Caffe Luna

4.7
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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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D
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.

HM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, plus we scored a window seat!

SG
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.

BT
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.

p
Raleigh
50 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in Raleigh

JS
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!

MS
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.

J
Greensboro
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious! Service was very attentive.

JS
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.

DS
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.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

NS
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

SW
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

OT
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.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place in downtown perfect for a date night! Loved every bit of it.

V
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to go. Excellent service, friendly people and an owner a pleasure to have dinner with.

DP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Valentines Day

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good but not great! I wasn’t overly impressed. Service and ambiance were great however.

KM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caffé Luna is my absolute favorite restaurant in Raleigh. The food is always great, atmosphere, but especially love Parker (the owner) and talking with him. Bethany was our waitress and did a fantastic job taking care of a large party! Would recommend to anyone!

DL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant, excellent service and nice environment. The food is very good, highly recommended.

f
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive, the food was plentiful and very reasonable. The owner was very visible and took care to greet everyone and make sure everyone was well cared for. This was our first visit and we will definitely be back!

L
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bella Luna is a longtime favorite of ours in downtown Raleigh. Still very good menu, preparation, and service. A bit on the noisy side.

OT
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate setting, food was exceptional!

JC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our grown son visiting from NY to Cafe Lune. It has been and remains one of his favorites. The service is top notch. We were seated quickly at a great table with a nice view outside and of other diners. We received personal attention from the owner and enjoyed the bread and antipasto we received.

The food is what brings us back, though. Any dish will be enjoyed. They have lighter as well as heavier fare, wonderful home made pasta and sauces, delicious salads, and if dessert is wanted, the choices will not disappoint, even the chocolate gelato is a treat with a rich intense chocolate flavor. Excellent wine choices as well as coffee selections.

We will always enjoy returning to this restaurant.

KT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so friendly. A top notch restaurant!

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time ever coming here and my family and I will definitely be back! The food was delicious and the service was great, definitely made a positive and lasting impression!

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We dined at Caffe Luna on a Tuesday evening and we're very pleased with our table, the excellent food, and the very professional wait staff. Our only negatives, and they are minor, were that the bread was not fresh and crisp / and, the health rating was 93.5. We did enjoy ourselves and will return.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! The food was delicious! Our waitress kept apologizing for the wait due to the kitchen being backed up but we were enjoying ourselves and not at all worried about the wait. They offered us each a free glass of wine for the wait, which we thought was very kind of them. This is one of our favorite places to eat for special occasions and tonight’s service definitely reminded us why.

j
Charlotte
57 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Raleigh and Caffe Luna what a nice place, friendly staff and awesome food...(tough to please a Jersey girl but the did)!

j
Raleigh
100 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our first trip here. We came for Restaurant Week, but we both ended up ordering off the regular menu. Food and service were excellent. We had a great bottle of very reasonably priced Chianti Classico and split an excellent dessert to end the meal. The open dining room is loud. Parking was easy, close and inexpensive.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing. We will be back.

G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moved back to the Raleigh area 4 years ago and it had been on my list for a while. Finally made reservations for my birthday on a Friday night and it was an amazing experience. The owner came over and checked on us multiple times, personally sang “Happy Birthday” and was overall a really personable man. The food was amazing and proportioned just right. It was a little on the loud side, but there were other birthday celebrations going on with large groups of people.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Great food - waitress never came to the table tho, I wanted another class of wine but she never returned. Amazing selection for a perfect date on restaurant week!

j
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will was our server and he was great
Restaurant week visit - wonderful value
We all tried something different

OT
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, great service, great food! Will be back

WD
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

I love Cafe Luna. I ordered a chicken breast and not pasta and my meal was overcooked chicken at with no sauce. I just made a poor menu choice and won’t order that dish again.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darcy and Parker go out of their way to make sure Cafe Luna is exceptional in every way.

BH
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to Caffe Luna for several years. The food, service and ambience is one of the finest in Raleigh.

PS
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful visit to Caffe Luna during Triangle Restaurant Week 2020. The restaurant was quiet and we had very nice seating. The dinner selections were good and I enjoyed my chicken dish. The chocolate mousse cake was excellent! Our server, Daniel, was helpful and attentive. He suggested a very good Chianti & we ended up ordering two bottles! This was a very enjoyable evening with friends.