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402 Main Street South, Stillwater, MN 55082 (Nelson Parkway)
651-430-0560
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: In Italy, when you plan a meal for someone you care about, you do many...
In Italy, when you plan a meal for someone you care about, you do many things to prepare. You start with the freshest ingredients of their favorite foods, and then you combine those ingredients with so much affection that you can taste it in every bite. Only the best will do, and here at Luna Rossa Trattoria & Wine Bar, we want you to feel like our family and best friends, and we have been anxiously awaiting your arrival! We hope you feel right at home with us, and like you’ve experienced a little bit of Italy with your best friends and family right here in Stillwater.
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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average Italian

Had dinner there Sunday night. Food was average like Olive Garden nothing special for the price. Had the lobster ravioli - it was more like soup. It tasted good but I don't see a return in my future.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
SMM55122
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Eagan, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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minnesota
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Eat outdoors. Great wait staff. Feel the excitement Try something new Pasta is exceptional. Open Sunday's. Have been to birthday party and confirmation. Very versatile

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Phoenix, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great food, but even better a great staff- Brooke was outstanding is every way, WoW, wish I had employees like her!

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CARY
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Obvious they do not have a professional Chef. A cook trained at best. No Garnish. All plates looked like a meal I would serve for my family, not company. I had Lobster Raviolies in Pesto Soup....it was supposed to be a sauce , a trained Chef would have made the Pesto sauce thicker and swirled it on the plate then... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Had dinner there Sunday night. Food was average like Olive Garden nothing special for the price. Had the lobster ravioli - it was more like soup. It tasted good but I don't see a return in my future.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We took the cave tour before eating lunch. We weren't expecting much, but we were still disappointed we spent $7/person on the "tour". Lunch was so-so. My husband's bruschetta burger was ok, but the fries were greasy and soggy. I didn't bother taking home the leftovers of the pizza I ordered. Service was very, very slow despite the restaurant being... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The menu there is very limited for vegetarians and they don't even try to be flexible. Also when we were there, the staff were very slow in responding to us at all. They purport to be a nice "Italian" restaurant, but we just returned from Rome, Italy, and their food was MUCH better! Too pretentious at Luna Rossa and they... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful relaxing dinner while sitting outside on the front patio on a warm summer evening. The Salsicce e Petto di Pollo (an incredibly moist chicken breast, sausage & mushrooms in marinara sauce) and Spaghetti del Pescatora (mixed seafood in white wine sauce) were both excellent and portions were generous. Luscious food and a memorable... More 

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Mankato
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stopped here for lunch somewhat unexpectedly. Italian sounded really good at the time but we left a bit disappointed. Service was fine, not bad but not outstanding either. The layout of the restaurant seemed really odd, I would definately not come for the ambiance unless you get a better spot than staring into their wine store. My husband ordered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Ann did a great job and we had a bottle of Butterfly Kisses. Dinner was a Ceasar salad followed by the canneloni. Nothing short of amazing! Very highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We sat at the elegant bar and ordered fabulous Gelato and Expresso. Make sure you don't miss the tour of the cave behind the restaurant for a few bucks. Very cool part of history. And walk up and down the huge out-door stairs.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 402 Main Street South, Stillwater, MN 55082
    (Nelson Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Stillwater
  • Phone Number: 651-430-0560

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic

Description

In Italy, when you plan a meal for someone you care about, you do many things to prepare. You start with the freshest ingredients of their favorite foods, and then you combine those ingredients with so much affection that you can taste it in every bite. Only the best will do, and here at Luna Rossa Trattoria & Wine Bar, we want you to feel like our family and best friends, and we have been anxiously awaiting your arrival! We hope you feel right at home with us, and like you’ve experienced a little bit of Italy with your best friends and family right here in Stillwater.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?