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Luna Rossa Ristorante

4.6
417 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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!!!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(212) 517-3118
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Paul Floess
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Private party facilities
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Private party contact
Paul Floess: (212) 517-3118
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1 Avenue & 2 Avenue
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Public transit
Subway 4-5-6 train to 86 and Lexington
Bus M 15 stops at 86 street and 1 Avenue
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Special events & promotions
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Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 417 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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vipsimonsays (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner. We've been to this restaurant many times but the menu has changed apparently due to a new chef. It's improved considerably, although the bread could be better. We had a lovely quiet table in the back with great wine and great service. This is a terrific neighborhood, casual spot, near the movie theaters on 86th Street.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

It was price fixed menu. The food was amazing, and really the only reason I would go back. A 9pm reservation had us leaving at 1130pm. I received my filet at 11pm, a full two hours after we were seated. The food really was great, just took forever to get the courses along and the waiter did not seem to care to give any input on what the best options were on a limited menu.

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sean (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Small place, amazing food and wine. Service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great atmosphere and service. The food was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

All went well until we had to wait over 30 minutes for dessert with no one on the wait staff giving us any updates.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Underwhelmed. Too
Expensive. Staff nice enough.

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Joy3 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

It was very nice. No complaints.

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viplunch42 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I have dined at Luna Rossa on a number of occasions. Always the service has been caring and
accommodating. The food is very tasty. I especially like their wild salmon with spinach. I have
also had pastas that are very good. A friend loves their calves liver. I have split their chopped
salad that is a favorite. The noise level is a tad high but that is because I am a bit hard of hearing and the staff always works to find the least noisy table. All in all I have always enjoyed
my meal at Luna Rossa. It is also very conveniently located near the 86th Street movie theaters.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Really lovely atmosphere, personable staff - they make sure you are taken care of...food was heavenly - some traditional Italian dishes and some with a really nice twist of flavors. Would whole heartedly recommend to others! The gelato was heavenly!

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INCREDIBLE (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Absolutely incredible food. My boyfriend and I both agreed that our meals tasted like they were straight from Italy. I would say it’s definitely the most authentic tasting Italian I’ve had in the city. Service was great. Ambiance was great. We had the spinach ricotta ravioli with truffle cream sauce (out of this world) and the parmesan encrusted chicken piccata, also amazing. We will definitely be back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious caeser salad and incredible eggplant appetizers!

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vipdspf (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We are fortunate to have a restaurant on this level of excellence so close to our home. The food and service are outstanding and we bring family, friends and business associates with confidence. The food is always fresh, the waiters polite and accommodating with no pretense.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Amazing restaurant and great food choices. Perfect Italian cuisine. Highly recommend this gem. Try the fried artichoke and the chitara. Personal fav. And a great cookie plate!

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vipCliffordG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

On Monday, January 15, 2018 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), my wife, our friend and I had dinner there. It was excellent. It is very quiet there, which we like. The service is excellent, too. The food is very good. The three of us had the crispy artichokes, which is done in a Roman style. I had the filet of gray sole. My wife had the grilled prawns. Our friend had a pasta. He and I had the special dessert of the day. We were there for a long time. Our friend came from Virginia.

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vipTdcct (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Luna Rosa is a warm, charming restaurant with very good Italian food served by professional and friendly waiters. I recommend it to anyone that wants a reliably good meal in a non-flashy environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food - reasonable prices - wonderful server (George)

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

What a wonderful find! We all enjoyed everything we ordered! Outstanding service that went over and beyond our needs! We’d return in a heart beat❤️👍😍

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

The food is consistently very good and was even better than usual on Christmas evening.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was lovely. Classic Italian with a creative twist. Amazing flavors. Restaurant is small and cozy . Wait staff was pleasant and helpful. It was Christmas Day and it could not have been better

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

I dine there often but tonight the service was not good. Its a great neighborhood restaurant so I was disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Three of us enjoyed a delicious dinner. It was my first time at Luna Rossa and we were waited on by George who was attentive and had great suggestions. We enjoyed chefs salad and artichokes to start and eggplant gnocchi, fig gnocchi and filet of sole. Everything was excellent and my cousin loved the pistachio tart. What a great neighborhood place with old world charm, a pleasant noise level so you can talk and great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Food was exceptionally good tonight. The lobster pasta special was perfectly cooked Service was excellent and everyone was very happy.

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vipGeoff (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

What more can I say? Always fantastic in every respect. Been going for years and will continue to do so.

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vipUESgirl (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Luna Rossa never disappoints. Pastas are always good.

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vipMissMaudie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

A favorite - just delicious, comfortable, - love it.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

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GlobalNYDiner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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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vipBs1119 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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vipAHF7 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

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

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