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“Sensational lunch in sensational location” 5 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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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Sensational lunch in sensational location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

We had a long lunch at Cala Luna. Excellent service with a waiter who made our experience personal. From the beautiful mixed olives, home cooked breads with an exquisite balsamic and olive oil dip every course was faultless with generous serving size.
Our waiter made suggestions which helped to make experience one of the best I have had in a long time. We were celebrating a work colleagues birthday and they made his day a special one. The limoncello was superb! I will not hesitate to go back there again.

Visited September 2013
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australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“birthday celebrations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

A special birthday lunch with friends was a very pleasant experience ,staff friendly and knowledgeable with menu, efficient, food was very good relaxing views couldn't ask for more.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful Xmas Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

As my original review is nowhere to be seen, I am trying again >> to say how much our family enjoyed the Xmas Dinner at Cala Luna.- would you believe it was in 2010?? As I have some really happy photos to send you, I am adding this note to you as well. Charming hosts, lovely presents for all guests, and happy memories.
I am trying to gather the troops to come over on Father's Day. Everyone is so busy nowadays!
Failing that, just the two grandparents will be joining you for a repeat performance!!
Thank you and keep up the good work!

  • Visited December 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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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A disappointing experience.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

My family and I were delighted to find that Cala Luna was still in existence on our return to Sydney. It has moved from Spit Road to the upmarket old Shores restaurant space with views that are hard to beat. What a disappointment this experience was. We had remembered it as a place with a real warm Italian family atmosphere and great service. The new restaurant failed on almost all level with the exception of the food which has maintained its high quality. We were led to our table with much flourish. Olive oil and balsamic vinegar were place on the table and we were told that the bread would be following. It did over 3/4 of an hour later. The waiter forgot orders and at one stage took a glass of wine we had ordered to another table. When he was told they hadn't ordered it he walked up the back of the restaurant and put it on a large table under the flower arrangement. The experience was a parody of both Dinner for One and Fawlty Towers. Not game enough to return I don't think, even though the manager did give us free coffees and petit fours to sweeten the evening.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mic R, Owner at Cala Luna, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Hi Sulu21
Thanks for taking the time to post a review on your dining experience.
It's great that you remember Cala Luna from it's previous days on the Spit and I'm glad that you enjoyed and remember the high quality of food- we still source produce from the Cala Luna farm in the Southern Highlands and the chefs set and maintain a high expectation of dishes.
Our staff at Cala Luna go through a week's intensive training before looking after sections in the restaurant and the waiter at your table has over 25 years of experience in fine dining and hospitality and rarely makes mistakes. Part of the service routine is the the house made aged Balsamic Vinegar and Olive oil that is to go with the complimentary bread before you receive your entrees.
Service is an area we continue to work on with staff training and team building because it is the most subjective part of the dining experience and we en-devour to get it right. Please e-mail through to us a date which we can host you for a complimentary meal for you and your guests to functions@calaluna.net.au.
Thanks again for taking the time to respond and we look forward to seeing you at Cala Luna soon.
Regards
Michel Rossetti
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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A memorable dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Both the food and service were exceptional. You can enjoy it for a special occasion or a relaxing dining experience to share with loved ones. The Italian inspired dishes are interesting and fresh in flavour. The tranquil setting certainly has a calming effect, with the stunning views overlooking Middle Harbour.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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