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About Luna Rossa Ristorante

One can hardly walk by a new neighborhood restaurant without noticing it; especially a cozy Italian place on the Upper East side - LUNA ROSSA is a hit in the neighborhood. Developed by Paolo Floess, the long-time Chef,he work the past 17 Years on the Upper East Side its cuisine displays a special blend of contemporary and traditional dishes from all major twenty regions of Italy. It also offers a great selection of exquisite wines from north to south of Italy. LUNA ROSSA offers a very relaxing and mellow atmosphere, decorated with original works of art and delicate colors. It is definitely the place to dine with your family and friends or for a perfect romantic dinner.... LUNA ROSSA IS TRULY A MUST!!!

347 East 85th Street
New York, NY 10028
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

Cross Street:
1 Avenue & 2 Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 517-3118

Website:
http://www.lunarossanyc.com/

Catering:
Please contact us for further details

Public Transit:
Subway 4-5-6 train to 86 and Lexington
Bus M 15 stops at 86 street and 1 Avenue

Executive Chef:
Paul Floess

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact us for further details

Private Party Contact:
Paul Floess: (212) 517-3118

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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Mon - Thu 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Luna Rossa Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (22)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Authentic (11)
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Cozy (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Casual (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Romantic (5)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Love the food and atmosphere. However, they would not honor gift card given to me in 3/17 because their new system doesn’t recognize it. Disappointing...that’s money paid to your restaurant not so long ago. Should be reciprocity.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We have dined at this small, quiet Italian restaurant for years. As regular travelers to Italy who have enjoyed its many regional dishes and wines, we think we know really good Italian cooking, and Luna Rossa is really, really good. Despite the many Italian restaurants on the Upper East Side, and indeed throughout NYC, few are as authentico, and very few prepare their food with such care and flavor. On the Upper East Side many people flock to Elio's, but any real knowledge of Italian food should know that it offers none of the authentic flavors or regional dishes that one finds at Luna Rossa. If you are looking for perfect al dente pastas, delicious fish, meat and fowl, piping hot food and a good selection of reasonably priced wines, don't pass up a chance to visit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Nice solid Italian on Upper East Side. One of the better ones.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 6 days ago

A good neighborhood restaurant consistently serving good food with Italian specialties at fair prices for the UES.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great vibe at this UES neighborhood gem - attentive service, creative wine list (multiple choices by the glass) & delicious food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food is delicious, the service is attentive and best of all, the noise level is low enough to be condusive to good conversation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food superb service great wine selection to pick from can’t wait to go back

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was delicious. Service was attentive, albeit a bit slow. Unfortunately, the table next to us was absolutely obnoxious. We couldn’t even hear each other and at one point we were literally able to scream and you couldn’t hear us over the table next to us. It made the experience just alright.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was delicious, and the ambience is cozy. The best part was it was not too noisy, so could have a civilized conversation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

The food, atmosphere, and service are excellent. I recommend this restaurant highly, a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Took my wife and Mother in law for Thanksgiving Dinner. We were visiting New York for the week. It was the best meal we had during the week. My mother in law is 88 to and needs extra time for most things younger folks take for granted. Everyone was very patient with her. She had turkey and my wife and I ordered job traditional dishes with a bottle of wine. Everything was excellent. Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food was very good, but the typical kind of Italian food I would get in the 80s on the UES. It's a lovely restaurant & the service was very good. A neighborhood gem.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very good food. Nice choices for all at our table. Two of whom were vegans. Not noisy on a Sunday night when a restaurant can be quite noisy. Highly recommended.

Tags: Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The fog gnocchi is the best I’ve ever had.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food, and good value for the price. Easy to converse and seating is comfortable. Nice place for a relaxing meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I have been here many times. The food always ranges from very good to excellent. It is modestly higher priced than other local Italian restaurants, but more than worth it. The service is generally good to very good and friendly. It is my favorite neighborhood go-to place.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Awesome!
Price was right food was delicious and for the first time ever on the UES I got a decent sized house salad for the price. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Everything was delicious from the artichoke salad to the freshly made pumpkin ravioli. It’s a place to enjoy good food in an atmosphere that is conducive to dinner conversation. A gem!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Makes a routine dinner feel like a celebration.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Absolutely fabulous. Food was authentic, fresh and presented exceptionally well. Service was great!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Is there a new chef at Luna Rossa? The caesar salad was not good. Caesar salad has nice big pieces of romaine lettuce. At Luna Ross's it was lettuce chopped up into small pieces and tasted like iceberg lettuce. The Caesar dressing was watery and flaverless. A disappointment and not a real Caesar salad. Service was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Luna Rossa has been a favorite of mine since it first opened. The food is excellent and there are so many wonderful choices on the expansive menu! I am thrilled that the restaurant is doing so very well. It is a great place to bring friends or out of town guests. They are always delighted.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Shhh... Keep this place a secret! I have hosted several business and casual dinners here over the last year and the food and service and always been superb. Last week I hosted a family get-together and the staff went over and beyond to accommodate us. They let us socialize outside on a beautiful evening for an hour - holding up our table - without complaint. I pre-ordered our menu with the friendly help of Hector, and the service was perfect. Bringing out our four courses at the requested slow pace allowed us an evening of great conversations and laughter without ever feeling rushed. We closed the restaurant after midnight on a Thursday night with the rest of the patrons long gone. A perfect evening. Many, many thanks to the kind, attentive and patient staff, as well as to the amazing kitchen crew!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

This was a great finish to a long busy day. Food, Drinks, Service all terrific! Tagliollini with shaved black truffle and Carppaccio with baby arugula superb. Fig gnocci in black truffle cheese sauce sublime! Requested off menu chicken parmesan was accomodated effortlessly and perfect. Desserts need some improvement. Interestingly, half of the group live within blocks of Luna Rossa and had never been to the restaurant. They were thrilled to find that they will be able to now place it on there neighborhood gem restaurants!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Top notch from beginning to the end of the meal. Great cheese cake.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Wonderful meal. Great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We love Luna Rossa! Neighborhood gem. The service can be a bit overwhelmed and we miss the biscotti!!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Wonderful, we were in the city for a long weekend visiting and walked by and took a chance, it was terrific!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We NEEDED this wonderful dinner tonight. I tried a wine, new to me, loved it. Everything we've ever had here is perfectly composed and seasoned to bring out the flavors but never be assertive or salty. very European quiet dining room, live the waitstaff - 5 stars all around.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Luna Rosa. We were welcomed and seated promptly even though we were a little early for our reservation. Our dinners were delicious. I had parmesan encrusted chicken beast again even though I've ordered it three times before. It is that good. My husband had a steak which he enjoyed very much. We will return to Luna Rosa and recommended to friends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Restaurant is consistently good. The restaurant is authentically Italian without over doing the decoration.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

A delicious meal, good service and charming ambience

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

This restaurant has the authenticity of the best local Rome restaurants. Its Vitello Tonnato is as good as Cipriani's and otherwise unrivaled by any NY restaurant and, unlike most, is on the menu year round. The pasta dishes are exceptional. Our waiter was Massimo: charming, attentive, knows his wines--an accomplished professional. I live on the far westside and gladly travel across town for this exceptionally fine Italian cuisine. The restaurant is small, intimate, comfortable. Its staff, as good as it gets. Bravo.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Daily specials of veal chop, linguine with shellfish, excellent desserts.

Terrific service and hospitality all around.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Second visit. A remarkable chef does wonderous things in the kitchen. Fresh ingredients. One of those great mid block UES finds. Consistently fine wait staff. Small wine list but nice range and selection. Reserved a specific table 4 on line but restaurant didn't have it. Next time will call the restaurant directly. A wonderful place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

First date with a real gentleman. Perfect spot. The waiter was attentive but let us enjoy the dining experience. The food was perfect! Wonderful fish and pasta dishes. It's not easy to find an old fashioned but cool dining room where it is quiet. You can have a real conversation here. Enjoy the food and ambiance of this neighborhood gem!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

I love this place. Crab salad was fantastic. Pasta dishes memorable.

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Luna Rossa is one of the very best Italian restaurants in Manhattan. It's a gem in all respects.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

My favorite Italian on the UES. The food is consistently delicious, authentic, and al-dente. The servers are amazingly nice, knowledgeable, and care about your experience. It's a small restaurant with a slightly older crowd, so probably best for taking your parents or for couples . The delivery is great too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Ordered the special of the night. Swordfish clams, muscles etc. This was a delicious dish but the swordfish was very overcooked. I left it on the plate and when the waiter came over I told him the problem. The chef automatically cut this bill by 50%. I never asked for this but think it indicative of a really "classy" establishment. I have been there many times and I will definitely return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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