Luna Ristorante - Concord
Jacifi describes his menu as a blend of new and old: “You get old-school tastes with a modern presentation.” The restaurant specializes in northern and southern Italian standards like saltimbocca, chicken cacciatore, and risotto. But the eighteen-year-old Luna takes these familiar dishes very seriously. Redoune, partner and co-chef Hafid Tadri, and co-chef Habib Jacifi don’t so much replicate the old standards as define them.
Take the fettuccini with Bolognese sauce. Many restaurants make a Bolognese; few do it well. Like the sly smile on the lips of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous lady, this brick red sauce reveals a depth of character beyond its simple appearance. Carrots, celery, and onions add a layer of sweetness, while bacon contributes a sultry, meaty backbone.
The food was good. Enjoyed the ambiance and music from the Godfather. Felt rushed by the server to leave, which wasn't enjoyable. We were celebrating a birthday, which we had noted in the reservation, but the restaurant did not provide a dessert.
We've been to Luna several times. The food and service is outstanding. The challenge is getting a seat if you don't have reservations due to the limited amount of seating at this establishment. Luckily we did have reservations and "bumped" the people who were ahead of us trying to get a table.
We opted not to order a dessert but the waiter decided to give us a silver dollar sized cheesecake on the house. It was just the right size and beautifully presented which we really appreciated.
One thing you should keep in mind is they're closed on Sundays. I know people need a day off but for most restaurants, they close on Mondays. We've been caught off guard before forgetting they were closed on Sundays...but that was just our misfortune.
It is a nice place and the food is good and of good value. They did appear to be short-handed as to the service staff and so service was slow. Staff was friendly. Will go back.
The food was delicious and this small restaurant has an excellent ambiance and good service. We started off with the caprese salad, then had the salmon and mushroom ravioli. Everything was wonderful, from the fresh hot bread to the beautifully prepared vegetables that came with the salmon! Even though they were quite busy on that Friday nght, our server was very attentive and fun and never failed to check in on us in a timely manner. Topped off the evening with a wonderful affogato. Couldn't ask for more. We'll be back for sure.
One of my favorites. If I have company I always like to bring them here. The owner introduced his mother to us. What a charming woman; one can see why the restaurant is so outstanding.
If they still have it on the menu, order the prawns with in a dill, sherry sauce. I almost licked the plate. The beet salad was so delicious my friend and I used bread to sop up all the dressing. YUUUMmmmm
My partner and I had an amazing experience at Luna. A nice small restaurant with excellent pasta choices, however our favorite part of the experience was our wonderful waiter Habib. Thank you for making our first experience there so memorable, you were amazing.
Great food, outstanding service!
The service was slow but the food is the delicious and very friendly staff.
Limited space our table is so close to the other customers. Food was great but service is just ok. Our table was ready but not set up for us waited for 10 min over our reservation time and to remind the host x3 that we’re waiting. Other customers who came after were seated right away coz the owner or the person works there knows them.
Valentine’s Day dinner
Since discovering this great restaurant , we are sorry to hear of its closing coming up. Each time we dined there, the food and service was great.
We were celebrating Valentine's Day so the restaurant was full. Good service excellent food. Loved the tirimasu for dessert!
Great food and nice environment
Been here several times. Always excellent. Had a calamari steak and mista salad. Delicious. Best pasta too.
Very nice little treasure in Concord. Never had a bad meal at this restaurant. Consistently good food, service. Our go to place for a special dinner. Prices are very reasonable.
This place gets better every time I come. I bring friends and customers alike where ever I can.
I just love the people/owners that I have met so far.
Habibe, Yustef, Tom, and “j”
Bad spelling is to be forgiven.
Was wonderful fir my business lunch!
The soup was terrific.. and their beet salad is yum!
Service was VERY slow, ordered the pesto appetizer and had to ask two times for the bread to go with it. After sitting at the table for 45 minutes the waiter finally took our order and I asked for some more bread which never arrived. My pasta came out and the shrimp in the pasta was twice as hot as the rest of the dish , microwave ?. Am am all for giving the wait staff a break if it had been a busy night but upon our arrival, the restaurant only had three occupied tables. Concord has lots of choices now, Luna needs to step up their game !
Luna Ristorante is a very nice, intimate restaurant. Service was slow, even the hostess was delivering entrees and side dishes. Ground pepper and parmesan had to be requested. Our entrees were good but not great. Soup and dessert were fabulous!
Loved this little gem!!! Customer service was perfect!!! And food was amazing
My husband and I had a lovely dinner there last week with 2 other couples. The presentation of the food was beautiful. The food was fresh and tasty, from salmon to cioppino (sp?) to pasta. Dessert was yummy too. The chef even came out twice to check on us. The waiter could've been a bit more attentive, forgetting us for at least 15 minutes when we asked for dessert menu, but that would be our only bit of constructive criticism.
We loved it. Food, service, ambiance and downtown location were perfect for our night out. We’ll be back.
Such a great dinner. We have never been to Luna before. I ordered off the menu for our appetizer and my meal and was happily accommodated. My Girlfriend and I were pleasantly surprised with the flavor of the sauces and even the dessert was perfect. During our meal another man (owner?) came up and took the time to see how out meal was.
We will definitely be back.
We were craving Italian food for dinner. We’re new to the area and found this place on Open Table. We will be back.
We had the mushroom ravioli, Italian sausage gnocchi and the seafood risotto and all 3 dishes were awesome! Also shared a Caesar salad which was creamy and awesome. Love this restaurant!
Wonderful night for our party of 10 - food was exceptional and always such a welcoming vibe.
Recommended by a friend. Was a great experience and we will come back again.
Wouldn't go back. Reservation seemed to be overlooked as they tried to seat us infront of the door on a cold evening. My lambshank was served cold. Forgot to bring appetizer. Out of drinks and dessert.
best restaurant in the bay area! We go there as often as possible but definitely every year on our anniversary...
New Years Eve and service was very slow. The food quality was excellent. I gave an overall 4 stars due to the slow service. Any other night it would score 5 stars.
Great food. Had to wait even with reservations. But we were given yummy appetizers to make it up. Busy Xmas Day
It was definitely packed for Christmas dinner but the staff handled the crowd extremely well with courtesy and good humor. We were actually seated within 5 minutes of our reservation and served fairly quickly. We had not been there in a long time but look forward to going back soon.
We dined on Christmas Day. The staff was pleasant. The food was wonderful. My kids want to make Christmas dinner at Luna a family tradition!
I have been coming here for many years and it has always been a nice treat. However this time it was definitely mediocre. I assume there has been some kind of change in ownership or staff, as the service and the food were both not as good as they have been in the past.
This was a very disappointing holiday get together. I am wondering if this restaurant has changed ownership as the food was completely different and not prepared well. Caesar Salad lettuce wilty with too much thick dressing (they did not charge us for that though). Lasagne is now prepared differently (not in a good way either). My meal was fishy with pasta so heavily lumped on the plate that I couldn't eat it.
Very nice restaurant, wait staff very friendly & food was good!
Very nice food and service, quite noisy, hard to talk
This is the first time we visited this restaurant. It's a nice friendly neighborhood restaurant with excellent food just the kind of place I like to go to. They were super busy when we arrived but they accommodated us and got us a table soon as they could and bought us a glass of wine. We would go back in a second.
We had 5 of us for an early Christmas dinner and the place was beautifully decorated and very festive. Food was delicious and the wines reasonably priced. We had such a lovely time, we all agreed to come back here again and again!
Luna Ristorante - Concord offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 691-4080.
Luna Ristorante - Concord is rated 4.5 stars by 97 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.