Luna Rossa Ristorante

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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!!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall the experience was good until we received the check that contained two errors (in favor of the restaurant). We had it corrected, but it came back wrong again, we had it corrected a second time, and it was still wrong. The waiter was very apologetic, but that should not have happened ...... the last error, I took out of the tip rather than waste time again!

w
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful gem on the upper east side. Lovely food and good service.

n
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

the menu on line is different from the one at the restaurant, prices have gone up in the past year, so the value has gone down. waiters are very nice but very rigid when you ask them about some dishes that appear on the on line but not at the restaurant

w
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful local restaurant. Friendly service. Excellent food.

e
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My husband and I took a relative there for his birthday. We love the location and the service at Luna Rossa. The place is a little too cozy for my liking, but they make it work. We were all pleased with our meal, but I wouldn't order the braised lamb shank again. It was a little too fatty and lacked flavor. My husband's pasta and our guest's bouillabaisse was excellent. All in all, it was a good experience.

M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service & atmosphere. Food is outstanding!

PM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner. The food was good but the service was uneven. We had to ask for butter and olive oil for our bread. My husband needed additional cutlery. It was difficult to get our waiter’s attention - it was very frustrating.

J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Inventive northern Italian menu ...well-executed and delicious! They are happy to accommodate all requests and the service is seamless. Great dinner!

HW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't want to tell too many people. Real authentic Italian restaurant.

Great food. Good value. As good as any top-tier NYC restaurant.

MM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, never disappoints, unusual and delicious specials.

NN
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great biscotti at the end. Nice finishing touch. Great neighborhood restaurant.

R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and friendly service a neighborhood gem!!!!

LL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was very good. Restaurant was crowded and service so-so.

MB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I took my boyfriend out here for his birthday because he wanted to try this place. It’s very cute, was very peacefully quiet, the server George was extremely polite and attentive, and the food was fantastic. I loved the beef carpaccio and the eggplant pasta dish. I didn’t love the veal scallopini, but I’m just not a veal person, and the fig tart for dessert was delicious. They even put a candle in it for my boyfriends birthday and sang. We had a lovely evening. I only had one complaint which is why I give 4 instead of 5 stars - they severely cater to their regulars. I asked A MONTH IN ADVANCE for the front window seat because it was cute and romantic, and they gave it to a couple that was most definitely one of their regular clients, and they were sitting in it when I arrived and taking their sweet time. They then proceeded to book “their table” for tomorrow same time. It was really not okay - I don’t care how often you eat there, I asked for that table well in advance and I’m a paying customer just the same. Playing favorites is not acceptable, and I will remember that and be sure to tell other people that this restaurant plays serious favorites. So shame on you, Luna Rossa.

PN
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

DELICIOUS. tune appetizer was outrageously good. wonderfully tender and tasty lemon chicken entrée was nicely done and well accompanied by just the right amount of perfectly cooked veggies and potatoes. 2 of the other members of my party of 4 raved about their dishes (branzino, pasta), but the salmon, ordered at medium, was over cooked and dry (it happens). Tartufo shared was just the perfect ending. Love coming back.

VL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a quiet evening with few people dining. The service was very good. Food was very good, with average portion size for Manhattan.

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal and ambience as always!

WT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really a neighborhood gem. Attentive (but not overbearing) service, excellent food, not too noisy, even when full.

P
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We had high expectations for Luna Rosa, as it had such a high rating on Open Table. Unfortunately, it was a bit disappointing. Food was good, not great & service ok. We think a bit over rated.

MK
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

This was an unfortunate experience. The food which had always been really good, was mediocre. Also, in an already noisy venue, the waiters were making extra noise by yelling across the room at each other. Not a good meal, noisy and pricy spells no more visits.

F
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere. Delicious food. Great service.

GJ
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must for Italian when visiting New York! Cozy little neighborhood restaurant with great food and great service.

FB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As restaurants go, Luna Rosa is 5 stars and it is still reminiscent of a neighborhood restaurant. This is a delicious food restaurant. The folks that work here are delightful. Love the food. Highly recommend it. You'll want to go again and again.

JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant with good food and nice service.

SN
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really outstanding quality of food, service and ambiance. Look forward to our next meal there and would recommend this restaurant to others.

EB
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant (we have a pied a terre nearby). Its tiny and intimate, and that’s what we like about it. The staff is lovely and always accommodating to our special requests. Visitors to the Met may want to walk the four or so blocks to the restaurant and enjoy the local ambiance of this special spot. It’s between 2nd and 3rd Avenues on the uptown side of East 85th Street. Make reservations as this place is TINY!

DM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and eat here often and always recommend it. Food is consistently high quality and delicious

RP
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD WAS WONDERFUL, SERVICE WAS AMAZING, PRICING WAS REASONABLE.

SD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambience....everything was wonderful!

UP
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. The food is consistently good, the service is excellent. And for once you can have a peaceful dinner without loud music in the background. Try the artichokes, the linguini with vongole, the grey sole, it's all so well done.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like eating in your italian grandmas living room.

TB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have wonderful meals at Luna Rossa. The food is unique, fresh, and well-prepared, and the service is lovely.

TB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Solid neighborhood restaurant with delicious food. Service was a tad slow but acceptable. Prices seemed a little high -- $200 for 2 entrees, 1 salad, 1 appetizer, 1 dessert, 1 cheaper bottle of wine. Would go back when around the area. Lots of long time customers.

LG
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both found the salads to be fresh with a light but very flavor-filled dressing. The rabbit ravioli was incredibly good as was the sole over sautéed spinach. We both ate every bite. I found the sorbets to be
a refreshing dessert and my colleague loved the chocolate cake.













































































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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing .... just need to stick up on Aperol!

EC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiters attentive and responsive when asked to switch tables due to location. Very charming and pleasant atmosphere. Great menu and excellent quality.

LF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Is truly one of my favorite Italian food restaurant in New York !!! Is not fancy but the flavor of each dish is incredible!!!

MK
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pricey but delicious food and good service. Not too loud and fairly comfortable. Recommended!

D
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our “go to “ neighborhood restaurant.......never disappoints.

OT
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Accommodated a large party and everything was great.