Bella Luna - NYC

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1120 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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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 1120 People Are Saying
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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and great environment. Only downside was that the bussing staff came around very quickly to try and take away our plates.

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant great food and a very low almost no noise!

j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bella Luna is a UWS oldie but goodie. It moved a couple of blocks south of its original location. The new place is smaller than the old. Service is very good. Noise level better than most NYC restaurants. Prices reasonable. Good pastas, salads and entrees.

SM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this restaurant - food, service, ambiance, price. Good variety for any diet. Food prepared well with good ingredients, the Rigatoni Alla Norma being one of my favorites. A great restaurant on the Upper West Side.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always a good meal

SF
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

As a neighbor, I enjoy Bella Luna many times during the month, and often bring friends.
My only suggestion would be to expand the menu from time to time. One who eats there regularly finds it repetitious; even the specials are always the same.

E
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always have excellent food with perfect service. Thank you!

u
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was unexpectedly good!

WG
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My gluten-free hubby declared that his GF pasta in eggplant ragout was the best Italian food he had had in years. And my fresh tagliatelle with Bolognese sauce was tasty and plentiful. We really liked the attractive & comfy space. Service was quite good. Great value. Will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regular neighborhood haunt (uws.) Reliable, yummy, cozy.

RS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent neighborhood Italian restaurant. Everything is great.

p
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice family dinner as reasonable prices. But took forever on a Sunday to get our food. The server said the delay was the brick oven pizzas in the one brick oven.

J
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Had a nice brunch ravioli and tomato sauce could have had more substance .

c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice staff

WN
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bella Luna is a great spot for a family dinner. We informed our waiter that we were going to a show and needed to have prompt service. He immediately took our order. He was very kind. The Margarita pizza was delicious. The waiter returned with our food very quickly and was very efficient. Bella Luna is a NYC winner!

u
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Ordered Rigatoni Alla Norma served with ricotta on the side. Very disappointed. Sauce was very bland and ricotta was old.

S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Already recommended to friends and colleagues as a yummy place to go for a business dinner or out with friends.

JC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BELLA LUNA has been around for about 30 years ... and for good reason. Fresh food, good prices, snappy service, and good cheer among everyone there.

P
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have eaten at Bella Luna at least once a month for 20 years. The food is always good and fresh. However, this time the salmon and potatoes were burnt, and the asparagus was overcooked. Since it is a rarity, I will let it go. However, if my next visit continues to be so, unfortunately I will have to find a new place

EG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly done al dente fettuccine Alfredo with mushrooms. I will order this again, it was delicious.

I
New York Area
179 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ladies’ Lunch for four friends ages 75+. We enjoy salads, iced water, lingering over coffee. We keep returning to Bella Luna because of the courteous service and reasonable prices.

ML
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Highly recommend

AS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
32 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

LC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Kind staff

n
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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
40 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is AMAZING, I’m never disappointed with the food. Everything I have ever ordered has been beyond what I expect. I just keep coming back with a very great friend of mine.

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood place and has gluten free options