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Permanently Closed - Bella Luna Restaurant

4.4
2353 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Tired of the same old cookie cutter restaurant? Bella Luna is fun, funky and eclectic! Choose from one of four unique dining rooms, sample authentic Italian dishes made from family recipes, check out the unique wine program and make sure to save room for dessert! The Bread Pudding with Amaretto Butter Sauce has won the prestigious Best of Taste Award at the Taste of Cincinnati! Owner Harry Stephens greets you at the table and will tell you about the menu and his family. Need a space for a party or meeting? Bella Luna can provide both the space and service for your event. Enjoy great hand tossed New York Style Pizza, give this great pie a try! Come to Bella Luna a stranger, leave as part of the family!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday & Sunday: 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday: 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 4:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
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Phone number
(513) 871-5862
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We offer three private rooms for groups up to 100.
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Private party contact
Gabrielle S Mills: (513) 871-5862
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Catering
We offer a private room that will accommodate up to 36. We specialize in rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, birthdays and anniversaries.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Beechmont
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Parking lot
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Entertainment
Friday Nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring the Bluebirds. A blend of jazz, standards and blues.

Live music every weekend.
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Special events & promotions
Enjoy half-priced bottles of wine every Wednesday during our Wine Down Wednesday events. Bella Luna frequently offers special events such as Wine, the perfect girl's night out, and Pizza & A Pitcher, where guests enjoy a delicious Bella Luna 16-inch pizza with two toppings and their choice of either a pitcher of one of our craft beers or a carafe of Italian red wine for just $28.00 Sunday nights.

Now offering Happy Hour Sunday through Friday. Join each day for specials on appetizers and drinks, 4:30 to 9:00, bar area only.

Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4  based on all time ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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4.1
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vipTazmina (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

Bella Luna was our go to restaurant before Riverbend concerts and just for a good Italian dinner. Will really miss it! Eclectic atmosphere, good music, great menu- are they giving away the pork shank recipe??? Best of luck to Harry and Gay in Florida. Definitely Florida's gain and Cincinnati's loss. Hoping another great restaurant fills the space- time for Terry's to expand?

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

My wife and I were fortunate to share dinner together here before the place closed down. I hadn't been in many years, and my wife had never been. It was a special experience to share fine cocktails and fine Italian food, while a live jazz band played next to the bar in the other room. The lobster & crab ravioli was fantastic, as was the prime rib cannelloni. For dessert, the legendary bread pudding was just that, legendary. We also tried the tiramisu, which was also great. We will miss this restaurant, and wish the owners great success in their future endeavors.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

We will miss you! Thanks for the memories!

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Mtmbc69 (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2016

Love this restaurant! It will be missed!

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CharmyE (Cincinnati)
1.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

This review really won't matter due to the fact that they are closing for good in two days. However, they have lowered their quality of food, service, customer priorities way too low to continue to charge their high prices. One of the complaints was that our reservations were for 5 p.m. & we finally left the restaurant at 8 p.m. Either lower the prices or keep the rest of the standards up. Terrible experience...terrible food...spent way too much for an evening of disappointments.

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foodhussy (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

I'm sad to see Bella Luna go because it is the best bread pudding in town. But that's pretty much where it ends. I had the lobster and crab ravioli and the filling tasted like breading and mush with no discernable pieces of seafood. Service was really slow. The bread pudding was great as usual though.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2016

So glad we went back one more time before they close - we all had a great time and a superb meal

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2016

Excellent as always! They will be sorely missed in Cincinnati!

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thats1amore (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2016

Great food and atmosphere. Will miss this restaurant. Our favorite Italian Restaurant in Cincinnati.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2016

What is there to say, great food, great atmosphere, great prices. Unfortunately they are retiring and closing the business. They will be missed!!!

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Trex (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

Not it's usual fine experience. Overbooked and crowded. Not want we wanted for our anniversary especially after a long drive.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

We wanted one last dinner at Bella Luna before it closed. We will miss this special restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on December 15, 2016

Long wait but worth it for one last meal before they close!

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SusanM (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2016

We had a variety of dishes (lasagna, cannelloni, ravioli) and they were all great, fresh and cheesy with sauces full of flavor. We ended up taking dessert home which was good but probably better at the restaurant. We will miss it!

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RayJ (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2016

Just spectacular - so sorry to see them go - Harry deserves to ride off into the sunset

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JonathanV (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2016

Food was really good. Got a bottle of wine on special. The owner was very personable and waitress was great. Too bad they are closing at the end of the month. Owner is retiring.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

I will miss Bella Luna - it's a great place and it will be sad to see it close at the end of this year!

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

As usual, dinner was amazing. We are so sad to see this wonderful restaurant close. However, we wish Harry good luck in his new adventures in life.

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GoodNightMoon (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2016

If you can still get in before they close forever, go and get the bread pudding. And if you can't get in, they're selling trays of the bread pudding.

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Cmartini (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on December 9, 2016

Disappointed in our experience, but the place closes for good on Jan 1st 2017, so it's not likely we'd be back anyway. For the most part the food was good, but my husband was disappointed in the lobster ravioli. I tried his dish and had to agree that it was pretty bland. The mussels in white wine and short rib cannolino were really good! The bread pudding was one of the best I've had. The service was subpar at best. Our waitress took a long time to greet us and we had to ask to have our order taken (after we were done with our appetizer). Our bread for our mussels didn't come out with the meal, so we were left waiting 10-15 minutes for part of our appetizer. We paid $10 for two weak Italian sodas where the waitress wasn't even sure what flavors they had and got one glass of water for our whole meal (and I drink a looot of water). I approached the manager midway through our meal to share our experience thus far, and she said she'd talk to our waitress but I was paying close attention and nothing was done. The owner stopped by our table in the beginning of the meal and he seemed very sweet. I only wish I could say the rest of our experience was good.

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