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“Fantastic night had by all” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cala Luna

Cala Luna
Lower Parriwi Road | Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
9968-2426
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Ranked #11 of 88 Restaurants in Mosman
Price range: $16 - $65
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Sydney, Australia
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Fantastic night had by all”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Located upstairs at Middle Harbour Yacht Club I still took the wrong entrance (after following a sign to a birthday party being held at Cala Luna).

Easiest access is up the stairs right near the beach...not through the Club.

Upon booking I had requested a window seated and the window seat table was provided...thank you! Views over the marina were appreciated.

Staff were very friendly and explained menu without a problem. Beer and wine suggestions were perfectly matched with the food on order.

My only negative comment would be that the food ordered (by our party of four) was warm when it arrived at the table. Notwithstanding the temperature of the food could have been hotter, a very good night was had by all. I would certainly consider going back again.

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English first
Adelaide, South Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Tried hard - but hard to excuse obvious faults”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

Oh dear - this could have been a great meal - sadly it wasn't. It started off so well. Great location - on the water's edge at the Spit. (Parking no issue, though access was hard, and you have to pay.) Welcome was good - and all looked set. We ordered an antipasto misto, lovely and tasty, with some calamari. Going well, we thought. But ... two of us ordered the beef fillet - medium rare - and one the veal, again medium rare. Sadly we all had to send them back - all were medium, no pink in sight, let alone red. The reaction was fine - apologies, and the chef sent out a complimentary pasta while we waited. When the mains returned they were as they should have been in the first place. Ah well, we thought, just a bad day in the kitchen, the chef could have been distracted, whatever. Then we ordered dessert, 3 between 4. Except one came with some added ingredient - a piece of plastic wrap. Once again we received profuse apologies, and then the head honcho came out and gave us a bottle of the red we had been drinking. They also didn't scratch off the Entertainment Card. They really couldn't have done any more. So, what to make of the place? A sign of a good restaurant is the reaction when things go wrong. In this area they could not be faulted. But we'd have preferred not to have tested them out in the first place! Would we go back? Probably not. Would we recommend to friends? Probably not. Sad really - cos front of house tried hard, and they were let down by sloppiness in the kitchen.

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Mic R, Owner at Cala Luna, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Hello and thank you so much for taking the time to post a review.
Your response helps us continually improve our restaurant.
I remember looking after your table when I was informed from the wait staff that there was errors in the food. Firstly I would like to apologize for your experience and thank you for letting us know how we can better improve our kitchen practices. Over cooked steak at our restaurant is rare, but it does happen as our cooking standard may differ from that of patrons and we do make mistakes. We did re cook the rib eye to you liking but i do understand that it would have put a disappointment into your dining experience.
We do only cook the finest produce and pride ourselves on doing so which make it even more disappointing when these human errors occur. We will continually fix our process to ensure that these mistakes don't happen.
Thanks for your feedback and letting us know where and how we can improve.
regards Michel
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Perth, Australia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Birthday Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

The awkwardness of 25 people celebrating a 60th birthday lunch on one table was really well handled by the staff. Amazingly the food was terrific. Lovely views. This restaurant is easy to recommend. Please note the change of location to Middle Harbour Yacht Club at The Spit.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Amazing view, food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We went to Cala Luna to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Amazing view over the water with verry attentive waiters and incredible food. Parpadelle pasta with rabbit ragout was our favourite. Complimentary amouse bouche and a digestive limoncello (which was the best have had) is a nice touch! Great wine list, however it is also BYO. We will definitely be back. Tip: you have to pay for parking up to 8pm daily

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great restaurant But over all fantastic location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Great restaurant I must say I was very surprised by the presentation of this restaurant, the service, food presentation etc [even when my beef was a little tasteless], great location a lack of good background music needs to be sorted out.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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