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Caffe Luna

4.7
4.7
2180 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Situated in a beautiful historic building in downtown Raleigh, Caffé Luna has been bringing authentic Italian cuisine with a Tuscan flair to the Triangle for over two decades.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 832-6090

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Max Gaskins

  • Catering

    Caffé Luna’s professional catering is also available off-site. Some popular locations include: Marbles Museum, Museum of History, Tucker House, Art Space, Market Hall, Stockroom, Raleigh City Museum and Haywood Hall.

  • Private party facilities

    The Palm, Tuscan and VIP Rooms have made Caffe Luna a top venue for any event in the Triangle. Luna is the perfect location, whether you require a special setting to celebrate a product launch, a festive atmosphere for a holiday party, or a closed-door session for brainstorming.

  • Private party contact

    Darcey Tinga, Catering Manager: (919) 832-6090

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Cross street

    Blount Street

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on the street, city owned parking decks and privately owned suface lots.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,180 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for special occasions

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Italian

  • Raleigh

    Best Value

  • Raleigh

    Good for special occasions

  • Raleigh

    Italian

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  1. PH

    PhilH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food at a great price in a great area! Definitely recommend!!!
  2. JC

    JoeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place to eat Italian in the Raleigh Area. Food is amazing and the service is spectacular. I recommend this place , You will not be disappointed. Reservations recommended.
  3. AP

    AnneP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We went to Caffe Luna to celebrate a birthday. The ambience in the restaurant is very nice. The food was okay, not bad, just okay. The bread was cold - almost like it just came from the freezer. We were a party of 5. Two of us had the lasagna and it was good but not great. The server brought our food out, laid it on a serving table and it sat there for a few minutes until someone realized it hadn't been served to us. I understand the restaurant industry is still recovering from Covid and has staff shortages. Overall, it was okay.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always love Luna! Good great and ambiance so old Italian!
  5. a

    acmelover

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Cuna Luna was very disappointing. Our food was fair, and sadly our veal parmesan tasted like cafeteria food. The menu seemed to be the same from many years ago. Bummed us out, because we wanted to love it.
  6. LW

    LeslieW

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've never had an experience that's been less than great at Caffe Luna - it's one of the best restaurants in Raleigh! The food is authentic Italian at its best and the service has always been wonderful. The ravioli fiorintina and linguine fra diavolo are my two favorite dishes.
  7. LP

    LisaP

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A friend and I dined at Cafe Luna prior to attending a play. The food was very good and the service was friendly, efficient and the wait staff was able to make great recommendations. The price was surprisingly good given the soaring prices everywhere else! I will definitely return and would recommend Cafe Luna to others.
  8. J

    Jackie

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have dined at Cafe Luna many times over the 19 years we’ve lived in NC. It has always been wonderful. Having heard of Parker’s retirement and the sale of the restaurant, we were wondering how dinner would be. We were not disappointed! The new owners and staff did a super job! The food was delicious as always. Our server, Emma, was a delight
  9. J

    Joey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and ambiance was great. Would definitely recommend.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, atmosphere, service. Best restaurant downtown!!
  11. P

    Picky

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place! Great food and service. Can’t wait to return!
  12. PS

    PatriciaS

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Caffe Luna for our anniversary celebration. We were not disappointed! Food, wine & service were great! Prices are very reasonable. We couldn’t have had a nicer evening.
  13. JB

    JessieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Our server was fantastic, super friendly and on top of everything!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly & attentive waitstaff, food was great!
  15. AS

    AlbertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a very good place for Italian food and reasobale price. Service is 5 star!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Good food!
  17. KW

    KristenW

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time experience was wonderful! Food was amazing and service was phenomenal! Highly recommend!
  18. M

    Montreal1

    Charlotte

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food in an exciting environment. An overall fantastic experience… we will definitely be dining here often!
  19. LS

    LuvSushi

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and staff. Great restaurant fir an event if just to get some excellent Italian food.
  20. D

    Danny

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good and the waitress gave a great recommendation
  21. TH

    TaylorH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Celebrating anniversary but not special was giving to commemorate
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were one of the last few parties of the night. Our server was very kind and helpful. We got the calamari, Linguini Fra Diavolo and the Fantasia di Mare (per server suggestion). Calamari was standard but tasted fresh and not too greasy. Our pasta dishes were also very tasty. I love the ambiance, it was cozy but not homely, elegant but not pretentious. Overall a great way to spend our anniversary.
  23. JK

    JohnK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    If you are in visiting NC State or the Raleigh area you need to take a night and dine here. A hidden gem in my opinion, from the staff to the food and selection you will not be disappointed. I am 3 for 3 thus far. Keep up the great work.
  24. JS

    JosephS

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment I entered Cafe Luna, I was impressed with the positive atmosphere and warm smiles of everyone. The service was impeccable. Indeed, Emma who served us was engaging, professional and knowledgeable. And the food was devine! I never realized that pasta could taste so fresh and full of flavor. I commend Cafe Luna for creating a memorable experience. I cannot wait to return.
  25. PF

    PFDnc

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant for any occasion. One of our favorite restaurants.
  26. N

    Nico

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Caffe Luna is cute and quaint, the food was fresh and very tasty. location was prime, we even took a stroll around town after dinner. prime location and parking was easy.
  27. D

    Doug

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very good food and food selection at a reasonable price. Wait staff was also very good and the ambience of the restaurant is terrific.
  28. A

    Anonymous

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience for our 43rd anniversary! The service was like a well-tuned orchestra, each part moving at the right time ensuring customer satisfaction. My husband has the Tortelli Crostacci and said it was superb! I thoroughly the Linguine Fra Diavolo. It has great flavor and just the right amount of "heat." The Calamari Fritti was not tough, not overly breaded and the Tartufo was meant to be enjoyed by 2! We will certainly go back!
  29. VE

    ValerieE

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our absolute favorite Italian restaurant in North Carolina. The food,service, everything is absolutely perfect. We go here every Friday and look forward to it every week. We are Italians from Bklyn NY,we definitely know great Italian food.This place definitely checks all the boxes.
  30. EK

    EdwardK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I had indicated on the reservation it was our anniversary - no mention of it by anyone. Wine was good - fair price. Salad was OK - no choice of dressing on garden salad - balsamic was mediocre. My ravioli was good. My wife's veal parmigianna was not - tasted like it was overcooked. Tiramisu was not good. Cheesecake was OK. Dissapointed that they did not have cocktails
  31. MG

    MyraG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was AMAZING and the food was delicious!! A great dining experience.
  32. TT

    TyliaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for a romantic birthday dinner with my husband. Our waitress was amazing and so knowledgeable about the menu. The food was fast and fresh. 10/10 will be returning!
  33. d

    dce929

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious and reasonably priced with wonderful service. It was crowded and noisy, wish the acoustics were better but no complaints otherwise.
  34. RM

    RachelM

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mother and I had a wonderful time and the food was fresh and very filling. The waitress was very friendly and attentive.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal. Definitely will be back!
  36. MD

    MichelleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a delicious meal and excellent service. great location.
  37. JP

    JesusP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Ambience was silent, most boring dinner I have had so far.
  38. JK

    JackK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There’s a reason I recommend Caffe Luna to friends and family. Excellent food, service, and ambience. We took our waitresses recommendations for wine and food and loved it all!
  39. m

    matter

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    excellent food and service as always but it is so loud in there sometimes. Not sure how to minimize that but oooof!, it is difficult to have a conversation without yelling.
  40. SM

    SeanM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first dinner in Raleigh after moving here, turned out to be a great choice! I had the ravioli and he had the veal. Both were delicious, paired with a bottle of Rose’ Spumante. Looking forward to our next visit!

FAQs

Caffe Luna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 832-6090.

Caffe Luna is rated 4.7 stars by 2180 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Caffe Luna

136 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Blount Street

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on the street, city owned parking decks and privately owned suface lots.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Max Gaskins

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (919) 832-6090

  • Catering

    Caffé Luna’s professional catering is also available off-site. Some popular locations include: Marbles Museum, Museum of History, Tucker House, Art Space, Market Hall, Stockroom, Raleigh City Museum and Haywood Hall.

  • Private party facilities

    The Palm, Tuscan and VIP Rooms have made Caffe Luna a top venue for any event in the Triangle. Luna is the perfect location, whether you require a special setting to celebrate a product launch, a festive atmosphere for a holiday party, or a closed-door session for brainstorming.

  • Private party contact

    Darcey Tinga, Catering Manager: (919) 832-6090

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