Bella Luna - NYC

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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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be open and serving our regular menu. Please join us!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be open and serving our regular menu. Please join us!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1098 People Are Saying
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ML
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went on a wednesday night, 2 adults and 2 kids.
Came in early and shared meatballs and tomato/mozzarella for starters with a couple of glasses of Pinot Grigio.
Mains was the truffle oil pizza and pasta with italian sausage for the adults and pasta tomatosauce for the kids. Another glass of Pinot Grigio and the Puglia to the mains.
Could easy recommend this restaurant for a famile of 4 and would go again my self.

R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent place. Great food. Service can be a little iffy but overall a good place. Felt a little rushed. Waiter came once, too loud drink order and asked us if we are ready to order everything. Whatever happened to get drinks, order food, nice and paced.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful meal at Bella Luna! Such a beautiful ambiance and yummy eats :)

M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful neighborhood restaurant. The food is great and the prices are reasonable. I go to Bella Luna at least once a week

L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bella Luna is a perfect local restaurant- great food, good wine list, and exceptional service.

k
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. Highly recommend

AS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Neighborhood Italian, good food. Skimpy on sauce on pasta dishes however. Vey accommodating as we lingered at our table after finishing there was no trying to hurry us out. Good for groups and families expecially.

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite local spots for dinner. Lovely, simple, tasty Italian food, and an easy atmosphere, with very friendly service. Consistently good and great value. Also, kudos to the management for introducing an enhanced wine menu with some new options!

DM
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

One of our go to’s, though we get delivery more than we dine in. I love their Red Sauce. All three of us enjoyed our meals. Ravioli Basilica, Eggplant Parm and Bolognese. Love their freshly made Tiramisu!

Service could have been more attentive

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

The customer service was great but the food was a bit bland to me.

LC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can’t go wrong with the food at Bella Luna. We usually order salmon and it’s always been grilled to perfection. Our waiter, Jorge, is very professional. We can usually ask for a different veggie than asparagus.

PL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food! Kind staff

n
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pasta was all quite good, including the gluten free variety. Salmon was not so good. Didn’t taste so fresh, unfortunately. The restaurant was busy, but no one was waiting for a table. They were beyond gracious and didn’t bother us to leave, though we were there at least an hour after paying, catching up with people we rarely see. We really appreciated it and will be back.

R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A historically "good" restaurant that changed when it relocated. It is more expensive, more noisy, and not as good as it used to be. Typical for the Upper West Side.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Pasta Bella Luna off the charts. Other dishes looked good not great. Shrimp calamari and mussels over linguine.

C
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

For a Thursday evening the service was just so-so. We had to call the waiter over several times because he was busy with too many tables. The hostess had to jump in several times. The bus people kept trying to take plates before we were done, took silverware without replacing. It was a special bday and since we've been to BL many times, I guess they had an off night.

MF
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always happy to dine at Bella Luna for the last 20+ years!

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely neighborhood place and has gluten free options

B
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good neighbourhood Italian.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food at great prices!

NC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the perfect neighborhood restaurant. Comfortable; pretty setting; delicious fresh food; prompt and friendly service; good value.

OT
New England
37 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good neighborhood spot for traditional pastas, good pizza and decent drinks.

s
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good neighborhood restaurant. Food is good. It would be nice to have a bit more variety.

MF
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had a delicious meal and had freedom to linger over our food. One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants for decades!

MN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food and the service were good, but we were a table of four, including two tall men, and we were put into a very remote corner table. The seating was very tight and ruined the ambiance of the restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were very good and enjoyed nice i rushed meal on a Saturday night

LC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta with sea food was delicious and they did not skimp on the seafood- especially the shrimp.

AK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great neighbourhood Italian- always consistent, good all round.

MI
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Très bon restaurant italien, aux prix abordables. Les plats de pâtes sont bien servis et savoureux, l’ambiance est reposante et calme (ce qui est appréciable à New-York !).

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b
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent! My husband and I had the shrimp& pesto sauce with linguine which was amazing--huge portion, fresh pasta, grilled shrimp. Our friend had raviola which he was quite pleased with. We all had very ample and delicious salads. Shared tiramisu was also excellent!

e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been here numerous times. Staff always accommodates.

JW
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

m
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great neighborhood restaurant- good food, ambiance and you always feel welcomed

j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a delight. and a returned dinner on Sat nite for 4 of us.

GG
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch with friends at Bella Luna. Great food, wonderful service, comfy restaurant. We will be back!

d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we had a great time. The weather was particularly nice and we got to sit outside. A reliable neighborhood place.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

There are much better Italian restaurants on the UWS! Decided to book a table at this restaurant because it was a convenient location that could accommodate a group. To their credit, the restaurant was able to increase our reservation size from 7 to 10 people the day of the reservation. That was where the good service ended. When our friends arrived an hour early, they were told the bar was full (despite empty seats) and perhaps they would like to try a bar across the street instead. WHAT?!?! Who says this to customers who already have a dinner reservation? The server was minimally attentive, somewhat cold, and not at all welcoming throughout our entire meal. I ordered the eggplant which was very bland. The chicken and veal in 2 dishes was quite tender, though again not particularly flavorful. Pasta puttanesca was the best dish at the table, although strangely it came with several whole anchovies across the top, rather than sauteed and incorporated into the sauce, as is the usual preparation. Each of us felt that our meal was "OK" but "nothing special." Each of us felt this was a "do not return" restaurant when there are so many better options nearby.

YL
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Decent neighborhood option. Food is ok, there’s pleasant ambience, and the service could have been a little more friendly and helpful.

N
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place!!! The people working here always try to accommodate you with a cheerful attitude and welcoming stance. The hostesses are particularly wonderful. This is one of those neighborhood restaurants that I’m thankful is in my neighborhood!

w
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great egg plant Parmesan. Attentive waiter. Good noise level although the music was a tad loud. Always enjoy this neighborhood place.

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