Luna Rosa Greenville

4.6
156 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
From our family to yours. At Luna Rosa Gelato cafe we want every guest to experience something special. We remember what it feels like to be pleasantly surprised at the level of service, atmosphere, and quality of cuisine when visiting a new establishment. Our craft cocktail program, designed by Jeni (Pink) Blyth, is meant to compliment a wide variety of Italian comfort food inspired by Chef John Flynn and finished with one of our fresh made artisan gelato flavors. Our motto is to treat each person that walks through our door as if they were a guest in our home.

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
  • Contactless payment available
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
What 156 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I came and it was great, celebrating his birthday and Thanksgiving. We were treated like family and how they do things in Italy. The Italians let you enjoy your meal and you cal them when you need them. The food was great.

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DrewJ
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome! Really cool, refreshingly different environment, decorations, ambiance, etc. Friendly staff, great food, creative cocktails. Very low key and a good change of pace place to eat in Greenville. Perfect for mom and dad date night looking for something a little less formal.

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Doug
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

An Italian gem. Great food, served by a loving family. Save room for dessert - the gelato shop in the storefront is a delight. Small dining room makes reservations a must, but no one rushes you through your meal.

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Steve
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Only had the pizza but it was bland, the crust was kind of fajita like. The service was great though.

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JenniferH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food were great!!

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PatrickB
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best stuffed mushrooms I’ve ever had.

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vipSally
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

When I checked the website for apps for a planned happy hour with friends the menu said LR had an antepasta plate with cheese and meats and olives but when we arrived there was no such item on the menu, likely due to covid changes. They need to update their online menu to match what they truly offer. Other than that the apps we ordered were fine, and the fried cheese with marinara was very good.

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dianen
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious 😋
They were very busy but we never felt not taken of.

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vipCGallagher
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Select and Luna Rosa as a first time guest before show at the Peace Center. The food was amazing an early into the meal my wife said we’ll most certainly be back again. That’s always a great sign!

JK
JeffK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with great service and a wonderful venue. We ate a nice lunch followed with gelato, and it was superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well worth the visit. Anxious to return.

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vipcraigm
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and great staff. Enjoyed and will go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy we tried this restaurant! Got into town later than expected on a Friday night and this was one of the few restaurants with reservations available, which is usually a bad sign, but not in this case! They have a gelato shop and a restaurant, but I suspect many people don’t try the the restaurant because all the reviews and even when you first come in make it look like it is primarily a dessert place.

It started with a great craft cocktail list (including some that incorporate gelato) and then a nice menu of Italian comfort food and pizza. We loved the stuffed mushrooms and I had spaghetti with meatballs that was delicious.

The small indoor seating area was nicely decorated and would have been great, but we chose to eat on the patio. It is removed just enough from Main Street that you can people watch without being right on the street in the middle of all the crowds.

Finally the staff was super friendly and despite it being a busy Friday night they were available when needed and happy to stop to make drink/food recommendations.

The only even slightly critical thing I could say about our experience was I didn’t love the house made limoncello. The menu mentions it is infused with lavender, but it was a bit much for my taste.

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for some delicious Italian food and an overall very nice dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The stuffed mushrooms appetizer was out of this world..the pizza was great and so was the lasagna

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice experience! Great service!

SG
vipSouthernGirl
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails are always amazing! Love the “L” cocktail.

DB
DustenB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my girlfriend here for her birthday and it was amazing. The seafood linguine was great and the gelato is awesome. The service was great and the owner made sure to speak and was very personable.

DD
DonzD
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice and small, good place to grab dinner.

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DebbieS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was exceptional. Best Meatballs I ever had. Will definitely eat there again next time in Greenville.

Sit outside and people watch. Great location in downtown Greenville.

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Sammy
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It seemed understaffed and overpriced. It took an hour to get our food and we hardly ordered anything. We waited a long time in the gelato line after dinner. They were nearly out of flavors and only had one employee.

Luna Rosa Greenville
Responded on September 8, 2021

Hi Sammy, I am so sorry to hear that you had a less than stellar experience at our restaurant. As you accurately observed we are understaffed at the moment, as is every restaurant currently, and just about every other business in general. The night you dined with us we had several large to go orders, and several large parties, with only one person in the kitchen. We did every thing we could to get all food out as quickly as possible without sacrificing it’s quality.

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Alan
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Family run restaurant with a passion for service. Layout perfect. Restaurant and bar in the back. Gelato bar in the front. Brilliant! Eat a delicious meal and have an authentic Italian gelato on the way out. Lorean the daughter of the master chef (her Mother) was energetic and ready to meet your every need. A great experience! We will be back.

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AnthonyC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Casual with a gelato store up front. good easy Italian food. It’s not a white table cloth place, but the service was strong.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service were great.

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KevinH
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Casual Italian restaurant, but food fabulous,. Gelato bar attached is phenomenal!

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vipRandom
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. We sat outside which was nice.

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NikSavage
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food2service3ambience3

Food was not all that great, except for the pizza which should not have been $18, and the Eggplant and Tomato Bisque.

I'll go back to get more Gelato

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stuffed mushrooms were fantastic!

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RochelleL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They treated my group of teenagers very well.

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Richard
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service were excellent, will go again, also, be sure to try the fantastic gelato.

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SamW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was awesome and she made a great drink. The food was good. It’s also a gelato store which made it very loud. The people standing in line for gelato just watch you eat.

JK
JssK
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food! The servers were kind and checked in on us often. The food was amazing!!

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vipAnonymous
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Stopped by on a trip through Greenville based on reviews online and were not disappointed. Service, lunch and gelato were all excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate there for the second time. The lasagna is to die for; best I have ever had in the US or Italy. Also had their gelato. Worth every calorie.

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amyk
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and Sunday is half price wine night!

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GLH02
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, atmosphere, and staff. The food at the restaurant was fantastic and the gelato was exquisite!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent, service was very slow.
They realized their service was slow and upon ordering dessert they stated it was on the house
I would go back.

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pizzaguy
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Admittedly, when we walked in, we thought about turning around and leaving. The front half of the establishment is gelato shop and you have to snake through to get to the back half which was the restaurant and bar. We were seated right away and got our menus and ordered wine. Waitress came back and said they didn’t have that particular wine , but offered a substitute. Wine finally came and server was nowhere to be found. Another person came by and asked if we had been helped. Another server came by to take our order. Someone else delivered our salad and then we waited. They were very busy and it it looked like somewhat controlled chaos. Original server came back and said our meals were third in line to come out. Less than five minutes later they were delivered. I had seared scallops with romesco and saffron risotto. Unbelievably good. The scallops were done to perfection and my wife had the shrimp scampi which was excellent as well. The interior of the restaurant was small and couldn’t have held more than 25 or so patrons. I think they also have outside seating and were probably short staffed as are most restaurants these days. Met the owner and conveyed our appreciation for a fine meal. He was very gracious and went to the bar and brought the bottle of wine we had been drinking and poured us each a complimentary glass. An interesting dining experience to say the least.

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LynnM
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kept secret in downtown Greenville. Food and service weee fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was very good. Food was very poor.

FAQs

Luna Rosa Greenville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 241-4040.

Luna Rosa Greenville is rated 4.6 stars by 156 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.