Luna Rossa Ristorante

4.8
651 Reviews
$31 to $50
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!!!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 651 people are saying
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vipBuns
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best most authentic Italian food.
Love everything about this excellent restaurant.

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vipmanhattanmom
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our dinner started when we were seated and served water yet until I asked if they were going to check our vaccine card and ID, no one asked for this. The gentleman answered I was going to ask now after you are seated. This DID NOT instill the confidence that they are actually doing this without the patron asking. Our dinner food was excellent yet this lack of proper procedure left me feeling that next time we will go to another restaurant where the proper procedure is followed with it having to be initiated by my questions.

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Sixela
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious. Everyone I was with ate everything on their plate. Service was good. Restaurant was a bit noisy, but that is because we were near a table that was a family with young kids. All around a great dining experience.

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vipLilliamP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood place. Great service and great food!

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vipEnjoyable
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating there for years and enjoy every meal
and when we dine with friends they always enjoy
the meal too.

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vipPabloNY
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening. Excellent food and service. Mezzaluna pasta with truffle oil was outstanding, as was the chicken special, perfectly seasoned and cooked. Companions loved the eggplant and artichokes, salmon and bolognese.
A nice bottle of wine, cannoli and coffee topped off such a lovely night that we booked reservations for another meal just 4 nights later.

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vipPeterB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I had a really nice dinner last night (Friday Night) at Luna Rossa. Would definitely recommend. We had a really nice moment to share - when we arrived for our 7:30pm outdoor dining reservation we were initially concerned because all the outdoor tables were full and no one seemed to be anywhere near ready for a check. But less than 2 minutes later the head waiter comes out the front door with a table in hand, sets us up in the nook of the entry to the store next door (which was closed for the day), sets the table and we were on our way to a fine evening!! Food was very good, service was attentive, prices were reasonable. Like many NYC restaurants serving outdoors, they have likely overtaxed the kitchen and the waitstaff just a bit. They seem to be trying their best, but plan on a 'relaxed' evening...if you are brining kids or you want to get in and out quickly probably not my first recommendation.

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vipDocdub
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't get enough of Luna Rosa. You can go to all the trendy restaurants you want but they don't hold a candle to this place. Great food, great service and a warm friendly atmosphere.

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DeborahS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Was disappointed in the sword fish. Was like fried fillet of sole.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Italian food in all of Manhattan. Just go. You won’t be disappointed.

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vipDocdub
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We keep going it just gets better and better. Don't tell anyone.

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vipkbhaines
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding and the service is tope rate too.

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vipBClarke
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Third or fourth visit - food and service has always delivered. First visit post pandemic the restaurant has not missed a beat - was very nice to get back.

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WendyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought friends from out of town and the evening was lovely. The staff couldn't have been nicer and more attentive and we all enjoyed our dinner so much!

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vipreviewer19
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only issue I had was that we arrived for brunch and yet was told there was no brunch menu- although it’s on their website.
I was looking for brunch items and the main cena menu wasn’t full of choices that I wanted at 1pm in the afternoon.

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SylviaY
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful neighborhood gem with an inspired menu and excellent service. Just might need to make it a habit!

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vipPatrick1NY
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. The food is delicious, the wine list extraordinary and the staff is some friendly and warm. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience there!

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vipTK719
New York Area
358 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience at Luna Rossa. The restaurant is so charming and inviting. The special grilled peach salad was wonderful. The homemade paccheri with crabmeat with simply out of this world - one of the best pasta dishes that I've ever had. And the chocolate cake was delicious. The service was topnotch and the prices most reasonable. I will return very soon.

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vipDocdub
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints.

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vipfoodieshrink
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner outside. The truffle ravioli was amazing, as was a grilled nectarine arugula salad. We love this place!

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suzie
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

I have eaten here before and it was always delicious. This must have been a bad night. I had to send back the special of the night veal ravioli. The ravioli was like leather and the filling was tasteless. I tried clams and pasta which was better but way too salty. I like this restaurant and the staff but this was a disappointment.

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vipsoundpuke
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

What a special place for great Italian food
Warm and friendly staff nice wine list and did I mention how wonderful the food is
Looking forward to returning soon
Bravo to all who work there

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vipKer62
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Luna Rossa has done a nice job with outdoor seating. Lots of flowers and space. The servers were attentive and lovely. The meals were a mixed bag and some things were completely overpriced. The Carciofi all Giudea came with three small artichokes and bore a $17 price tag. Did it taste good, yes, it was delicious, but the pricing is criminal. The sesame crusted salmon was requested medium rare- red inside- and was dry and lacked a true sesame crust. It sat on a pile of unseasoned spinach. The mushroom ravioli and peach salad special, however, were both delicious.
The pricing and inconsistent quality of the meals means we will probably not return. There are too many Italian restaurants better on their game.

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vipSusanA
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

A dump indoors. Smelly waiters with slapdash service. Food ambitious, our mealwaokay. Seriously understaffed.

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vipLisaT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This UES Italian gem is one of the finest Italian restaurants in the neighborhood. Finest cuisine. Excellent service. We always enjoy our meals here.

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vipDocdub
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best kept secret on the UES. Fabulous food and warm friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant with excellent food and service on a quiet side street. Will definitely visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place!

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vipLylie
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Only one server. Waited almost 11/2 hours for main course.
Really enjoyed everything first time there.
This time food was uneven.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding; there was a table of 6 near our table, very loud in a small space.
It was busy & your pour waiters were trying their best but, I think u are short staffed.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were hoping for a local experience a little off the beaten path. Luna Ross’s delivered. They had sold out of two specials by 7:30 in a restaurant only half filled. Other than that, it was a solid evening and a great time.

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vipAnneC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great neighborhood restaurant; food always fresh and wait staff very professional but also warm and friendly.

Anne

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danny
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and the quality and taste of food was amazing.

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RichardD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful restaurant with great food and warm, friendly service.

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MaureenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luna Rossa has earned its reputation as the best Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side. My family has been enjoying their cuisine since it arrived in the neighborhood over 10 years ago. It has been a very welcome neighbor.

The menu is exceptional, with new offerings on a regular basis. The chef/owner
has deep background with Italian cuisine, and surprises us with new, creative ideas.

The staff could not be more welcoming... Most have been with the restaurant since it opened. They could not be more accommodating.

Their pastas are exceptional, as are their the sea foods, veal dishes, and delicious seasonal salads. The chef has welcomed requests.

Their new outside space has been a great addition to the ambience of the whole neighborhood, and is particularly pleasant for lunch.

We have recommended Luna Rossa Ristorante to many grateful friends.

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vipLauraS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant consistently delivers wonderful food and service.

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Foodienyc
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, recommend. We will be back

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vipmaryann
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the service of our wait staff. Victoria was so enthusiastic, gave us great recommendations and just delightful! The food was awesome and just a lovely experience! Thank you

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vipJoyM
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service! UES gem!!

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Arl29
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have chosen this place for catching up with friends. Great service and good food!

FAQs

Luna Rossa Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 517-3118.

Luna Rossa Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 651 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.