Lunetta

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Lunetta is chef Raphael Lunetta's latest offering of two restaurants in one; Lunetta All Day, our casual interpretation of a neighborhood diner & Lunetta At Night a chef driven rustic California dining room and bar. Both sides feature the freshest, highly sourced ingredients, COCKTAILS, great coffee, craft beers & friendly service. All offered in a very social environment. Large parties welcome. Join us for Weekend Brunch or inquire about our full service catering!
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JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten at Lunetta on three occasions now & every time I have the food has been exceptional. Compliments to everyone for a beautiful restaurant with warm & cozy decor, excellent service, tasty cocktails & delicious food.

r
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect holiday setting and mood. Friendly and helpful service. Terrific wine list with some impossible to find choices.

KK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Spanish octopus was divine, tender and tasty! I would definitely return to have that dish again. Also love the fried chicken sandwich.

GJ
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunetta is a great neighborhood restaurant. Went for dinner the night after Thanksgiving so pretty quiet - about half the restaurant full. Very attentive service, good cocktails. Waiter offered helpful recommendations and each of the dishes we had was excellent. Would definitely return.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

A bit mixed, my main was good (brick chicken), the truffle pasta was a bit of a let down. Starters were all good. Service was average, our waiter was a bit off and borderline annoying. He started talking to another table when serving our wine, seemed pushy wanting us to order, but didn’t explain a very long wait between starters and mains. Nice dining room, good wine list. I would come again, but I think there’s a few wrinkles on the food and service that needed ironing out.

DU
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time eating at Lunetta at Night. And it was the Thanksgiving meal. Everything was thoughtfully and well done while not rising to something one would talk about afterwards. A special note of thanks to all those who worked there on this day - they all had a smile on their faces. My preference would still be Lunetta All Day which I love...

QD
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a truly magical Thanksgiving Dinner at Lunetta. The atmosphere as charming as a Parisian bistro, the staff Welcoming and helpful, but the main event was the food. The flavors of every dish complementary and satisfying. just as special as I’d hoped. My favorite was not one dish but how all the flavors of each plate related and synergized. The wine specialist helped me to choose the perfect pairings for our courses, and was spot on (thanks Quame!) Thank you for your graciousness, Team Lunetta! You made our holiday very special. This could be our new Thanksgiving tradition!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving Day meal! Exceeded our expectations! Raphael Lunetta worked the room, personalizing our dining experience with his warm, welcoming personality. Heidi, our server, was great — loved her upbeat nature. She was very attentive and took excellent care of us. The overall service was impressive, including the busboys.

DD
26 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All our dishes were excellent...crudo, pasta, branzino and steak. Delicious!

FN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

1
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

the service and management was awful!!! I called prior to arriving to inquire about the corkage fee; I was told it was $25 dollars. Once there, I was told it was $30, and that he would check w/ the manager. Not a big difference, but I felt they should honor what I was told on the phone. They did not.

The waiter was better suited to service in a pub, not a fine dining establishment. He was scattered, inconsistent, and obviously not experienced. The bus staff provided the best service of the evening; pleasant, attentive and responsive to requests.

The lamb special was not cooked as requested (closer to rare than medium). We didn't dare send it back, feeling we might be there all night given the service we experience to that point. We were not told it was a spicy dish (and we both like spicy), but it was exceptionally so. I requested bread to offset the spice, only to discover we were charged for it when the check arrived. Are you kidding me, Raphael!!! What a cheesy move!!! Cheap and cheesy with the corkage and the bread. Shame on you!

I have been here twice, and it has been a big disappointment after enjoying years as a regular at Jiraffe. Will not be returning, and will be sure to tell everyone I knw about this experience. I'm sure no one at the restaurant cares, as there are so many wanna-be foodies in this town, they will continue to go regardess. very sad day for me.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

JD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we live in the neighborhood and are ALWAYS blown away with the food and service.

SM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food in a comfortable room. It can be noisy.

s
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very tasty food (crab gnocchi, filet mignon, Caesar salad, shishoto peppers, pudding with caramel. Beautiful room with fireplace.

M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Delicious!

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MU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the cocktails great. Our server, Cody, was helpful, efficient and friendly. We particularly liked the ‘for the table’ concept. We look forward to visiting Lunetta again.

ML
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 12, celebrating my daughter's engagement. The service was superb and the food amazing.

MP
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal with great service in a beautiful atmosphere. Becoming one of my favorite spots for dinner in that part of town.

A
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience! Will definitely return because of the exceptional staff.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

SM
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Terrific octopus! Featured wine a fine recommendation.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raphael and his incredible staff make every experience in this SM/OG iconic food spot so special. The food, the presentation, the sophisticated yet casual and always personable ambiance...It can’t be beat!

h
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual Lunetta was terrific! The only disappointment was we had made a reservation several days in advance and were offered only two inferior tables (in the serving aisle). But we sat at the bar to dine and the busy bartender gave us great service !

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great fish

IN
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Its my go to whenever on the Westside. Easy parking, unpretentious, great service and great food. Lunetta All Day for the best happy hour!

i
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very cool space including little bar. Food was excellent...service very attentive but a little slow.

f
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

THIS SPECIALOCCASION WAS A STEAK NIGHT. THE $68 NY steak(14 oz) was poorly trimmed, tough, and overloaded with pepper and salt despite my instructions for “no sauce.” My wife’s $40 sirloin (8 ox) was a good tasting piece of meat but overpriced. An overpriced experience for steak.

FG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Regular menu was not offered in place of "special" event featuring steak. We had made reservations two days ahead to host important guests from out of town. None of us eat meat. We had not been informed of change in menu. We were disappointed with the limited choices and highly embarrassed by the situation with our guests. Never Again.

j
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a special steak night. We arrived early and were given a table near a window. I had the 8 oz top sirloin and my wife had the filet mignon. Both were excellent. We ordered the Romanesco as a side dish and very much enjoyed that. We finished off the meal by splitting a chocolate brownie. The service was excellent, and we always enjoy meeting Chef Lunetta.

Y
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great ambience, professional service and friendly staff. Chef Rafael knows how to take fresh ingredients and elevate them to wonderful tasting dishes. Highly recommended is the Lup De Mar. best. Dish. Ever.

JG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love Lunetta... Day and Night! Great food and hospitality! Can get a bit loud, but what restaurant isn’t these days. If we lived closer, we’d come even more often.
Thank you!!

PA
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The menu is somewhat limited, but there is something for everyone. There were four of us and we each ordered a different dish. We all loved the Caesar Salad; big enough for 2 and was really good. We ordered the following dishes and they were all quite good, served nicely, hot and well prepared as well as excellent tasting. We had the grilled Octopus, the Ravioli, Pasta Bolognese, and the Loup de Mer. All served were to our liking. The only weak point of the menu was the choice of wines, but we found a way to make do. Our Server was very nice and he tried very hard to please us. Go and try and I think you will enjoy the food and if you sit in the entry roomyou can even see a movie. It's fun and not pretentious. And depending what night you go, either after 8:30 or 9:, they serve a very nice and reasonably priced "Moon Bites" menu.

T
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful local restaurant on Pico. Dining room is tucked away, elegant with a lovely bar area. Food was top notch and kudos for the “deep cellar” wine list of old and exclusive bottles at reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

C
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there many times. Always love the food, the ambience & the owner who makes a point of mingling with his patrons. Highest recommendation.

J
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant! Great service and food. We will go back. Convenient free parking in the back! A plus in SM.

OT
Los Angeles
221 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I like this place a lot, it never disappoints. Service Friday was slower than normal--I suspect that they were busier than they expected, or a server did not show up. Once we got the order in, the service was top drawer.

The loup de mer was excellent, the shishito peppers were well charred, the fries were disappointing (no crunch).

The noise level was acceptable for a Friday, we could hear each other.

h
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good-- could have had more flavor. The only real objection is that most or all of the dishes are share dishes, so difficult with two people if you don't want to eat the same things and also don't want portions that are sized for two or more.

LS
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love this restaurant. They have really hit their stride. Signature fish in Balinese spices was amazing. I only have one complaint- the noise. It just needs to come down a hair and then this comes into my Top Five!