Luna Rossa Ristorante

5
600 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

Featured specials

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Mom will love Mother’s Day at Luna Rossa®. Join us for Brunch (12Noon - 2pm) Dinner (2:30pm -9pm)We will have Brunch Menu, Regular Menu and some Specials. Mia Madre always said that about mine siblings If I look back at everything I’ve done in life, you’re easily the best thing I’ve ever created.”

What 600 people are saying
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vipPatrick1NY
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last Tuesday night I enjoyed some deliciously authentic carbonara with dear friends at one of Timmy and my favorite neighborhood eateries. The food and wine list are excellent and the staff always treat you like family. 🥰🍝❤️

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vipSueG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

very fresh and great options, especially appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant!!!

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vipJonathanV
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is my 'neighborhood Italian' that has always delivered. Great food at reasonable prices. If I were forced to make a complaint, it would be that they should hire more staff! The two guys that work there are great but now that the pandemic is receding, they should have more help. But that doesn't stop me from going frequently.

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vipRobinS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUr favorite neighborhood restaurant for 8 years. Delicious food, great specials, courteous attentive service and romantic quiet ambience. We are praying that these fine gentleman make it through the current craziness.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Always consistently wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 Service, food, ambiance, Perfect restaurant recommend for everyone of every diet.

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vipeatdrinkandbemerry
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was slower than usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Extremely slow service in regard to getting our meal!!

No apology, just always said it’s coming!!

People later then us served faster!!

Sometimes when service is slow at other places they apologize and give some thing complimentary not here!!

First and last time !!

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vipRobertW
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s become one of our favorites - never disappoints ( in an area , UES, of disappointing restaurants

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vipcmvi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food and service were excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipLisaT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luna Rossa has the best Italian food on the UES!

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vipFANTASTIC
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

“We’ve been coming to this restaurant for a very long time tonight was a disaster the waiter that we usually have was extraordinarily nasty upon us asking why we were charged for cheese which it was always complementary and why we were charged to split a salad that we could’ve split ourselves he asked us not to come back if he was going to credit our bill how rude how disappointing that someone should behave this way and the manager just looked on we will never come back.”

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vipadebarry
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great. Never had a bad meal or experience there.

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SherriH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice small neighborhood restaurant. Great for special occasions. The chef is the owner. Waiters are very helpful. Quiet atmosphere. Would definitely go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is outstanding and the wait staff professional I love the place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, atmosphere & service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as always. My only complaint is that they charged $2 to split a salad which I would have appreciated knowing about ahead of time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We ordered an entree which they never told us they did not have so instead they brought us another fish, which was much more expensive. When we questioned our waiter about what he brought us, he insisted it was what we ordered. It wasn’t until the Maitre’d came to talk to us that he admitted the waiter had not been honest with us. The service was also very slow.

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east87th
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is very good and the service attentive. The menu is varied and everything we ate was excellent. I do wish they did not turn down the lights. They did respond when we requested that they be turned back up. If there was a rating between very good and outstanding I would give them a higher rating.

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vipLovegemsandgyms
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS outstanding!! Every part of dining out!!!

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vipMeganM
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is excellent. Wine recommendation was also good. Place is consistent.

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vipDocdub
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luna Ross’s never disappoints. It is our favorite neighborhood go to restaurant. It would also be one of our favorites if it wasn’t in our neighborhood. Great food, warm friendly service and a charming cozy atmosphere.

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vipCliffordG
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On Tuesday, December 31, 2019 (New Year's Eve), my wife and I had dinner there. We live 3 blocks away. We have had many dinners there. I made a reservation on November 25, 2019 at 5:00pm. In my reservation, I asked for a table in the front room. When we got there at 4:45pm, the manager said that we should sit in the back room. The restaurant was empty. We insisted on the front room. The manager was nasty. Our servicer came by. He is excellent. He persuaded the manager to give us a table in the front room. The chef and owner came by and wished us a Happy New Year. The manager told us that the chef and owner was not there. We had crispy artichokes. We had Bouillabaisse. My wife had sorbets. I had Millefoglie Alla Crema (mille-feuille) (Napoloen). The food was excellent. Also, the service. The price was very good.

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vipSunilN
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent dinner experience- wonderful food and staff as always.

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vipLezlie
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing neighborhood gem!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice food definately home made, and server was friendly
Recommend 👍👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally well prepared classics - flavorful and attractively presented. Old-school service and touches. We love indirect amber lighting and this place has it - making everything and everyone more attractive! Be prepared for the wine list... there a a few good options at about $50, but then it gets more athletic. Overall very well worth it - good value.

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Madelin
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very delicious food and well timed service. Portions are not overwhelming and the atmosphere is quaint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipArunB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good

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vipPabloNY
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally got to taste the lamb shank, which was always sold out, Now I understand why. All of my guests enjoyed their meals and the service was impeccable. As usual.

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vipSkip
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great little restaurant with a wide choice of excellent dishes. Service is attentive but low keyed. Great place to go for a meal with conversation

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vipCliffordG
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On Saturday, November 23, 2019, my wife and I had dinner two very good friends. The food was excellent . The service was also excellent. It was quiet there.

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vipLSLS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the staff was welcoming and attentive and the food delicious and impressive to our guests.

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YvonneS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Veal scallopini needed more flavor. Spaghetti and meatballs was a very small portion for the price. Wait staff was good and atmosphere is nice

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vipflywheel
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Next to my table there were 3 people sitting obnoxiously loud and I wish the waiter didn't say a thing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Everything we ordered was delicious! Small space, but we got a good table.

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Anton
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
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!

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

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

FAQs

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

Luna Rossa Ristorante is rated 5 stars by 600 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.