Caffe Luna

4.7
1720 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 1720 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
JS
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with wife and granddaughters. Food was freshly prepared and hot. Staff was very friendly and owner meet with us before and after dinner.

Report
Helpful
OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service!

Report
Helpful
MW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Didn’t realize it was restaurant week until we got there. Ordered from that special menu at a cost of $20 including salad, entree, and dessert. The salad and dessert were great but the chicken dish we ordered was not exactly as it was described. It was pretty tasteless and dry. I have always had wonderful meals there so I’ll be back. Our server was wonderful, she was very attentive.

Report
Helpful
BB
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious reasonably-priced Italian food and great service in a lively setting. A taste of Tuscany in the heart of downtown Raleigh!

Report
Helpful
KL
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food at Cafe Luna is always delicious and the service is fantastic! One of my favorite restaurants!

Report
Helpful
TT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The owner was present, and very engaged and welcoming. We had actually met him years before when we were scheduling our wedding reception at this location 7 years ago. Great food and environment! It brought back the memories...

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and lovely that owner takes time to speak to customers.

Report
Helpful
EA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food, great atmosphere, and fair prices on mostly everything

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Chicken parm melts in your mouth! Q is an excellent server!

Report
Helpful
AS
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

My husband and I went for Restaurant Week and were happy for an evening out. If you would like to reserve a table, the owner would perfer you calling in the reservation. They don't always look at Open Table. The dining room was beautiful and the wait staff was fairly attentive. My husband was thrill with his pasta with clams, but by 8 pm the grilled chicken that they were serving was dry.

Report
Helpful
CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caffe Luna never lets us down! Great food, great service, great atmosphere. The owner is always walking around greeting customers. He knows his wine too!

Report
Helpful
g
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great value for a variety tasty Italian dishes. Service is always friendly amd on time.

Report
Helpful
V
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recently tried Caffe Luna for the first time during Restaurant Week. We were very impressed, loved the decor and ambiance, the staff were attentive, friendly, and helpful with the food and wine options, and the meal was terrific. We wished we had discovered Caffe Luna earlier, but we plan to make it a regular now that we have discovered how great it is.

Report
Helpful
AR
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Great food, attentive owner, very reasonable prices. It is typically very loud, but we will continue to come back!

Report
Helpful
BD
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here for Triangle Restaurant week. The food was pretty good, had it not been restaurant week I think it would have been even better, since they wouldn't be making so much of the same food. The service was great- very friendly and helpful with wine recommendations. Ambiance was very nice- a mom&pop yet classy vibe. I would definitely come back here.

Report
Helpful
OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING!! My favorite spot in Raleigh.

Report
Helpful
MF
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. Food was delicious. The service was wonderful. We will definitely go back

Report
Helpful
t
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was superb! The owner was there greeting everyone and the hosts were extremely polite and helpful.
I had the Penne Cappesante which was unfortunately bland for my taste but adding a healthy dose of grated parm helped. It definitely needed more garlic and white wine. My friend had the Fiocchi which was very good. The salad greens were fresh and delicious as was the house vinaigrette.
It's obvious why this place has been around for a long time.

Report
Helpful
BS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We got greeted by the Owner when we walked in and we were seated right away.

The service was very quick.
Food was delicious.

The Owner checked on us twice and offered a wine recommendation.

Report
Helpful
B
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My Tortellini Crostacci was amazing, but the Bolognese special was bland with a weak sauce. Our server, Hannah.
was very accommodating.

Report
Helpful
B
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recommend any of their seafood pasta.

Report
Helpful
BD
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience! Really enjoyed the entire meal and deserts were magnificent!

Report
Helpful
JB
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at Cafe Luna was wonderful. Cory our waiter was very attentive and helpful. The salmon appetizer was tasty, as well as our entrees. My husband had a seafood ravioli dish and I had penne with scallops, both were delicious. This was perfect for date night, we will definitely be back.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

Report
Helpful
OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty!

Report
Helpful
D
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was good but the service was slow and the portions were small

Report
Helpful
r
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went with a group of six to celebrate a graduation. We were seated right near the entrance which I was initially concerned about, but it was fine. The noise level was moderate to loud, which I had expected as I had been to the restaurant previously. The service was good, we were a bit slow to order our drinks (We needed recommendations or had questions) which may have frustrated the server because the interactions after that felt a bit cold after that encounter.

Report
Helpful
GF
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding as always as was the food. A great value. One of my favorites.

Report
Helpful
JB
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely place. Delicious food, great ambiance.

Report
Helpful
DK
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 3

Always love the food. We just chose the wrong nite. The noise was overwhelming.
Service was excellent.

Report
Helpful
OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

wife and i came for a date night. we didn't have great service - we never actually learned our server's name. someone got us our bottle of wine, which was off of the reserve list, and priced super fairly...but there wasn't an "experience" around opening and trying it. not what i would expect of an Italian restaurant in that regard.

we had to specifically ask for bread, but had olive oil on the table very shortly after we sat down. the food itself was meh - a lot of it tasted frozen or canned. not awful, but generally just meh and like we could have made it just as good or better at home.

after hearing such good things about this place, we were really excited to try it. sad to say we likely won't be back.

Report
Helpful
m
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was an overall good experience. I enjoyed the service and the food was good, but a bit small in portions

Report
Helpful
OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always! Love love love the fiocchi pasta!

Report
Helpful
JB
Raleigh
61 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Caffé Luna is always a pleasant experience. I tried a new dish the pasta Bolognese which was a special and it was very tasty and delicious! The service provided was excellent! We will always choose to go back to Caffé Luna.

Report
Helpful
RE
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great value and service very attentive .

Report
Helpful
CR
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is an authentic Italian restaurant. The food was amazing and the staff was superb. We’ll be going back soon!!!

Report
Helpful
RH
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant experience. Wonderful food and great atmosphere. The serivce was impeccable and the owner minggled with the guests throughout the evening. Extraordinary. Would highly recommend. We'll be back!

Report
Helpful
j
New England
26 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious and service excellent. Tuesday night was notable because there were only few in the restaurant and it was pleasantly quiet. It can get very noisy in a weekend and crowded on a weekend night. Still, we always enjoy our visit.

Report
Helpful
HW
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Experience - very accommodating owner/staff and great food.

Report
Helpful
DR
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It had been more than a decade since I last dined at Caffe Luna and I always remember it being a great little place with an excellent menu. Although we'll definitely dine there again (hopefully more frequently), perhaps it was an off night for the wait staff, who were entertaining area high school prom parties, but there was a definitive body language among the wait staff that was hard to miss. Once our food was delivered, a member of our party asked the food runner for an extra plate to share portions of her meal with other folks at the table. The food runner turned away muttering something and when she returned to deliver the plate, she basically dropped it the table from about a foot above and did an immediate about face. It was abundantly clear to everyone at our table that the request seemed to agitate the employee.

Again, everyone is entitled to an off night and it doesn't take away from the delicious food, but we'll definitely be aware of it when we go next time.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
43