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“Hidden Italian gem in Annapolis Md (first visit)” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Luna Blu

Luna Blu
36 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2421
410-267-9950
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Ranked #187 of 307 Restaurants in Annapolis
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Maryland
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Hidden Italian gem in Annapolis Md (first visit)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We went to Annapolis for the craft festival on West St. We walked around for awhile and decided to find a place to eat. Every place was packed and lines out the door. Every place that had a bar, good luck even trying to put your name in for a table. Seemed like everyone was out to drink and not eat. As we were getting ready to walk off West St we walked by Luna Blu and saw the restaurant was empty except for one table. We looked at each other and said, "we can take a 50/50 chance on the food, it will be good or it will be bad". So, we decided to try it out. The decor was plain, no bright colors something to sit back and relax in. The service was good. Waitress was helpful in deciding on what to order. We ordered the Crab Bruschetta, Italian Sausage and Peppers and the Chicken Vall D'Aosta. We were able to sit back with a bottle of wine and enjoy our food. No loud noises, drunken people or loud tv's or music. The food was great! I would say on a scale of 1 to 10 the food was a 9.8!!! We will return to Luna Blu again and again!!! Like a said, this place is a hidden gem in Annapolis.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Viera, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“If you like Italian....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Very good... filling... and nice choices on the menu. I was going in to order one thing and ended up ordering the crab ravioli. They have a great 4 course dinner for $35 a person... it was soup, salad, entree and dessert... you couldn't beat that with the type of food that it was... I had to take my dessert 'to go' but it was Tira Misu, I wasn't leaving that behind :) Delicious!

Visited June 2013
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washington DC
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Better fare elsewhere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We went as 3 on a Thursday evening which should be prime time for Anna restaurants---the establishment was less than half full which should have been our first flag. We ordered the bruschetta, and clams and mussels, neither of which were anything to write home about-ditto the comment below re the bruschetta, the , the clams and mussels were in fact clams and mussels but we question how long they had been in stock, EVOO as advertised was not very good qual-bittery but maybe some will like that--wifey had a queesey feeling about them. The wine we ordered was "on back order." The carbonara was almost a paste-the panchetta was almost flavorless. Wait staff was slow on the draw---more interseted in talking with friends in the back than watching the front. The good reviews seem to focus on when the owner is around-maybe that's the key...

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Annapolis, Maryland
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“Another Annapolis Gem Discovered”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

What a great surprise. We were going to a concert at Ram's Head and decided to try Luna Blu. What a gem - why had we not been here before? The restaurant is cozy and charming. The service was fantastic. We discovered that the owner, Erin, was also our server. Talk about someone with a vested interest in our dining experience, and she did not disappoint. The bread and dipping oil, fresh in-house made mozzarella, and the pasta entrees were all terrific (and hot!). An added bonus was two-for one wine night (Monday and Wednesday). We have discovered another favorite restaurant that we will return to again and again. If anyone is really interested in how a successful small restaurant operates, check out Luna Blu and Vin 909. Erin and Alex (Vin 909) are totally hands-on, demanding accountability and excellence, which ensures a strong and steady base of returning customers.

Visited May 2013
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Annapolis, Maryland
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“Luna Blu is an Italian Masterpiece”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is a tiny established tucked into a cocoon of shops along the eastern end of Annapolis' West Street. Its menu is superb and the prices are competitive. The owner, a charming individual serves tables as well as greets guests.

Visited March 2013
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