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About Ristorante La Luna Rossa

Indulge in delicious Italian cuisine at Ristorante La Luna Rossa. Helmed by chef Benny Ricioppo, the menu features a thoughtful selection of Italian dishes that include traditional favorites such as spaghetti, lasagna and homemade gnocchi. It also features fresh salads, carne and seafood fare. Treat yourself to some savory risotto that's made to order with shrimp, saffron, mussel and lobster at Ristorante La Luna Rossa. Order the catch of the day if you’re in the mood for an adventure.

Ristorante La Luna Rossa is family-owned and provides an ideal backdrop for a quiet lunch or dinner. It has weekly specials and offers wine, as well as other drinks with meals. This eatery also makes a good pick for a family night out.

2404 Edmonton Trail NE
Calgary, AB T2E 3M8
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM;


Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Cross Street:
23rd ave. NE

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 452-3080

Website:
http://www.lalunarossa.ca/

Parking Details:
We offer free parking to all our clientele. Parking is right in front of the restaurant and is very accessible.

Public Transit:
There are several public transit stops. One is right in front of the restaurant heading north bound. The second heading south bound both on Edmonton Trail.

Executive Chef:
Benny Ricioppo

Private Party Facilities:
We do offer private dinning. Our restaurant capacity is 45. Parties between 35-45 you may book the entire restaurant.

Private Party Contact:
Fausto Ricioppo: (403) 452-3080

Additional:
BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ristorante La Luna Rossa Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (151)
Special Occasion (120)
Fit for Foodies (106)
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Romantic (78)
Good for Groups (62)
Notable Wine List (34)
Great for Lunch (32)
Kid-friendly (11)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 9, 2016

excellent service, great seafood, a nice small restaurant, offered great gluten free options for us. will return again and again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on April 8, 2016

Absolutely delicious special! Had the halibut and gnocchi.. My colleague had the bison osso bucco! Wow. ... Impeccable service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 2, 2016

First time coming to La Luna Rossa with my friend. There is a dress code in effect so definitely come in something classier than a hoodie and ripped jeans.

Complimentary bread while you wait but if someone else orders an appetizer and you don't, be prepared to wait. In true European fashion if you get an appetizer, they'll bring it out, give you time to finish it, and then there will be a bit of a wait as they allow you to digest. This is when they'll start on your entrée. My suggestion is either to get an appetizer as well or be content with a lengthy wait.

The food itself is absolutely delicious. Cooked fresh and ready to order! The gnocchi gorgonzola is like little pillows of heaven. Definitely worth a trip just to try that. Since the space is small there is only one waiter but he's charming and attentive.

For the quality of food, the price is fair and definitely worth checking it out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Great "quaint" Italian restaurant with a family charm.
The limited seating and great food explain why reservations on weekends (and I'm sure at other times) is a must.
A little pricey, but it's worth it for this experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 15, 2016

It was a bit pricey but the food was delicious and the staff was very friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 13, 2016

I was quite surprised by the prices, and the fact bread came without fresh butter , to change from vegetables to pasta an extra 5 $ . The value was not here , and the food was ok but not stunning . I won' t be going back.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 2, 2016

While the restaurant seems to be owned and operated by a nice family, the quality of the menu and the ambiance of the room do not justify the prices. The food was good, but not great. The menu was limited, without anything really jumping off the page and tempting the palate. The service was pleasant. The music when we first arrived was horrid pop music, but that was soon changed to something more suitable. The room smelled faintly of bleach. Can't see that we would go back, when there are so many other options.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 15, 2015

Benny and his team have done it again. What an amazing meal. The service is top notch and every item we ordered was delicious. See you again very soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 5, 2015

Great food and very friendly service. You are received at the door as if you are visiting friends. We have been to La Luna Rossa several times and were never disappointed with the food. It is a place where you can bring groups to celebrate a special occasion, bring your family for a birthday or an anniversary. There is no loud music to spoil the ambiance. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant without reservations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 14, 2015

The food was quite tasty but I thought a little pricey. Kind of a mom and pop shop where they really try to serve you. They just did a lot of etiquette faux pax that by the end of dinner kind of drove me nuts. Reaching across my wife to give me pepper, cleaning up our table while we're eating, using soda water to clean the table cloth among others. Food was great but this kind of took away from the evening.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 2, 2015

Our group of 4 people very much enjoyed our dining experience. The food was delicious, the prices reasonable and the service was excellent. This neighborhood restaurant is family run with a great deal of TLC. We appreciated the variety on the menu and the small cozy atmosphere. We will return....again and again...

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 31, 2015

The food is fantastic and the service is even better. Pleasantly surprised the first time we went and went back a second time a week later to try more things on the menu. The second time was just as good as the first if not better. I'm used to going to all of the trendy/popular restaurants downtown. While this place doesn't really have the atmosphere those do, they make up for it in quality of service and exceptional food. Planning on becoming a regular for sure!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 24, 2015

My husband and I went out to celebrate and as per usual were not disappointed. The service was impeccable, everyone is so friendly there and the food was delicious as always. We shared our favourite spicy calamari and the bruschetta. Both yummy. My husband had the special which was the game hen wrapped in bacon (amazing!) and I had the seafood risotto which was also very good and full of seafood. We had the dessert specials which were also very good. Already looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 27, 2015

From the moment you walk in to La Luna Rosa you feel right at home, from the ambience all the way to the layout. The friendly staff and the awesome food see reasons enough to keep coming back for more.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 26, 2015

we have dined previously at La Luna Rossa, mostly at their old 14th st address. The new location is a little more upscale but the menu, and the service remains true to their core business. This is clearly a family run affair with the sons and daughters helping out their father in various capacities around the restaurant. This creates a very pleasant ambiance and it is very clear that the family is paying attention to every detail of the menu and the whole dining experience. We shared a number of appetizers, but the lamb meatballs in tomato sauce was the crowd favorite. The entrees were all well received and we shared an excellent tiramisu for dessert. The wine list is varied across a broad spectrum of price points with wonderful choices throughout. I mentioned that it is "kid-friendly" but my kids are a pretty quiet lot .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 20, 2015

Very nice family restaurant. Extremely personable and willing to do whatever it takes to please. Dianna and Falsto were so nice to meet and we will make this a new addition to our restaurant choices. Gnocchi was excellent and the sponge cake dessert was amazing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 20, 2015

La Luna Rossa is our long-standing choice for a special meal. The atmosphere is always warm and friendly, the food is exceptional and it's quiet enough to enjoy the company and conversation. The specials offered by the kitchen are always my choice, and I've never regretted it. Lamb, veal and chicken dishes get special care, and the seafood is always extraordinary.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 30, 2015

Having dined here before and having tried to get in several times we were surprised to get in last Saturday.
However as we booked through Open Table we got the worst seat in the house, next to the kitchen and the serving area. If we had phoned we would have been able to request a table more suitable and if not available wouldn't have gone. When we asked for another more private table we were told it was reserved, but it didn't seem to be, as it was given to the next group when they were offered the other table similar to ours and wouldn't accept it. I thought first come first serve?
The food was fine and the servers pleasant, the prices were certainly higher than most Italian restaurants and the experience was not to die for.
only lukewarm on this

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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 16, 2015

Great family run restaurant. Super friendly service the moment you enter the restaurant. A friend recommended this place for having the best tiramisu. Had a nice pasta dinner and when it came to dessert the waiter said tiramisu was not on the menu today. But since they heard we came just for the tiramisu they brought out the last slice on the house.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 21, 2015

We have designated La Luna Rosa as the restaurant to go to, for me and my husbands birthdays. We always have great personal service from Benny's son, and of course, no matter what we order, whether it's from the menu or their special of the day, the food is exceptional. We have always taken our two kids with us, since they were little, starting from when La Luna Rosa was on 14th street. Now our kids are in their 20s, and they would pass up an invite from friends to go out somewhere, until after they have gone to La Luna Rosa with us first!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 14, 2015

Treated like queens! I booked for 6 people, then the next day changed to 8 people and then called again with 11 people! No problem and we all received wonderful service. the food was outstanding. The scallops and the prosciutto with pear appetizers were really good. I had the butternut squash ravioli and ate every morsel. Most of our party were from out of town but of the intown guests a couple have already booked dinner for this weekend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 10, 2015

It was my first time at this resturant, I thought it was great, the food I ordered was most excellent and presented well, it was nice to look at well as tasty. My wifes food was also tasty and well presented. I is a family owned and operated which are the kind of resturants I enjoy. We will surly be back.
Great place great staff.
Well done

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 3, 2015

Great tasting pasta and wine. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 28, 2015

the butternut squash ravioli was the best I ever had. I wish the caprese salad had balsamic vinegar on it. Also salt and pepper on table would be nice and would gave liked grated cheese. Over all I really liked it though. Loved all the customers were dressed up.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 13, 2015

L Rossa's food is always fantastic, service very friendly. One of our party is a strict gluten free person, and Benny was able to easily accommodate her. LOVE the calamari - best in town. I would always recommend it & Luna Rossa for a delicious and relaxed evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 24, 2015

If you love Italian food, this is the real deal. The dishes are authentic - prepared fresh. I felt like i was in a restaurant in Italy. The service was exceptional - friendly, good timing with service between courses and checking in, professional AND comfortable. The Caprese Salad was a huge portion - fresh juicy tomatoes, fresh basil and delicious bufalo mozzarella drizzled with olive oil and seasoned perfectly. The Bruschetta was equally fantastic. The specials offered on this evening made it difficult to choose but the Linguini vongole in white wine sauce was fantastic and the Veal Saltimbocca was exceptional. WE WILL BE BACK - the menu has all our Italian food favourites.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 20, 2015

This was our first visit to La Luna Rossa and it definitely will not be our last. The food was fantastic with enough of a variety to please all four adults and the teenager who went with us.
The staff was friendly and attentive without hovering.

This place is a true special occasion gem. A bit too pricey for an average night out.
We will be going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 13, 2015

My wife and I visited this quaint little restaurant for the first time on our anniversary. We were pleasantly surprised! The food was simply amazing! We will definitely be back and will recommend it to anyone!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 12, 2015

I have not been to La Luna since they moved 5 years ago. The food was very good then and it still is. The location is great with easy parking , and it is charming . The family cooks and serves you which is also very nice as they are enthusiastic about the food . The place was quite empty for a Thurs night which is too bad. They had T V on no sound which I think should be removed as it is a charming and not cheap restaurant and i like to focus on my food and the company. Overall everything we ordered was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 30, 2015

Bread, meatballs, sausage, pastries all all made by Benny. Ask for a mix platter as an appetizer.

You wont be disappointed. Lots of good seafood dishes -- usually has a fish special for the day.

The kind of place you can go regularly and get to know Benny and his family. They will do that extra special something too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 30, 2015

Authentic Italian Food, family owned, in Calgary many years.
From the time you walk in, until the time you leave you are made to feel welcome, wether it is your first visit or you are a long time patron. Every dish is prepared fresh just for you and it is demonstrated by its taste, presentation and authenticity.
What else can I say? It's like having an Italian relative in Calgary that looks forward to your visits for dinner. It's like discovering the perfect Italian romantic hideaway. it is a place you want to share with everyone, because there are so few of these places left.
Go and see for yourself! You won't be disappointed......

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 29, 2015

We attended La Luna Rossa the last Thursday of January. It was very quiet, probably due to the hockey game that evening. Service was excellent, and only surpassed by the food itself. All dishes were superb, the star being the gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce. Pricing was moderate for good Italian. The menu is relatively small, but all is prepared fresh and worth every penny. Parking is readily available. Certaily a spot where we will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 10, 2015

Wanted to have dinner and catch up with some friends last Saturday evening. We had never dined here before but saw great things about it on Open Table so I booked a table for 4. I would highly recommend La Luna Rossa. It is small and has a cozy atmosphere. The service and food were both outstanding. We'll go back again for some of the best Italian in Calgary.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 9, 2015

On a recent visit to Calgary, I found this place on Open Table, which caught my eye as a quiet place to enjoy upscale Italian dining. It was easy to find, not far from the main road, and plenty of available parking. We were greeted at the door by a very nice hostess, who immediately took our coats and led us to our table. I had requested a quiet corner table, and that's exactly what we got. It was perfect for my dinner guest and me to enjoy a nice conversation and to experience the excellent wine and food there. I will definitely return to this place and will recommend to all my friends. It's romantically perfect and the wine and food are excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 6, 2014

the food, service & ambience were fantastic! they even called a taxi for us! awesome service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 5, 2014

I would certainly recommend La Luna Rossa. Good service, great food and staff very friendly and polite. The chef came to meet you at the table before dinner. The atmosphere is perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 2, 2014

Even though the food and atmosphere were excellent, we won't be going again because of the extremely high prices, especially for the pasta main dishes. I wish they'd posted their prices on their on-line menus.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 21, 2014

Great Restaraunt, service was very good, food was hot and very good! Would recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 8, 2014

You feel like part of the family when you walk into La Luna Rosa and the food is exceptional. Our favorite go to restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 7, 2014

Absolutely fantastic Italian food, its like dinning in Florence or Rome !!! What I do is tell the chef to choose what he would recommend as he knows what food ingredients are the best that day. I just say a" pasta dish " + " mixed grill " specifying what my likes and dislikes are such as I want fish or I want rack of lamb, and then leave the rest up to him. The wine list is good without being ridiculous , and is reasonably priced. The food is reasonably priced. It is best if you have a group of 4 or more, so you can have a variety of the best food that day. If you are just 2, then order a la carte and go with their recommendations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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