Luna Ristorante - Concord

4.6
161 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
“I’m the owner and the chef, so I’m always here,” he says in his lyrical Mediterranean accent. “It’s nice to do business with locals.”

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.
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vipElle44
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time at Luna
will go back again for sure....
Good Parking
Very good Thanksgiving dinner
Nice presentation of the food
Will try pasta next time
Owners seem nice and interested and new their customers
Small and cozy..quite good in all areas, place, food , service..

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Jazz
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Once again we enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at Luna Ristorante. Excellent service and food. Today two of us had the butternut squash soup, which came in a large bowl. The only problem - it was so good I finished it all, leaving little room for the rest of the meal. But there is nothing wrong with leftovers - especially on Thanksgiving! A lovely place to celebrate or just have a great dinner. You can carry on a conversation without shouting or straining to hear. We will be back again!

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vipJeff
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Love the Tangene in particular. A first class restaurant in downtown Concord!

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DK1959
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The beet salad was phenomenal, as was the Gamberi. Good value, great food.

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Penguina2
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. The food and ambiance are excellent.

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Marianne
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. The food is delicious and
reasonably price. Many choices and the service did not rush you.
Definitely will go again.
Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for our Saturday evening family dinner! We will definitely be back.

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Murray99
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food. It’s a small restaurant but it has. great taste

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BENNIEB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luna never fails to deliver a great dining experience. My son and I dined last Saturday night and it was perfect! All entrees and appetizer were super delicious! Friendly staff, welcoming owner/manager and overall fantastic experience! I highly recommend Luna at any occasions-!

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WilliamL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been eating here for almost 20 years-always good.

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LeonaS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small & bright restaurant in the Todos Santos neighborhood. Great menu. Food was excellent! Four of us had a variety of Pasta dishes and I had the Short Ribs with a blue cheese sauce and veges. They were cooked perfectly. Sooo tasty!! We split two desserts among five of us. They were small but also delicious. Will definitely go again. A side note: we brought a special bottle of wine from home and the corkage fee was $30.00, less than cost of a bottle from menu and it was perfect. 🍷

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Tony
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Party of 6. Excellent service as well as accommodating our Birthday party. Food and Beverage above average. Excellent value. Will definitely return.

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vipstvkly
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This place was terrific the service was great the food was also great and we just loved it. Will definitely be back.

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Burducc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant! Charming ambiance, amazing people, and delicious food. 10/10 recommend without hesitation.

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Foodlovers
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 3rd time we dined at Luna's, but this time we came with 2 other couples, who, like us, were delighted with the whole experience. We had wonderful appetizers, halibut in piccata sauce, lamb shank, cioppino, and wonderful tiramisu, sorbet and pana cotta for dessert. All very good. The service was attentive and very pleasant. We will keep coming back.

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Susan
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate lunch early at 11;30 a.m., and was able to park right by the restaurant.
the service and the food was very good.

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Deenie
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Very disappointing evening! Made a reservation for 7 people at 6:15. We were seated at a reserved table upon entering. Shortly after, I assume the chef came out and questioned if we had a reservation and what name it was under. I showed him the Open Table confirmation on my phone. He then told us that he had personally reserved this table some time ago for a 'special' dinner for another group. I think he expected us to leave as there were no other large tables available. I told him the mix-up/confusion wasn't my problem, at which point he told us that it was fine and to enjoy our dinner. The food was mediocre at best! One of our party ordered the beet salad. Normally that would mean that majority of the salad was beets. Her salad was mostly lettuce with 4 or 5 beets around it. The bolognese was dry and the meatballs hard. In my opinion, under no circumstances should guests be questioned if there is problem with reservations. As I told the chef, the confusion was not my problem! I felt his behavior and demeanor were totally unacceptable and rude. As a result, I will never return to this restaurant and would not recommend it to anyone!!

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NotDub
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Small, intimate, local Italian place with nice decor and ambience and a small but interesting menu. Nothing super fancy or super special, but everything was well done and there is a nice variety from which to choose. Overall would recommend for a good night out.

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THOMAS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Luna is a rather small space put to very good use. Service was very good to excellent. Our server took good care of us without hovering. When we needed him, he was there quickly. The food. The food was excellent, my lamb shank was off the bone tender. My dining partner had one of the seafood and pasta dishes and loved it! We will return, and bring more friends. Good food, good service, good price.

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Lindoda
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We did not stay and eat. The only table was by the entrance less than 5’ from the door. I would be curious to know if the patrons all had reservations. We were dissatisfied.

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vipJhenie
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service great staff plenty parking
Gemm in the neighborhood

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Foodlovers
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again we had a wonderful dinner starting with muscles in an excellent creamy and flavorful sauce, then we had pasts with plenty of seafood, penne pasta in pesto sauce with chicken, & carbonara. All very tasty, copious and well presented. Desserts were very good as usual, especially the tiramisu. I enjoyed the panda cota. A very pleasant evening. Therefore, I highly recommend this restaurant and we will keep coming back.

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KenC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Small and perfect spot for a quiet dinner spot!

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Loppy
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food with good service. Went for lunch, only had one person doing all the hosting and waitering.

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GilK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice intimate setting with great food and service. we will be back.

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Foodlovers
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a winner! First we were welcome by a pleasant woman with as big smile. We got the table we had asked for. The service was very good and attentive and the pace of serving perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed the food. My husband had a generous plate of bruschetta trio and I loved the mushroom gnocchi served with a delicious sauce. I had the Gamberi Luna and my husband had the pescatore pasta. Both delicious. We finished with the best tiramisu I have ever eaten. And the prices are very reasonable. To top it all, Habib the chef/owner came over for a chat in his usual warm welcoming manner. We definitely will keep coming to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! They were busy, so instead of waiting for a table, we sat at the bar. The chef offered me a complimentary glass of wine for the trouble. Amazing gluten free options and I did not get sick! Had a three course meal and even the meatballs are gluten free. Incredible experience and I will make sure to return when I’m back in town. Thank you Luna!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very delicious and ambience is very relaxed. This is a casual restaurant with very good food. The mushroom risotto appetizer was our favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Waiter forgot about us for over 40 minutes read us the specials and never came back. Table sat after us was ordered and served by the time we ordered. Food was delicious and the bus/ water girl was spot on. Only wish when I mentioned to what looked like the manager she would have apologized for mistake by the waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent service and delicious food!

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vipRenee
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Before entering this tiny restaurant our noses were flooded with the smells of Italian cooking. We got a great bottle of Barolo wine and had appetizers which were fantastic! I order the lasagna, my husband - veal picatta; my friend ordered the Choppino as did my 95 year old mother-in-law ( which was surprising since she always order steak) There was nothing left to take home. An amazingly 👏 delicious meal. We all agreed to be back soon.

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vipdajm
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though my friend wasn’t able to make it to dinner tonight, I had an excellent experience. The service was great and the food was amazing. I even got to order her food to go. Will definitely visit again.

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DeniseM
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good salads & service

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FredS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service, and wine was great as usual!

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Hibiscus5
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Had the seafood lasagna. Disappointing. Contained overcooked salmon and some kind of overcooked whitefish (halibut?) no crab or shrimp. Not served with any vegetable(s).

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Arbie
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place. Will re visit. Encourage them to remember the phrase… ‘it’s the little things” ! With a very limited bar menu, make absolutely sure you have all the ingredients to make your offerings. Cocktails are a fun part of the evening! Train staff not to put the specials board up for display until you have updated it for the day. No one really wants to see yesterday’s specials. Again…the little things…if the menu says a salad has candies walnuts…be prepared and have them on hand. Lots of little misses can add up to big ones.
We will be back, staff is very friendly!

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Teresa
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites in Concord. They always seem happy to see you. Food is consistently good.

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MikeH63
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a reservation and were seated upon arrival. Service was good, maybe a little slow, but not annoying. Food was excellent, value was definitely there. We will return, hopefully very soon.

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vipLolo
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and wonderful food a great lunch to celebrate anything. The gnocchi appetizer is especially rich and delicious!

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vipJasvirS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a 7pm reservation and they were busy - we had to wait and didn’t get seated until 7:45. However, once we ordered and started getting food- the food was delicious! Definitely worth the wait. The gnocchi appetizer and ravioli main course were my favorites but everything we tried and shared family style was delicious. We will be back.

FAQs

Luna Ristorante - Concord offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 691-4080.

Luna Ristorante - Concord is rated 4.6 stars by 161 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.