Bella Luna - NYC

4.5
1008 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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 $13.95 pasta dishes and an everyday wine special for just $8.
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.
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LC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While there was a minor price increase (one to a couple of dollars) for many of its entrees, you still can get delicious food and good value. The house salad was substantial and can be shared for 2-3 persons. The salmon was grilled to perfection. The wait service (George and Tomas) was very professional.

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DK
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood place-good food and moderately priced. Reservations needed most nights.

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lunch menu was excellent! It was not overly noisy and we enjoyed our afternoon. Everything was very good!

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DB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. I had the Capellini and my grandson had the lobster ravioli. The mozzarella was extraordinary.
All topped off with some yummy gelato! Highly recommend, would definitely go back.

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N
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Loved the wine deal for $8, but having to wait about an hour for a salad to be brought to us before our dinner was not great. Thought a nice apology would be pouring some more wine, but the slow service was never recognized. Good food and good portion size. Staff was friendly.

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JL
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious, always delightful, and very reasonsbly priced, one of my favorite restaurants in nyc for a casual dinner! This was the first time I had brunch tbere - and it did not disappoint

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VB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food ..calamari is tasty and nice spicy marina sauce ..penne a la vodka was phenomenal..great place for genuine Italian food

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was not at the level of the place . We asked 3 times for a glass and we never get it .

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MZ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome spot. Second time here and the service and food was outstanding both times!

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EW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite neighborhood place!! Love it!!

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m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!
Bella Luna is our “go to restaurant”. We really enjoyed our meals, salmon for me and ravioli for my husband. Our friends were delighted with their choices as well, eggplant for one and a fettuccini entree for the other. Three of us had Caesar Salad. They were very fresh and tasty.

The service was attentive, as usual. All in all a great evening. We will all be back soon.

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k
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious homemade pastas, and great neighborhood restaurant.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bella Luna is a neighborhood favorite. Always a pleasure.

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ID
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service, good food! I went with my kids for my daughter's 14th birthday. We shared a few appetizers that were very good. Two of us had the fish (trout and salmon), one had a delicious brick oven pizza and one had pasta (Rigatoni with eggplant). Had a fun evening!

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l
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

great pastas. Wine should be more variety and less pricey.

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f
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great local restaurant. Good food. Reasonably priced. Stay strong, Bella Luna!

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VB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great ..staff is nice ..great Italian food for a great price

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CW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service, good value

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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KW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent and abundant. I love the homey atmossphere and the service is alway good -Such affordable prices for such authentically delicious Italian cuisine.

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JE
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BELLA LUNA has been offering high quality Italian cuisine at reasonable prices for almost 30 years. There are reasons why they are still in business. Visit & find out for yourself.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant!

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & excellent service!! The server was welcoming. They customised the pasta to suit our needs Tiramisu was delicious. Will definitely go again..

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RJ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our table was waiting for us at 8PM. Food was great as always.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a lovely & elegant atmosphere. Made a reservation on pentacle the night before for 4ppl at 12.45pm and it was relaxed when they all came at different times (some had traveled)

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f
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for dinner around 7pm on a Friday night and we were so happy with our dining experience. We made a reservation prior to our arrival and it was definitely worth it as the restaurant was rather full around 7pm. The hosts and wait staff were very friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious and at such a reasonable price point. We ordered the $8 wine specials, Caesar salad and the pesto pizza. I will definitely be a returning customer with my friends and family. Highly recommend!

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F
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bella Luna is a local gem. Whether dining in or delivery, the food quality is excellent and the service, prompt and efficient. The minestrone, tagliatelle and salmon are our favorites!

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CC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a great neighborhood stand-by. Excellent food and wine selection

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

It'd be great if the veggies could be served hot along side the salmon

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m
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As a vegetarian, I have the salads and pasta dishes. All were very good -- and the service is very attentive.

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GG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The after was very pleasant. The pasta Vongole was bland and had to use the salt to try and make it tasty. I did enjoy the chicken piccata it had good flavor, but since I couldn't get a good wine to go with it, I was bored with my dining experience overall. I even went up to the bar to try all th red wines by the glass, and they were all very light and without body and lots of tannic acids, cheap tasting wines. Too bad, I wanted to like this place-:(

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MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We have returned several times to Bella Luna as a neighborhood night out restaurant. Others have commented about the service but we felt it was adequate, definitely not hovering. Hostess was charming and welcoming. We were seated quickly even though we arrived early for an 8pm Saturday night reservation, offered bread, wine fairly quickly. The lamb ragu and salmon farfalle were delicious and generous portions enough to take home. The noise level was low and pleasant enough for a quiet conversation, unlike so many other places.

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RS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood gem

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant should update the menu prices on open table, the real prices are 10-20% higher. Still decent value for uws, but definitely not as good as open table presents it to be

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B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our daughters engagement and decided to come here because we love the food and the atmosphere. As always the food was great as well as the service. Highly recommend it!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Seated promptly, friendly hostess, good food.

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ME
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent neighborhood Italian restaurant. I had the salmon and it was perfect - silky medium rare. Noise level can get high at prime time, alas.

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W
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for dinner with another couple, the servioce was top-notch and the food was good. Portions were very large. Good place to run out and grab a meal if your in the mood for good old fashioned pasta. They also offer specials, fish etc...

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P
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really like this place a,lot
They have paid a lot of attention to potential noise level which makes the restaurant much more user-friendly. The staff is friendly, attentive and efficient. I really like the food and we'll come back to try new items

cheers

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GG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great local favorite. Food is great and service is very good. Very friendly local spot.

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