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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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Details
Mon - Thu 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Luna Rossa Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (27)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for a Date (13)
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Fit for Foodies (12)
Cozy (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Authentic (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Romantic (6)
Casual (5)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (München)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food - reasonable prices - wonderful server (George)

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Luna Rossa never disappoints. Pastas are always good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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