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About Caffe Luna

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 a decade.

136 East Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Blount Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 832-6090

Website:
http://www.cafeluna.com/

Catering:
Caffé Luna’s professional catering is also available off-site. Some popular locations include: Marbles Museum, Museum of Natural Science, Museum of History, Tucker House, Art Space, Haywood Hall and Nicole's Studio & Art Gallery.

Parking Details:
Free parking is available from 6pm - midnight in the corner lot on Hargett and Blount. Parking is also available on the street and city owned parking decks.

Executive Chef:
Claudio Zagarella

Private Party Facilities:
The Palm, Tuscan and VIP Rooms have made Caffe Luna a top venue for any event in the Triangle. Luna is the perfect location, whether you require a special setting to celebrate a product launch, a festive atmosphere for a holiday party, or a closed-door session for brainstorming.

Private Party Contact:
Darcey Tinga, Catering Manager: (919) 832-6090

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Caffe Luna Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Special Occasion (26)
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Authentic (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Romantic (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Cozy (18)
Casual (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Business Meals (17)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Fun (10)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

Waiter was attentive. Food was good and served in an appropriate time. I had the fish special and my spouse had the steak. Both were good I thought. Water was filled often and dishes cleared in a timely fashion. The owner thanked us for coming out to his establishment.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent customer service , impeccable and convenient wait time for food, fair pricing all in all completely happy with my first experience at cafe Luna !

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, People Watching, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic food and good ambiance. Only reason this isn't a 5-star for me is the lack of craft beer on tap, which I feel is a must now, for establishments, in the Raleigh area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and beautiful setting. Staff is always attentive and friendly. One of the best restaurants in the Raliegh area-highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food is always good and the service is always great

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Birthday dinner for my daughter. Food was delicious and served in a timely manner. Price was good.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was the best Italian food I have ever had.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A Raleigh favorite with authentic Italian pasta and other dishes, a manageable and very reasonably priced wine list, and friendly clientele who keep coming backk for more.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

My first time but not the last. The service was excellent. The food, delicious. And, of course, my favorite...the owner came personally to ask us about dinner and SPOKE SPANISH!! We loved it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Highly attentive service. Very good food and priced fairly. Wine prices are well below what other overpriced restaurants charge

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I've been coming to this restaurant for special occasions for several years. Last night the food

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The entree was very good. Dessert was a letdown as it tasted like something from a box.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always wonderful. Our go-to date spot. Had the pumpkin tortellini special and it was very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food and sat us in favorite spot by the window that used to be a door! Server was not being super attentive but manager came and took our order so everything was perfect

Tags: Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Stopped by with some friends. Had the Tortelli Crostacci and it was amazing. Fresh pasta, cooked well, and the taste was outstanding. Wine recommendation from the waitress was on point.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food and service outstanding as always!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It's always so enjoyable to have a meal at Caffe Luna. The atmosphere is so pleasant and the food and drinks are always outstanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere!!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fabulous food, our server was super great, but we sat in the window and, with a big party going on (Friday night), it was extremely noisy, although we could easily converse with each other. Will come back for lunch or on a week night. Great place!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 19, 2017

overall the food was very tasty, but service was extremely slow and the place was very noisy!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food was good. Server was nice. It was a good night

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Has always been one of the best restaurants in Raleigh! Such a wonderful go -to! The owner is there most everyday and night and always walks up to greet each table. Wonderful service!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was tasty and service was great. First time experience was right-on.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

much too noisy, couldn't hear the person across from me on a table of 4

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was mine and my husband's fifth time coming to Caffe Luna (we look forward to our annual date here every year!) and it never disappoints. The pasta sauces are incredible and the staff is courteous and friendly. It's a great spot for a date and it's such a cute little Italian restaurant downtown. I highly recommend it!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

We were seated and tended to quickly by an excellent wait-staff. Good wine options and great food. There was a table of young women dining together near the back of the building, but their conversation and fun did not translate into too much noise for our romantic meal.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Fried calamari was very chewy and not fresh. Should not have eaten it as I got sick later in the evening. Will not return.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I came here for a double date with friends to celebrate my birthday and this place did not let us down. 3/4 diners were from New Jersey and have stron Italian lineage and we all loved our meals!! It's so hard to find a great Italian place down south so we were so excited after having such a great dining experience here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Blandest Italian food we've ever eaten. Olive Garden would've been more flavorful, lol.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great, as always! A restaurant that is a prefect blend of classy and casual with great cuisine and daily specials.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Favorite restaurant in Raleigh. Hands down the best Italian. Lobster ravioli here is to die for and they have fantastic wine.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was very good. The wait staff were attentive and very friendly. But, the restaurant is way too loud. I could hardly converse with my partner.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The homemade tomato sauce was excellent and the homemade apple pie was fabulous!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great, upscale but casual dinner spot. Easily accommodates groups of 8-10. Parker (the owner) is a wonderful host.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

My friend and I met here for dinner - the food was great and the service was prompt and good. We each had a pasta dish and weren't disappointed! The price was also very reasonable!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Had a great dinner with my parents who were visiting from out of town.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Dinner out with six friends. Everyone ordered a different entre, and everyone was mot pleased with their respective meals. Owner Parker Kennedy was there as always, and we had a most engaging conversation with him. The service was very good and the overall experience was nothing short of excellent. Very good value! Highly recommend this restaurant for lunch and dinner.

Tags: Vegan, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

This is an wonderful restaurant! Very pretty inside and the food and service is excellent!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Our visit to Caffe Luna was perfect. We were seated at our reservation time, the waiter was wonderful, and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Food was amazing! Had a big party in the room next door to the dining area which made the noise level quite loud. This is one of our favorite local Italian restaurants.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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