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Luna Ristorante

200 Saint Augustine Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1828 (Formerly Luna Risorante)
(941) 412-9898
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Ranked #76 of 202 restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
North Port, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Went there with a party of 9. Our table was waiting for us when we arrived. We had excellent service with a server who had a good sense of humor. As everyone else has said the portions are HUGE !! Either plan on splitting a meal or as I did plan on taking half home for a dinner later in... More

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North Port, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Went with relatives this evening and all enjoyed the scampi, spaghetti and meatballs, ravioli and pizza, some reviews I have read are really off the wall about bad service, rude receptionist etc. these people are nuts. We have never, never experienced a bad meal at this restaurant. Ten of us were served in a timely manner and yes we brought... More

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I had heard about the over sized portions served at Luna but what I didn't know is that it pertained to the rudeness dished out by the owner and waitress. I could have easily moved past that if it wasn't followed by over salted tasteless sauce, over cooked pasta and an under cooked pizza. $80 for 3 bad dishes and... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We generally go in a group of 6-8, and have been there at least 6 times. We go early, so we haven't run into the wait times, but are aware of them. No one has ever been displeased with their dinners, or we wouldn't keep going back. Eight happy, repeat customers...need I say more? My personal favorite is the Stromboli... More

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Venice, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is hands down one of the best restaurants we have ever been to! I don't know where these crazy people are coming up with the bad reviews, there are always some that can't be pleased no matter what you do. Some people expect the moon and even if you bend over backwards for them, they are usually also the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Food quantities are huge, but drab. Pizza is flavorless, pasta is fair at best. Worst of all, they only take cash! It seems that in this day and age a restaurant that only takes cash doesn't deserve my business. This place is in a gold-mine location, directly across the street from Venice Theater. I think that they use their location... More

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Asheville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We waited over an hour for our table, which would have been absolutely fine if the food had been good. The only thing worse than bad food os bad food is massive portions. We didn't want to waste so we took all of our food home with us and the next day we couldn't even look at it...had to throw... More

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Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a locals favorite. Very big, delicious portions. Usually more food than a person can eat. We have never had a bad meal in this place. Nice staff, great location, reasonable prices. The pasta has always been great, sauces the same. Chicken parmesan, outstanding. If you like Italian food, you will not be disappointed.

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Venice, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The best thing regarding the food is that the portions are big. Food quality is just average. Place can be crowded and a long wait is expected. Has been bypassed by other eateries in the area.

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Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We have dined here on several occasions and have never had anything but exceptional Italian food. The interior is similar to a sports bar motif with lots of photos and posters on the walls and ceiling. It's located in an old historic building one block over from West Venice Avenue. There is outdoor seating a plenty with a great view.... More

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