit to the Museum of Natural History, worth the extra few blocks walk. Very good traditional Italian food, reasonable prices and affordable wine list. Friendly and patient waiters. Enjoyable meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Have eaten here twice. Love the food. A little loud, but nice atmosphere. Def would recommend it.!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Good food and value (quick service)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always happy at Bella Luna where it's easy to talk, nobody rushes you, the waiters are attentive and the food is good Italian comfort food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I love this restaurant and usually give it 5 stars for food but my pasta primavera was awful the n Saturday. I hope this was due to a sick chef. Of course I’ll give it another chance!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our party of three ordered a pasta dish each. All three were underwhelming. The speed of service was decent, but we enjoyed a better rapport with the bus boy than the waiter. The restaurant is well set up and tables have a decent spread. Unfortunately the food didn’t live up to expectations.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Old neighborhood spot in a new location and still a reliable and reasonably priced gem.
The owner and staff are always very welcoming and warm.
I've been eating here for years and have never had anything I didn't love.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We keep returning. The food always pleases and the servers are so flexible. They accommodate us no matter what. Kudos to management! Not easy to find this mix in NYC!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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