Caffe Luna

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$30 and under
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Italian
Situated in a beautiful historic building in downtown Raleigh, Caffé Luna has been bringing authentic Italian cuisine with a Tuscan flair to the Triangle for over two decades.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Positives: The dishes my wife and I enjoyed were both very good and at a reasonable price. Wine selection was good, and for a restaurant our bottle was also reasonable-priced. The servers (one in training) were attentive, knowledgeable and nice, and we enjoyed our evening.
Less-positive: Noise level could use some attenuation - it was difficult to carry on a conversation, and since we were their for our wedding anniversary it could have been more intimate. And, when I made the reservation I indicated it was our anniversary (and also told both hostesses upon arrival) but nothing was done to acknowledge that. Worse, our daughter called and spoke with the Manager (and left with him her AMEX number) to have a dessert & champagne delivered for after-dinner celebration - never came.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Too loud for a date, might be fun for a get together with friends. Very reasonably priced.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good was brought quickly to the table, great drink selection. Art on the walls was a great visual touch. Warm welcoming atmosphere.

SG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! However, the portions are not very large so if you are wanting to leave stuffed you may need to get a few appetizers along with your meal. Great location and perfect for a date!

R
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Noise was over the TOP! It distracted from our enjoyment of out meal.

AL
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No other restaurant in Raleigh has been this consistent in quality and service over the past 20 years. Their pink cream sauce is the best thing and what I dream about. The pace is leisurely and non-hurried so say something if you need to make a show and they will oblige. The wines may be the best deal around and I just can't say enough good things.

LR
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - had the grilled salmon. It was delicious. All of the staff were very friendly and prompt, from the owner to the hostess to the servers to the bus staff. Couldn’t ask for a nicer evening out.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. The ambiance was good and the plates came very quickly. Very reasonably priced as well.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been eating at Cafe Luna for over 10 years. I consider it the best restaurant in Raleigh. The service, the food, the atmosphere is the trifecta of excellence.

CB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic and the restaurant is very attractive. The noise level unfortunately made conversation almost impossible

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was AMAZING!! Can’t wait until next time!

LS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and as always the food was fantastic. One of our favorite places in Raleigh!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place just gets better and better. It’s soooo good, this was my 4th or 5th time I’ve been here and I’ll keep coming back.

RJ
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner as usual!

r
Raleigh
241 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Caffe Luna is a classic Italian restaurant. The food is good, not great, but it’s an excellent value. In my categories, I would say CL is family friendly, not pretentious, classic food done in a way to make the entire family happy. No culinary adventures, but well prepared and in generous proportions. Wait staff was good, although the entrees arrived before we had finished the salads. The chocolate gelato dessert is a must order if you like chocolate at all - delicious! Good, fairly priced wine list that’s heavy on Italian, as it should be. We’ll be back, and we’ve recommended CL to family members with children. It’s good for the whole range from families to older couples (like us).

DR
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, as always! Prompt, friendly, attentive service. All at a reasonable price, competitive with national chains, but in an independent locally owned and operated restaurant where the owner greets you at the door or at your table. It is our favorite restaurant in Raleigh and our go-to restaurant for special occasions.

OT
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pasta in the triangle!

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

Food was excellent and truly couldn’t get better prices! Will 100% be returning!

EJ
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food... loud, hard to converse.

MS
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was to die for and a great value! Our waitress was excellent and knowledgeable about the wine. The only downside would be it was a bit loud. But with the amazing food it is easy to overlook the noise level.
I got the Fiocchi, a pasta stuffed with cheese and pear, and will definitely be going back again for a second time!

SC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Food was mediocre at best, but for the price it was not worth it. Both pasta sauces were very watered down and had very little flavor. Had a good amount of protein but not enough vegetables mixed in. The ambience was OK but the Decour looked like a companies break room.

CG
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time dining at cafe luna. Great food and great place. The owner let us know there was a slight delay with our dinner as they were hosting a large charity dinner next door. He offered us wine but we refused, however we accepted dessert and the apple pie was fantastic. Overall great experience and will go back.

JR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have enjoyed many meals here. The service is always wonderful and the food is exceptional. I would recommend Cafe Luna to anyone looking for a wonderful meal with impeccable service. You will not be disappointed

KE
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was absolutely delicious, but our waitress took 30 min to find her way to our table to take our order.

MH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunchtime at Caffe Luna was a dream! Beautiful atmosphere, lots of light, and not crowded at all. The lunch specials were incredibly affordable and still filling at a smaller portion. Service was amazing and prompt. Will definitely return!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was cold and had to be sent back. First time I have had a problem.

KG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bright, friendly atmosphere with a great selection of fine dishes. The noise level was energetic but I was still able to have a conversation with my date without needing to lean in to hear.
The folks at Cafe Luna took care of us and our special dietary needs. Although a mistake was made with our order, there were extenuating circumstances, and Cafe Luna more than compensated for the oversight. I would definitely come back and would recommend Cafe Luna to others.

RR
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service, solid food, extremely loud setting. Will likely be back for the lasagna.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is amazing and so is the food. The owner comes out to make sure everything is up to his high standards but also to learn about the patrons who come to his restaurant. Simply amazing.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was amazing .. we cannot wait to go back!!!

MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent dinner, loved the entire menu, 3 out of 5 of us ordered from pre-fixed menu and choice on pre-fixed were excellent, we not rushed at all, service was great

TC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With a corporate leader in town, our office wanted an affordable and tasty lunch spot that we could get a sizable group in and out of within a reasonable amount of time. Despite their online reservation system allowing for a maximum of 10 people per reservation, they accommodated our request and seated 16 of us promptly. The service was prompt, the food was great, and we will definitely be returning.

O
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Caffe Luna really is the best place for Italian. Prices are reasonable for both food and wine and the quality is exceptional. They have a great comforting atmosphere and I’ve never had bad wait staff. Highly recommend for a typical weekday dinner or a special night out.

RH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent. We had a wonderful time there. The service and the ambiance was very nice.

DK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service, delicious food, NEVER disappoints!

A
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was nice and the service was great. We enjoyed the food and the portion sizes were plenty big enough. The tables are a bit close but that’s how most downtown restaurants are.

SB
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, and value was also good. Wait staff was fun and knowledgeable.

No hard liquor or ice tea - which our guests/friends couldn't understand.

H
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service , we will return soon! Brittany did a super job waiting our table

OT
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was a little slow and disorganized. Apps and salads came out at same time. Food tasted mass produced was everyone’s comment at our table. We had been coming when we were in town for work and all agreed it was off our list.

AD
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful downtown Raleigh gem. The food continues to be outstanding. If you are looking for gluten free options they have you covered there as well.

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