Caffe Luna

4.7
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1956 Reviews
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGrady
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an outstanding Italian restaurant. Service is fabulous. Prices are good.

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vipSouthern919
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, relaxing atmosphere...our table was in the bay window area...love seeing people outside walking by. I had the Spinach Chicken Rigatoni and my husband had the veal parmigiana. So yummy!

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vipHometownGuy
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My wife chose Caffe for our first dinner date since the pandemic hit us. We can see why people rave about this place! The food was really good and the price/value was impressive. Our wait staff was super attentive. Idk if it's always that way-- it was a really slow nite for a Saturday. Definitely going back!

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FrankP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caffe Luna is one of my family's favorite restaurants in Raleigh. The food is always delicious, the service is always very swift, and the owner always a very gracious host. Can't recommend it enough.

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ElizabethN
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I enjoyed the wide variety on the menu. The portobello appetizer was delicious! Unfortunately, our server was distracted by 2 large parties and we waited quite a long time to be greeted. We were also disappointed in the desserts. The tiramisu did not meet expectations and the gelato simply tasted like chocolate ice cream. I would recommend Cafe Luna as a less expensive downtown location with options to please everyone but I would not recommend it for it’s quality.

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DavidH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff was friendly but the service was just average. I'll chalk it up to trying to accommodate the social distancing protocols. The bread was bland and the calamari app was average. Main dishes were delicious and a terrific value. I would probably go back

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dawnj
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had dinner with my husband and daughter. Good social distancing. Nice atmosphere. Great service. Homemade pasta was excellent. Best Itailian meal I have had in a long time.

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LauraM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Social distancing was great. Would go again.

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KerryO
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Would love to go back soon!

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EchoP
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

we had a great night! The bread could've been toasted before serving. Seafood linguini was delicious.

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AleesiaS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Caffe Luna, great food and great prices. The staff is always friendly and everyone had masks on.

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chrisallennc
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top restaurants and possibly the best Italian in Raleigh. Everything on the menu is delicious. We love it so much we had our rehearsal dinner here and have celebrated many other special family occasions here. The prices, portion size and quality also make it a favorite for regular nights out.

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Nicolette
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caffe Luna always delivers. Great dinner options that are always fresh (cannot beat the handmade pasta), come in huge servings, and taste amazing! Prices are so reasonable!! Our server, Daniel, was a pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough good things about Caffé Luna. The food was excellent and was well portioned. Our device was exceptional (big shout out to Daniel). Will definitely be coming back.

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vipDoubleD
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and Daniel, our server, was outstanding.

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AaronB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good value and portion size for quality dishes. I had the daily special and it hit the spot!

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vipJRE61
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Server needs better training. Had to signal him to bring my drinks. Just needs to be observant of his guests

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Anon
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I don't really like to write reviews and never do but, we went to Caffe Luna for a date (wore masks and all). It's hard to expect a place to be up to excellence during this pandemic but the food was mediocre. My husband got the seafood pasta and the calamari was overcooked and so chewy he couldn't eat it. He had one scallop on the plate and he said that was the best part. I had Spinach Ravioli and it was decent but there aren't too many ways you can make that plate interesting I guess.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Cafe Luna. I am not an Italian lover normally, but the Fiocchi is OUT OF THIS WORLD. My friends love it too and we go specifically for this dish. If you haven’t tried it, go check them out. You will not be disappointed.

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vipRailfoodie
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our meal at Caffe Luna as usual! They are as good as ever!

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LoriL
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. We will definitely return in the future.

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MatthewH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food for the price. The wait staff is outstanding as well.

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JohnH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Both entree's really good, veal parmesan, and spinach ravioli. Caesar salad dressing was great but the greens were mostly white and stems. Bread served would have been great if it was heated up but we didn't even eat it. No liquor btw, just wine. Cappuccino temp was not real warm. Had to ask for sugar and a spoon. Mediocre experience overall, which is unfortunate because the tomato sauce was one of the best I've ever had.

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vipBarbara
Raleigh
72 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always like Cafe Luna and glad they are now open. The staff and owner are always welcoming. Enjoyed our dinner very much

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Biskit20
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite downtown standard! Same quality as always and very safe in this environment. The staff was very conscientious of hygiene and sanitation. Tables were well-distance and other parties were far away.

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Disappointed
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food and service were okay. While we weren’t impressed with the food/service, we felt the prices were fair.

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HarrisonM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, plus we scored a window seat!

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SpitfireGirl
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried calamari always excellent, lightly coated and crisp, never overcooked. It seemed like they took our order, went into the kitchen, and came right back out with it. 2 pasta and seafood dishes were perfect, and the steak was also done exactly as ordered. Never a bad meal here, best value in town for the quality of food. Owner always says hi and really cares about his customers. Waiters know the menu, know what they are doing, and are a pleasure. Love this place.

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BrittneyT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic value! The owner came around to check on us and have a conversation and was very hospitable.

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vipphudemon
Raleigh
52 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in Raleigh

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JeanetteS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Dinner was fabulous and the service was wonderful. We will definitely go back when we are in town again!

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MS12
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I wasn’t impressed with the taste of the food. One of the meals was cold and the veal Parmesan was tough and cold.
I doubt we will return.

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vipJoanne
Greensboro
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious! Service was very attentive.

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JeanS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were outstanding! Restaurant was loud, but we would still eat here again. I recommend.

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DougS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Raleigh. The service and food were excellent. Run like a well oiled machine. My wife and I were in and out of there within an hour on a Saturday night of Valentines weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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NeilS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food came out very quickly, was okay but made me skeptical of the freshness. The service, ambiance, and vibe was very good

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SteveW
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and service at a great price. We’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took the family here after the theatre. Service was great and all of the food was well prepared, fresh and delicious with large servings.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my boyfriend went here for valentines and he loves Italian food. The courses came out at the right times, the food was fresh and hot and well made. The potion sizes were great. Even the full bottle wine price was great. We got a full bottle of wine, an app, 2 salads and 2 entrees for 75$ which came to 90$ with tip. It was worth it. I highly recommend this spot. I had been before years ago and this place still takes my breath away.

FAQs

Caffe Luna is rated 4.7 stars by 1956 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.