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La Luna Bistro

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320 Rathdowne St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3054, Australia
(03) 9349 4888
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Porto Alegre
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am Brazilian and travel to Argentina and Uruguai so I thought I had eaten the best beef in the world. Well not quite. This trip to Australia revealed beef can be divine - at la luna bistro. They also have a prawns starter the is amazing and a great desert sampler. Fantastic

Thank cbonorino
Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived with 4 bottles of wine that were all treated with the respect they deserved. Decanted and aired before being served. This is an awesome thing to be able to do in such a lovely venue. The food was excellent. I highly recommend the prawn starter. Prawns, butter and bread, what more could you ask for?! Actually we shared... More 

Thank MrsGeorgeClooney1
Melbourne, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our little one decided he wanted a sleep over elsewhere so at short notice we gave La Luna a call and booked a table. After seeing Adrian Richardson here there and everywhere on TV we had been waiting a while to get to La Luna and we weren't disappointed. We had the tasting plate with matching wines and thoroughly enjoyed... More 

Thank Stuart T
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked in early and the service was attendant and efficient. All the food was outstanding We had oysters and prawns for Entree. I had the duck for main - highly recommended. The pasta was also very good. In retrospect, the prawns were the highlight.

Thank Noel C
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Luna is not sitting on its laurels. The standard remains very high. Focus is on exceptional quality meats and produce. Top of the line bistro, not fine dining, Four of us had an excellent Sunday lunch here, Busy but service was good. We shared fine cured meats as a starter with very good bread and olive oil accompaniments. Our... More 

Thank RoseFrances
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108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is pretty good with a great selection of house cured meats. Very generous serves I'd suggest to justify the price as its not inexpensive. The service wasn't great, brisk staff not overly attentive but did the job. Worth a visit but Melbourne has so many fantastic restaurants.

Thank FBZCee
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have gone there for dinner a few times a year for many years now. Reliable place for a nice family dinner or a date, whatever. Really high quality meat. Most recently I had the roast pork, which was amazing. I'd say probably, seeing as you're already in Carlton, it's better to go elsewhere for desert and a coffee. The deserts... More 

Thank hughfitz2016
Geelong, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have lunch here quite frequently. Food is pricey but well worth it. The wine prices clearly are set in conjunction with the TAC to keep wine consumption per head low. Usually great food, the main problem being what to select from the starters menu. Parking is difficult until you learn a great option (which I won't tell you). On last... More 

Thank mikesbccs
Toowoomba, Australia
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I dined here in July and it was one of the best meals we have ever had! Delicious steak and side dishes. Overall wonderful service. We will definitely return to this restaurant when we are next in Melbourne.

Thank al_twmba
Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We were visiting friends from Melbourne and they took us to this restaurant for dinner. Beautifully decorated and full house restaurant. Such beautiful customer service, the staff were very polite. My friends and I were craving Beef cheeks, fortunately it was on the special menu. WOW what generous portions and the most delicious and tender beef cheeks I have ever... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Rathdowne St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3054, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9349 4888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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