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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We will be serving a set menu for dinner on Wednesday Feb 14,2018. The regular menu will not be offered. Ask about vegetarian and gluten free options. The menu can be viewed on our website. No discount certificates may be used.

Luna Blu Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Casual (18)
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Romantic (18)
Authentic (18)
Cozy (18)
Special Occasion (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Business Meals (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vegan (3)
People Watching (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything about the dinner was perfect. The prices were surprisingly low compared to the value! The food was superb, service excellent and not rushed, courses were well timed. I highly recommend this restaurant!!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

We felt so welcomed! Very open to accommodating all requests and customizations to vegan (whole food plant based) diet! Very delicious and well spiced! We’ll be back for sure!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service are consistently good. There is a nice wine list.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Luna blue is always fantastic! Great food and wonderful service! It also helps that it was half price bottle of wine night!

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Delicious menu options. Great value and good service make this a definite must visit.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The usual friendly and attentive service with great food. Appetizers during the hour-long, half price window were amazing. The exceptional value of this deal was only exceeded by the fine quality of the baked brie, the mussels and clams, and the scallop appetizers. The main courses (we had the lamb special and the pasta ragu) were large and delicious. My ragu was augmented with mushrooms at my request and my brother's had added sausage. Both added ingredients were of very generous portions. As always, the bread prepared specifically for our table, was hot and delicious. The flavored olive oil on the table made a wonderful dip for it.
Transplant this dining experience into a fancy dining room and expect to pay at least double the prices. As it is, cloth table cloths, fine service, and great food at such reasonable prices compensate the diner for the lack of overt atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Was surprised when we arrived at 6pm on a Sunday night and was seated next to a noisy party on a mostly empty restaurant. Understood why when the place filled up entirely by 6:30. Great dinner.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 2, 2018

All food is fresh and made to order. We had very good service and the bread is hot and fresh.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

new years eve is always a hit or miss and this was a definite hit!
Lovely choices, nice service, never felt rushed. Warm and cozy on a freezing cold night!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We ate before a show at Rams Head Annapolis. We opted for the special that included appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. The food was good with the exception of our friends chicken piccata. She complained of too much salt in her dish. The server replaced her dish. We were encouraged to go back to the restaurant after the show for dessert. The show ran late and the restaurant was closed so no dessert.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Luna Blu is a very cosy fun restaurant. The food is very good. The 4 course dinner is the best.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Luna Blu was excellent as usual. Erin and her crew always do a great job and really make you feel at home. You always want to come back again.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The barrimundi caprese is delicious! I know because I’ve had it a dozen times over the last two years. Good value, wonderful food, and friendly, attentive service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Really fine Italian food. Many weeknights have special pricing for hors d'oeuvres making getting a wide sampling from the kitchen easy. Monday nights are also 1/2 price wine. Hors d'oeveres are wonderful and varied; any palate will find some things that are tasty beyond the norm. For an entree, I love the pasta al ragu: perfectly cooked pasta and a wonderful, meaty sauce. Others with whom I have dined have had some of the fish offerings that have played to rave reviews. Reservations are likely needed as I have seen people turned away due to the small dining room being booked by others. Staff is personable, helpful, and cheerful. Worth a try; you'll go back for more.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We enjoyed this lovely, small restaurant. On Christmas Eve, the place was completely booked, including several large parties, but service was still excellent and well-paced. We did not do their special dinner for 2, opting instead for three appetizers (one was my entree) and one pasta dish. We both liked the green tomatoes appetizer (with the tomato sauce, the dish reminded me of eggplant parm), and I loved my scallops with delicious polenta. My husband liked the calamari, but I didn't care for the balsamic sauce (personal preference). He loved his spicy pasta arrabiata (too spicy for me). The only quibble I had is that my cocktail was served in a metal cup -- to me, that was offputing. However, we will definitely return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was great!!! We felt the restaurant was too small for the number of tables and party sizes (6+a a couple tables). We couldn’t get in or out of our table without making the folks at the table next to us get up; other than that, it was a fantastic neighborhood gem!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Had lovely dinner on Christmas Eve

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food is always phenomenal! Erin is a gem & truly takes care of her guests!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Cozy, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food, great time. Service was really slow but I think it was because they had several large parties and we were an afterthought. It’s usually always good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Service mediocre slow, food marginal crab bruschetta was pastee and tasteless served on a dinner roll, Caesar salad with no dressing, no reggiano or Parmesan shavings and lettuce at room temperature. It took 60 minutes and time expire for our theatre tickets.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Used the Groupon special for Anniversary Lunch. Food was good service was really good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Cozy, Casual, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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 on December 14, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always delicious!

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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