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Caffe Luna

#61 of 1,133 Restaurants in Raleigh
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136 E. Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601 (Blount Street)
(919) 832-6090
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Situated in a beautiful historic building in downtown Raleigh, Caffe Luna...
Situated in a beautiful historic building in downtown Raleigh, Caffe Luna has been bringing authentic Italian cuisine with a Tuscan flair to the Triangle for over a decade.
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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 11
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good restaurant for business dinner or rehearsal dinner

I have been to Cafe Luna twice. Once for a business dinner and once for a rehearsal diner. Both times we dined in the private dining room. The private room is large enough for 20 people without sitting on top of each other. The food was good Southern Italian. The wine list compliments the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
TurksHeadGuy
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Raleigh, NC
Good for:
  • Romantic
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I'm not sure why more folks don't know about this place but they should - the food is fresh and fantastic - I mean it - every single dish that myself or anyone I have went with ordered has been outstanding. Portions are great and prices are low - you must try it out. When you're there, if you're lucky,... More 

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Welcome, North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant is without question the most flavorful value in the triangle. If you are in Raleigh it is a great lunch, dinner or special event location. Staff is courteous and polite with swift service and the owner is usually table visiting and greeting with a very sincere thanks you for your business. All this to support consistently delicious Italian... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Outstanding Italian food once again! We met family in Raleigh so we could go to our favorite Italian restaurant Caffe Luna! The Tortelli Crostocci, fresh pasta stuffed with lobster, crabmeat and prawns with a cream sauce is one of our favorites. The table also had Fiocchi, fresh pasta with 4 cheeses and pear and Linguini Pestatore, calamari, shrimp, mussels and... More 

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Raleigh,NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We loved Caffe Luna! First of all, the restaurant is beautiful inside and very inviting, with high ceilings and lovely art on the walls. Both the food and the service were excellent. We started off with wonderful bread and olive oil for dipping, along with a garden salad; then we had the Lasagna and Parmigiana di Pollo as our entrees.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I was excited for a chance to go to this restaurant for a work celebration. They are closed on Mondays for private functions. There was about 80 people and they served a pasta buffet. I do not know if this was all they serve or what was chosen for our function....but I was NOT impressed at all. There was only... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I have been to Cafe Luna twice. Once for a business dinner and once for a rehearsal diner. Both times we dined in the private dining room. The private room is large enough for 20 people without sitting on top of each other. The food was good Southern Italian. The wine list compliments the food choices well. The staff at... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The din from the first step in is a warning. Menu has a few interesting items, but risotto is not on it. None of the French influences one would expect of Northern Italian. Food is good but not outstanding. Service is excellent. Wine list lacks explanations; wine markup is reasonable. Not a place to go expecting to hear dinner conversation... More 

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NC
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Good northern italian fare, good service, nice ambiance. This restaurant is tastefully decorated, the service is attentive and timely, the menu is not large but the dishes are appealing, the food was very good. Will return.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Having eaten an enjoyable lunch here before, we looked forward to dinner before a concert. While the atmosphere was good, and the waitress pleasant though not polished, the food really disappointed. The pasta with seafood had one scallop, two small shrimp, and two mussels with some very tough squid. Held out hope for the house made tiramisu that was raved... More 

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Angier, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Loved the atmosphere, our service and above all the food! The appetizers were Devine. The dish was a fish pasta ravioli , it was very tender and melted in your mouth. It was beyond delicious. I look forward to visiting them again.

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Additional Information about Caffe Luna

Address: 136 E. Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone Number: (919) 832-6090
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 136 E. Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601
    (Blount Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: (919) 832-6090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Situated in a beautiful historic building in downtown Raleigh, Caffe Luna has been bringing authentic Italian cuisine with a Tuscan flair to the Triangle for over a decade.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?