About Luna Blu

Enjoy innovative Italian fare prepared with a personal touch and the freshest local ingredients. Try our four-course dinner special; choice of any appetizer, house salad, any entree and homemade dessert for only $38. We also have 1/2 price bottles of wine every Monday and Wednesday night. (excluding Super Tuscans)

36 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm Saturday & Sunday 12-5 (May-Oct); Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 267-9950

Website:
http://www.lunabluofannapolis.com/

Catering:
We offer our full menu for on and off site catering.

Parking Details:
We validate for Gotts garage located on Calvert Street which is directly behind Luna Blu. There is also metered parking along West Street and Calvert.

Private Party Facilities:
We offer the restaurant for private events. We do a lot of rehearsal dinners, office or holiday parties, and baby showers or christenings.

Private Party Contact:
Erin Dryden: (410) 267-9950

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We will be open from 5 to 11 on Christmas Eve, serving our regular dinner menu.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

We will be closed on Christmas day. Have a wonderful holiday!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will be offering a set 4 course menu for New Years Eve dinner. Appetizer, salad, entree & dessert. Our regular menu will not be offered.

Luna Blu Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (18)
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Fit for Foodies (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Healthy (9)
Business Meals (7)
Fun (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
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Vegan (2)
Seasonal (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We are fans of this spot in Annapolis in the biggest way. We have never had a sub-par or underwhelming meal!

We started out dinner with the baked Brie wrapped in a pastry shell on a bed of baby spinach with balsamic vinegar soaked strawberries. Totally awesome and worth the 15 minute wait! While waiting, we were served fresh baked bread and a spicy olive oil for dipping.

My entree’, veal piccata was done in the classic style of butter lemon and capers. Veal was very tender and not over floured. Very very good.

My wife had the tri color tortilini with Italian sausage, tomatoes mushrooms and a Romano cheese sauce. Absolutely delicious!

We each chose the featured wines, an Italian Pinot Grigio and the Spanish Pinot noir. Both were reasonable priced and excellent choices. Hard to find a good 8 or 9 dollar glass or wine!

Our dessert was a classic Luna Blu creation; terimisu. Luna Blu serves theirs with a sprinkling of cocoa powder that complements the entire dish.

Can’t wait to go back and try some of the other dishes-like the rockfish or shrimp scampi.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Nothing special but good for a quick dinner. Would go again with another couple.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

Delicious food, fun waitress, great place for supper before going to the Christmas Show at The Ramshead!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Luna Blu is one of my all time favorites in the Annapolis area. The food is always amazing! I have eaten here frequently and have never had a bad meal! I love that the restaurant is very small, intimate and welcoming. The staff is amazing! I have always been greeted with smiles and professionalism. I would recommend this gem to all!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food with many options at a good value. Could eat there every day for an nth and have great options without repeating

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Overall very good experience. everyone was great. The veal dish was a disappointment, very tough.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was delicious! We loved the mozzarella and eggplant tower! This is a precious restaurant with delicious food. Dessert is a must!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We ate here a few years ago and had a bad experience, so had avoided it even though it’s across from Rams Head on Stage, where we go often. Decided to try again, but sadly had problems. The good news is the Restaurant is cute (but small and cramped, which also made it noisy) and their price fixe four course menu is a deal at $38. The problem was food preparation. My scallops appetizer was a mixed bag, nicely seared scallops piping hot over a hardened bed of cold polenta. The house salad had fresh greens but what tasted like a commercial Italian dressing. Simple oil and vinegar would have been better. Rolls were nothing special, not worth the carbs. My husband raved about his veal Chesapeake, which came hot and well prepared. My veal d’aosta was Lukewarm with concealed fontina on top of decent prosciutto. The veal would have been fine if served hot. It sat alongside angelhair pasta premixed with a bland marinara ... the pasta was extremely hot but I had to ask three times for grated cheese, and the pasta was also cold by the time it was delivered. My husband cleaned the plate on tiramisu for dessert. I had chocolate mousse, which was ok but on the heavy side and I didn’t finish it. So, a C grade overall. We did raise concerns, first with the waitress, and then the owner came over. No apologies, just the excuse that four courses takes a long time (which was odd since we didn’t complain about the length of the meal).

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Caitlin was fantastic. We were celebrating our anniversary and she sprinkled "happy anniversary" confetti on our table ahead of time. She gave quick and friendly service. Thank you!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always delicious!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We had a wonderful staff meal for 8 on a quiet night. It was almost private dining! We had eaten here before a staff event last year and everyone asked to go back before this year's event. Food was great, service terrific, great wine selection. Most the staff lives in DC and commented on the affordable prices are for such good food. They are talking about coming back on their own. Love the pasta dishes and seafood choices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very quiet, yummy appetizers, great pasta a good find in Annapolis.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great service, great food! Quiet little place. Nice.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Our favorite place to eat when we are in Annapolis. Wonderful, warm attentive staff and superb food. Wine list is carefully thought out and reasonably priced. We are already looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We are locals and love going to Luna Blu. We always get a great meal and great service. It's a quaint restaurant, not too big which I love.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Even though there were two large parties and only two tables left for reservations, the food and service was still just as amazing as ever. I recommend Luna Blu to anyone that's looking for great Italian food in the area. I've never been disappointed and always feel welcome as soon as I walk in the door. Hoping to make it back for the Chocolate and Wine Pairing event in December!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We loved our dinner at Luna Blu! The restaurant is very small but they were able to accommodate our party of 8. It is a cozy atmosphere, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. Highly recommend...but make a reservation!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always a great meal at Luna Blu and Erin is the best!! I have never had a bad meal or bad service. This is my "go to" restaurant before attending a show at the Rams Head.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our favorite in downtown Annapolis. Not the bustle of Main Street; but, a nice, quiet place with excellent food and service. Window table is tops.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Luna Blu is an intimate restaurant and has been owned by same owners for years. Always a warm feeling with good cuisine. One of our favorite restaurants in Annapolis.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The staff is very friendly and professional. It’s a very welcoming environment. Great food and pretty reasonable. The dessert is homemade and delicious 😋

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Erin and her kitchen and wait staff at Luna Blu never disappoint. They turn out delicious, fresh, made to order classic and updated Italian food that is beautiful and satisfying. I eat vegan with a serious food allergy to mammal meat and Luna Blu is one of the places I go to feel completely trusting of and safe with the kitchen. That's huge for me. In addition, Erin will cook any combination of her ingredients in your customized dish - especially pasta - again, a treat. I highly recommend you check out Luna Blu and also their monthly wine tasting events that support various charities. Enjoy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Overall average experience. Food and service is good, nothing over the top. Food is fresh and portion sizes are plentiful. Wine list was very disappointing and the quality of the menu presentation was diner quality.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food! They even had the table decorated with little birthday confetti on the table. It's small and a little bright that was the only criticism

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The fish was excellent, great 4 course meal at a great price!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food and service were superb! My husband got the four course special and enjoyed all of the courses. Great value and wonderful wine. Very enjoyable experience. We certainly plan to return. Our favorite Annapolis restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Luna Blu is consistent with having fabulous food. I would not suggest this restaurant to someone with children. I would recommend making a reservation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good food at a amazing price. Unique mom and papa hometown experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great service though food was bland

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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The food is good. The Fettucine Alfredo could have been more cheesy. The service is very curt. The place is WAY over-lit, you feel like you sitting under spotlights.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent -- great value! The food was served quickly, and we were more than full.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

We ate here while at the sailboat show. Enjoyed a delicious meal, in a relaxing atmosphere.
I have to make special mention of our server, Caitlin (?). She is an absolute gem, a very pleasant young lady whose service and suggestions made our dining experience that much more pleasurable.
My wife and I would definitely visit again when we are in the Annapolis area.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Delightful ambience. Relaxed but quick service. Interesting pairing of flavors

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Luna Blu consistently has excellent food, good wine and liquor, great service, personable owner (Erin Dryden) and staff, and nice ambiance.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We took advantage of a Groupon offer to visit Luna Blu. As per the terms of the deal, we were supposed to tell our server we had a Groupon. We did that and our server, John, immediately turned away and said, "I'll get the Groupon menu." He returned with menus that applied to the Groupon. It was a pared-down version of their regular menu. No where on the Groupon did it state that we we would have to order from a special menu.

By the reaction we got from John and by the tone of his voice, it seemed like he was thinking, "Here comes some cheapskates with a Groupon."

When he came back to the table with our drinks, he asked if we were ready to order. We decided to order an Antipasto della Casa. He acted surprised that we would want something in addition to what the Groupon offer was.

By the time, an additional server came on shift. I heard her mention to her tables that they had a salad special that evening. John never told us about it. Why would he? We weren't going to order anything besides the Groupon deal, right, John?

We did enjoy the rest of our meal. My wife had the baramundi and I had a fettucini dish. It wasn't what I would have ordered, but my selection wasn't part of their Groupon menu.

We also received two glasses of wine with the offer. It was a choice between pinot grigio or pinot noir.

There was also some sketchy stuff when it came time to pay our bill. When John first brought it over, there was a charge for $75 for "Groupon dinner." I mentioned it to him and he deducted it while standing at the table, while offering a haphazard apology. I gave him my credit card and when he brought back the bill for me to sign, the amount was $75, not the $56 it should have been. Another apology and back to go fix it. He got it right the third time. I would like to give him the benefit of the doubt, but after his attitude from the start, part of me thinks he was trying to sneak something by me.

I doubt we'll be visiting any time in the near future.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We always enjoy the excellent service and food every time we go to Luna Blu.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The calamari at Luna Blu is quite different from the norm. It is not covered with breading and served in a bowl full of a wonderfully spicy red sauce. All of the entrees were of adequate size and delicious. Even the Greek Salad with chicken was enough for a meal. I highly recommend this restaurant as an alternative to the mediocre food now served at the Ramshead and we love going there prior to performances at Ramshead on Stage, just across the street. There is a great deal on a four course meal if you have the time and some nights there is wine at 1/2 price.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Our first trip. Going to a nearby music concert and thought we give it a try. Overall the food and service were very good. Will go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Food and service has always been excellent.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 25, 2017

I've been here several times and always enjoyed the food and service. We usually use a Groupon. We did notice at this visit that some of the entrées were taken off of the Groupon list. Also they changed the dinnerware to smaller bowls. The amount of food is probably the same but it didn't look as impressive as it did the first couple times when they were served in Bowls with the large rims. I know it seems like a small thing, it just wasn't as impressive. Overall a great place for lunch

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Romantic
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