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Bella Luna - NYC

4.5
828 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: 12:00pm-4:00pm Everyday
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:00pm-10:00pm. Friday - Saturday 4:00pm-10:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 877-2267
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party contact
Guray Yuksel : (212) 877-2267
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 87th & 88th
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Parking details
Paid public lot on 88th and 89th St
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Public transit
1,B,C trains
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 828 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.4
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful dinner with great service.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Been here many times. Food always good, service good and nice ambience. Great value.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent dining experience! Great wine, attentive service, and excellent Italian food. We will return on our next NYC trip.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

I love Bella Luna. It is a great addition to the neighborhood. Food is consistently good and very good value.

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2.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The lamb Ragu sounded great and then was rather sad. My dining partner and I both ordered it and were sadly let down. The caprese appetizer was tasty though. The waiter was attentive until we needed more time and then didn’t come back for ages, then when we ordered, all of our food came at literally the very same time, so we had to let our mains go cool while having the appetizer. The waiter apologized but didn’t make any attempts to rectify the issue.

I thought this place would be a win and I was fairly let down. It was good for conversation, but with the downer being the food.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We were seated promptly even though we were early. The food is basic and good.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

First visit - happily pleased with both food and service. Will be back!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

nice neighborhood restaurant. veal marsala was tender. veggies were crisp. riccata cheesecake was not too sweet.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great food and wonderful service. Our favorite Italian restaurant to meet with friends.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Neighborhood gem! Professional & courteous service. Great Italian comfort food. Reasonable portion & prices. Nice wine list.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We took our niece who was in New York for her 21st birthday. She had a great time. The food was great and the service as always attentive but not intrusive.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I had reserved a table for 6 to celebrate my sister's birthday. I needed wheelchair accessibility. I was very pleased with the area where we were seated. Everyone enjoyed their meal (calamari, mussels, bruschetta, grilled salmon, shrimp scampi, salmon with farfalle, shrimp with pesto pasta). My sister was surprised with a candle- lite tiramisu, a very nice touch. Our waiter Sirhan was pleasant and attentive to our needs. This was our first time at Bella Luna and it certainly will not be our last.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

A great neighbor place that remains reasonable. Excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great local restaurant. Discreet & fast service. We will be back

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The service was very good, staff was very attentive. The food was delicious and very well made.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Always great service here. Friendly, helpful staff and good food.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great spot good food excellent service seated right away

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We take our granddaughters there for good pizza with great buffalo mozzarella ,lots of pasta choices and fabulous gelato!

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Ate here on a quiet Monday evening. The decor and ambiance were quite nice. Our server (Timothy) was terrific. Ordered a bottle of wine, shared a salad and each of us ordered the Pappardelle special ~ served piping hot. Despite being basic Italian fare, we felt we received good value for what we spent. If we lived in the city we would return.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always a wonderful time at this restaurant. The waiter service is terrific, the atmosphere is grand and the food is always on point. Thank you very much.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We had a nice dinner. But what truly stood out was our waiter. He went to great lengths to make sure that my rather extreme dietary restrictions were taken care of while also providing me with large portions of carefully prepared food. He was understated in all of this and I wanted to make sure to give a shout out for this gentle detail. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Will go back definitely!!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

As always, Bella Luna has excellent food. Always, consistently good and has never disappointed me.
Reservations are an excellent idea for dinner on any night as it is known neighborhood good food and good value, consistent good service.
Only issue that I have personally, is that it is a bit noisy, but hey, it is everyday full for dinner place, and when you have full house, there is conversation and people are social. It is a nice neighborhood social place, where you often see a neighbor at another table and go over to chat.
So, yes, conversation noisy and lively, unpretentious.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Lovely atmosphere, cosy, romantic, intimate, but not intimidating. Quality food, good portions. Decent wine list. Would return

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

I still consider Bella Luna one of my favorite restaurants. I had the mussels and they prepared it without the tomato sauce for me with wine, butter and garlic. Really hit the spot! Then, the grilled lamb chops were perfectly medium rare, seasoned exactly right.
Had a lovely Malbec with my meal and a decaf coffee that was delicious.
Overall, my catch-up time with an old friend (36 years!) is always a pleasure when we go to Bella Luna.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Our group of ten was grateful for the excellent service and accommodations, not to be taken for granted with such a large crowd. We'll go back!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Very Fast Service. Almost too fast. But great food and great service

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Incredibly disappointed. Our first visit was so nice, good service, food was very good. This recent visit, the restaurant was pretty busy but they seemed to have enough staff. We were sat on the banquette against the wall and it was unusually hot in the restaurant. Our server was brusk and we felt rushed, once we had our order, had to ask for items such as parmesan that should have been an automatic ask on his part.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This place has great Italian dishes with attentive service and a good selection of wines. What was really noticeable is that even though tables are close together, it didn’t get really loud unlike a lot of places in the city.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent little Italian restaurant on Columbus. The Mezze platter is delicious, and a bargain - even without additional proteins, the platter for two was the perfect appetizer for three. Delicious basic pastas; the special farfalle with peas and salmon was perfectly sauced and well laced with salmon.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Perfect. Everything is great 💯

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Serviceable, pleasant neighbourhood restaurant; food is fair to good (pizzas and pasta dishes best). Nothing spectacular but it’s worth checking it out!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This is a great neighborhood spot with classic pastas.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Neighborhood gem: intimate atmosphere, attentive service, good food and reasonable prices

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Lots of choices. Good food and wine. Great ambiance.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Lovely restaurant with food that is always consistent and delicious. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food! Big portions and the best tiramisu!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

We frequent this restaurant and I have to say they are always consistent and accommodating. Not sure if they still have an early bird special which is great with kids. There is something for everyone to eat. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Good neighborhood place. Only downside is they only sell beer and wine and I am a hard liquor person - oh well.

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